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    Silas Woodward
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    HI
    I took these this morning and was wandering what you thought about them

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    Lydia Bennett
    Moderator

    Congrats on getting photos of a chipmunk – those guys know how to move pretty fast so they don’t make it easy to take pictures!

    A few quick thoughts:
    -I would crop in on the first two to focus better on the chipmunk. I think it would also greatly improve the pictures if the chipmunk wasn’t centered but was on a third, which is thankfully something you can fix in cropping.
    -The third picture is great – not too many distractions going on (other than the stem of the leaf sticking out in front of the chipmunk) and nicely zoomed in.
    -In general, the photos strike me as being a bit grainy and the chipmunk’s eyes not quite tack sharp in focus. Again, I acknowledge that chipmunks have got to be hard to photograph, but if the eyes were more in focus it would vastly improve the pictures and give them more of a “WOW” effect.

    Let me know if that all of that makes sense or if you’d like me to better explain anything I said 🙂

    #34468
    Silas Woodward
    Participant

    how is this

    I cropped the first two and removed the leaf stem from the last one but don’t know if it is to obvious that I removed the stem

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    Lydia Bennett
    Moderator

    Yes, much better! I can see that you edited out the leaf stem, but I’d bet if you spend a bit more time on that you can make it so no one would ever know! 🙂
    The other thing I failed to mention earlier is that the pictures appear to be under-exposed. Brighten ’em up and they’ll improve all the more!

    #34473
    Ryan Madaris
    Participant

    Well done! I really like the first one, but I think it needs to be a slight bit brighter, and I would also get rid of the blade of grass in front of the chipmunk. On the third one I would have used a narrower aperture to get the whole chipmunk in focus, and I would also brighten it up a bit as well. Great job!

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