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Baseball Hot Dogs Apple Pie & Chevrolet by psu68

Baseball Hot Dogs Apple Pie & Chevrolet

If my memory serves me, the pop corn was camelized, and came in a box called Cracker Jacks Wink
Art

By: psu68

Modern Shapes by RLB

Modern Shapes

About perfect in every way!

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By: RLB

Spring Flowers by TrevBatWCC

Spring Flowers

These images are far more than just flowers in the spring. Your presentation and the added effort of the composition and framing have me stunned. There are no favorites to my eye, they are all pieces of artwork as well as great camera work.

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By: TrevBatWCC

Feather 2 by taggart

Feather 2

Superb !!

By: taggart

Museum Here by TrevBatWCC

Museum Here

Both work very well - amazing details - great composition.

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By: TrevBatWCC

Spanning the Big Spring Creek by taggart

Spanning the Big Spring Creek

A great study in textures, rhythm, and scale .... love the tonality variations.

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By: taggart

War Memorial, Bourton on the Water by TrevBatWCC

War Memorial, Bourton on the Water

Two more incredible images - difficult to choose a favorite.

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By: TrevBatWCC

Shall we go for a paddle, then? by TrevBatWCC

Shall we go for a paddle, then?

These images are inspiring - you have taken your processing to an art form and they are so realistic that it takes little imagination for the viewer to feel like they are there.

Art

By: TrevBatWCC

La Sombra! by Chinga

La Sombra!

Great composition in V1

By: Chinga

And their Shadows by woolybill1

And their Shadows

This is one heck of an image!!!

By: woolybill1

Curves and wire by mrswoolybill

Curves and wire

Got it! It's a great abstract image - (no clue what it really is)

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By: mrswoolybill

Doris Longwing (Heliconius erato petiverana) by gconant

Doris Longwing (Heliconius erato petiverana)

Great capture - like how you stepped back to place this beauty in context.

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By: gconant

Amaryllis by taggart

Amaryllis

WOW ! Two very stunning images - somehow, the B&W seems to demand more of my attention - must be the wonderful contrasts. No critique intended here, the soft background could be darkened to add even more contrast in both images.

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By: taggart

A Big Boy! by Chinga

A Big Boy!

Like your version 2 best with it's softer focus and slightly more subdued colors -

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By: Chinga

The Old Barn by woodyp

The Old Barn

Excellent B&W with great tones and subject matter.

By: woodyp

A Broken Window by taggart

A Broken Window

This is a great study - I see 7 images, the overall composition and an image in the separate frames, each telling a different story (except maybe the top two). Well seen -

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By: taggart

Yes Please Mum........ by NaturesHaven

Yes Please Mum........

Superb heartwarming image!

By: NaturesHaven

Into The Blue by CraigBill

Into The Blue

Spectacular area - amazing image with narrative video to help understand what it took to capture. Art

By: CraigBill

Victorian Maid by optik

Victorian Maid

Nice use of natural light - adds a lot of interest to the image overall - and a lot of character to the subject.
That Canon nifty 50 is a great lens - wish I had saved mine.

By: optik

Did You Loose Something? by taggart

Did You Loose Something?

Great composition and framing - he/she must have been tired of flying to pose so well for you.

By: taggart

Native Grunge by taggart

Native Grunge

Great symmetrical composition - needs a spot of paint does it not? (windows are a favorite)

Art

By: taggart

Spanish Dancing 4 by pamelajean

Spanish Dancing 4

Another wonderful set of images - V1 stands out to my eye, the palms seem to be celebrating along with the dancers and the background adds that tremendous depth.

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By: pamelajean

White-breasted Nuthatch by taggart

White-breasted Nuthatch

Excellent composition - love the bird's position - about to fly off.

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By: taggart

Abstract: 26 by taggart

Abstract: 26

Surrealistic abstract image - great to view - reminds me of watching cloud formations as a kid and pointing out what we saw. Really well done!

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By: taggart

What Do You See? by taggart

What Do You See?

Absolutely Abstract - great image - would have never guessed what it was without V2. I don't think I have ever seen a rig like the one in this image - purpose?

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By: taggart

Ancient Cattle by psu68

Ancient Cattle


Quote: Well, this one looks friendly??? wondering, were they for eating or used as oxen-- . Those horns are amazing!

Hi Jenn - He wasn't (friendly that is) - certainly used as oxen...... my info says they were used for milk although they are not very productive. These images do not really show just how big their horns can get - you could string a hammock in between some of them.

By: psu68

BIF by taggart

BIF

BIF at 500mm - if that was me, I'd head for Las Vegas immediately !! Grin (By the way, the US Air force might want to talk with you)

Art

By: taggart

Busy bees by simonlcook

Busy bees

By no means am I an expert in Macro, but I have a good friend who does this frequently, and by watching him, I may be able to pass on a few of my observations. Before I go on, your image is off to a good start - great subject, cropped in close, and your use of a Macro lens. It is however "soft" rather than sharply focused and this is detrimental to the idea of a macro image which should bring out the details, patterns, & textures because it is sharply focused.

My friend almost always focuses manually - never using the auto focus mode. This assures him that his image is sharply focused throughout. He also chooses his spot and then waits patiently for his subject to land in the frame if it is fast moving. Choosing his spot allows him to keep the background simple to prevent it from competing with the subject. Your image would benefit from a cleaner background and sharper focus.

Normally, he shoots at a higher ISO than 100 - around 400 - this allows him to reduce the aperture opening to around f11 thereby increasing the depth of field and allowing for sharper focus throughout the subject. Raising the ISO also allows for a faster shutter speed at the reduced aperture.

Lastly, he tends toward images that are back lighted rather than having the light overhead which causes shadows and unwanted contrasts. He more than not uses a special flash for Macro - I forget the type.

In looking at your image data, I can see that you shot your image at a wide open f2.8, at ISO 100, at 1/1250 shutter speed. If you compare this with what my friend normally uses, you can immediately see how you might improve.

Hope this helps out some and I would add keep at it, experience is the best teacher.

Regards, Art

By: simonlcook

Painting on red by J_Tom

Painting on red

WOW - beautiful amazing landscape - I just read an article entitled "The High Concept Image" - this is a perfect example of the type of image and the type of person who the author/photographer was describing. Sorry, this image and your story jumped out at me - you will enjoy the article if you take a peek at it.

http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/how-to/shooting/the-high-concept-image.html?u...

By: J_Tom