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A hungry squirrel in Yosemite at lunchtime.

Trying to capture a high definition image of the squirrel with a slightly blurred background.

Brand:SANYO Electric Co.,Ltd.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:25 Oct 2009 - 8:48 PM
Focal Length:20.5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/3.8
Shutter Speed:1/313sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:50
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Just Chillin'
Username:sabery sabery
Uploaded:5 Sep 2012 - 11:31 PM
Tags:Animals, Hiking, Nature, Wildlife / nature
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Sooty_1
Sooty_1 Critique Team 41202 forum posts United Kingdom198 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 12:26 AM

A good moment well caught. Differential focus has made the squirrel stand out, but the only problem is that you are shooting into the light, consequently this side is in shadow. Using flash here would lift the shadows on this side, light the fur a little and give a twinkle to the eye, which looks a little lifeless here. You could maybe have included a little more of him, but as a head and shoulders portrait, I don't think it's bad.

Some of the stuff you can correct in PS anyway.

Nick

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 446 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 7:21 AM

Like this Steph - the narrow depth of focus has worked well and the features of the squirrel are really sharp. Good off-centre composition too with the squirrel looking into the frame
Jay

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drizzle
drizzle  2 United States
6 Sep 2012 - 6:45 PM

I like the crispness of the photo, though I agree with Sooty that shooting into the light may not have been the best thing--but it still looks quite good. Beyond that, I can't think of anything else that could be fixed! Nice job!

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Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2012 - 9:37 AM

Composition is spot on. I would have considered burning in the branch as it is rather too bright.

The full aperture has worked well here, it is often the case with compacts, somebody will know why but not me. The apparent extra depth of field also happens on my compact and would love to know why.

Frank

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iancrowson
iancrowson e2 Member 4211 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom129 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2012 - 2:19 PM

the apparent extra depth of field also happens on my compact and would love to know why.
Frank, see:
http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/digital-camera-sensor-size.htm

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Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2012 - 4:40 PM


Quote: Frank, see:
http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/digital-camera-sensor-size.htm

Many thanks Ian

Frank

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sabery
sabery  1
12 Sep 2012 - 10:48 PM

Thanks for all of your comments guys - much appreciated!

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