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Birma
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Unread postby Birma » Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:35 pm

This little chap (or chapess) was wandering about the garden this lunchtime. Obviously too inexperienced to know it's meant to be a nocturnal creature! Had to rush out with the beercan for a couple of shots. The Hedgehog was quite unphased by me crawling around the lawn with it.

Both shots F6.3, ISO800 with Min 70/210 F4.

1/500 @75mm, crop of the out of camera JPG
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1/320 @120mm, crop of the out of camera JPG
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C&C welcome as always. ISO800 looks ok to me, but I may be wrong :) . I tried some PP, but the camera's jpg's just looked better to me.

(No C&C on the lawn please - I know it needs mowing!)
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Re: Garden Visitor

Unread postby Javelin » Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:07 pm

Ok no lawn jokes... but it looks like your lawnmower blade needs sharpeing :)

Nice captures. There probably not that shy. porcupines aren't either and we have a oot of those here. They don't even run away. they just sort of saunter

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Re: Garden Visitor

Unread postby bonneville » Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:11 pm

Well caught Birma Image

I live in the countryside and put food out last autumn for them but this one turned up mid afternoon so I had to snap him/her.
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Peered out one night and there were three of them snuffling away :lol:
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Re: Garden Visitor

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:48 pm

I love hedgehogs. Few days ago I found a dead one in the wild part of my garden. Was too late for an autopsy :lol:
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Re: Garden Visitor

Unread postby bossel » Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:51 pm

The second one works well for me, the composition I mean. On the first one, it's cropped very tightly and I'd prefer a bit more space around it (esp. to the right). But then, maybe just my monitor is too small :lol:

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Re: Garden Visitor

Unread postby Birma » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:21 pm

Thank you all for your comments.

I like yours as well Bonneville, he/she looks more bristley :D .

I agree, Bossel, I have tried to give more nose room to #1.

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Re: Garden Visitor

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:33 pm

Thomas was right for giving more space from the right. Well done.
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Re: Garden Visitor

Unread postby Javelin » Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:45 pm

That made a nice diference. what did you do crop differently or did you add some grass to the frame?

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Re: Garden Visitor

Unread postby Birma » Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:40 am

The second attempt was 800 pixels wide which seems to display better, and I re-cropped with a tiny bit more grass just to make sure I got the nose in. It looks ok in Photobucket at 1000 wide (the original). I'll just make sure I scale down a bit further in future for use here.

I wonder if the Hedgehog will come back today?
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