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My Boys

By Kool_Kat
This shot has had 11 votes and one clickafter 8 mins which is ok I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE SHOTS OF MY MUTLEY CREW TO WHICH I HAVE 4 please would you give advice on how you would take the shot if you could spare the time

Tags: Pets Pets and captive animals Yorkies Pals

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Sep 14 1.3k England
12 Sep 2007 8:53PM
The shot is good,just out of focus.I'm no expert,but i guess i'd wait until they're tired and relaxed a bit,then take candid portraits,trying as much out as you can.That way you'll learn what suits you best.
Hope this helps a bit.
NevP 16 853 13 Canada
12 Sep 2007 8:57PM
Hi Kath

It looks as though they may in focus but the long exposure has caused blurring due to handholding (?). This is just a guess. If that is the case, try using a tripod and photographing when they are a little better illuminated. Smile
Rock 19 10 2 England
12 Sep 2007 8:59PM
The focus is good it's just the lighting that has let you down.

We had a Yorkie for 16 years.
It used to worry sheep, it would run-up to them and shout "Mint Sauce"
clur 14 12 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2007 6:49AM
Lovley shot Kath.
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
13 Sep 2007 7:14AM
It is rather dark Kathy, but the composition works. You are your own critic, what is best for you. Ron.
KarenFB Plus
15 5.8k 183 England
13 Sep 2007 7:19AM
Your gang look really mischievous, I bet they don't sit still for a moment!! I think I agree about the comments about the low light level - if there had been more light, you could have used a faster shutter speed. If you could get someone 'off screen' to help, perhaps they could hold up a treat to get their attention.........FOUR you'll be very lucky to get them on one shot.
DolphinLady 15 54 1 Wales
13 Sep 2007 2:01PM
Great shot, a little dark.
I agree with Ron about being your own critic....just keep taking shots at all times of the day & night, different angles, different compositions, & when you see one that makes you think ....that's the know you'll have cracked it.
Best of luck.
Look forward to seeing more of all of them.
csr 14 3 England
14 Sep 2007 12:00AM
Nice one
chrissd 15 304 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2007 5:31AM
lovely shot Smile
15 Sep 2007 12:57AM
nice work although a little on the dark side.
I love yorkies

Dee Smile
Possum 15 148 England
21 Sep 2007 3:49PM
I think it's about the light more than anything else. Once that's right, the rest will come (easy for me to say with no jumpy dogs!).
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
22 Jan 2008 8:30PM
Sorry to be cruel but the lighting conditions are all wrong with this shot and the dogs are not in focus. This could be due to many factors.
1,....The out of focus could be caused by camera shake, 2,....Too slow speed (with animals you must allow for unexpected movement), 3....You may have selected single focus instead of continuous, and as for the light, you do not say what you used but whatever it was, it is not in the right place as you can see with the dark shadows covering up the dogs eyes. They are beautiful dogs and more expertise from you is required to give them the shot they so deserve. Your camera is more than capable of taking the perfect shot, It's just down to you to keep up the enthusiasm, keep practising and the rewards will be well worth all the effort. (comments are made with all due respect as always)

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