Revolutionising Tripods: The Benro Theta Is An Auto-Levelling Travel Tripod

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  • Mexican Shell Flower by 19Grumpah42

    I found it very difficult to photograph these flowers, the symmetry seemed to be too complex for my camera (ha!). I'm not totally convinced by this effort, but it does seem to show that they are rather strange-looking flowers. --G
    • 1 Dec 2010 11:28PM
  • cyclamen by chrissd

    Not as many as you usually get, so I thought I would have a look. Very elegant, a captivating profile!
    • 5 Mar 2007 7:01PM
  • Fiddien valley by KingArthur

    A caotivating shot! For me, this has a surreal, almost 'toasted' feel to it which I find most compelling, somehow reassuring but somehow alien too. The lighting, I guess.
    • 23 Feb 2007 10:12PM
  • Old by chrisw

    Beautiful composition and I especially like the condition of the 'old copper plate'. The framework is spot on.
    • 22 Feb 2007 5:27AM
  • Unknown by Misteree

    You've given us a cracking good shot of a particularly colourful Hibiscus, mine look like wimps compared with this one. You should sell it!
    • 22 Feb 2007 4:25AM
  • Fiery patterns by oldgreyheron

    This makes a nice, discrete presentation because the exposure was fairly short. If you used a 5-10" exposure you would get much longer, complete arcs, which can be overwhelming. There is camera shake here: when you move the camera with fireworks it does not blurr them (they are moving across the image field plenty fast enough,) it just offsets or twists the continuing track. You can see the kinks in some of your tracks.
    • 21 Feb 2007 4:58PM
  • Misty Fields by PaulY

    I think I see Harry Potter running for his life across that small triangular field. Magic! Thanks for going up in the dread balloon so you could show us this.
    • 20 Feb 2007 3:17AM
  • Catkins...and Great Tit by phil_j

    It is so refreshing and interesting to see birds alongside something for them to play with. This is a terrifically welcoming picture, you have a reporter's eye I'm sure, and the camera technique is just perfect.
    • 14 Feb 2007 8:36PM
  • Simple Lilly by 19Grumpah42

    Thank you everybody for the generosity of comment. I bow my head and apologise to plant and all for my scurrilous, metallic comments. [My interconnection has been a bear this last week, took me an hour just to post this comment. I hope it will soon improve!].
    • 14 Feb 2007 3:16AM
  • Face of a clown by Alanman

    A perfect portrait of a squiffy clown! I notice the variety of textures you have captured in this frame, the shiny nose, the rich bow-tie, the flaxen hair etc. Nice work indeed.
    • 6 Feb 2007 4:09AM
  • Heat Wave by Joline

    Now this is truly magical (!) well made. It makes one of mine look rather boring.
    • 4 Feb 2007 12:06AM
  • Geranium by Joline

    A grand shot. I like the way that the strong lighting has given the flowerhead such a bold, independent appearance, an absence of commonly flat reds. I believe it is a true Pelargonium.
    • 4 Feb 2007 12:04AM
  • African Violet by 19Grumpah42

    Thanks for the generous comments everybody. I had feared that this treatment might be a bit too "artsy" (I'm not a known artist).
    • 31 Jan 2007 1:57AM
  • A rainbow of Dandelions by 19Grumpah42

    Mmm!!! I did a colour separation to get the Lightness channel then used that as a mask for a selecting from a raster layer on which I dumped a rainbow, set to "blend as Hue" with the actual photograph below. Numerous interim adjustments, especially to the mask. Turned out quite pretty, glad somebody else likes it. I do like my weeds, and Pierre Athenase Larousse would have approved I'm sure. Spreading knowledge by puffing on a dandelion head, indeed!
    • 31 Jan 2007 1:55AM
  • Young Bee-Balm by 19Grumpah42

    Monarda spp. Very popular, very prolific. There are five florets here just about to open. The major maroon things are not petals, they are coloured sepals and bracts.
    • 31 Jan 2007 1:46AM
  • Shortchanged Simian by ChiliMan

    Attaboy! Great fun! Wonderful sequence, I'm guessing you used a tripod.
    • 31 Jan 2007 1:40AM
  • Two Tulips by G73photography

    A wonderfully calming shot, you've captured the serenity - albeit loneliness - of these beautiful cut flowers.
    • 31 Jan 2007 1:38AM
  • Tulip shell..... by KKmoments

    Strikingly attractive yet provokes my curiousity. Is it embryos inside an amniotic sac (?), strange aliens inside a comfy biodome? Congrats on a very delicate capture.
    • 31 Jan 2007 1:35AM
  • Hungry Bee by MusicManMatt

    You did very (!) well to catch this one, I suspect it's a hover fly. It's quite enchanting how the soft petals seem to wrap around it.
    • 31 Jan 2007 12:29AM
  • American Tree Sparrow by taggart

    Perfect colouration, superb photograph! That's one thing I like about American sparrows, they're not colour blind.
    • 31 Jan 2007 12:08AM
  • Sharing by jkunze

    Terrific picture, seems to carry lots of "meaning" to me.
    • 30 Jan 2007 11:59PM
  • The Bluebird by mommy2cutekids

    Quite the nicest Bluebird I've seen for a long time, but then we left Oregon seven years ago; very handsome bird, well shot and thanks for showing it.
    • 30 Jan 2007 4:09AM
  • Wintry solitude by KingArthur

    A very special picture. the sense of "fisheye" is strong, yet I don't think you used an ultrawideangle lens. The exposure control in the clouds and water is almost unbelievable. Well done, and thanks for sharing.
    • 30 Jan 2007 1:49AM
  • Petunia,Narcissus & pansy by cantona43

    They certainly jump right out at me, whoops better duck! Grand picture.
    • 30 Jan 2007 1:46AM
  • Being Selective by ChiliMan

    Quite fascinating. Difficult to know what the flower is without any colour in the standard petals, but definitely some sort of pea or vetch, possibly a broom?
    • 30 Jan 2007 12:21AM
  • And A Pint Please... by Mrtaz30

    A wonderful action shot and I love the soft colours on the down.
    • 30 Jan 2007 12:16AM
  • Greetings........... by KKmoments

    It's a lovely photograph all right, so colourful, and the soft focus works well for this subject. I'm not sure I can appreciate the texture you overlaid on the flower; it's not visible to my eye on the rest of the image, so you're not simulating a canvas print/painting.
    • 29 Jan 2007 7:17PM
  • Welsh Tiger by 19Grumpah42

    Thank you "Grainge73", I agree with you. Suppose I ought to bite the bullet and repost it!
    • 29 Jan 2007 7:10PM
  • Dolomites up high by oldgreyheron

    Amazing geomorphology, so young! An excellent "niche" picture since you seem to have got everything you could in the picture with no spare bits, very well shot. Pity it wasn't a tad warmer in colour, for me that is.
    • 29 Jan 2007 7:05PM
  • Bright barrage by oldgreyheron

    There's something quite touching, realistic, down to earth, about this shot, I like it a lot. I suspect that with your film body you might have caught more of the sunburn, then been able to massage it in the PC.
    • 29 Jan 2007 6:55PM