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    Irresistable

    I am trying out some techniques that I have learned here. In this first, I tried to replicate Jiro's work flow. Adding a b&w layer with blend mode set to luminosity, plus some of his other steps, really brought some pop to this variety of echinasea (sp, sorry)

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    Manual mode, ss 1/50, f8, ISO 800, focal length 150.

    This is a sideways view of my front flowerbed. I live in an older mobile home, and have put in raised beds around to hide the underpinning.

    I am trying to get comfortable with using my on camera flash as fill. Again trying to understand how everything works together. There is a hummingbird in the lower right third. I (foolishly) hoped to do a better job of capturing him. Would high speed flash have helped? I don't know anything about it.

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    One more, then I will call it a night. While waiting for hummingbirds, so I could practice using a flash in addition to ambient light, this sparrow presented itself. I couldn't resist. I know it is rather mundane, but any chance to practice.

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    C&C as always, welcome.

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    Last edited by Marie Hass; 3rd July 2011 at 04:15 AM. Reason: added more pictures

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    Re: Irresistable

    #1 and #3 is just wow, Marie. Good composition and separation of main subject to background. #2 is so busy that it's quite hard to find out which is the main subject among the things inside the frame. The added white borders made your shot quite professional to look at. Your practice and patience are paying off! Well done.

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    Re: Irresistable

    Quote Originally Posted by Marie Hass View Post
    I am trying out some techniques that I have learned here.
    And they're working.

    I hope, Marie, that you're recognising that learning that you have achieved and that you're now putting into practice. It's wonderful; to see this development taking place in a person. I still get a kick when I realise I'm applying a new skill or perfecting some aspect of photography that, previously, I knew nothing about.

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    Re: Irresistable

    Quote Originally Posted by Marie Hass View Post
    I am trying out some techniques that I have learned here.
    And they're working.

    I hope, Marie, that you're recognising that learning that you have achieved and that you're now putting into practice. It's wonderful; to see this development taking place in a person. I still get a kick when I realise I'm applying a new skill or perfecting some aspect of photography that, previously, I knew nothing about.

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    Re: Irresistable

    Marie, #1 is just... really beautifully done.

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    Re: Irresistable

    Mari,

    #1 is really beautiful and can be used a wallpaper.


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