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A frozen moment
Posted By: Nuutti, 06-29-2008, 04:30 AM

Far from perfect techically (a part of nose is over exposured and the focus area is not perfect) but this shot has a kind of frozen moment. The dog stares that horsefly to just about trying to snatch it...

DA 16-45 at 16 mm and f/4. I.e. just a few inches from the dogs nose.


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06-29-2008, 06:28 AM   #2
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Nice catch I bet the horsefly never saw it coming

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Wow great capture. You can tell the pooch was very interested in the flying critter.
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Good eye Nuutti, a frozen moment indeed.

A tight PP crop brings out *the* moment, conveniently eliminate some of the over exposure area, and deemphasize the focus issue. What do you think?

Additional PP included:
1) lighten the bee (sorry, I over did it) and darken the tree line
2) slightly saturate the dog fur.



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Indeed song_hm, you made the picture better while the horsefly is now much more visible without any sign of PP. I've not used to do any PP (except cropping and exposure tuning).
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I prefer the non cropped version. While cropping can exclude unwarranted information, distractions, and present a simple clean image to the viewer, it can at times be limiting and feels a bit boxed in. The original shot brings more of the dog’s character to the table.
06-29-2008, 07:51 PM   #7
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Your dog must be related to my dog except my dog is always trying to catch wasps.
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