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Underwater Photo Contest Entry

Taken by: Johnny Chiu

(Orangutan crab) Rise of of The Apes , by:GF1 + YS110 45MM
(Orangutan crab) Rise of of The Apes , by:GF1 + YS110  45MM by Johnny Chiu
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Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2011- (11/2/2011 6:31:00 AM)
Category: Macro - not swimming
location: East China Sea Taiwan
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Johnny
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Answer nudi with legs? lol, nevertheless awesome shot :D
 
Junlao
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message  Dear Johnny,
Thank for your latest submission to the UWP contest smile

You've requested a critique of your photo. How it works :
I will structure my critique into a few chapters and will list some suggested solutions to problem zones ( if there are any ). My critique will be like 2-3 posts in total, please wait with any answers until you see the note 'photo critic completed' - thanks smile

As we photo critics do this job as volunteers, a 'thank you' is always appreciated (no 'thanks' = no more critiques ).

Photo critiques here at UWP are meant to give a helping hand with an analytic review & to suggest solutions. The objective is to see you here as winner one day smile

And here we go ( critique/review starts with the next post ) !

 
Rico Besserdich
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message As a first word : Please do not most more than 1 photo at a time. My critique will be about your orang utan crab. Others will follow later.

Photo Critique

First impression
Interesting critter but needs way more DOF.

Technical ( score from 1-6, best is 6 )
Exposure : 4, Colours: 4, Sparpness: 2, DOF ( depht of field ) : 2, Contrast : 3


Suggestions :
I think, the 45mm lens is not the right choice for this scenery. To get all the great details of that critter, straight macro setting are nessessary. At least F16 to capture all the "hairy details" and to achieve better DOF.


Composition
centered but has some small good ideas smile

Suggestions :
Good idea to work with a diagonal line !! Try something like F16 and 1/180 sc next to to isolate the subject from the background a bit more. Do never let your camera choose the point of focus...YOU should do this ;-)
 
Rico Besserdich
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message  Subject
cool critter !!!!


Suggestions :
When it's about critters it's all about details. Those crabs are "models" with a very high potential but they are difficult to shoot. You'll need to study on basic photography techniques, first. Regarding this shot....it's all about camera &/ strobe settings ;-)

Epilogue
Welcome to the UWP contest - I am looking forward to your next submissions smile

All the best,
Rico


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