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balan_20mar52

Hi, Everyone! Please help me evolve into a good photographer, though not a top notch professional!
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  • Female Chalkhill Blue Resting III by Glostopcat

    Highly crisp shot! By the way, how do you tell female from the male?
    • 24 Nov 2014 4:52AM
  • Chameleon by balan_20mar52

    Thank you so much Terry for your comment.
    • 18 Oct 2014 6:44PM
  • robin by wayne65

    I own a Nikon 70-300mm f4-5.6. Your really really fantastic picture is an inspiration for me to take such photos!
    • 18 Oct 2014 11:30AM
  • Rini by Bantu

    Very pleasing image. At f/5.6, it is pretty sharp! Good capture.
    • 4 Feb 2014 6:26AM
  • Via dei Coronari, Roma. by jon07wilson

    What superb clarity and crispness!
    • 3 Feb 2014 3:55PM
  • Frog (Left) Eye by balan_20mar52

    Hi Sue! Thanks for your comments. The frog was ALMOST in total darkness. It was sleeping it seems (with iris half open ?!) Iris did not change due to flash. Perhaps its the way they rest. And the aperture of their eye is that way only. I closed the diaphragm too down. Is the blur due to that ? I used a tripod. No live view. Yes, I should have used timer release and a larger aperture. And probably chosen a lesser fraction of flash.
    • 31 Aug 2013 11:06AM
  • Friend(ly) Frog! by balan_20mar52

    Thank you so much Davidroid. Me too a new member of ephotozine, a 2-months-old baby!
    • 2 Aug 2013 8:26AM
  • Mosquito by balan_20mar52

    Thanks Paul. Yes, it was hand held. I thought small apertures would result in unwanted diffractions. But from your comment I now understand that macro lenses are designed to perform well even when closed down to f16 !!
    • 31 Jul 2013 10:25AM
  • Spider Slough by balan_20mar52

    Thank you very much Capto for your comment.
    • 31 Jul 2013 10:18AM
  • Water Drop by balan_20mar52

    Thanks banehawi and pamela for your complementary comments. Thank you.
    • 30 Jul 2013 6:51AM
  • The Local Chembukotti Bird by balan_20mar52

    Thanks paul, banehawi & willie for your comments on the bird photo. It WAS a hand-held shot. By the way willie, cattle with crooked backs do exist but it is due deformity of the backbone rather than the effect of the bird's shadow!
    • 28 Jul 2013 7:32AM
  • Water Droplet by balan_20mar52

    Thank you so much willie and paul for your encouraging comments and complements. For a fellow starting to understand photography, your words are a tonic indeed! Thanks a lot.
    • 28 Jul 2013 7:19AM
  • Sable Hair in Water by balan_20mar52

    Dear pablo and banehawi, thanks very much for the critical review. Point on square format noted. Thanks a lot.
    • 28 Jul 2013 7:12AM
  • Self-Cleaning! by balan_20mar52

    Thank you mrswoolybill, banehawi, pablophotographer, linnejoyce et.al. for your comments/mods. I sent the picture as it is. No mod made. Noted the point on leading lines. Thanks 1ce again.
    • 5 Jul 2013 6:57AM
  • Blue Tit by BIGRY1

    Excellent shot! Had the fellow swallowed its grub, the entire beak also would have come out in full view. I love the shot very much.
    • 29 Jun 2013 5:37PM
  • The Freshies by balan_20mar52

    Thanks very much banehawi, kates and pablo. I never imagined viewers could find something nice about the photos! Noted tips on positioning and spacial arrangements (kate), date in the photo (banehawi) and lighting (pablo). Flash was switched off. Perhaps the strong tropical mid-day sun has its effect even indoor casting a shadow.
    • 21 Jun 2013 2:13PM
  • FLY ON ROCK by balan_20mar52

    thanks banehawi for the useful tip. I did miss the step you mentioned! thans a lot once againGrin
    • 19 Jun 2013 4:18PM
  • Cresswell anti tank cubes by raynerash

    Motion of waves by slow shutter speed and crispness of rocks by small aperture! Splendid! By the bye, did you use a tripod?
    • 5 May 2013 1:37PM