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  1. #1
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    Great Blue Herion in Lake

    Great Blue Heron in lake by highway. Not the sharpest shot. I had to do alot of PS on it. I will post the original after I get a few comments.
    Thanks
    Frank

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    Frank, try to selectively darken the area around the heron's head. Generally, the entire bush line ... just slightly.

    Perhaps (?):

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  3. #3
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    Thanks I will give it a try.
    Frank
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    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
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    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



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    And add some lens blur filtering (using photoshop) for the trees in the background! I would also darken that background just to make it stand out even more!

    Overall, good composition, and the reflection is sweet.
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  5. #5
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    Here is the before

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    Tamron 2x Converter
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  6. #6
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    Same shot

    I was driving and almost had the same shot. By the time I parked and got camera out the bird flew away.

    I was able to get a few other shots with some foliage colors and reflections.

    I just got a A350 and hope to learn a lot from all of you.

    Jordan

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    Great to have you here. Post some of your images and maybe we can help. I just started with digital in December and have gotten alot of help from everybody here.
    Frank
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    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  8. #8
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    Likewise. Welcome.

    Wow that's a great end product from that starting image!
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  9. #9
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    I was really into photography when I was younger and then I sold my Nikon camera and got a point and shoot digital. That is when I really lost the interest. Now I just got this new camera and I feel like I have interest again. I took about 300+ pictures of my daughter soccer game and then about the same at the youth football game. I love the zoom and how close you can get. There was a flag on one play and I was the only one on the sideline that saw it. (except the ref)

    I can't wait to get creative again. I don't know much about photoshop either. I guess I will learn that too.

    Thank you for the welcome.
    Jordan
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    Thumbs up Welcome to the forum ...

    Quote Originally Posted by JPhotoz View Post
    Thank you for the welcome.
    Jordan
    I would also like to chorus the welcome to the SONY DSLR Forum the others have piped up with. There are a lot of ideas exchanged here, all in effort to produce better imaging.

    Don't be too overwhelmed with some of the lens exchanges, though ... they do get ... rather goofy some times. Once again, all in an effort to produce "the shot."

    My best advice is: Read as much of the material as possible on this particular forum, as there have been a lot of "growth experiences" shared by ALL of us. It will answer many, many questions about your camera before you even ask them.

    So grab that cup o' java, sit down ... and enjoy the Mind of Minolta ... oops, ... the SONY DSLR Forum.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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