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Here are a couple of pictures I took in Cape Cod:



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Gorgeous photos everyone! The cows are gorgeous; I love the shadows of Hastings Pier and the misty morning in the woods is just lovely

We're just back from a week in France, we flew on a no-frills airline so had a really skimpy luggage allowance which meant nothing fancy like close-up filters or tripods. I tried some night shots and was really pleased with the results (I've never really done much night photography), especially as I only had the rail of the bridges to lean the camera on.

Here are the photos of Sete's canals at night - I would have preferred a bit more light in the sky but hey! I had to finish dinner first The first one shows all the sea-going fishing boats moored alongside the canals for the night



The canals are tidal, here the tide was coming in and you can really see the fast inflow of seawater





looking towards our hotel





the same view by day



I don't have a macro/micro lens, but do have some close-up filters. However, I didn't have enough room in the luggage to carry them. These damselflies were taken on the camera's close-up setting and then cropped to concentrate on the insects - they came out pretty well considering





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These are so gorgeous, Beth! You're an amazing photographer! The boats are quite lovely moored along side the canals. The shot facing your motel is so beautiful with such an elegant feel! It's amazing the contrast between the night and day view of the same shot.

Wow! What an amazing shot of the damselflies, I've never seen such incredible detail of one of these! Thank you so much for sharing your special pictures!
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Great new pictures everyone!
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cool!

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Love the new pics!
post #367 of 387
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Ooooohhhh!!! Lovely new photos! Thanks for sharing!!
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Beth, these are gorgeous! Beautiful night shots!
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I just saw this thread, and if ya don't mind, I'll overload ya with some of my favorites. <3 I got into photography seriously in February. I just can't stop taking pictures of EVERYTHING! So, if I post too much tell me to STOP!















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and... finally...















And I'll end it with one of my cats, Max. =o) Hope I didn't over do it. I have tons more, but I think I've overloaded ya enough for now. Enjoy! Feel free to critique!
post #372 of 387
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I LOVE the new photos!Fantastic job! I really enjoy looking at photography. There's never enough to look at! So post as many as you would like!!

What kind of camera do you use?
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I use a Sony Cybershot DSC-H3. I love it. =o) Thanks for the compliment! I'll be sure to post more soon!
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WOW! I love your eye.

I have a general question... how many of you are using tripods? What about those who've taken night shots and macro photos? I have a decent camera but my pictures never seem to be the quality I'm expecting and I think a tripod might help... of course, I don't often have time to leisurely go out shooting so a most of my shots are impromptu which means no tripod.
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Close up and night shots are very difficult to get without a tripod unless you have a DSLR and a lens with vibration reduction. I have a DSLR but my lens doesn't have vibration reduction.

The night shots in this post http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...&postcount=362 were taken by resting the camera on the flat rails of the bridges. They were very wide and provided a good stable base.

The close up shots in that post were hand-held. I have taken some others in the garden at home - you have to scroll down this post a bit to the ones with the bees and hoverflies. These were taken with a tripod as I had close up filters on the lens, and it was impossible to hold the camera still without a tripod. http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=173872
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I did a couple night shots last night. I meant to use my tripod but when I got there, I realized I forgot the peice to mount the camera on. So I had to lead against a wall and do the best I could. Fortuneately, my new camera has image stabilization in the body so I'm sure that helped a lot.



This one I'm trying to decide if I want to take out the relfection from the moon or not (upper right). What do you guys think?


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Those came out nice! It is so hard to get night shots but you did a great job!! I kinda like the reflection of the moon. I think it is a cool touch to the photo. You could always copy the photo, then take the moon out on one and see which one you like better. The building is really gorgeous!
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Those came out nice! It is so hard to get night shots but you did a great job!! I kinda like the reflection of the moon. I think it is a cool touch to the photo. You could always copy the photo, then take the moon out on one and see which one you like better. The building is really gorgeous!
Thanks! I kind of like the reflection of the moon as well. You're right on though. All I have to do is make a copy and take it out of one. The building IS gorgeous! That's the Mormon Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. It's a marvelous piece of architecture and has some very interesting history behind it. It's also a perfect photographic subject no matter what the outdoor conditions are.
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It's good to see that this thread is still going strong with all of the wonderful photos!
This is a recent photo I took at our last trip to the Merritt Island National Wildlife refuge. Mike said he looked like he was coming right for me-good thing I had a zoom lens!

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Cool pic!! I agree, it is wonderful that people are still posting photos!! It's so much fun looking at them!!
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It's good to see that this thread is still going strong with all of the wonderful photos!
This is a recent photo I took at our last trip to the Merritt Island National Wildlife refuge. Mike said he looked like he was coming right for me-good thing I had a zoom lens!

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That's an awesome picture! And he really looks like part of the water.
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bumping this thread because I have some to add.

I'm nowhere near professional, but I think some of my pics turn out pretty nice. I'd like to take some photography courses as I thoroughly enjoy it.

Camera: (for the majority of pics) Canon PS S3 IS 6.0mp, settings: automatic (as in no manual adjusting, as I have yet to learn about that)

Anyways, I'd love to hear opinions from the professionals as to what I could do to improve on these pics that I think are fairly good. I am very open to constructive critism.






My husbands car. I don't think this is a great pic... however, give me 10mins with photoshop to enhance the contrast and I think it would be better. (But my goal obviously is to take pics without needing to PS the contrast/brightness/etc.)



Snake in a tree. My thoughts on this one is that the focus isn't really on one thing, so nothing jumps out. I'd rather the focus have been directed solely on the snake.



Snake in grass. I think its fairly decent....but needs improvement, I just don't know on what.



another snake in grass. (his colour is dull because he is in shed... the colour is true to what he looked like)



Brandy pre-tumor.... (cropped pic... Like the full size one better)



Bearded dragon in grass. I love the contrast in this photo.



snake closeup







3 sunset, landscape pics...

Please, any constructive critism would be appreciated, as I am very interested in learning about photography.

Thanks for looking.
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Yey! Cool! I am not sure why I never found this thread....
Anyway, not a professional by any means, but I am known to always have a camera on me - I am always photographing...
Here are some shots I like -
I love taking Aerial pictures, so I make sure to always get a window seat during my travels. The series below is somewhere in between California and Nebraska.






Still aerial, but this one is arriving in Brasil


A beach in Brasil - these are the tents they fix to us with tables and chairs once we arrive on the beach. Of course you can have your cold beer eating freshly cooked crab... yum!


The waiter getting fresh coconuts


A picture of my cousin Vitor Meira, getting ready to start the race last year, in Dallas. One of the things I like the most of going to the races is to take LOTS of pictures...


These are not as great as the pictures in this thread, but...... Enjoy!
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I am so glad this thread was brought back up! I always enjoy looking at everyone's photos. They all look great! You don't have to be a proffesional to take good photos! Please keep posting them! I will post more when I get a chance!
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All I have on photobucket is cat pictures. Some of these are kind of cool. I have more stuff too, but honestly I usually just photograph cats, lol, they are more interesting!









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I love all the recent shots - Carolina those first 2 are amazing!
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I love all the recent shots - Carolina those first 2 are amazing!
Thank you I love them too !!!
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