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Hi all
Well as much as I love this site I am finding it so addictive and just hadn't been attending to things I need to - hence another break.
Today's upload was taken in a created studio setting by a friend who then told me what settings to use and even loaned me his lens! So, I can take no credit, apart from pressing the sutter release! I am really enjoying the camera and have been getting out and about with it.
Have a good weekend and thanks for all the interest and tips on my last upload. Constructive critique like that is always welcomed.
Cheers, Jenny

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron 90mm 2.8 Manual F36 1/200 ISO 200 focal length 90mm Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Bearded Dragons
Username:KangaGal KangaGal
Uploaded:6 Sep 2008 - 12:42 AM
Tags:Bearded, Dragons, Lizards, Pets / captive animals, Reptiles, Wildlife / nature
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cjl47
cjl47  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2008 - 12:54 AM

Hi Jenny, we were beginning to miss you.
Your friend certainly knows his stuff.
What a superb shot.
chris

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goso
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6 Sep 2008 - 12:58 AM

Great shot Jenny, regardless of who took it....Bill

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2008 - 1:02 AM

What great detail in this capture Jenny.
Bob

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MRS_IMANDER
6 Sep 2008 - 1:07 AM

i love beardies...we used to keep them as pets and they are adoprable!!

great capture
debi

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whiteswan01
6 Sep 2008 - 1:10 AM

i agree with you epz so addictive but fun great shot nice light
Dawn

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6535 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2008 - 1:17 AM

At first glance I thought it was one of those horrible things, so relived and this is a super shot. - gary

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KangaGal
KangaGal  664 forum posts Australia
6 Sep 2008 - 1:28 AM

Thankyou for such a quick response - but what are all you Brits doing up this late?!? lol Jenny

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55jase
55jase e2 Member 8186 forum posts55jase vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2008 - 2:28 AM

What a pair of beauties. love the shot.
Jase

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
6 Sep 2008 - 4:24 AM

wonderful capture

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2008 - 6:22 AM

Super capture, Jenny. Carol

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dwoody
dwoody  6 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2008 - 7:56 AM

Great details
Woody

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sunshot
sunshot  9 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2008 - 9:17 AM

looks like your getting use to the D300 Jenny, i bought the tamron 90mm a few weeks back, not to sure about it yet.
i think that you've captured them superbly great detail

take care


marc

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bayleaf
bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2008 - 9:52 AM

It's a super capture.

John.

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JohnH37
JohnH37  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2008 - 9:58 AM

Great shot.
-John

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2008 - 10:02 AM

Great pose

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Frase
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6 Sep 2008 - 10:55 AM

Great shot.
Don

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jdenman
jdenman  6 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2008 - 11:22 AM

Cracking shot, loads of nice detail.
John

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2008 - 11:33 AM

Know the feeling, Jenny...if I'm not viewing all the lovely photos on here, I'm working on what I'm going to upload next! Another cracking image, and worth waiting for (won't ask what they're up to!).
TrevB Smile

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ChrisWallace
6 Sep 2008 - 3:54 PM

Great image Jenny, nice detail.
Chris

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13321 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2008 - 9:50 PM

Good shot,
Alan

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KangaGal
KangaGal  664 forum posts Australia
7 Sep 2008 - 2:47 AM

Thankyou everyone for your interest and comments.
Jenny

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10868 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2869 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2008 - 3:55 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

The pose is good, as is the subject.

It lacks a little sharpness, - did you sharpen after you compressed it for uploading?

F/36 may be a little too small for this, - although the dof is greater with the smaller aperture, you do tend to lose critical sharpness.

If you get a chance to do it again, try f/11 or f/16 with a faster shutter and see if it makes a difference.

regards


Willie

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2008 - 8:56 AM

nice shot jenny, its good to have friends who will help you learn. I shall bear willies tips in mind myself Smile

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roverrat e2 Member 6roverrat vcard Germany5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2008 - 10:05 AM

Super detail and tones Jenny.
Alex

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betts
betts  6 England
7 Sep 2008 - 5:31 PM

Lovely shot Jenny.

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KangaGal
KangaGal  664 forum posts Australia
7 Sep 2008 - 11:01 PM

Thankyou Willie, Lesley, Alex & Carol. Willie, I am indebted for your advice. To be honest I thought the same thing myself. Here I am with this brand new camera, the borrowed right lens for the job, perfect lighting conditions, tripod, and yet it still lacks that crystal clear sharpness I am always aiming for. I didn't know that about small apertures losing sharpness and just used the aperture my friend suggested.
Thanks again, Jenny

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10868 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2869 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2008 - 12:35 AM

Jenny, - take a look at www.photozone.de. You can look at the performance of lenses, - and there are MTF charts that tell you at which aperture various lenses are sharpest, - and you can see how they fall off as aperture decreases. For the Tamron 90mm, its barely acceptable at f/32, but terrific between f/4 and f/8, and quite good between f/8 and f/16.

Using f/32 is in the domain of macro photography, where you are very close to a subject using a macro lens, and need maximum depth of field more than you need maximum sharpness.

To get a better understanding of depth of field see www.dofmaster.com, - and again you can input your lens focal length and aperture number, and it will give you depth of field for various distances from the subject.

Dont forget to sharpen your images after you re size them for EPZ too, - even if they were sharp full size. This is because the JPEG compression thats applied to the pic to make the file size smaller causes sharpness to be lost.

Hope this helps, - and dont hesitate to ask for information if you need it.

W

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GlenD
GlenD  7 United States
8 Sep 2008 - 7:06 AM

Great shot Jenny
Glen

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FeatherFriend e2 Member 626 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2008 - 11:06 PM

Good advice re the focusing from Will Jenny. A fine composition and thanks for the biology lesson LOL.
Geoff.

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Skye24Blue
19 Jan 2009 - 7:46 AM

Great detail and colours in this lovely shot. Well done.
Mac

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