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I know that I'm a terrible photographer, but I really liked these pictures so I thought that I'd share them. :-)

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Man, the treefrogs are cute in FL ain't they? :)
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ohhhh i love them!!! what is the biggest size you have the second one in! I would love that for my desktop wallpaper! (im a frog-a-holic) heh :D
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Hehe, I think that treefrogs are pretty much cute anywhere, but Florida's are quite nice. I haven't seen too many around in the past year, though. :-(
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Oh, here's the largest one I have, Musik. I think that I had a larger one once, but I don't know what happened to it. :-(

http://www.driftingspace.com/sleepless/frog.jpg
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thats fine :D I can put all my icons around the outside! Thanks :D
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:-D You're welcome!
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the 2nd one is better than the first, but pretty good overall.
the coloring is really good in both, but the placement in the
frame is what's bringing these shots down for me.

I give them 2 ribbits up! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Lol, thanks. I've never read anything about photography and I've never really asked anyone how to take a "good picture." My mother and brother usually hog the cameras, so these are 2 out of the maybe 10 pictures I've taken in the last 3 years or so. :P
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just figured i'd offer a full opinion rather that blow your ego up
with a bunch of "looks great!" and "well done!" as most people
usually do...even if it does suck.

however these do not suck, just offering some friendly advice
that you can either take or leave. okees with me either way. ;)
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I like em. I think I like the second one better.

Creatures are hard to photograph.

There was a spider on our office door this year. I shot 2 rolls of b&w. Ran home and processed the negatives. The film speed, lens speed, aperture were all wrong. I got 48 negatives of fuzzy white blobs. yipee.

The color is quite nice. Too bad you didn't have a little more sunlight to work with.
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There was a spider on our office door this year. I shot 2 rolls of b&w. Ran home and processed the negatives. The film speed, lens speed, aperture were all wrong. I got 48 negatives of fuzzy white blobs. yipee.


:lol: I thought only things like that happen to me ;)
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Ran home and processed the negatives. The film speed, lens speed, aperture were all wrong. I got 48 negatives of fuzzy white blobs. yipee.


Your own dark room? I take it you're a bit of a photo guy then?
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I got 48 negatives of fuzzy white blobs.

this is precisely why I started using digital cameras. ;)

I grew very tired of spending all the money and time on shots that didn't
turn out. at least with digital you can get a pretty good idea right away
if the shot is worth keeping or not.

keep shooting geekette, that's the only way to get better. :)
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yeah, i convert my guest bathroom into a darkroom as needed. Mostly for processing negatives. I've got an enlarger too(a little Besler Cadet), but jeez that's a lot of work. I've got a negative scanner so...

I really need to go digital with the photos.
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Sweet, I might have to move to SC for you to help me figure all this lot out, lol.

I got a Nikon N90s in September. SWEET camera, crap person holding it though, lol.

That's why I've decided to go for a D100. Figure it all out while it doesn't cost anything for film development, then use the N90s for the good stuff once I got it all sussed out :)
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Oh, man, I thought the fuzzy negs only happened to meee! I took three rolls of film of this boy that was, is, my best friend. And he lives in Queens NY so I don't see him much. But I processed them and they were all BAD! I was livid for days. But I feel better knowing I'm not the only one who makes mistakes.
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Aww Maggie, that would be a major bummer. :(

So, what kind of placement in the frame would make them look better? I remember seeing something about the "rule of thirds" but I'm not sure exactly what that applies to...
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Basically the focus of your picture should lie wherever a horizontal and verticle line cross, when you devide your field of view into thirds (nine sections total). However creative cropping and positioning can disobey this rule and still work fantastically. Generally images placed in the middle don't work, and give it a weird feeling.

Your first image is perfectly centered, I think it has enough leading lines with the fence and all to be able to offset it a bit.
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Mmkay, thanks! Should come in handy the next time that I decide to take a picture...which very well may be months from now. :icontongue:
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b_heyer's given you a good tip, that's on all the phtography tutorials I've seen, and like I says, subjects right in the center of the frame don't generally work, but they can, and sometimes very effectively - it all depends what you're taking a photo of.

If you're taking a photo of something living and it's looking right at the camera, center can be good, if you're focusing on something living, and it's looking off to the side, leaving a little room in shot on that direction can make all the difference.
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That is a neat trick! I think I use it subconsiously... (Spelling I know...) But anyways, I think for any picture with a specific subject, except portraits, if the subject is in the middle... Blah... It looks really freeky... But I really like your second image... It is in the middle sorta, yet not... I dono why... Maybe the fence... Maybe the fact that you could easily incorperate it into a wallpaper... And take it off center that way... Oh well! Nice job for the few photos you have taken in the last three years!!

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