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on Jan 9, 2009 in Camera Tech, Wildlife Photography

Sharpness Series #3 – da Finger

Whenever I talk about this, folks roll their eyes like I’m selling them snakeoil. There are so MANY little subtle elements in the taking, composing and finishing of a photograph that add up to big results and drama. This is just one more to add to that list. Take a look.

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Another aspect of this that I think about it adverting the attention of a shy subject. That beige, vertical line going up and down can really stick out especially if you’re wearing something dark. During the rut, the Pronghorn bucks seem to pick up on everything. Here, my simply looking over the top of the camera which was on a tripod garnished the look of, “Leave me alone, would ya!” Little things, they will get ya every time!

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Photo captured by D3, 200VR on Lexar UDMA digital film