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  1. Hallyx
    02-19-2012 02:27 AM - permalink
    Hallyx
    Yeah, it's that touch of technique which sets your pics apart. Like a lot of things, it becomes second nature. Like music, or even golf...lol.

    Thanks for the focusing tips. That's one I should have remembered from my college photography classes, (too many) years ago, along with the exposure version of the same trick.

    I only mention the apparently diminishing quality of the contest pics because I've been reviewing the contest archives since May, 2011 (about the time you joined, I think). So I've noticed... they seemed better back then, IMHO.
  2. Hallyx
    02-18-2012 03:50 AM - permalink
    Hallyx
    Hello Copper,

    I really admire your work on Betta, particularly the consistent tight focus you achieve in even your casual shots. I know focus isn't everything, (lighting, composition, action, etc.) but nothing destroys the impact faster than fuzzy edges. That's why I found it interesting that the winning photo for December was your soft-focused sepia. Almost looks like an aiirbrush drawing. Softest thing I've seen you do, and it really looks good.

    I am, however, disappointed in what passes for acceptable focus among the contest entrants. Not one entry in January or (now that I've looked) February is in focus the way you know how to do it, and the way I expect a straight documentary photograph to look. I, myself, am stuck with the frustration of an autofocus camera

    How do you focus fast enough manually, or do you have a trick for using autofocus that you might share?

    Keep up the good work. You definitely have set the standard to which I aspire.
  3. BettaMommy531rip
    02-01-2012 08:58 PM - permalink
    BettaMommy531rip
    It's amazing how some people just have that... that.. certain something that can turn an "ordinary" fish (bettas are anything but ordinary) into a work of art with shadows being cast and light illuminating spots you never even noticed. It's a true talent, and I wish you the best of luck in pursuing it. :)
  4. BettaMommy531rip
    02-01-2012 08:35 PM - permalink
    BettaMommy531rip
    Well, I don't think I would know the difference between you and a professional. Of course I don't know much (or anything) about photography besides the fact that you need a camera to do it. But even I can tell, you're photography is something special. :)
  5. BettaMommy531rip
    01-31-2012 07:35 PM - permalink
    BettaMommy531rip
    Did you take those pictures of your bettas and pets? Wow!!! You're a great photographer! Wish you lived in my area. With those quality pics you could start a photography business! They're all gorgeous!
  6. bettalover2033
    01-28-2012 02:51 PM - permalink
    bettalover2033
    Yeah I think Dragons are my weak spot lol.
  7. bettalover2033
    01-28-2012 12:58 AM - permalink
    bettalover2033
    I see you have a serious problem when it comes to Coppers lol. It fits your name 100%!
  8. StarBetta
    12-16-2011 06:34 PM - permalink
    StarBetta
    me too lol. Thanks!
  9. StarBetta
    12-16-2011 06:09 PM - permalink
    StarBetta
    Since you figured out how to put the pixel in your signature can you tell me how? I have no idea how to...
  10. diablo13
    12-08-2011 05:51 AM - permalink
    diablo13
    Ok, thank you! The one I had didn't have seeds. I think it was a clemintine.

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    I'm a art student(photography), I love being outdoors in nature with my friends
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