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Re: Sal

Postby Duck » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:56 pm

I definitely agree with the general consensus that this is a fantastic image. As for you trying it with tadpoles... I assume if you follow the same technique you will get similarly amazing results. I can't wait to see what you capture.
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Re: Sal

Postby PietFrancke » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:03 am

thank you guys all for your comments and support.

Here is another image of the newt from a year ago.
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And here is todays attempt at a tadpole...
tad1.jpg


The tadpole was a bust. The newt was kind to me, it would explore and swim around and do all kinds of things. The tadpole stayed near the ground and near the glass. So I had a very hard time getting "past" the glass (cleaning it might have helped some, but it was just always right up against it). It was hard to catch too! You have to sneak up on them and put a bag over their head. Anyway, a failure in my book for today and the tadpole was released back into its fish pond.

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Re: Sal

Postby Psjunkie » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:49 am

There's always tomorrow Piet...

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Re: Sal

Postby PietFrancke » Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:19 am

Psjunkie wrote:There's always tomorrow Piet...


truer words were never spoken.

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Re: Sal

Postby LindaShorey » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:05 pm

A good try on the tadpole, and now you know more of what to expect. Ol' Sal looks friendly in the second shot :)
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Re: Sal

Postby St3v3M » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:05 am

PietFrancke wrote:... The tadpoles are out and it wouldn't be hard to catch one, so anyway, any advise will be much appreciated, I'd like to learn and get better.

My gut says to light it more allowing you to capture that beautiful color, but I have to agree the image here is well lit and brings back everything that's right about childhood. This says Look At What I Found Mom with just enough hint of peek-a-boo. And to think you captured this in a mason jar! S-
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