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  • Carefully censored...

    Quote: I realised that jumping up before submerging gets me lower and less likely to float away!

    Try exhaling (instead of the more traditional, inhaling) before you submerge.

    You won't be down there for long enough that it will affect your health but you'll be a lot less buoyant.
    • 15 Oct 2017 6:54PM
  • Nocturnal Migration

    Quote:When everyone agrees with everyone, everyone fails to learn anything.

    Hi Richard,
    I'll pinch just one line to quote but you've said much more there that makes perfect sense.
    I'm a huge advocate of disregarding the (so-called) rules and it's refreshing to meet a kindred spirit.
    I won't post any critique of your image because I'd have nothing to add to what's already been said.
    Good luck!
    • 8 Oct 2017 7:48PM
  • Apple Blossom

    Just a quick point re. auto WB.
    I know I'm in the minority here but I (deliberately) use it all the time.
    I find that it does a sufficiently good job that most of the time, that I don't need to correct anything and if I do, it's a simple task. Even Jpegs., back in the days when I shot them, usually respond well.
    My reason for this preference is that if you're continually fiddling with the settings; I know it's not always necessary but it does occur, one day (and it will happen!) you're going to forget to unfiddle them and you'll end up with an unrepeatable shot in garishly awful colours.
    I'm not for a moment suggesting that my way's better than anyone else's but it's food for thought.
    • 1 Oct 2017 7:07PM
  • Messerschmitt BF/ME-109

    That's a "real" Bf. too.
    Not one of the Spanish "Buchon" lookalikes.
    • 1 Oct 2017 6:55PM
  • Butterfly

    A somewhat intriguing image, sadly, without any explanation or EXIF. details.

    "Dragonfly" is a pretty generic term for flies like these and I wonder if this one, a genuine Dragonfly or a similar species, was standing on water; hence the refection?
    As an image, it benefits from a touch more exposure although doing so globally does degrade the reflection of the wings a little. To do it properly would require a bit more time. An increase in vibrance boosts the yellow body parts too.
    It's very tight on the LHS and there's an abundance of space at the bottom, which can easily be adjusted.
    Also, it really lacks critical sharpness. Something that's essential in shots like these.
    Overall, not a bad shot but to be able to help, we really need to know more about it.

    Hope this helps.
    • 1 Oct 2017 6:42PM
  • rabbit Canyon

    This works well for what it is but the biggest problem that I have with it isn't one of technicalities or image quality but the fact that, without some description, I'd never have known what it's a shot of.

    If the sandy bit at the bottom; I assume that it's a path, was to be cropped off, this would make a wonderful abstract.
    • 1 Oct 2017 5:36PM
  • I love my snuggie

    I know nothing about that lens, so I'm afraid I can't help you there.
    However, whatever its provenance, it's done a good job here!
    The histogram confirms that the image is under exposed and it could do with a slight rotation; both addressed in my mod.
    Apart from that, it's a wonderful capture of a smiling young lady!
    • 1 Oct 2017 5:29PM
  • Hi Kathryn,
    I don't comment on your stuff much these days, as there's no longer anything much for me to say. The occasional social call or email is much more pleasant.
    Although, having just said that, you've got some outstanding images here, images to be proud of.
    Well done.
  • I've just found your pf. John; there's some excellent work on display here.
  • Hi Steven,
    I've just come here from your "Bandstand" upload and what I've found here is some excellent work.
    Some of these shots are really first class. Likewise the contents of your website.
    You obviously have an analytocal eye as much of your work includes exact symmetry and precise composition and positioning within the frame.
    Not something that's essential necessarily but it certainly helps!
    Well done.

  • What an incredible portfolio!
    Absolutely brilliant work.

  • This is excellent work Tim.
    You are to bee congratulated.

  • Great pf. Ian.
    • Posted on iancam's profile
    • 21 Jan 2009 11:01PM
  • Hi Peter, Small World!
    I've come to your portfolio after you uploaded a comment on one of my offerings (a squirrel with a crunchie!) and I've found myself looking at a collection of steam images, most of which I've studied and probably voted for in the galleries!
    Great work.
  • 'Lazy and unenhanced'.
    I like the sound of that.
    I find that manipulation can so easily become overdone.
    Nicely varied portfolio you have here and good to see that Eliza's got the bug!
    Hapy new Year,
  • What a great, fun portfolio!
    Keep it up!
    Best wishes,
    • Posted on bunbeam's profile
    • 31 Dec 2008 11:30PM