1. Kernowgirl

    Kernowgirl

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    I haven't photographed animals before and headed out for a day at Dartmoor with a couple of friends, thought I would post some of my attempts, any feedback welcome.
    Did read a little about shooting at zoos before we went and all shots are handheld as no room for a tripod.

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  2. Kernowgirl

    Kernowgirl

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    one or two more (not as sharp after resizing)

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    A fast little mover!
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  3. Cobra

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    A good first attempt (y)

    I'm guessing that you didn't use an editing programme on these? and they are straight out the camera except for a resize?
    Just because you can, it doesn't mean you have to post a large size. Images will degenerate, at the longer end of the zoom range, with bridge / compact camera's.

    Try and avoid messy backgrounds like EEO #2, the people are a distraction as is the colourful Hydrangeas(?)
    Having said that, its not easy to hide fences, particular with the larger cats, and you've done quite well, in general :)

    There is also a lot more detail to be had from the images, I've picked on the cats as an example, as I like the big cats.
    All I've done is reduced the physical sizes, tweaked the brightness, and sharpened them up a little.
    And a quick go with the clone tool to remove the fence.

    I hope that helps?



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    Last edited: Sep 10, 2018
  4. Quendil

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    Number 5 from the first lot is my Favourite. Can't give you any critique as very much an amateur myself
     
  5. Kernowgirl

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    Thanks, so much to learn still myself but I was pleased with no.5
     
  6. Kernowgirl

    Kernowgirl

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  7. Cobra

    Cobra W Staff Member

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    Ah Ok I looked at your profile for the camera, seems I was wrong in that case ;)
    The 70-300 can also be quite soft especially at the long end.

    I've never used it, but a lot of people quite like "GIMP" as editing software,
    the best part is, that its free and mimics Adobe photoshop up to a point.
    It might be worth checking it out, before spending money on light room

    https://www.gimp.org
     
  8. Kernowgirl

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    Oops need to update profile!
    Will have a look at GIMP, thanks :)
     

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