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Old 22nd September 2010
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Some recent wildlife shots

Butterfly but no idea what name

A couple of dragonfly cant be too comfortable that


Another Dragonfly


And a Seagull on the lookout

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Old 22nd September 2010
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Re: Some recent wildlife shots

Lovely series of shots with great composition. What lens were you using?

The butterfly is a Comma (Polygonum c-album).
The mating Dragonflies are amazing when you think they will fly around like that.
The Black-headed gull is losing its black cap at the end of the breeding season.

May I suggest you brighten up the images (esp. #1 and #2). This will improve them and bring out more detail which I know is there
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Re: Some recent wildlife shots

The first shot, well I'll differ with PeterD (sorry Peter). It's actually a bit too bright/contrasty, Sticking in on the workkbench and slightly brightening the bottom/mid tones whilst toning down the top end improves it a lot.

The second, lovely shot, and comparing it to humans, well no one is squashed and bad breath ceases to be a problem. I'm sure I saw that position in the Kama Sutra.

I like the seagull/post arrangement in the last shot, nice use of dof

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Old 23rd September 2010
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Re: Some recent wildlife shots

Thanks for the comments, Pete the first 3 images were taken using an E3 with a Zuiko 70-300 image 4 was taken using an E600 with the standard 40-150 kit lens.
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Thanks for the comments, Pete the first 3 images were taken using an E3 with a Zuiko 70-300 image 4 was taken using an E600 with the standard 40-150 kit lens.
Thanks for replying and for the information

I never mastered the 70-300 lens but I see you have really got to grips with it
I have been thinking about image #1. I have had the same sort of result when I have strong backlight on a relatively darker subject. I usually have to adjust for this in Lightroom. If you have no objection, I could give this a go. I am sure it will bring out more detail etc. If you would like me to do this, PM me and send a copy of the out-of-camera image. Please also send me details of what you would like in the copyright statement printed on the image. I shall post it back to you for you to add to the post if you are happy.
Image #4 just goes to show how superb the kit lens' are that are supplied with the camera body
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Re: Some recent wildlife shots

It'll be nice to see what you do with your new 35mm macro!

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Old 24th September 2010
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Re: Some recent wildlife shots

Been trying it on a wide range of subjects, well happy
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