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Mother and baby

By MikeRC
Taken at Chester zoo recently.

I feel that if one of you guys had taken this shot, it would have been a cracking pic....where did I go wrong?

...Mike

Tags: Pets and captive animals

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Blenkinsopp 14 320 4 England
28 Oct 2006 9:29AM
- quite like it as it is but maybe less contrast would show more detail
croberts 16 2.2k 8 Ireland
28 Oct 2006 9:54PM
the largish DOF has left a lot of the background sharp, and a bit distracting and buzy.

Maybe a few paces back, and with a longer focal length, might have isolated the subject more.
Tooth 15 5.8k 227 Ireland
29 Oct 2006 11:41AM
I like the composition, nicely balanced. The ape I think is only just sharp enough - espcially its eyes- a bit of selective sharpening around the eyes should help. The background is IMO a little bit harsh and distracting - wider aperturee would have given narrower depth of field. Also there seems to be motion blur in the background, so a wider aperture might have helped this as well. After the event, you could try selectively doing a light gaussian blur on the background

Hope that's some use

Stephen
31 Oct 2006 2:18PM
Good shot Mike, maybe if you had zoomed in it would have blurred the background and made the animals more defined? Just my idea.
31 Oct 2006 2:20PM
Owner of this photo wants to improve and uploaded it to our critique gallery. Please be constructive with your comments
MikeRC 15 3.6k United Kingdom
31 Oct 2006 2:59PM
Sorry I don't understand, If I had zoomed in more, would the animals have not been out of the frame?...thanks anyway though...Mike
Tooth 15 5.8k 227 Ireland
31 Oct 2006 10:32PM
If you had zoomed in more from a further distance away (to make the subject the same size in the frame), this has the effect of narrowng the depth of field,
Tooth 15 5.8k 227 Ireland
31 Oct 2006 10:32PM
If you had zoomed in more from a further distance away (to make the subject the same size in the frame), this has the effect of narrowng the depth of field,
MikeRC 15 3.6k United Kingdom
31 Oct 2006 11:22PM
Oh I see, but I think I might have been at full zoom, but I will remember that...thanks and thanks Elizabeth.
...Mike

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