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    Now That's Handy!

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    Now That's Handy!

    I think one of my kids can almost do this!

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    Excellent!

    Love their blue tongues and the way you caught the veins on his ears. Maybe they evolved tongues that long because it's too hard to use their hooves If giraffes have hooves, that is...

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    LOL! I love your sense of humor, Seri. I suspect that it has something to do with how they remove the leaves from the trees.

    Someone one told me that a Giraffe has the same number of vertebrae in their neck as humans do. It's just that the Giraffe's vertebrae are much longer.

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    Nice capture, Frank. I think you can still crop some more on the left side without hurting the composition of the shot. You had a blast shooting inside the zoo, eh?

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    Re: Now That's Handy!

    That's a good one, Frank. Beautifully crisp and clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiro View Post
    Nice capture, Frank. I think you can still crop some more on the left side without hurting the composition of the shot. You had a blast shooting inside the zoo, eh?
    Yes, Willie, I had a ball, even though it was very hot and humid.

    When I first looked at the shots, I didn't think I had any keepers because of difficulty getting sharp images in the low light at long range, but the RAW files gave me just enough latitude to overcome a number of issues.

    There is another zoo North of here in NC I'll try next. Each time I experiment I learn something new, particularly with the help of the folks on the forums at CiC.

    Now That's Handy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    That's a good one, Frank. Beautifully crisp and clear.
    Thank you, Donald! I'm learning, slowly....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    Yes, Willie, I had a ball, even though it was very hot and humid.

    When I first looked at the shots, I didn't think I had any keepers because of difficulty getting sharp images in the low light at long range, but the RAW files gave me just enough latitude to overcome a number of issues.

    There is another zoo North of here in NC I'll try next. Each time I experiment I learn something new, particularly with the help of the folks on the forums at CiC.
    Good! That would hone your skills even more. Just another suggestion - make every shot count. In that way, you are training your eyes to see differently and wait for that moment where everything seems to fall in the right place. You can really keep your eyes focused on your main subject while at the same time while looking at the viewfinder you are aware how the background complements the shot. It took me more than a 1,000 shots to be aware of it but it's all worth the practice. I don't think I could have learned the principle if not for digital photography. Film and processing was a lot of money back then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiro View Post
    Good! That would hone your skills even more. Just another suggestion - make every shot count. In that way, you are training your eyes to see differently and wait for that moment where everything seems to fall in the right place. You can really keep your eyes focused on your main subject while at the same time while looking at the viewfinder you are aware how the background complements the shot. It took me more than a 1,000 shots to be aware of it but it's all worth the practice. I don't think I could have learned the principle if not for digital photography. Film and processing was a lot of money back then!
    I try to have a good reason to press the shutter but sometimes, particularly with wildlife and kids, it is sometimes a catch as catch can. I still have a long way to go to train my eyes to envision what will be the outcome of post processing before I shoot, but it is slowly getting better. Way to slow for my lack of patience, but at least it is moving in the right direction!

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    Re: Now That's Handy!

    With that idea in mind, allow me to share what really motivated me to persevere learning my camera even more. This was a quote from a guy named Bernard J. Suess:

    "Living in a society obsessed with success, we often seek immediate gratification. If something doesn't work the first time, we search for success elsewhere. I have found that success often depends upon repeated arduous efforts, often with moderate improvements. It is in the repetition that we hone our skills."

    Looking forward to your new zoo shots, Frank.

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    Oh, very cool, Frank! (I'm talking about your son, of course!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Noelle View Post
    Oh, very cool, Frank! (I'm talking about your son, of course!)
    LOL! Actually, it's my daughter Melissa that can almost do that! A skill that not many people have (or need?).

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    ...and, I really was talking about your photo!

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    Re: Now That's Handy!

    a bit less static and rotated a bit adds to the frame and basic composition

    Now That's Handy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulwilbur View Post
    a bit less static and rotated a bit adds to the frame and basic composition

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    Neat look, Paul! Did you intend to cut off the horns?

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