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Squirrel

I hope that some of the pictures bring a smile to your face. Others may encourage you to plant something in your own patch of earth.


Regards Jacqueline
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  • Kaffir Lily

    Hi Pamela
    Yes it is. The flowers were against a white background and I cut them out using the magic
    wand tool. I didn't modify the edge of the selection, I left the hint of white around the flowers and the processing added to it. If you look at some of the very stylised oriental flower art there is a fashion for a heavy white or grey line around the subject. I have just done it as a print on a pearl paper and it looks silver in some lights.
    regards Jacq
    • 9 Oct 2016 9:45PM
  • Airborne at Portobello

    Hello Ken
    A good start. I like the way you have used the 1/320 shutter speed to freeze most of the action. There is a little blurring in the ball and the players right foot but it adds to the image. If the shutter speed had been faster the player would look as if they were suspended in mid air.
    The players shadow shows that the light was very hard and you did well to cope with those conditions. A little bit of fill in flash may have helped. It would have illuminated the side of the players face. It may be that you could not use flash because of distracting the player from the game. A little bit of dodging in the editing programme of your choice might help to bring lessen the hard shadow on the face and bring it out a bit.
    Hope this helps

    regards Jacq
    • 18 Jun 2016 10:54PM
  • The Pose

    Hello Hesham
    The eye and the feathers are sharp where they need to be. The whites on the bird seem a bit bright but that may be my screen. Watch your background I know it is difficult when doing wildlife shots - the palm tree behind is a bit intrusive. Try cropping in a letterbox format.
    All things considered not bad at all.
    regards Jacq
    • 1 May 2016 8:30PM
  • Practice Portrait Shot

    Hello Mark
    You have made a good start. The depth of field does need tweaking. Both eyes need to be sharp. I like the head position. Watch the background. It looks like a wood glass cabinet behind her and even though it is blurred it is a bit of a distraction - you may have been better to have placed her more to the left, so that what looks to me like a window was behind her. Good catch light in the eyes.
    regards Jacq
    • 1 May 2016 8:23PM
  • Heel And Toe

    Well spotted. An interesting take on reflections.
    • 11 Apr 2016 9:47PM
  • Playing in the woods

    Hi I like the way you handled the vignetting/ soft focus on the edges. It brings the eye into the centre of the image. It seemed a bit washed out but that could be my monitor. I've done a quick mod. The tree trunk on the right was a bit bright so did a bit of dodging and burning.
    • 1 Apr 2016 7:39PM
  • Langur Monkey

    Hello A good start at wildlife photography. You have captured the fur beautifully. Good detail in the twig. I would try dodging the face again especially the eyes. A pity that you have cropped off the tip of the ear - I would have liked to have seen it. If you shoot in Raw - the file would be larger and you would have more information so that you could zoom in on the face.
    • 8 Mar 2016 12:05AM
  • Hi Ron

    A super portfolio. Many thanks to you and Maggie for the super presentation you gave to Watford Camera Club last thursday. "The Big Print Show" was certainly big. An inspiration to us all.
    Looking forward to seeing you both next season.

    best Wishes Jacq
    • Posted on rontear's profile
    • 12 May 2015 7:37PM
  • Wonderful gallery. Good to see you and your good lady at the final of the Federation of North West London Photographic Societies last saturday. Superb judging and critique as usual. Looking forward to your talk next season too.
    • Posted on rontear's profile
    • 24 Feb 2014 9:43PM
  • You really are an inspiration. Your portfolio has really made me think. My creative juices have been spiked. Thank you
    Jacqueline
    • Posted on Tonyd3's profile
    • 6 Mar 2010 8:18PM
  • Earlswood Sunset is a real stunner. I love looking at your Pf there is such a variety here. The presentation is alway spot on.
    • Posted on dven's profile
    • 11 Jan 2009 10:03AM
  • The Niles flows are brill. Your shots are never boring.
    Regards Jacqueline
    • Posted on Bob_V's profile
    • 11 Jan 2009 9:52AM
  • Hello Brian

    I spent some time this afternoon at your exhibition At the Regent Centre Christchurch Dorset.
    What a pleasure it was. Portland Light and In the Gloaming Mudeford Harbour are stunning shots. The light in both is just glorious.
    Love in a mist - I'd be interested to know which paper you used for that one. The Prop Rider looked as if it was coming out of the picture towards me. As for the Snow leopard and the Ocelot WOW! how long did you have to wait to get those.

    You've have really inspired me.

    Regards Squirrel
  • Your flowers are a real inspiration.
    • Posted on dianah's profile
    • 23 Sep 2008 3:08PM
  • The blue boat is cracking. To me it is the perfect boat shot.
  • I have learnt so much from looking at your pictures. The composition of you shots is second to none and they way you present them is brillant.
    • Posted on looboss's profile
    • 23 Jul 2008 11:12PM
  • The Vietnam pictures are stunning, a real inspiration.