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Concentric by NevP


A good strong portrait, I like the angle it has been taken at.


By: NevP

h by Dismorfic


A very beautifully crafted portrait.


By: Dismorfic

The Hut Revisited 2014 by DamonPaulHallsworth

The Hut Revisited 2014

I can agree with you entirely, I too had a similar experience when I first took up serious digital photography on full retirement 15 years ago.

Since then, thanks to input from forum members here and elsewhere, I have developed photography skills I could have only dreamt of back then.

Nowadays, a camera is welded to my chest wherever I go, plus a little PANASONIC LX5 in a jacket pocket, never mind my phone camera.

Photography has completely changed my life for different reasons, I too would rescue my camera first if threatened.

You photograph here, has that..........Timeless/Classical ......feel, very similar to early works by film photographers.

Long may you and your photography continue.


By: DamonPaulHallsworth

GOLDEN BOY by hobbo


Thank you for all the votes and kind comments folks.........the Macro world is a fascinating place, I keep on returning to take another look.


By: hobbo

David Warner by jondemon666

David Warner

A cracking portrait of a very fine actor.......

Many, many moons ago, my good lady and I were members of the same amateur company he was in when he was in his acting infancy, we still have pics of him acting with her in the same play.

Happy Days!


By: jondemon666

Ant Farm by hunter031072

Ant Farm

You have done very well here, excellent focus.

I use a SONY Alpha 55 with a dedicated SONY2.8-100 macro lens, to acquire similar shots, during the past year or two I have come up with a winning formulae for most of my macro shots ( see my portfolio of examples)

My DIY Snoot flash reflector/diffuser consists of a Pound Shop plastic cereal box with the bottom cut with a door- like opening to fit tightly over my Speedlight.

The top inside of the container is lined with kitchen foil, just inside the front end inside the top, I have glued a small plastic mirror that increases the light to where it is needed. The lid of the box can be on or off depending upon the diffusion required, I leave it off now and use white paper towel as a diffuser if taking something shiny.

I have learned that despite quite a bit if advice to the contrary, I can successfully use AUTO FOCUS.....it is extremely fast and efficient on the Sony kit, there can be a little bit of hunting by the lens, but not much different to rocking back and forth yourself whith camera set to Manual.

My standard settings which seem to work every time with this set up are......depending upon ambient light..

Aperture 9 to 16 Shutter 160th ISO Between 200-400. Flash to highest level for a start.

Macro is a deep and fascinating photographic challenge......enjoy?


By: hunter031072

I Could Not Help It by sweetpea62

I Could Not Help It


To both ladies, for taking a swim and a walk for excercise ...........


By: sweetpea62

Hotel Roof by Aldo Panzieri

Hotel Roof

I like this a lot Aldo, especially for a guy the same vintage as myself, you have a keen eye for colour and shape and you have brought all three together here beautifully.

I posted a similar roofscape a year or so back, From the Universtity of Warwick, England, I too saturated the colours to add impact......you should find it in my portfolio.


By: Aldo Panzieri

Fluttering eyelashes.... by JohnoP

Fluttering eyelashes....

A fantastic shot John.......today's Daily Mail Magazine announced a Wildlife Photo Comp today......might be worth looking at?


By: JohnoP

Plaza Vendor by teambergie

Plaza Vendor

A first class portrait!


By: teambergie

Adjustable Hands by danbrann

Adjustable Hands

A superb image in every way.......brilliant composition, plus first class mono processing........inspirational!


By: danbrann

Wrong Direction by sdb

Wrong Direction

A wonderful example of good Street Photography.


By: sdb

thirsty wasp by george1234

thirsty wasp

It's a bee or a Hoverfly.......good capture though.


By: george1234

Taking on Nourishment by Paul_Iddon

Taking on Nourishment

Well done again Paul...

Hobbo....AKA. FUJI

By: Paul_Iddon

Hannah  Low key by jamescoyle

Hannah Low key

A beautifully crafted portrait, more please.


By: jamescoyle

Owl Midge by JonnyNI

Owl Midge

A good macro study.......lots of detail.


By: JonnyNI

Street Portrait by hobbo

Street Portrait

Wow! A surprise response....

....thank you for the....User Award.....my first one.

I can also thank my very beautiful subject.


By: hobbo

In Memory of My Father by lesliea

In Memory of My Father

Thanks for posting this wonderful and touching tribute to your late dad, he would be very proud and pleased.


By: lesliea

Fly on Nettle by ali63

Fly on Nettle

An .....A Plus .......for a stunning example of how Macro shots should be taken.


By: ali63

The Eyes have it by Nikorman

The Eyes have it

Portrait Perfection.


By: Nikorman

Jenny by Scippy


That is one cracking portrait scippy........beautifully captured.


By: Scippy

Insect Explorer by PestMaster

Insect Explorer

This is a cracking shot, beautifully taken.


By: PestMaster

bee by manashi


A great pic.........but.......it's a........Hover Fly.


By: manashi

Fishing by ugly


A fantastic capture Dave, and so very similar to the gull I recently caught doing almost the same thing......see it in my Portfolio.


By: ugly

Glove 1 by rob2

Glove 1

This made me smile......I think w gave all taken a similar shot at some time?


From my Portfolio.


By: rob2

346-flying bee by binder1

346-flying bee

Brilliantly caught......well done!

I'm sure it's a Hover Fly though.


By: binder1

Caption Wanted by Paulbee

Caption Wanted

" Do you think I should've washed mine?"


By: Paulbee

Wall things... by Chinga

Wall things...

The first two look a lot like the work of the late.....Sir Walter Ritchie.......he was a pupil of Eric Gill?

Walter Ritchie lived and worked in my home town, there are exampes of his work in Coventry a City Centre, he also created brick sculpture panels for many local schools and public buildings.

Try Googling his name.


By: Chinga

The painter artist by ambrits

The painter artist

A superb characterful portrait.........inspirational!


By: ambrits

Model Reflection by crookymonsta

Model Reflection

This is screaming for a mono conversion together with well thought out post processing.....


By: crookymonsta