View Full Version : My first photo up for critique

07-27-2007, 11:46 AM
I'll start off with one of my favorite shots from my trip to Florida last year. This one came from a stop in the Everglades.

Nikon D50
18-55mm at 55mm
1/60 sec @ f 8
Removed a few dust spots in PS

07-27-2007, 11:50 AM
nice shot, i like the dof.

finally another nikon shooter!

07-27-2007, 11:51 AM
Heres the full version.. added it to the gallery under your name for ya... it helps on the critique and saves time for the people critiquing it for the full image to be embedded... =)


07-27-2007, 11:54 AM
I have to agree... the DOF is nice... and the bokeh clean... the stem draws your attention away from the danger in the water to the dragonfly nicely... the only thing I can see for my personal opinion is it may be slightly overexposed.. by say 1-2 stops...but thats really more a personal preference than a technical issue...

07-27-2007, 12:25 PM
I've considered the overexposure as well, but I thought I was just being hard on myself. I'll take what I can get though, considering the situation and that I had only had my camera for a few months at the time. The gator was swimming away, the white clouds were reflecting on the surface of the water, the dragonfly was in the shade and only landed for about 10 seconds.

07-27-2007, 12:49 PM
well exposure can be corrected via software also... so something to consider on that for the future...

07-27-2007, 01:45 PM
its nice, i would, perhaps, crop in on the DF a bit more but I see where this is going, you wanna keep the "Death lizzard" in the BG... but it would make a more pleasing-to-the-eye phot if the DF were taking up more of the frame! Nice photo over all!

07-28-2007, 01:21 PM
Clever to focus on the small while the big danger is in the background.

07-29-2007, 02:02 PM
Kewl shot!

I have yet to try it but.......
This woulda made a great "Stacked" image!
So it woulda had everything in focus but a 3D effect.

Anyone interested in this....my Mentor LordV (Brian) has a tutorial on how to do "Focus Stacking"