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  • Bluebells

    Beautiful photo. I animals really add something to this shot.

    • 26 Dec 2008 10:06PM
  • On Frozen Ground III

    I love this one. Beautiful colours and composition.

    • 26 Dec 2008 10:03PM
  • Sunset

    I love this one. The figure on the beach really makes the shot.

    • 26 Dec 2008 10:01PM
  • Blue-footed Booby

    Quote:Great portrait. I think it is a blue-footed booby though

    Yes, you are absolutely correct it is a blue-footed booby. I saw a red-legged partridge in my garden yesterday and that was probably on my mind!

    This photo was taken on Espanola island, but we saw blue-footed boobies on other islands, too, (San Cristobal, North Seymour and Isabella).

    • 19 Dec 2008 9:55PM
  • Know a good dentist?

    Quote:I really like this photograph and so I voted for it.

    For a start, I think this photograph is technically very good. In my opinion, the exposure is correct and the focus is sharp.

    Typing about focus, there is a rule of thumb that if your main subject has a face then you should focus on the eyes. If this animal has eyes, then they are closed. So you are excused for not focussing on them.

    Anyway, your sharply focussed main subject stands out from the blurred background.

    Finally, I take it Doctor Who rescued you and your camera from this creature....

    Thank you for your feedback. In the absence of eyes, I thought the teeth and whiskers were the next best thing! This is a female and they are incredibly docile, so I did not need rescuing. Luckily, the bull was not around - they can be aggressive if you get too close to their harem.

    • 18 Dec 2008 4:21PM
  • Nice Legs!

    Quote:I must admit I have never taken a photograph underwater, so I don't suppose I'm really qualified to comment on this underwater photograph. But my lack of qualifications has never stopped me commenting before, so...

    Mind you, having said that, I don't know what to say about the technical quality of such a photograph. It looks like a well-taken photograph to me; well-taken underwater, that is. The exposure is OK, but there are no blacks and no whites. The focus is also a little soft. However, I suppose that's about par for the course for underwater photographs.

    As far as the composition is concerned, I like the way you have cut off the head of the swimmer; it looks as though the top of the photograph is the surface of the water. However, I don't like the way you have cut off the flipper of the other swimmer; I would have preferred to see all of the turtle.

    Many thanks for your feedback, I really appreciate it. However I should have made clear that I took this with a little point and shoot camera in an underwater housing. I did not post it for its technical excellence but I thought it was quite an amusing shot. I am not a particularly good swimmer and the fact that I managed to get this shot is amazing in itself!

    Yes, it is a bit soft but I was moving as well as the turtle, so it was the best I could do in the circumstances.

    I just love the way the turtle is looking up at the swimmer.

    • 18 Dec 2008 9:07AM
  • Norfolk Jewel

    What a great shot - made even better because he is looking at you!

    • 6 Dec 2008 9:51PM

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