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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:03 am 
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I had some fun with my 80-200mm f/2.8 this morning at the park
here three photos I took at 200mm
Let me know ways I can do better
I will post more later

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I like the colours on the duck's head. The bokeh in the first one is good - looks like he's on a merry-go-round or something!

I think it would have been better to get a shot without the other duck in the background to better isolate your subject. I know the chace doesn't always arise with wildlife shots though. Also, I think they may be a little overexposed.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:06 am 
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ok thanks
you know i go through that same problem all the time
cause i work on a mac LED screen
and the color correction looks much different
than on a lcd screen
but when I develope the pictures
they look like they do on my LED and not my LCD

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Like kimchi sayed a little overexposed for my liking.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:37 am 
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you mean just the middle one
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or all three

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I find the 3rd ok. The first 2 are a little overexposed for my liking.

But that's just my opinion.


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Hi Elijah,

Is that the "old" Nikon "push-to-zoom" 80-200mm? A beast, but delightfully sharp and fast, even if the push-ull takes some getting used to..lol.

Personally the second one is my favorite. It's not that there is anything "wrong" with the duck-shots, but composition-wise they aren't "wall hangers". But the second one I really like. Being a high-light enthusiast myself, I don't find it over-exposed one bit. For web/e.viewing maybe, but think it would look great on a large print.

Paper only reflect light that is hitting it, whereas a monitor is back lit, more like a slide, rather than a print. Generally speaking I find that images can appear a little too bright on a monitor, but look great on a print.

Colorizing it a a little with yellow or orange might even give it more impact.

Gratz on your lens!

cheers :-)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:59 am 
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Oh thanks you
its actually the two ring version 80-200mm f/2.8 not the af-s
but the AF-d
so no not the push and pull
any tips on how to get greater composition when using my lens and camera?
Ill put up some more unedited photos of mine from the park
I would ask when you critique please let me know how I can improve more
thank you so much for the critiques
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:14 am 
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Your pics are awesome!
They are sharp and colours are accurate. Background blur effects are fantastic!


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