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One of my first shots with my new D-800 . What an awesome instrument, will I ever master it?

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:8 Jun 2012 - 4:58 PM
Focal Length:45mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.1
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:900
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Morgan helps hand/beak sand the canoe
Username:CPO1944 CPO1944
Uploaded:9 Jun 2012 - 2:30 AM
Tags:Pets / captive animals
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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10867 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2865 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 4:21 PM

Assuming the parrot is the focal point of the shot, I would zoom in, or crop tighter.


Theres a slightly yellow cast thats easily corrected in poat processing. I would suggest cloning out the ADT sign and the cable under the window frame. Good detail in the birds plumage.

Congratulations on the new camera. remember, its just a camera, same as any other, and required no special skills that other DSLRs dont require. It will be demanding on your lenses, and will reveal every deficit your lenses have and drive you to purchase top of the line lenses for best results.

It wont make you a better photographer, - thats all technique. I have a friend who is not a good photographer who bought a D800 as soon as it was released. He has returned from a trip around Europe with thousands of really bad shots, - just bigger!



regards



Willie

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CPO1944
CPO1944  2
9 Jun 2012 - 6:35 PM

Thanks for the comments . I hope I don`t fall into that trap your friend did and make lots of really big but BAD shots.

It`s becoming obvious that I must pay attention to the basics especially composition .

I guess I`m past the point and shoot phase and need to get serious about my photography.

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom851 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 8:48 PM

There is a good shot in there but you need to crop a lot or be very much closer. It's not the camera that matters, it is the photographer, the skill and the lenses used.

Many years ago we shot a series of identical images at our then camera club with a Pentax Spotmatic and a Zenith E. All shots were on Kodachrome 25 with a 50mm Takumar on both cameras. No one at the club could tell which camera had shot which image.

If you are good at what you do, the best gear helps, if you are not......

However, I'm sure you will master it and produce great images.

Paul

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CPO1944  2
9 Jun 2012 - 9:27 PM

Thank you Paul, I wanted to show the canoe as well as the bird. I thought if I cropped it close to Morgan no could tell what she was standing on.

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