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A Winter's Walk in the Wissahickon #10 by johnke at 30/03/2015 - 6:08 PM

A Winter's Walk in the Wissahickon #10 by handlerstudio

First class detail Peter and such wonderful textures....John

By: johnke 30/03/2015 - 6:08 PM

Wannabe a Crestie ! by ninpo135 at 30/03/2015 - 6:06 PM

Wannabe a Crestie ! by teocali

Lovely Capture Sylvia.

Mick.

By: ninpo135 30/03/2015 - 6:06 PM

Another moment in time. by mrswoolybill at 30/03/2015 - 6:06 PM

Another moment in time. by franken

LOL, he's spelling out words in full, how sad is that?
Moira

By: mrswoolybill 30/03/2015 - 6:06 PM

Blue Tit by JuBarney at 30/03/2015 - 6:04 PM

Blue Tit by georgiepoolie

A fine detailed shot
Ju

By: JuBarney 30/03/2015 - 6:04 PM

Silence of water by johnke at 30/03/2015 - 6:03 PM

Silence of water by lica

Fantastic Image, beautiful pink delicate tones and the two islands well placed in the Frame...John

By: johnke 30/03/2015 - 6:03 PM

Blue Tit by barbarahirst at 30/03/2015 - 6:03 PM

Blue Tit by stuart1963

He really is posing for you

By: barbarahirst 30/03/2015 - 6:03 PM

Do I know  you? by JuBarney at 30/03/2015 - 6:03 PM

Do I know you? by tonyguitar

A really lovely capture
Ju

By: JuBarney 30/03/2015 - 6:03 PM

meadow  brown by johnke at 30/03/2015 - 6:02 PM

meadow brown by CarolG

A fabulous Butterfly capture Carol, well done...John

By: johnke 30/03/2015 - 6:02 PM

Shaun by barbarahirst at 30/03/2015 - 6:01 PM

Shaun by jinstone

You are featured e2 piccy plus at the moment Smile Smile Smile
Smile Smile Smile Smile

By: barbarahirst 30/03/2015 - 6:01 PM

Fish Traps by barbarahirst at 30/03/2015 - 5:59 PM

Fish Traps by crookymonsta

Such an interesting image....
A wonderful place to see

By: barbarahirst 30/03/2015 - 5:59 PM

Purple -rumped Sunbird [Male] by JuBarney at 30/03/2015 - 5:59 PM

Purple -rumped Sunbird [Male] by subashcr

A beautiful capture
Ju

By: JuBarney 30/03/2015 - 5:59 PM

Final Inspection. by DonMc at 30/03/2015 - 5:59 PM

Final Inspection. by bricurtis

Excellent macro and composition Brian! Award I think!SmileSmileSmile
Don

By: DonMc 30/03/2015 - 5:59 PM

Great Egret by dudler at 30/03/2015 - 5:58 PM

Great Egret by mitrashamik

And welcome from me!

Willie's mod has done everything that I wanted to - but I want to add a couple of thoughts on camera technique, as you say in your profile that you're a beginner.

We older togs often say that manual exposure taught us all we know: and it did. However, it taught most of us (me, for certain) with dozens, hundreds, of spoiled shots.

Starting these days, with digital, you have four advantages:

1 shooting a hundred images costs you less than shooting ten cost me in 1968;
2 your camera has several automatic modes, which will give you a head start in getting reasonable results;
3 you can look at the results at once, and assess them on the camera - you don't have to wait until you've processed and printed a film; and
4 there's a wonderful facility to check exposure - just alter the view to see the histogram on the screen. You can reshoot with corrected exposure if it's wrong. (Look up how the histogram works, if you do nothing else as a result of reading this!)

An amazing number of people seem to use spot metering and manual from the start. Like a Ferrari or an Aston Martin, these are wonderful tools for the expert, but you need to know how to 'drive' your camera first. If you try to learn to drive on an ultra high performance car, you are as likely to kill yourself as anything - better learn on a Hindustan Ambassador or a modest Tata, in which you cannot have such spectacular and high-speed accidents.

As Moira says, you have caught a lovely moment - you clearly have good instincts for shooting nature.

By: dudler 30/03/2015 - 5:58 PM

lucky shot by unk001 at 30/03/2015 - 5:58 PM

lucky shot by unk001

Pam, and others...I'll try from now on to post 1pic at a time for critique... Just not been able to do much lately

C. Sad

By: unk001 30/03/2015 - 5:58 PM

slant by NDODS at 30/03/2015 - 5:57 PM

slant by MileJanjic

Beautifully captured tones and textures. I particularly like your choice and style of processing Mile.

Regards Nathan

By: NDODS 30/03/2015 - 5:57 PM

reed bunting i think by JuBarney at 30/03/2015 - 5:57 PM

reed bunting i think by madbob

A splendid capture of this beauty
Ju

By: JuBarney 30/03/2015 - 5:57 PM

Scafell Reflections by johnke at 30/03/2015 - 5:55 PM

Scafell Reflections by Andysnapper

This is truly a superb Image Andy, great work I like very much, even for a Monday...John

By: johnke 30/03/2015 - 5:55 PM

Great White Egret in Flight (VIII) by DonMc at 30/03/2015 - 5:55 PM

Great White Egret in Flight (VIII) by DonMc

Good evening John, Phil, Barbara and Nathan, thank you very much for your comments!SmileSmileSmile
Don

By: DonMc 30/03/2015 - 5:55 PM

Dunnocks Singing. by JuBarney at 30/03/2015 - 5:55 PM

Dunnocks Singing. by bobpaige1

A terrific detailed set
Ju

By: JuBarney 30/03/2015 - 5:55 PM

Madagascan Day Gecko II by NDODS at 30/03/2015 - 5:55 PM

Madagascan Day Gecko II by flowerpower59

A beautifully composed capture capturing this adorable reptile so very well with superb clarity and colour.

Regards Nathan

By: NDODS 30/03/2015 - 5:55 PM

White Lily by MileJanjic at 30/03/2015 - 5:54 PM

White Lily by Mollycat

Beautiful Peter!

By: MileJanjic 30/03/2015 - 5:54 PM

lucky shot by unk001 at 30/03/2015 - 5:54 PM

lucky shot by unk001

Tkx John... A lot to think about... I have tried most of your suggestions,and experienced with others...mostly checking the histogram for exposure... Also uused the focus tracking and just fixed with various situations with limited success..
PS the back... Getting pres screened for surgery... Wish me luck

C. Smile

By: unk001 30/03/2015 - 5:54 PM

Street Art by NDODS at 30/03/2015 - 5:54 PM

Street Art by mikesavage

GrinGrinGrin

Great find and capture. Thanks for sharing.

Regards Nathan

By: NDODS 30/03/2015 - 5:54 PM

The Balcony by johnke at 30/03/2015 - 5:54 PM

The Balcony by nonur

Very well detailed Nazith, the balcony is well placed in your Image, I do like this...John

By: johnke 30/03/2015 - 5:54 PM

Female Reed Bunting by JuBarney at 30/03/2015 - 5:54 PM

Female Reed Bunting by Jenny-D

A fine detailed shot
Ju

By: JuBarney 30/03/2015 - 5:54 PM

Lamp & Towers. by NDODS at 30/03/2015 - 5:53 PM

Lamp & Towers. by wrinkles

A very well observed and captured image.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

By: NDODS 30/03/2015 - 5:53 PM

Chaffinch. by JuBarney at 30/03/2015 - 5:52 PM

Chaffinch. by brandish

Terrific shots of Mr Tubby!
They all seem so fat at the moment.
Ju

By: JuBarney 30/03/2015 - 5:52 PM

Great White Egret in Flight (VIII) by NDODS at 30/03/2015 - 5:52 PM

Great White Egret in Flight (VIII) by DonMc

Stunning capture, beautifully position within the frame. Thanks for sharing Don.

Regards Nathan

By: NDODS 30/03/2015 - 5:52 PM

Redshank by NDODS at 30/03/2015 - 5:51 PM

Redshank by nanpantanman

A beautiful detailed capture of this charming Redshank. Both the colour and detail is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

By: NDODS 30/03/2015 - 5:51 PM

Hard Times by NDODS at 30/03/2015 - 5:50 PM

Hard Times by bwlchmawr

I can't see his three balls...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

By: NDODS 30/03/2015 - 5:50 PM

Grotta Aurora by JuBarney at 30/03/2015 - 5:50 PM

Grotta Aurora by JamesGrantPhotography

A wonderful capture of this beautiful sky
Ju

By: JuBarney 30/03/2015 - 5:50 PM

Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) by NDODS at 30/03/2015 - 5:49 PM

Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) by DerekL

Two beautifully composed and captured images of the gorgeous Grebe. Wonderful colour and detail throughout. Thanks for sharing Derek.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

By: NDODS 30/03/2015 - 5:49 PM

Doing its own thing by johnke at 30/03/2015 - 5:49 PM

Doing its own thing by barbarahirst

A beautiful color filled Image Barbara...John

By: johnke 30/03/2015 - 5:49 PM

Fallow Buck by NDODS at 30/03/2015 - 5:48 PM

Fallow Buck by esoxlucius

The light indeed is so very beautiful. A wonderful wildlife capture. Thanks for sharing.

Regards Nathan

By: NDODS 30/03/2015 - 5:48 PM

Sankatmochan Temple Shimla by johnke at 30/03/2015 - 5:48 PM

Sankatmochan Temple Shimla by 781969

Beautiful Vikran...John

By: johnke 30/03/2015 - 5:48 PM

Relationships 4  Mind games by mrswoolybill at 30/03/2015 - 5:47 PM

Relationships 4 Mind games by mrswoolybill


Quote: Generally, it is to put the distant, hazy one at calm and relaxed.. Only that! But in that, maybe, some peace is disturbed.. But it was not the near one's intention..
yes, sometimes it would be difficult to understand when there's such a sense of distance as the image depicts..


Quote: Hmm ... up close and personal. Except it's not, as the closest figure doesn't have a face exactly ... so it's not easy to relate to it as a 'person' and therefore difficult to attach the term 'relationship' to them, as that speaks of the human element. Which these very definitely aren't ...


Quote: The closest figure did have an idea that it would drag itself to a very grave danger..
But let it be so..


Quote: Lets just ignore them.

You see, they are playing games with your minds... Wink
Thanks folks, there's some good reading above.
Moira

By: mrswoolybill 30/03/2015 - 5:47 PM

lancashire wildlife by JuBarney at 30/03/2015 - 5:47 PM

lancashire wildlife by craggwildlifephotography

A terrific set of this beautiful bird
Ju

By: JuBarney 30/03/2015 - 5:47 PM

Pier Into The Sun by johnke at 30/03/2015 - 5:46 PM

Pier Into The Sun by WhiteRose1

Stunning detail and light Dave, fantastic.

It said I cant type yes, a problem now fixed with my key board...John

By: johnke 30/03/2015 - 5:46 PM

Green Sandpiper by JuBarney at 30/03/2015 - 5:45 PM

Green Sandpiper by tomaszbudnicki

A splendid image
Ju

By: JuBarney 30/03/2015 - 5:45 PM

N0 - WE ARE NOT SITTING DOWN! by danbrann at 30/03/2015 - 5:45 PM

N0 - WE ARE NOT SITTING DOWN! by EMJAYCEE

That's a powerful looking dog Joan. I'm pleased he is on a lead.

By: danbrann 30/03/2015 - 5:45 PM

On Guard by dudler at 30/03/2015 - 5:44 PM

On Guard by dusfim

Just about everything about this shot is right, Mario - from the left hand just inside the frame to the fractionally off-centre composition (combining an active look with the formality that a legionary in sparkling armour merits), it's perfect. I'd guess that this is simply the best shot you've posted here.

Nothing to modify to improve - but I'll offer you a mono conversion, for a more classic look. Not better, at all - just different!

By: dudler 30/03/2015 - 5:44 PM

Siberian Eagle Owl by johnke at 30/03/2015 - 5:44 PM

Siberian Eagle Owl by M_squared

This really is stunning Malcolm, fantastic...John

By: johnke 30/03/2015 - 5:44 PM

Snowstorm by JuBarney at 30/03/2015 - 5:43 PM

Snowstorm by pranagal

A charming and timeless capture
Ju

By: JuBarney 30/03/2015 - 5:43 PM

On the wagon. by danbrann at 30/03/2015 - 5:43 PM

On the wagon. by mikbee

I think that is as good as we have had from you Mick.

By: danbrann 30/03/2015 - 5:43 PM

Male Chaffinch 8 by teocali at 30/03/2015 - 5:42 PM

Male Chaffinch 8 by ade123

Lovely plumage detail, textures, tones and patterning, Ade. Looks so good in that natural setting and really stands out,
Sylvia

By: teocali 30/03/2015 - 5:42 PM

meadow  brown by capto at 30/03/2015 - 5:42 PM

meadow brown by CarolG

A beautiful frame filler.Smile

ivor

By: capto 30/03/2015 - 5:42 PM

Hoverfly (Eristalis pertinax) by johnke at 30/03/2015 - 5:42 PM

Hoverfly (Eristalis pertinax) by fentiger

Fantastic detail Albert, a real super Macro...John

By: johnke 30/03/2015 - 5:42 PM

What Is That??? by danbrann at 30/03/2015 - 5:42 PM

What Is That??? by Daisymaye

Cat woman strikes again. Good stuff Sandy.

By: danbrann 30/03/2015 - 5:42 PM

Full Capstan Strength by capto at 30/03/2015 - 5:42 PM

Full Capstan Strength by cats_123

I remember them well, never had the bottle to smoke them though.Smile

ivor

By: capto 30/03/2015 - 5:42 PM

lucky shot by pamelajean at 30/03/2015 - 5:41 PM

lucky shot by unk001

Although it's not the best of circumstances, Charles, you have had time to quietly take pictures of creatures visiting your garden, and that's a joy for anyone. But I think these shots would be better appreciated in the main gallery.

We would be quite happy for you to upload one at a time in the Critique Gallery, for the reasons given above.

I personally like V2, the pigeon looks as if it's communicating with the birds affixed to the feeder, and your close take makes it an interesting shot. The pigeon's eye is nice and sharp, too.

Pamela.

By: pamelajean 30/03/2015 - 5:41 PM