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I was poised waiting for some pigeons to fly over...to capture their beautiful wing span against the sky, and my eldest sprog put his face in front of the camera. But it seems to have captured him quite well.

Julie

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-x Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Aug 2012 - 3:29 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.000000
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Stupid boy!
Username:juliewhite juliewhite
Uploaded:29 Aug 2012 - 10:48 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Humour / fun, Portraits / people
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8520 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1088 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 11:07 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

He looks a character! I like the way you have gone in close, it produces a quirky, individual image.
I notice with this and with your other uploads here that you are using a very high ISO, I suggest that you check your settings. ISO 1600 would normally be used in pretty poor light, maybe in a museum that bans the use of flash; or if a very fast shutter speed (such as your 1/640 second) is needed to capture very fast movement in dodgy light. High ISO increases sensitivity but at the cost of much reduced image quality. You don't need 1/640 second for someone who is posing! Try to change your ISO to 200 for decent daylight, see what shutter speed / aperture options that gives you.
Hope that helps, it really is best to experiment and get to know what your camera will do for you.
Moira

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 11:22 AM

GrinGrinGrin
Really up close and personal!
Great fun - but note Moira's words...
Bill

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 2:14 PM

Terrific capture, full of fun and personality. I like the apparently apt title too. Smile


Ray

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juliewhite
29 Aug 2012 - 3:27 PM

Moira and Mr Woolybill,

I am so grateful that you both take the time to stop by and give me your advice.
My hubby and I are joining a local camera club soon in the hope that we soon learn how to work all these confounded knobs and settings!

Moira, you are the first person to make sense of ISO for me and for that I am grateful.

Now I am off to fiddle and try out the new settings, without the help of that 'stupid boy!' Smile

Julie x

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