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Doggie Picture -- C&C Welcome

Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by USMCsilver, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

    Oct 8, 2001
    Middle of SC

    Just auto settings. Still haven't figured much about about this thing yet.
  2. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

    Oct 8, 2001
    Middle of SC
    Here's a picture of my little Colt:


  3. MrsKitty


    Mar 23, 2003
    On the doggie (who is cute by the way--I am an animal nut! :supergrin: )

    You see the greenish-blue spots in his eyes? That is from your flash. It was too close to being on the same level his eyes were on. I think it's actually his retina but I am not positive on it. It's the same principle as red eye. Use flash higher than your living subject. That's why we bounce flash off the ceiling.

    Quit using the damn auto settings. It's digital. Put it on Av, Tv or M and play with it. If you had stopped that lens down some you could have gotten both is nose and eyes in focus. Auto modes will never get it right for you. You have to tell the camera what you want it to do instead of letting it do whatever it wants.

    As for Colt, he is much better. No red/blue glowing eyes. He is a bit oversaturated but Nikons do that more than Canon right out of the body. It's really a personal preference thing so if you like it it is fine. He's growing.

    Keep taking pics. Take zillions of them. It's the only way to learn.
  4. Hokie

    Hokie NRA Member

    May 16, 2006
    That would be hard if he used the built in flash.
    If you have not already you should get a good external flash. This will increase the distance between the lens and flash reducing the chance of red eye and allowing you to rotate the head to bounce flash. And the flash will be more powerful and recycle faster.
  5. Interesting image, cute expression on the pup's face. You did good using the eye for the focus point. Go to manual settings and put the f/Stop a little higher for greater depth of field. Would have been a great shot if the nose and eyes were both in focus.

    Keep shooting and RTFM - Read the Field Manual.