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Old 05-13-2006, 11:53 AM
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While looking through http://www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml I read how hard it is to get your photos accepted on the site. If they are rejected, they give you pointers on how to improve your photography. As I am no photographer and only have a cheap Olympus C-310Z (3.2MP) camera, I thought this might be a way of getting an independent critique on some of my photos. So I went ahead and submitted a few to see what they got rejected on. The photos were taken with my Olympus and home-made macro lens, that was made from old binocular lenses.
Well they have only been accepted, haven't they I'm feeling really proud of myself and have decided to submit a few more and see what happens.
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Old 05-13-2006, 12:36 PM
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Way to go Chris nice photo's like the dragon fly best,

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P.s. i love my cheap olympus
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Old 05-14-2006, 02:46 AM
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Well done, Chris...

I love my cheap Minolta digital pocket camera. It goes places my Nikon DSLR will never see!
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Old 05-14-2006, 03:00 AM
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Photoshop is a great help when it come to my photos. Some only need a little adjustment, where others need quite a lot
As an example, here is the original untouched dragonfly shot. It was taken inside our tent while camping on the UK south coast.
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Old 05-15-2006, 01:43 AM
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Well, I think I've found out that my photos are better than I thought they were. I've read many topics on their forum about the amount of photos that are rejected. But out of the 19 I've uploaded, 18 have been accepted
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I will just sit here a little longer with this big grin on my face, as I'm feeling really pleased with myself now
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Old 05-15-2006, 01:57 AM
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I will just sit here a little longer with this big grin on my face, as I'm feeling really pleased with myself now
hehehe, best feeling in the world, isnt it

well done, chris!

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Old 05-15-2006, 02:49 AM
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It sure is
It's even better when you get 9 and 10 point ratings for photos taken with a cheap camera and DIY lenses
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Old 05-15-2006, 09:48 AM
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Out of the 1 photo I've uploaded, ALL have been accepted!
YEEEEHAAAA!
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Old 05-16-2006, 01:03 PM
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chris,

you've mentioned the homemade macros a couple times now. how in the world did you make binocular lenses into photo lenses? i want pictures!

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Old 05-16-2006, 01:19 PM
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It really is very easy. I've created a few lenses now that all fit my camera.

I've taken a few pics of the lens, components and one of the camera with it on. I'll resize them and pop them in here.
I've just checked on stock.xchng and my wasp photo has just made it as top rated image on the site (view images by rating). Don't know how long it will stay there, but it's made my grin even bigger
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