09-12-2008, 11:04 PM
A persian leopard.
It's a bit dark because that helps hide the fence effect that obscured the leopards face. I couldn't get any closer to the fence to shoot between the wires unfortunately.
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09-13-2008, 03:09 AM
Sure, the shutter speed is 250 and the aperture was around f8 i think.
Originally Posted by Visual Reality
09-13-2008, 03:56 AM
i used to have alot of problems resizing and retaining exif for flickr. i now use faststone image resizer and its absolutely brilliant. it resizes to what i want and adds the simple border. it can even add watermark if you so inclined.
its very simple to use, fast as all buggery and its free.
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09-13-2008, 07:46 AM
Irfanview rules (but doesn't add borders).
09-13-2008, 10:48 AM
Capturing the bright sky is one of the hardest things to do IMO, so don't beat yourself up over it. Usually I just try to capture it in-camera, and have the best luck using circular polarizers and/or graduated neutral density filters.
Originally Posted by Dread Pirate Roberts
But when I do play with replacing a sky, I really pay attention to what the sky looked like in the shot and try to mimic it as much as possible. I consider, what time of day was it, what direction was the light coming from, how cloudy was it? So in your shot, the lighting looks so even, I suspect it was nearly uniformly overcast? Is that right? If so, I'd try to find a shot of an overcast sky (maybe from another shot that day) and bring in just a little hint of it. Just a little detail. Because if you do too much, it's just going to look fake. HTH
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09-13-2008, 01:03 PM
Along the lines of what Toriaj is doing-
I took a pic during a bright part of the day. I found that it was dang near impossible to get both the sky and the terrain in the detail that I wanted, so what I did was just mount the camera to a tripod and take one shot for the sky, the other for the terrain just modifying the aperture and shutter speed- should be a pretty easy merge once I get around to it.
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09-13-2008, 02:19 PM
09-13-2008, 10:30 PM
Cooooool Turo! Very awesome shot. I really like the focus
09-13-2008, 10:54 PM
Very nice Turo! I like that one a lot.
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09-14-2008, 12:32 AM
Thats a great shot of the crab like the focuing alot and the shadows too.
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