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Forum Topics:53
Forum Comments:991
Photo Comments:9727
Competition Entries: 11
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Fungi by Rookery

I think v1 is a Birch Polypore and v2 and v3 are Amanita Muscaria ( Fly Agaric ).


Lilac-breasted roller

Lilac-breasted roller by lespaul

It doesn't look too bad, in fact better than my old Canon 7D in most cases.

I would suggest using f5.6 to f8 at the short end of your zoom and f8 to f11 at the long end of the zoom. This is because most lenses used for full frame or APS-C sized sensors are sharpest closed down by one or two stops. A consumer grade lens will not be at its sharpest wide open or shot at its longest focal length. In the case of your lens it will probably be sharpest at 55mm and still usefully sharp at around 150-170mm.

The shutter speed seems high enough to reduce camera shake but be careful about your hand-holding technique if you suspect this may be the issue.


The Staff

The Staff by lifesnapper

Lightened the exposure and changed the white balance on the mod.


Earpiece & Nose Rings

Earpiece & Nose Rings by lifesnapper

Just tried a mod. I cloned out some minor blemishes and the wire that young people have permanently sticking out of their ears, then lightened the face and increased the contrast a bit. Plus some other boring stuffSmile


I don't feel lonely anymore..

I don't feel lonely anymore.. by PranavMishra

All beautifully composed, lit, toned and photographed. Excellent photography.


Local Produce

Local Produce by lifesnapper

I changed the white balance and added a slight vignette to focus the attention on the girl.



Blackberry by Stevetheroofer

A wonderful photo. Excellent detail and a very interesting perch for the WoodySmile


Summer Hover

Summer Hover by jackyp

A very artistic and beautifully colourful photo. The soft OOF b/g complements the detail in the flower and hoverfly perfectly. This would look fantastic as a large wall print. Excellent photography.


These little girls are learning soccer skills from the coaching staff of the University. Perhaps they will be future World Cup Players?

These little girls are learning soccer skills from the coaching staff of the University. Perhaps they will be future World Cup Players? by CPO1944

In the mod I cropped, then cloned out some distractions. I darkened the fence so the girls would stand out more.


Nature's Love

Nature's Love by douglasR

Excellent foreground and the background's pretty good tooSmile


Window light

Window light by revilo

A beautiful portrait.

I did a mod, which turned out a little more painterly than I expected.


Cape Daisy

Cape Daisy by MandyD

Beautiful photography. Colour, processing and composition are excellent.


Final 1920's composite (I promise)

Final 1920's composite (I promise) by markst33

I think you've done a great job on this. An excellent composite.

I would suggest that blurring due to DOF increases the further into the distance you look. I would, therefore, add a black to white gradient to the layer mask of the lens blur layer so the effect looks more natural and the level of blurring increases towards the background.

Because all the blurring looks the same from bottom to top it still looks unnatural to how one would expect it to look, which is less blurring where the model is and more blurring towards the background.

Also be aware that the faces of the buildings and sheds would have the same amount of blurring for their respective distances ( because they are not receding but facing the photographer ) so you may have to do more than one layer to blur the scene so it looks right.


Marsh Fritillary on buttercup II

Marsh Fritillary on buttercup II by Glostopcat

I did a mod and cloned out the background distractions, as I saw them. I also upped the exposure of the butterfly, not really necessary but I tried it anywaySmile


Water Rail

Water Rail by HenB

Excellent shot.


Butterflies 2015 No 27

Butterflies 2015 No 27 by tomcat

This is a tremendous photoSmile Excellent work.


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Added Date: 01/01/2015 - 9:10 AM

An excellent portfolio, very professional work.



Added Date: 18/08/2013 - 5:48 PM

Thanks Geoff, much appreciatedSmile

Regards, Alan.


Added Date: 14/05/2013 - 8:56 PM

You have some great photos in an excellent portfolio of work. Very accomplished photography.



Added Date: 18/03/2013 - 6:54 PM

A superb portfolio of very well composed, observed moments and light. A pleasure to look atSmileSmile



Added Date: 06/03/2012 - 10:01 PM

A big thank you to everyone who's commented on my portfolio photos. I keep forgetting this bit's at the bottom of the page so I don't get to thank you all personally when you comment, sorry about that.

Kind regards, Alan.


Added Date: 22/01/2012 - 7:42 PM

A superb portfolio of quality work. It shows a great deal of commitment and skill on your part.

Regards, Alan.


Added Date: 05/03/2011 - 9:03 PM

Your photography is highly impressive and shows skill and passion for your subjects. An excellent portfolio and website.



Added Date: 21/11/2010 - 6:39 PM

A fantastic portfolio of quality photos and excellent compositions. Talented work.



Added Date: 24/09/2010 - 10:44 PM

A fantastic portfolio with so many stunning shots, a real pleasure to look through.



Added Date: 18/09/2010 - 9:12 PM

Fantastic aviation photography, particularly the Raptor. A gem of a portfolio and one that really should have received more attention.



Added Date: 17/09/2010 - 5:20 PM

I'm highly impressed by the quality, passion and vision of your photography. I've seen more of your work on another site and it's stunning. I think we're all in for a treat in the coming monthsSmile

Regards, Alan.


Added Date: 18/03/2010 - 8:03 PM

A great portfolio and some outstanding mono work. The composition and selection of the elements in the final photos are first rate. A portfolio I shall gladly return to and learn from.



Added Date: 02/03/2010 - 10:43 PM

I think this is the first time I've seen your portfolio and there are some superb landscapes. I'll have to take a closer look when I get more time. Beautiful photography.



Added Date: 12/11/2009 - 7:40 PM

A quality portfolio. I love the high quality of your fungi photos, very inspiring.



Added Date: 11/07/2009 - 8:23 AM

You've taken some great photos in your p/f and it is one I shall come back to time and again. Excellent work.