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Folks: it's not OK to take other people's photos to edit and re-post. Just like we don't correct each other's spelling and grammar, we don't take it upon ourselves to decide that someone's photo needs correction. In addition, as has been emphasized before, you need to respect copyright.

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58 minutes ago, Trevor L. said:

How do you guys get photos this good? All of mine kinda suck.

I'm going to treat this as a serious question.   My pictures from travel abroad were taken with a Panasonic Lumix.  A camera with 20-1200 zoom and 18 MP, Leica glass lens.  This "travel camera" costs about $300 and takes excellent photos.  Regardless of what you learn with a camera, learn everything you can about the focus system.  Sharp pictures are pictures that are in focus.  I have written and published a wildlife book on wildlife in the Cascades.  In the USA I I have top of the line Nikon equipment that is capable of capturing birds in flight.  The Lumix won't do that.  My Nikon setup weighs about 8 pounds, the Lumix weighs about 8 ounces.  That is a compromise that limits what pictures I can take traveling, but my suitcase isn't full of lenses and cameras either.  The mega-zoom lens does work for getting "close" to wildlife.  Also, having good software to process pictures is important.  I use Photoshop and On1 Photo Raw to process pictures.  Lastly, take lots of pictures, especially with cameras that will shoot many frames per second.  The Lumix shoots 9 shots a second.  My Nikon shoots 10.  Keep the good ones and chuck the bad ones.  Have fun!

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