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Thanks to everyone who has visited my gallery and commented or voted on my efforts. Most appreciated.
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  • Lake Agnes

    Good eye for a composition. And how important is that figure?
    • 11 Aug 2017 9:37AM
  • The Music Man

    V1 for me Kate. Quite a strong male portrait, and to my eye, this kind of image really suits monochrome. Maybe a touch more contrast? Overall, a really good piece of work. Well done!
    • 7 Aug 2015 1:24PM
  • Thistle

    Another good composition and presentation. Just losing sharpest focus on thistle head. Maybe f8 and a tripod would have done the trick? Sorry to seem hyper critical, Kate. Got my judge's head on! Did you get your focal point prioritised to that head?
    • 1 Aug 2015 3:00PM
  • Cow Vetch

    Like the presentation, and well thought out blue keyline picking up the flower's colour.
    • 1 Aug 2015 2:51PM
  • Layla builds a Castle

    Delightful triptych! What a lovely set for the 'memory bank'.
    • 1 Aug 2015 2:45PM
  • Green & Pink

    A lot to like in this one, Kate. The bottles are certainly "floating" and need shadows to give them a base. An excellent exponent of digital fine art photography gave me this tip re adding a shadow. I quote: "a fine dark line around the base of the object (bottle, lamp post or whatever) sits it firmly on the ground. Then draw out the shadow away from the direction of the light, gradually fading it out as it recedes. Do all this on a separate layer, ABOVE the image you want the shadow on. That way, if you mess up, you can bin that layer and try again without messing up your photo."
    Hope this helps?
    • 20 Sep 2013 11:32PM
  • Montbretia in Green Bottle

    No probs for me with shadows in a still life. Trev is right, though. Try to throw the shadows to one side or the other next time. Would also help "fill"a blank piece of wall, and thus would "balance" a composition. This said, you are really mastering this technique so well!
    • 20 Sep 2013 11:18PM
  • Some really stunning images, Ann! Sitting in a hide has really paid off - so don't worry about not being able to hike up mountains and along rushy glens! You've got patience - and stacks of stunning shots as a result! Keep up the good work!
  • Some lovely natural history shots in your Portfolio, Bertram.
    • Posted on BERTRAM's profile
    • 4 Oct 2009 10:00PM
  • Some stunning images in your portfolio! Really enjoyed looking at it.
    • Posted on arhb's profile
    • 19 Jul 2009 10:49PM
  • A lovely gallery. Your owl pix are really beautiful. I'm shooting owls in September - hope I get some as good as yours!
  • A wonderful portfolio. Just "discovered" you - will be back!
  • Just discovered your gallery - but I will be back. Stunning photography! Any relation to John Cleese BTW?!
    • Posted on chinny's profile
    • 29 Mar 2009 11:33PM
  • What a wonderful portfolio! Every shot a winner. Simply oozing quaity!
    • Posted on OAKEY's profile
    • 24 Mar 2009 11:07PM