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Up close by ddolfelin at 22/05/2015 - 10:23 PM

Up close by ColleenA

Grand picture of a great animal, Colleen.
More please!

By: ddolfelin 22/05/2015 - 10:23 PM

Embankment of the Verbania. Lago-Maggiore by dudler at 22/05/2015 - 10:23 PM

Embankment of the Verbania. Lago-Maggiore by jerryiron

I suspect that (however you do the white balance), this scene wouldn't have a vast range of colours that are complementary... Brown stone, green leaves and blue sky are not particularly likely to give a great result. Therefore, this was always likely to make for a better mono than colour shot, I suspect. But then, I like black-and-white!

There have been a few regular posters in this Gallery who have a distinctive, even idiosyncratic, style. This has meant that they don't want to change how they take and process pictures - which is fine. We all do what we want to do. However, as Willie says, there is no point in posting in the Critique Gallery if the comments are always going to be on the same fundamental issues.

And, as I've commented before, your pictures would go well in the main Gallery: it might take a while to build a reputation and a following, but there will be many members who will like the subjects you shoot, and the way that you shoot them. It's worth seeking them out, commenting on their pictures, and seeing if you can find inspiration in their work.

By: dudler 22/05/2015 - 10:23 PM

Look at all the lonely people by pamelajean at 22/05/2015 - 10:23 PM

Look at all the lonely people by Philip_H

I like the way you have composed this, Philip, it works so well and nicely conveys its meaning.

By: pamelajean 22/05/2015 - 10:23 PM

Robbed by nature by bricurtis at 22/05/2015 - 10:19 PM

Robbed by nature by michelle30

A superb dandelion take.

By: bricurtis 22/05/2015 - 10:19 PM

Seasonal Progression by pamelajean at 22/05/2015 - 10:18 PM

Seasonal Progression by LynneJoyce

All beautifully presented, Lynne.
My first impression, for V2, is germander speedwell.

By: pamelajean 22/05/2015 - 10:18 PM

Free flight by OlwenB at 22/05/2015 - 10:15 PM

Free flight by OlwenB

Hi Pamela, Thank you so much for your advice. I am going to try the TV mode and use the higher shutter speed and ISO. I got my manual out and have adjusted the settings as you suggested. I'm on a whole new learning curve.Blush I also checked out the link you gave me ... the photos are amazing. With my little camera I don't think I can produce such fantastic results, but I'm certainly going to try and make sure that the technique is right.

Thank you so much for taking the time to help me, I so appreciate it. Now to get out there and practice. Grin

Best wishes,
Olwen

By: OlwenB 22/05/2015 - 10:15 PM

Keeled Skimmer by bricurtis at 22/05/2015 - 10:14 PM

Keeled Skimmer by georgiepoolie

Lovely cature - beautiful eye.

By: bricurtis 22/05/2015 - 10:14 PM

A postcard from Hampshire by SlowSong at 22/05/2015 - 10:08 PM

A postcard from Hampshire by marktc

What a lovely scene. I fancy a walk around there myself. Smile

By: SlowSong 22/05/2015 - 10:08 PM

Freddy by SlowSong at 22/05/2015 - 10:07 PM

Freddy by John_Wannop

Every time I see pics of this dog I fall in love with him a bit more.
xxx

By: SlowSong 22/05/2015 - 10:07 PM

Large Red Damselfly. by SlowSong at 22/05/2015 - 10:06 PM

Large Red Damselfly. by bricurtis

Your insect shots are works of art.
x

By: SlowSong 22/05/2015 - 10:06 PM

Eyes by Richsr at 22/05/2015 - 10:05 PM

Eyes by Rende

Hope you have a good trip Rende

By: Richsr 22/05/2015 - 10:05 PM

Large Red Damselfly. by pamelajean at 22/05/2015 - 9:59 PM

Large Red Damselfly. by bricurtis

Lovely patterns on the body, a striking damselfly.

By: pamelajean 22/05/2015 - 9:59 PM

Matching Pair by cats_123 at 22/05/2015 - 9:54 PM

Matching Pair by stevie

A wonderful catch. I have bitter sweet memories of the Ecuadorian rain forest..fabulous (if wet) environment, but I caught a fever and couldn't stop shaking 😆😆

By: cats_123 22/05/2015 - 9:54 PM

Salute by gerainte1 at 22/05/2015 - 9:48 PM

Salute by TanyaH

Great image full of drama with or without faces and naked women

By: gerainte1 22/05/2015 - 9:48 PM

Checking On You - Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) by Len1950 at 22/05/2015 - 9:48 PM

Checking On You - Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) by Natureale

Great capture, saw one last week but only through the binoculars, first sighting and would love to frame one as good as this.

By: Len1950 22/05/2015 - 9:48 PM

Cooking on Glass by Fred263 at 22/05/2015 - 9:47 PM

Cooking on Glass by Fefe

Superb set of indoor images, Diane.
Fred

By: Fred263 22/05/2015 - 9:47 PM

Seagull on the spot by Pevik at 22/05/2015 - 9:46 PM

Seagull on the spot by Pevik

First of all thank you very much for your 'hospitality' and all of those great ideas and comments, they are all very usefull!

dark_lord, using a tripod might be difficult for me since I carry my camera with me to/from work/shop/cinema/trip etc most of the time. Furthermore I do not own one at the moment, but I'll buy one when I learn how to frame correctly. I think it's good idea.
Lowering shutter speed is great idea. It's so obvois, I can't believe I haven't figured this out myself.
It is still hard for me to remember - "always watch the sun (or any other light source) while composing the frame". I'll pay more attention to this one.

Reffering to the exposure - heavy clouds made it all dark. In addition my lens is quite dark. I tried to maintain real life condition - it doeasn't feel quite right to "change" the reality to me. But I'm trying to get rid of that habit.

Thank you for your editing - especcialy the crop. This is the advice I appreciate most.

benehawi, when you point it out it seems obvious now. Thank you!

Again, thank you all for comments - I'll try to make good use of it.

By: Pevik 22/05/2015 - 9:46 PM

Keeled Skimmer by Len1950 at 22/05/2015 - 9:45 PM

Keeled Skimmer by georgiepoolie

Superb macro shot with great detail and colour.

By: Len1950 22/05/2015 - 9:45 PM

The Reflections on The Nidd by Fred263 at 22/05/2015 - 9:45 PM

The Reflections on The Nidd by Fefe

Superb image, Diane. v1 is my fave.
Fred

By: Fred263 22/05/2015 - 9:45 PM

A postcard from Hampshire by WhiteRose1 at 22/05/2015 - 9:44 PM

A postcard from Hampshire by marktc

A very picturesque postcard, Mark, good to see it in the landscape.

Dave

By: WhiteRose1 22/05/2015 - 9:44 PM

in every dream home, a heartache... by gerainte1 at 22/05/2015 - 9:44 PM

in every dream home, a heartache... by whatriveristhis

atmospheric thought provoking image very

By: gerainte1 22/05/2015 - 9:44 PM

On the Corner of the Street by Fred263 at 22/05/2015 - 9:44 PM

On the Corner of the Street by Fefe

Great family portrait, Diane. Such happy faces SmileSmileSmile
Fred

By: Fred263 22/05/2015 - 9:44 PM

Redex by cats_123 at 22/05/2015 - 9:43 PM

Redex by bwlchmawr

Never did work for my cars 😆

By: cats_123 22/05/2015 - 9:43 PM

The Belly Dancer by JackBunn at 22/05/2015 - 9:41 PM

The Belly Dancer by tw3

Very tasteful. A pose to remember. Thanks.

By: JackBunn 22/05/2015 - 9:41 PM

Long Tail Tit by Kim Walton at 22/05/2015 - 9:41 PM

Long Tail Tit by Andysnapper

Nice clean image. IMHO needs a hard crop. The branch and sky are to prevalent in the image.

By: Kim Walton 22/05/2015 - 9:41 PM

Is the End near? by cats_123 at 22/05/2015 - 9:41 PM

Is the End near? by bouic

Clearly one of them thinks so 😆😆

By: cats_123 22/05/2015 - 9:41 PM

Look at all the lonely people by JawDborn at 22/05/2015 - 9:41 PM

Look at all the lonely people by Philip_H

Good to see this memorial, Phil. A well taken, emotive shot.

I had a look round the Eyemouth museum a few years ago, I think it was opened as a memorial to the poor fishermen who lost their lives.

By: JawDborn 22/05/2015 - 9:41 PM

Serious by cats_123 at 22/05/2015 - 9:40 PM

Serious by Split

Looking good 😊

By: cats_123 22/05/2015 - 9:40 PM

Marija by JawDborn at 22/05/2015 - 9:36 PM

Marija by jovanovic

Oh what a lovely smile. SmileMakes everyone who sees the photo feel happy , I'm sure!

Jack.

By: JawDborn 22/05/2015 - 9:36 PM

Marija by cats_123 at 22/05/2015 - 9:35 PM

Marija by jovanovic

A lovely warm smile 😊

By: cats_123 22/05/2015 - 9:35 PM

A postcard from Hampshire by Skeet1Away at 22/05/2015 - 9:35 PM

A postcard from Hampshire by marktc

I want to live there................mate I'm crossing that boarder again, wee shoot with Andy......bring on the light..

Paul.

By: Skeet1Away 22/05/2015 - 9:35 PM

Checking On You - Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) by JuBarney at 22/05/2015 - 9:35 PM

Checking On You - Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) by Natureale

Terrific shots
Ju

By: JuBarney 22/05/2015 - 9:35 PM

A Slightly Longer Tour of Sizergh Castle by pamelajean at 22/05/2015 - 9:35 PM

A Slightly Longer Tour of Sizergh Castle by PhilT2

Loved the virtual tour, Phil, the colours and lushness throughout are well portrayed.

By: pamelajean 22/05/2015 - 9:35 PM

Lunch! by WhiteRose1 at 22/05/2015 - 9:35 PM

Lunch! by Quoise

Lip smacking good Smile. Enjoy tomorrow.... I can just about remember my 40th (and it has nothing to do with alcohol!! Grin)

Dave

By: WhiteRose1 22/05/2015 - 9:35 PM

Spotted flycatcher by JuBarney at 22/05/2015 - 9:33 PM

Spotted flycatcher by DerekHollis

Splendid shot
Ju

By: JuBarney 22/05/2015 - 9:33 PM

More from the Misty Isle by Skeet1Away at 22/05/2015 - 9:33 PM

More from the Misty Isle by Tynnwrlluniau

Way way way and way good mate............Alun, when you have it you have it, crafted mate......Grin

Paul.

By: Skeet1Away 22/05/2015 - 9:33 PM

Buchaille Etive Beag by Skeet1Away at 22/05/2015 - 9:30 PM

Buchaille Etive Beag by Irishkate

Kate, would have been proud to have shot this myself.........Wink

Paul.

By: Skeet1Away 22/05/2015 - 9:30 PM

POPPY by chrissie3 at 22/05/2015 - 9:30 PM

POPPY by indysteve1949

Beautiful! Mine are all yellowSad

By: chrissie3 22/05/2015 - 9:30 PM

The difference a few days make. by chrissie3 at 22/05/2015 - 9:29 PM

The difference a few days make. by HarrietH

Very pretty, Maureen. Lovely colours too.

By: chrissie3 22/05/2015 - 9:29 PM

Plenty Rust here by Skeet1Away at 22/05/2015 - 9:29 PM

Plenty Rust here by netta1234

very nice Netta..............

Paul.

By: Skeet1Away 22/05/2015 - 9:29 PM

Roaches by Skeet1Away at 22/05/2015 - 9:28 PM

Roaches by fazzer

Sunning mate, hope the light is good for you this weekend..................sorry forgot the other day Happy late Birthday mate.


Paul.

By: Skeet1Away 22/05/2015 - 9:28 PM

Now where's me bike? by HobbitDave at 22/05/2015 - 9:24 PM

Now where's me bike? by cabbie

This takes trick cycling to a new level! Wonderful find!!

Dave Wink

By: HobbitDave 22/05/2015 - 9:24 PM

Checking On You - Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) by senn at 22/05/2015 - 9:22 PM

Checking On You - Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) by Natureale

great compo and light !

By: senn 22/05/2015 - 9:22 PM

Pampas Grass by Mike_Smith at 22/05/2015 - 9:21 PM

Pampas Grass by pamelajean

Makes for a great capture Pamela, and yes the shutter speed i agree

By: Mike_Smith 22/05/2015 - 9:21 PM

COLOURFUL by Mike_Smith at 22/05/2015 - 9:19 PM

COLOURFUL by EMJAYCEE

A beautiful pair of shots Joan, when we go there in July the whole Island is covered in a flower called Agapanthus

By: Mike_Smith 22/05/2015 - 9:19 PM

Touch down! by Jat_Riski at 22/05/2015 - 9:18 PM

Touch down! by KPnut

Awesome!!

By: Jat_Riski 22/05/2015 - 9:18 PM

Checking On You - Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) by Natureale at 22/05/2015 - 9:17 PM

Checking On You - Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) by Natureale

Yes, I do have some more. Grin Check the optional image.
Thanks for watching.

By: Natureale 22/05/2015 - 9:17 PM

Great Egrets 15-04 (I) by DonMc at 22/05/2015 - 9:16 PM

Great Egrets 15-04 (I) by DonMc

Hello Fred and Mike, thank you both very much for your comments!SmileSmileSmile
Don

By: DonMc 22/05/2015 - 9:16 PM

Checking On You - Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) by Mike_Smith at 22/05/2015 - 9:12 PM

Checking On You - Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) by Natureale

Beautiful capture a bird i have yet to get, i hope you got a few more of him too

By: Mike_Smith 22/05/2015 - 9:12 PM

Kingfisher by ali63 at 22/05/2015 - 9:11 PM

Kingfisher by Louise_Morris

Brilliant image Lou,

Ali Grin

By: ali63 22/05/2015 - 9:11 PM