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The Nose
The Nose

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Challenge: Free Study 2016-09 (Standard Editing)
Camera: Sony Alpha A6000
Lens: Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro SEL30M35
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: Sep 18, 2016
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: Sep 21, 2016

I just got a new macro, and thought I would give it a try on something breathing vs. the 1000 plant photos I took. My friend's pup here was happy to oblige.

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10/08/2016 06:13:59 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Cute shot, decent attempt at composition. The shallow dof works to accentuate the nose details, and the dog's eyes are buggy and cute (kudos for not using a flash and blinding doggy) but this shot needs a lot of work.

The colours are quite muddy, the nose isn't tack-sharp, and the whitish area behind the dog's head detracts greatly. Shooting something as unpredictable and likely to move with a shutter speed of only 1/40 rarely works well. Some kind of light bounced in to show off the dog a bit more, and would allow you to shoot with a lower ISO and higher shutter speed...all of which should help you get a much clearer shot.

Feel free to PM me with any questions,

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10/08/2016 02:27:00 AM
engagingly silly, but why not? have dog, have lens...
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/02/2016 08:28:04 PM
This works very nicely for me. Even though the focus is strikingly strict to the nose, the eyes still tells the story giving the whole image meaning. And it's a fun shot.

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