October 22, 2018 at 1:56 pm #34454Silas WoodwardParticipant
I took these this morning and was wandering what you thought about them
October 22, 2018 at 3:26 pm #34467Lydia BennettModerator
- This topic was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by Silas Woodward.
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 🙂October 22, 2018 at 5:32 pm #34468Silas WoodwardParticipantOctober 22, 2018 at 6:45 pm #34472Lydia BennettModerator
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!October 23, 2018 at 9:06 am #34473Ryan MadarisParticipant
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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