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Little house....

By frogsrcool
on the twig! Had a play with this, and rotated it so it was a bit like one of those snow storm shaker toys (as suggested on previous upload)

I just found it fascinating catching so much of the house in this little rain drop

Tags: Close-up and macro

Voters: hermin, Tom_H, sinzine and 17 more

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hermin 14 2 Israel
13 Feb 2005 5:31AM
smart idea.
effective composition.

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Tom_H 13 48 1 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2005 5:40AM
Great shot - this is really cool.
rf 14 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2005 6:39AM
excellent shot click
gajj 14 32
13 Feb 2005 6:40AM
Very awesome, turned out well!
lefty 13 2
13 Feb 2005 6:57AM
cool idea, works for me .click.
glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
13 Feb 2005 7:02AM
Wow, exceptional capture! Great use of reflections, Well done! Spot On! Click!!!

fossilized 13 79 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2005 8:05AM
Novel composition.

I like the way the twig seems to be holding the drop like it was a hand with a thumb(albeit a rather horror-film-like clawed hand!).
conrad 13 10.9k 116
13 Feb 2005 8:09AM
Quite the reflection - wow! Good capture.

suleesia 13 176 Malaysia
13 Feb 2005 8:59AM
And I can see you in the reflection, hehe.
Works for me, nice effort.
frogsrcool 13 9 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2005 12:35PM
thank you all for your comments - appreciated.

Jean - hadn't seen that twig as a hand, now you mention it...... yes, it does look a bit claw-like Smile

Su - you must have good eyesight (or a really good monitor) cos i can't see me! Smile
bejker 13 1 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2005 1:00PM
Wow, great portfolio. Congratulations!! Smile
jan's 14
13 Feb 2005 3:58PM
Great idea,well taken.
13 Feb 2005 7:31PM
Great idea with great result. Well done Karen!!!


The RAW quality is much better than JPEG, especially if you blow up your image size and you do a lot of adjustments in photo editing software. Steps that I always do with RAW file:
1. Open RAW file in Photo Shop (You need to download free plug-in to be able to open the file). Of course you can also you the bundled software from Canon, but I do not really like the user interface.
2. Set the depth menu (at the right bottom corner) to 16bit. Choose the setting to advance menu (right upper corner). The rest of it, you can adjust white balance, exposure, shadow etc.
3. After you finish, you can use Photo Shop feature for re-adjustment. In my experience, this overall step always gives better results compare to JPEG.
4. If you want to convert you edited file into JPEG, you should change the depth of the file into 8 bit (Image>Mode>8 bit).
frogsrcool 13 9 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2005 1:53AM
Dj - thanks for coming back to me about RAW files - much appreciated. I will have to have a go now!
covey 13 1.7k Ireland
14 Feb 2005 2:03AM
Like it. Well done.

Previous post was just a laugh.. it was late at night.

Glad it worked though. Must have really bad monitor 'cause I can't see you OR the snowflakes!.

frogsrcool 13 9 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2005 2:25AM
T - I realise that it was your humour on the last one - but it gave me a good excuse to use the idea on this one Wink nice to play! Damn - did i forget the snowflakes Wink
itinerario 14 42 Netherlands
14 Feb 2005 6:50AM
Very imaginative. Excellent work.
speysider 13 10
15 Feb 2005 11:46AM
Yes this is rather good! Superb in fact!
Well done
wallypics 13 3
16 Feb 2005 10:45AM
What a good idea.. very well done *click*
brian13 14 218
16 Feb 2005 1:16PM
I tried this last week - failed miserably. Well done you.
As for my Raglan shot. Off the roundabout towards Clytha, turn right up the lane, past the farm, about 300 yards. I did ask at the house first tho'
brian13 14 218
16 Feb 2005 1:39PM
Cheers Karen.
Asking for permission stops someone shouting 'Hey what the b---dy hell are you doing there'.
Farmers get a tad touchy about things like taxmen etc. We are all good friends now.

iancrean 14 14
28 Feb 2005 3:23PM
If these are the results you get as a relative beginner, gawd help us when you get some experience, should be worth seeing!
You have the inate talent for wildlife photography, making it look easier than it is. This looks quirky and shows great attention to detail. Makes me think of a snail with his house on his back.

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