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Flamingo at Zoo in South Carolina


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Hi Theresa. I had a look through your folder and you are doing great. Keep taking pictures, it doesn't matter so much what you take pictures of, as long as you are having fun. Over time you'll discover where your passion is, what's important to you as a photographer. Right now you are training your eye, and you are definately on to something. Keep at it, and keep posting... Best regards Anders Hald
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Theresa,
You have some very nice zoo pictures here (including this one). As with nearly any photograph, there are some ways they could be better. Here are my suggestions:
Try shooting in the early morning (sunrise - 10:00) or evening (6:00-sunset) when there is better, less contrasty, and more colorful light. The flamingo shot in particular is quite contrasty.
Try to watch the animals until an unusual or interesting event happens (You did this well with the flamingo).
Make sure your lens is focused accurately on what you want it to focus on (a few of the photos are soft).
Keep shooting. And don't be embarrassed by your mistakes - we've all made one or two in our lives. Be sure to really analyze your bad photos - they will help you get better.
Feel free to email me if you ever have any questions about you photos, equipment, etc.
Keep shooting!
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Definately aim for the lighting that Jonathan talks about. Also, the eye seems just the slightest bit soft and could be sharper.

And if thats dust on the image, then nothing new, that's always a problem, but you can get better at that with time too. Good start, I like it. i just wish color saturation were better. Often, if you run auto-levels or something similar (depending on the program you use) you'll get some of the color back that you lost using a cheap scanner (like I have).

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Very nice, and you did very well by not having anything in the background distracting from the image, this is always important, keep it simple.
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I agree with the saturation of the image. It does look like some of my initial scans from my flatbed also. Most any image editing program will help correct at least some of the color shift. If you want to get some very saturated photos of wildlife I would suggest Fuji Reala rated at 50-80iso or if you are realy ready to test your exposure acuracy use slide film like Kodak E100vs (or Elite chorome 100 Extra Color)and Fuji Velvia rated at 32-40 iso. Keep having fun and shot what ever you want when ever to learn what works for you on your own.
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This is an interesting shot. A little heavy on the saturation, but a nice shot. Flamingos are great to shoot. Keep up the good work! The above picture was shot at the Great Plains Zoo in SD.

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