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Finally got the Koala

Swelsh1
New article posted: Finally got the Koala
Sony Alpha 200
Posted: 02/09/2013, 04:45:50 AM
Unteroffizier
Does it ever climb down from the tree?
Entry level digital SLR cameras and lenses.
Posted: 02/09/2013, 07:00:56 AM
BCritchley
Admin
Congratulations and I wish you many sales but have you checked out the best selling koala in tree pictures? It's going to have some tough competition from the likes of:
   Hold on Tight to Your Dreams       Cute koala mother and baby       Koala Bear #1   

With a centered composition I think it would help to have had more of the subject filling the frame, this requires more work form you thus making a photograph compared to a snapshot. Better selling images IMHO tend to fill the picture so that the buyer can see it and not be paying for all those branches and empty space. Fill flash could have also helped light those shadows somewhat. Hope you don't mind my points but I thought them more useful than just saying it's a cute koala. I hope you keep up the good work and move forward from only worrying about getting one that will be accepted from a shoot to worrying about getting the best shot that will/can compete with better selling shots and actually generate you some sales, it's a natural progression for those who work at it :)
180mm macro, Canon L 28-300, Canon L 24-70, 50mm prime f/1.4, 2 x Can...
Posted: 02/09/2013, 07:39:29 AM
Swelsh1
Hi BCritchley, Thanks for the advice, I understand fully what you are saying and it was one of my thoughts. Unfortunately in this case the Koala was quite far away and I couldn't zoom in any closer. Good advice on the use of the fill flash as it has been commented elsewhere that uneven lighting is a problem.
Sony Alpha 200
Posted: 02/09/2013, 17:26:16 PM
Snookless
.....And what a great job you did getting them!! Congrats!
Nikon D750: 50mm 1.4/85mm 1.8. Alien Bees - and me!
Posted: 02/09/2013, 18:35:30 PM
Unteroffizier
I am not sure if feeding the Koala is proper maybe you can bring some food over the next time and see if it will climb down?
Entry level digital SLR cameras and lenses.
Posted: 02/10/2013, 00:47:12 AM
Swelsh1
It is hard to find them awake. They are usually high in the trees with lots of food around. Will try and find one that is lower down. Or get a lens that zooms further.
Sony Alpha 200
Posted: 02/10/2013, 00:51:06 AM
Unteroffizier
Its okay, try harder every time you have a chance to. I am not sure how long the duration you will spend there whenever you take the photos. Maybe if you are serious about taking more Koala pictures you can spend like up to a day there everytime?
Entry level digital SLR cameras and lenses.
Posted: 02/10/2013, 03:05:38 AM