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brian1208 17 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2004 12:49PM
The detail and exposure are spot on which I find amazing considering you shot through glass. Presumably you had to use available light (as they usually ban flash). I'd love to know your settings as I have been thinking of trying this at the Bournemouth Aquarium.


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Terry L 16 609 5 England
4 Jan 2004 12:59PM
Very nice shot considering the conditions, nice one Miles.

amaryllis 16 120
4 Jan 2004 1:13PM
Excellent shot Miles...fully deserving an EC

IanA 16 3.0k 12 England
4 Jan 2004 1:31PM
Ditto the above.
Miles Herbert 17 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2004 1:55PM
Thank you for your comments. I have to confess that I did use a the camera flash on this. This was shot at -2 exposure compensation to ensure none of the background would appear, and to ensure the white didn't burn out. The glass of the window was shielded from the flash by my hand to try to exclude and reflections that would spoil the picture. The best part is that everything worked, and this image is more or less as is, with just a very minor crop to tidy it up, and a small touch of USM.
brian1208 17 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2004 2:00PM
Cheat - LOL. In some ways that makes the shot even more suprising. You have controlled the light very well.

Oh yes, congratulations on yet another, award. Got any spares for those of us still struggling to attract Pete's attention? Smile

Keep up the good work,

Miles Herbert 17 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2004 2:12PM
All I can say Brian is don't bother with Bournemouth, and go to Weymouth on a cold wet windy day when the place is empty.

As for EC's...think you need to see Pete himself, or take a look at my duck photo and cringe. Smile
brian1208 17 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2004 2:42PM
Cheers Miles, Brian
daffydill56 16 190 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2004 3:43PM
For once Miles, I am speechless Smile

Just stunning.....Fran
a2jlp 17 165 Scotland
4 Jan 2004 4:30PM
An amazingly good shot considering the circumstances, brill.

wendy9 17 475 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2004 5:09PM
Excellent shot Miles and congrats on adding to your collection of ECs!
alben 18 142 England
4 Jan 2004 5:28PM
Well done again Miles on an excellent shot.
4 Jan 2004 6:18PM
Wondeful detail, excellent shot Miles.
stevenb Plus
17 279 7 England
4 Jan 2004 6:36PM
Excellant well done fully deserves the award.

4 Jan 2004 7:45PM
Fantastic shot with superb detail, congratulations on the award Miles.

Miles Herbert 17 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2004 9:13PM
Thankyou for all the comments.
seven21 16 259
4 Jan 2004 10:18PM
Miles - brilliantly thought out and executed - fully deserving of the recognition - steve
4 Jan 2004 10:18PM
A truely beautiful image, but have you seen the shot he got of you with his Nikonos?
ericfaragh 16 149 5 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2004 1:45AM
Excellent image. Really striking. Well done.
Miles Herbert 17 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2004 5:55PM
Smile, Nope, all he got was a frame full of flash reflections. Thank you for your comments.
6 Jan 2004 1:38AM
This is good. Look at the details! I wouldn't be able to manage such a shot.
flossie 17 1.6k
6 Jan 2004 10:12AM
Excellent shot Miles, something a bit different.
Well done on the award.
Miles Herbert 17 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2004 6:45PM
Thank you Jasmine and Anne.
dobbieandrew 16 18 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2004 4:46PM
wow! how haven`t i stumbled on your portfolio until now?! so much good work here.
chrisrudland 16 156 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2004 12:08AM
I thought this may be yours just looking at the thumbnail, fantastic shot with superb detail.

highlander 16 32 Scotland
9 Jan 2004 9:01PM
New to the site but I can see how this won the editors award...great lighting and the colours so vivid. Impressive work.
Greyheron 18 282 7 England
9 Jan 2004 11:10PM
How I missed this Miles I'll never know.
Stunning photography & under difficult circs!
The colour & detail are quite remarkable!
May I add my congrats on your EC award.

Miles Herbert 17 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2004 7:07AM
Thank you for the comments.
Mavis 18 143 2 England
18 Jan 2004 5:01PM
This is so original and even though you told us how you managed it dont think it would work for me . You know your camera pretty well . Great work . Well deserved award ... now where is my duck picture LOL .???
tartanlady 16 58 Scotland
21 Jan 2004 9:15AM
A well deserved EC Miles, this is a beauty. Excellent detail and light.
paul_indigo 16 259 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2004 12:02AM
I like the light along the body of the octupus and the fact that you've kept everything sharp. Shielding the flash with your hand worked well. Its all about light, and controlling it. Enjoyed your portfolio too.
Terryd1 16 1 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2004 4:46PM
Super shot Miles. Must have been difficult with the lighting!
u08mcb 16 5.8k
13 Sep 2004 9:48PM
Great shot. There aren't enough cephalopods on this site so well done Wink
narni 15 1 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2005 11:20AM
wow! amazing creature
u08mcb 16 5.8k
9 Mar 2005 9:05AM
A beauty. I'm a sucker for cephalopods...

... oh my word did I just say that?
thorn 16 124 2 Scotland
17 Apr 2006 10:29AM
Fantastically captured,great macro work,love the detail,tentacles,tones,lighting,exposure and presentation.Well done on the EC award.Well deserved.Take care.AnnSmile
SusieH 15 67 England
26 Apr 2006 1:20PM
A real WOW shot - would never have guessed it was through glass.


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