thanks for the additional feedback!
I’ll have to start trying higher ISO, but I don’t like to push the 50D much past 800 or it gets really noisy. Working towards an upgrade, but just not there yet.
Ready to burst was actually taken before I really had depth of field figured out. I still consider it one of my fav shots and kind of dig the lack of dof – but have also tried to replicate it every year since with more dof, just to see the difference. Haven’t gotten it timed right yet! (maybe this year!)
Once again I didn’t even notice the decay on that orchid. You are definitely opening my eyes to the smaller details, thank you!
On the cat pic – that is almost sooc.. the weeds were purple, the sunset was super orange, will have to try darkening up those logs. and maybe a bit of a crop too.
Once again, thank you so much!