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Photos that could have been really good

Post by Otto Sump @ Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:30 pm

Come on now, I'm sure we've all taken the odd duff photo, despite knowing a bit about photography and having all the right gear. Do you have any you'd care to share?

Here's mine, from my recent session in the garden. Had I not been so specific with my choice of focus points, or a little bit quicker, I reckon this would have been a cracking shot:

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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by CJ+ @ Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:31 pm

Or if you'd not tried to be such a smart-arse with the DoF.
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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by Otto Sump @ Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:32 pm

CJ+ wrote:Or if you'd not tried to be such a smart-arse with the DoF.


Less criticism, more showing us your duff photos.
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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by Strawman @ Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:36 pm

I saw this today, which I didn't take but is perfect for this thread. A fish "trapped" in a jellyfish

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would be much better without the woman in the background, but still a rare thing to get a photo of.

From here http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/la ... shot-79846
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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by Disastrous @ Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:41 pm

I like the woman for context strawms.

Otto, I feel for your bee shot. On the cusp of greatness. Brave points for being an arty DoF cnut...I'd have bottled it and stopped down.
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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by Otto Sump @ Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:44 pm

I saw that on Facebook and thought exactly the same thing.
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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by Otto Sump @ Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:47 pm

Disastrous wrote:Brave points for being an arty DoF cnut...I'd have bottled it and stopped down.


I was taking pictures of mummy blackbird feeding the baby and they were partially in the shade, so I had the lens wide open. Then I heard buzzing behind me, turned around and tried to get the shot - pointing the camera upwards with the monopod still attached (but not actually touching the ground).
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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by Strawman @ Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:53 pm

Disastrous wrote:I like the woman for context strawms.


I get what you are saying, but not placed centrally like she is.
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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by Disastrous @ Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:09 pm

Strawman wrote:
Disastrous wrote:I like the woman for context strawms.


I get what you are saying, but not placed centrally like she is.



Yeah, if the camera had tracked left a few degrees so the fish was in the negative space to the right of the woman (our right, not hers) it would be better I reckon.
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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by Strawman @ Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:11 pm

Agreed, I guess he was just glad to get the shot at all.
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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by Disastrous @ Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:06 pm

Strawman wrote:Agreed, I guess he was just glad to get the shot at all.



Aye. Though looking at it again on a bigger screen, the DoF is sufficient to separate the subject enough for me to like it.
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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by Käsemeister @ Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:59 am

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Grabbed in haste off my phone. There's a mink there. No really. Look. There!

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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:44 am

If I had a better camera than just my iPhone on me right now, this owl would be nice - do t often see them during the day:

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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by S1K @ Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:47 am

Is that an owl?

I saw an owl at about 11am on Wednesday this week while I going for a walk in some woodland. I think it was a Tawny Owl.
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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by Disastrous @ Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:52 am

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:If I had a better camera than just my iPhone on me right now, this owl would be nice - do t often see them during the day:

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Are you getting a big zoom for you M3? I really want you to get the EFS adapter and try it out so you can report beck for me whether it's worth it (I kind of already know it's worth it as I have a big pile of Canon lenses already and it would increase my utility but I don't especially feel shorthanded with just the two I have).
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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by Strawman @ Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:56 am

Looks owlish to me. Lack of enough zoom is a feature of many of my photos, here is an Imperial Eagle

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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by Il Duce @ Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:33 am

Cvntbee- he was sat in the middle of the flower.
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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:37 am

Disastrous wrote:
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:If I had a better camera than just my iPhone on me right now, this owl would be nice - do t often see them during the day:

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Are you getting a big zoom for you M3? I really want you to get the EFS adapter and try it out so you can report beck for me whether it's worth it (I kind of already know it's worth it as I have a big pile of Canon lenses already and it would increase my utility but I don't especially feel shorthanded with just the two I have).

Definitely not. I just didn't use my big zoom enough as I never wanted to carry it around. Buying the M3 was all about having a little camera so a big zoom would defeat the purpose for me.

You need one though and can justify it so should.
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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by Disastrous @ Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:45 am

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
You need one though and can justify it so should.



I'm just not sure. I'm 85% complete with convincing myself that my absurd 18-200 for my 60D isn't *that* much bigger than the 18-55 that comes with the M. So if I got the adaptor, it could live in the bag for when I need extra length and I can just keep the 22mm mounted as per normal. But I MUCH prefer the feel and build quality of the M lens though.
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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by Monty @ Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:43 pm

Bugger!
Half an inch off target. That's what you get for using a macro lens with a hair-trigger focal ring.

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Post by Käsemeister @ Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:01 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:If I had a better camera than just my iPhone on me right now, this owl would be nice - do t often see them during the day:

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Your owl kicks my minkie in the goolies.
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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:07 pm

Käsemeister wrote:
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:If I had a better camera than just my iPhone on me right now, this owl would be nice - do t often see them during the day:

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Your owl kicks my minkie in the goolies.


I reckon they're both wildlife photographer of the year material.
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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by Monty @ Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:09 pm

I can't see your Mink anywhere KM.
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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by Strawman @ Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:19 pm

Me neither, can you draw a circle around the mink to aide spotting?
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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by Käsemeister @ Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:28 pm

It's spectacularly shit, grabbed the phone quickly just as he kicked off.

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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by Strawman @ Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:39 pm

Clearer now

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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by Käsemeister @ Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:17 pm

Thank you I was struggling to do it on my phone.
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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by Monty @ Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:27 pm

Ah...I see.
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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:30 pm

Yes KM, clearly a mink.

By the way, in my owl tree, over on the left, there's also a sloth up high.
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Re: Photos that could have been really good

Post by Käsemeister @ Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:32 pm

Next to the archaeopteryx?
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