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  • black-tailed godwit

    A brilliantly timed photo - gorgeous details!
    • 18 Jan 2017 8:56PM
  • Little Stint

    Beautifully caught!
    • 18 Jan 2017 10:45AM
  • Erupting Into The Sunset (Voting/Award Version)

    This is a gorgeous photo!! It's not often the lay of the land allows us to be in the right place for such a wonderful silhouette on top of a hill, having it against the colourful sunset adds that something special! Smile
    • 18 Jan 2017 7:57AM
  • House Guest

    Thank you everyone! Smile

    Pete & Len: Thank you both so much for your User Awards, they are much appreciated!Smile
    • 18 Jan 2017 6:54AM
  • A portrait

    Your sister has a lovely smile and twinkle in her eye, you've caught both brilliantly! Smile I like the fact that you are taking several photographs with different settings, you can always pick the best one to share then! Smile
    • 17 Jan 2017 6:54PM
  • Woolly Moth

    What a pretty little moth, it looks so fluffy!! You've caught it brilliantly against the plain background (not so sure about your added border, but that is all down to personal preference! Smile).
    • 17 Jan 2017 7:24AM
  • eristalinus taeniops.

    Such wonderful eyes! I think my favourite is the close up (Version 1), lovely details!
    • 17 Jan 2017 6:25AM
  • Candelabra

    Lol - Every Candelabra has to start somewhere! You've focussed on it well.
    • 16 Jan 2017 6:49PM
  • Lunch

    Beautifully caught, the details are wonderful!
    • 16 Jan 2017 6:45PM
  • Doin' the Hokey Kokey

    I love those eyes! Brilliantly caught!
    • 16 Jan 2017 6:45PM
  • Monkey business

    Knowing the state some of these glass windows can get in, this is a lovely image. It looks like you've managed to avoid all the dirty, greasy fingerprints and scratches!
    • 16 Jan 2017 7:10AM
  • Portrait of a Hare

    Grin...........Beautiful!! It's even smiling for the camera!!
    • 15 Jan 2017 11:16AM
  • Hey Moth! It's January!!

    Quote:If you find holes in your tea towels you'll know how it happened.

    Lol - It's okay, the moth was outside. I watched it for ages before dashing out with the camera - Brrr! It's cold out there!
    • 14 Jan 2017 8:34PM
  • The ventral side of a dung beetle.

    Amazing details!
    • 14 Jan 2017 8:23PM
  • Pintail Drake

    A brilliant photo, it's showing off its plumage beautifully!
    • 14 Jan 2017 5:52AM
  • Fritillaries

    Two gorgeous photos, the colours and details are wonderful (I think Version one, with the darker leaves is my favourite!). Smile
    • 13 Jan 2017 8:36PM
  • Slinky

    Another beautiful photo - it really does look like a 'slinky' (I thought that before I saw your title!). Smile
    • 13 Jan 2017 7:49PM
  • Hare

    A gorgeous photo - I love the way you've caught the Hare sniffing the plant (the background is good too!).
    • 13 Jan 2017 3:36PM
  • Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

    Beautifully caught!
    • 13 Jan 2017 3:34PM
  • Winter Sunrise

    What a breathtaking view! Beautifully caught.
    • 12 Jan 2017 7:41PM
  • Grey Heron

    An amazing portrait - I love the details you've captured!
    • 12 Jan 2017 7:35PM
  • High and dry

    Quote:I'm not sure that I want to become known as "the fungal woman,"


    A beautiful photo - it's quite difficult to find specimens which are isolated like this. They do make beautiful pictures. It amazes me how something so ethereal and fragile can survive!
    • 12 Jan 2017 7:31PM
  • Rain Forest

    A beautiful photo, the colours and details are fantastic!
    • 12 Jan 2017 6:40PM
  • Arachnophobia

    I love macro photography and the resulting details we can see upon our screens - so much can be seen................there's no way I'd get so close to a spider that I could count all its beady eyes!!
    • 12 Jan 2017 12:11PM
  • Newcastle Quayside

    How beautiful the lights and their reflections are!
    • 11 Jan 2017 7:36PM
  • Common tern

    This is a gorgeous photo - I love the light, the tern and its reflection, and especially the droplets of water following its flight! Beautiful.
    • 11 Jan 2017 3:30PM
  • Sitting Pretty

    Absolutely gorgeous!
    • 11 Jan 2017 10:08AM
  • Death Head Hawk Moth.

    Beautiful!! The details are wonderful!
    • 11 Jan 2017 7:57AM
  • Chess match

    A lovely study of the chess board, perfect in black and white.

    I feel a little forethought would have really improved the image. For instance, there seems to be dust/fluff on the board, wiping this off and making sure it was as clean as could be would save you using post processing and 'Healing' away all the little bits. Actually looking at the pieces you could have turned all the seams away from the camera (saving the bother of 'Healing'/'Cloning' away all the lines). Just little things done before pressing the button would save a lot of time and effort afterwards.

    With the 'Mod', after the usual tweaks, I straightened the image (your pawn is leaning ever so slightly, so a small rotation clockwise cured that). Because the rotation introduces blank canvas I had to crop a little all around to remove it. Then using 'Clone/Heal' I tidied up a little, removed lines etc.

    When taking a shot like this, you have plenty of time to arrange things as you want them - propping the camera on a firm, level surface gives you stability and most of all, it allows you the ability to take many photos (the joys of digital, rather then the expense of film!!). Moving the pieces gives you further options. Experiment, enjoy and choose the best to share! Smile
    • 10 Jan 2017 6:52PM
  • Rainbow Dung Beetle

    What a gorgeous bug!! The colours are wonderful (you've got to be a bit sorry for it though, it looks to have an infestation of mites!).

    I think you've replaced the background, to allow us the pleasure of seeing just the bug in all its glory,..............I'd love to see the original photo. Smile
    • 10 Jan 2017 7:51AM