i wish i had a telephoto lens when i was shooting this picture. had to wait quite a while for it to poke its head out again.
i am still unsure where i am with regards to my photography techniques and skills. nonetheless, one thing is sure: i want to improve. as it is, i think i need lots of pointers. so, i'd really appreciate any comments on any of my pictures. tell me whether they're okay. tell me also (and especially) if they're not okay.
tell me how i can improve.
thanks in advance.
ps - here's a re-edited picture of the subject, based on the comments and suggestions below. does this work as well, if not better? (12/2/2006)
pps - another re-edit, based on ezdy's suggestions. it's the one on the right. employed photoshop (read the tutorial a bit to do this), although it took me a few tries to understand the workflow. (15/2/2006)