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    This little guy took a stroll across by back garden Serengeti, it was surprisingly tricky to get a sharp shot so low when he was in full speed!
    Olympus : E-M1X
    Lens : M.40-150mm F2.8 + MC-14
    Lens focal length : 210 mm
    Focal Length (35 mm conversion) : 420.0mm
    Metering mode : Pattern
    Exposure mode : Manual exposure
    ISO Sensitivity : 250
    Exposure time : 1/500 sec
    F number : F6.3
    Exposure compensation : +0.3 EV
    Flash : OFF

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    Hi Jon, your garden must be like the Ark, with all the abundance of wildlife you have, but nice to see a departure from Woody.

    I very much like the low POV and the raised arms. Angle works, but loosing some off the top I feel helps and doesn't hurt the image. Personally I feel it needs just a bit more DoF just to pull a bit more into focus and irrespective of the IS, you could have gone for a greater SS, even 1/1600 because these guys do move. I think the amount of DNAI is getting better, but I feel some more Dodging & Burning will help, especially on the subject. You cam also bring some more tonal range into the FG.

    I'm guessing here Jon, as it's all on the MBPro, but....

    Enjoyed this one, a bit of fun for sure and reminded me of the old 90's advert - Bud, Weis, and Er...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Kaluski View Post
    Hi Jon, your garden must be like the Ark, with all the abundance of wildlife you have, but nice to see a departure from Woody.

    I very much like the low POV and the raised arms. Angle works, but loosing some off the top I feel helps and doesn't hurt the image. Personally I feel it needs just a bit more DoF just to pull a bit more into focus and irrespective of the IS, you could have gone for a greater SS, even 1/1600 because these guys do move. I think the amount of DNAI is getting better, but I feel some more Dodging & Burning will help, especially on the subject. You cam also bring some more tonal range into the FG.

    I'm guessing here Jon, as it's all on the MBPro, but....

    Enjoyed this one, a bit of fun for sure and reminded me of the old 90's advert - Bud, Weis, and Er...

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    I agree a faster SS should have been used, I was struggling to get the shot so I confess I didn't even notice the shutter speed was 1/500 sec, due to the magnification of the subject in the frame I should have certainly gone faster.

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    Nice you caught the toad walking or as you desribe running. You handled the light very well. Framing is right on. Detail looks quite nice.

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