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Iíve just learnt how unfit I am. My official title is now PotatoMan.

I was at the World Orchid Conference 2011 yesterday (note to self: buy spare battery for new cam) and I was doing lots of kneeling on left knee and crouching whilst taking pics. Today, my thighs are aching something AWFUL like I climbed Everest or something. Bah. I was out today and walking about the way a toddler toddles. Without the squeaky shoes. [Decided not to wear them today]

Anywho, LOTS of plant pics I took yesterday but most are not worthy of upload, I reckon. I had the cam on Auto ISO and I was taking pics indoors without flash and handheld. Hoping the IS (image stabilisation) would sort things out. But thatís ok. Iím getting to learn this cam and what it likes and doesnít like and that takes time. Also, I didnít take the tripod, so my bad.

Ironically, a pic I do like was taken just before the orchid show. A restaurant wasnít open for the day. These bottles were up against the window catching the morning sun in a relatively unlit restaurant, catching my eye in the moment. It was only at home when I looked at the pic did I notice that the geese seem to be flying towards the sun.

FLY, grey geese. Fly like the wiiiiiiiiiiiind.

Camera:Olympus E-PL1
Lens:Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Towards The Sun
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:17 Nov 2011 - 11:29 AM
Tags:Black & white, Grey geese, Honk honk
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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2011 - 11:35 AM

An excellent use of light.
Are you sure you got to the showSmileSmileSmileWink

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2011 - 11:51 AM

Very well spotted and captured, Andrew, the geese make this image so much more special.
I have a new toy to play with now, a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 digital camera, wonder how long it will be before I am as confident with using it as I am my OllySadGrin Carol

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2011 - 12:08 PM

Very well seen, Andrew, a good still-life taken on the fly.

I see the vodka was distilled in France. We once showed (but did not offer) vodka distilled in England to some Russian friends, They laughed . . . .

Regards
Bill

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2011 - 12:13 PM

love the comp brilliant detail and light andrew top shot Wink
andy

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8530 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2011 - 12:56 PM

Prefer this to orchids any day... Wink
Excellent b&w, cold and crisp. Like a good vodka...
Moira

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2011 - 1:03 PM

I'll have to look for that bottle of Vodka while down here in Arizona. Booze is soooo cheap down here. About less than half of home, Canada. I do like the picture on the bottle of the geese, a great shot. Just looked at what my husband just bought, Skyy Vodka, 1.75 litre for $17.00, does that sound good to you?............Sandy

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2011 - 1:19 PM

Wonderful still life, Andrew. I just love those flying geese of the LH bottle. Congratulations of that well deserved GEA.

Ann

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2011 - 1:57 PM

A big congrats on that well deserved award
love the image and still have a grin on my face with your writeup

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2011 - 2:04 PM

Excellent image Andrew - and congrats on the GEA!! Just love those geese!
Ann

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franken
franken e2 Member 123271 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2011 - 2:36 PM

Wonderful use of light Andrew.

Ken

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gingerdelight
gingerdelight e2 Member 8298 forum postsgingerdelight vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2011 - 4:03 PM

An excellent mono Andrew, lovely detail captured.
Carol

PS: you can now get up off your knees!! WinkWink

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 441 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2011 - 5:08 PM

Very clever use of light Andrew, with excellent b&w tones. Carole

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2011 - 6:27 PM

Sharp and clear, a very enviable image!

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2011 - 6:45 PM

Your spirits must be sky high after that GEA Andrew, it looks like you've mastered your new camera already

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2011 - 10:32 PM

I really like the lighting in this one Andrew, brilliant capture and well deserved GEC.

regards
Yung

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bliba
bliba e2 Member 9bliba vcard Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2011 - 8:46 AM

brilliantSmile

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