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alansnap's Gallery Comments

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And THIS is what they're REALLY for! by dudler

And THIS is what they're REALLY for!

Totally agree with you. When my daughter was young my wife breastfed her in public. Most people didn't notice, and if they'd have made a fuss I'd have told them to get a life.

By: dudler

Butterfly, Again! by IshanPathak

Butterfly, Again!

Hi Ishan, I think that the processing means that this has become a photograph of the flower with a butterfly on it. Looking at your original I think that you could tone down the flower so that this becomes a butterfly photo. When there is a very bright colour in an image our eyes are drawn straight to it as the eye/brain tends to concentrate on the dominant aspect of what it's perceiving. Try putting your hand in front of your screen so that the flower is masked and suddenly the spotted body of the butterfly becomes much more obvious. The background here is absolutely perfect for making the colours of the main subject stand out, it's just that you have accentuated the dominant colour and so taken the viewers attention away from your principal subject.
You seem also to have masked the head with one of the petals, so I do hope that you have more versions with the whole butterfly.
Keep working on it, you are getting there.

By: IshanPathak

Shadows, reflections and shoe's. by rontear

Shadows, reflections and shoe's.

Well observed. I'm always looking for something different with this sort of place.

By: rontear

Bedraggled by rontear


Well done on the medal and all the best in the final.

By: rontear

Girl 3 by espresso

Girl 3

I think I prefer v2 as it is so true to life and the colour of the scarf is so vibrant.

By: espresso

Goldcrest by Tom-Melton


Lovely. I remember these in my parent's garden in Northern Ireland back in the 70s, such beautiful little birds and relatively tame.

By: Tom-Melton

Great Bear Rainforest by rontear

Great Bear Rainforest

Absolutely gorgeous Ron.

By: rontear

Stealthy -Tara by prabhusinha

Stealthy -Tara

A wonderful set of photos Prabhas. It is so wonderful to see wild tigers, and you were very fortunate to see her for so long.

By: prabhusinha

Sub Adult Tiger by kanhatiger

Sub Adult Tiger

A fine shot and I sympathise about not being able to get a wider view. I'd be tempted to do a portrait crop just behind the shoulders. It would make for a stronger image.

By: kanhatiger

My Kid... by debu

My Kid...

A lovely image Debu. Northern India I assume. Only 12 days and I'll be in Karanataka and the Kerala. Grin

By: debu

An Eternal Love by prabhusinha

An Eternal Love

Hi Prabhas, again these are lovely, but they're still plum headed parakeets.
Cheers, Alan

By: prabhusinha

Ring necked Parakeet by prabhusinha

Ring necked Parakeet

Hi Prabu, a great shot and these are lovely birds, but they are plum headed parakeets. The ring necked parakeet is the plain green bird. I was pleased to see several pairs of the plum headed parakeets in Ranthambhore two years ago. I'll be in Kerala in a few weeks so I hope I'll see some more.
All the best,

By: prabhusinha

Kalbelia dancer by pradeepmahajan

Kalbelia dancer

A lovely shot. I'll be in Kerala in time for the Kathakali dancers in early April. I'm so looking forward to it.

By: pradeepmahajan

Aonoch Dubh by cdm36

Aonoch Dubh

Very dramatic and not dubh with all that snowSmile

By: cdm36

Mourne Homestead by SamCampbell

Mourne Homestead

Dramatic lighting Sam. Last time I was in the Mournes was when I was an undergrad at Queen's - oh good grief that will be 40 years ago Sad

By: SamCampbell

Shiva on an elephant by alansnap

Shiva on an elephant

Indeed, this is purely the imagination of the artist, but what an imagination.

By: alansnap



Another stunning shot.


Amazed !! by rontear

Amazed !!

I reckon you've got a secret wormhole so you can keep going back Grin Another fine shot Ron. I love the expression here.

By: rontear

Taj reflection by alansnap

Taj reflection

Quote: I exactly know from where it is taken.. agra is my wife's city and i visit the taj once every year.. every time i visit i find a new experience.. sometimes it overwhelms me to find together people of so many nationalities, origins, ethnicities and fills me with a sense that boundaries are being broken.. silence too is enjoyable here, but you are not likely to find it (but i see you got in very early and a bit of loneliness).. though i have never visited it on full moon nights, i have a feeling that they do allow tourists on full moon nights.. what a magical experience that would be.. i have to explore myself..
best of luck.. good shooting.. india is a wonderful place to take pictures.. cheers. Smile

Thank you so much Pamab, our only sadness now is that we waited so long to visit your wonderful country. Not only is there great beauty, there are wonderful people and overwhelming cities. This time we are spending most of our time in the countryside and we're looking forward to it so much.


By: alansnap

mark of love by shashank4567

mark of love

Yes, I agree with the others. The crop is too tight, so the building doesn't have any scale or position in its environment. The temptation is always to shoot square on to the building, but, unless there's a foreground lead in such as the one you get from within the complex, there is no apparent depth. You seem to have a white balance problem. I know that the Taj Mahal isn't white, but is a wonderful set of pale colours. I took a shot form the gardens across the Jamuna and you can see it here. Have a look at that and see how it differs.

By: shashank4567

Photo in Bandhavgarh by JuBarney

Photo in Bandhavgarh

Looking forward to real deal JuGrin Oh and looking forward to India later this month! - but then I've said that before Smile

By: JuBarney

spitfire TE311 by pat_hopkins

spitfire TE311

Wow, the ultimate Spit. Excellent.

By: pat_hopkins

Radik... by BURNBLUE


Excellent, just like a Breughel until you notice the chainsaw.


Mating Time by bommalu

Mating Time

Another excellent capture. You've obviously spent a lot of time in the reserve.

By: bommalu

Commando by GHGraham


Always one of those places that makes a stirring impression. A lovely shot.

By: GHGraham

The Grand Gallery by 213hardy

The Grand Gallery

A fine shot of what was, in its day, cutting edge engineering. The airiness of the structure belies the underlying strength.
As far as processing is concerned, for me it's spot on. You have captured detail throughout with shadows and highlights handled extremely well.

By: 213hardy

Snow Born Sorrow.. by BURNBLUE

Snow Born Sorrow..

A fine shot with a definite "Ah!" factor. Fascinating to think of nomadic people still living so remote from what we take for granted in the westernised world.


Spitfire at Duxford by TT999

Spitfire at Duxford

A fine shot, but I would be tempted to take the F-15(?) out. It's not distinct enough to contrast with the prop driven aircraft, so it has become a bit of a distraction.

By: TT999

Mates by IngridVekemans


A great capture, perfectly timed, though the look on his face says something like, "Go on, clear off!" Grin

By: IngridVekemans