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Old 04-09-2007, 09:27 AM
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Re: Photographed (or Processed) TODAY

Great shot. Personally I would get shut of the tree and give it a nice clean sky background.

Here are a few others of mine from yesterday. Most are of the inside of the caves at Buxton. Not very happy with them as I had to use the flash, because I forgot to take a tripod with me for slow shutter speed shots
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:23 AM
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Great shot. Personally I would get shut of the tree and give it a nice clean sky background.
I had given some thought to cloning out the tree... but it seemed like an important part of the picture. The position the egret was in was odd for just "flying" so I wanted to leave something in to show she was landing.


Sunday we had a high of 54 degrees f, today (tues) it is to get near 90 <sigh>. So decided to go out walking around campus before it got too hot. I took this picture near the resaca (sorta a lake) - and wanted to try a couple techniques they talk about on that Radiant Vista site. Did the usual levels, curves, color adj, saturation, sharpening. Then did ctrl-alt-~ (tilde) to select all areas over 50% brightness (?) - moved that to it's own layer, changed the blend mode to "lighten" and then added a gaussian blur - so the brighter areas have a bit of a glow. I've done the same sort of thing with just a duplicate background, punching the saturation a bit more and then adding a gaussain blur - and changing the opacity. But this seems nice too.
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Old 04-16-2007, 07:26 AM
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This was taken at Marble Hill. It used to be the Governors summer "cottage" to get away from the heat etc. It was burned out by a huge bushfire and was destroyed. It's been partially restored but most of it's still ruins, and yes the sky really is that colour blue. It's straight out of my camera and unmodified.
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:07 AM
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Here are some of my latest macro shots taken today.
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Old 04-16-2007, 12:05 PM
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OK Chris, now I am officially jealous. These are marvelous, stupendous, terrific images!!!!! WOW!

Do tell. Please.

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Old 04-16-2007, 01:51 PM
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I was given a tip for catching moths in flight. Basically I put some lengths of cotton around an LED light. Each one has a tiny bit of honey (or any sticky substance) on the end, Moth then flies to the light and sticks to cotton. You can then move that length of cotton away from the light, and the moth will keep trying to fly to-wards the light (while stuck to cotton). It is more or less hovering in one spot while trying to get to the light.
It's kind of cheating, but they are actually in flight, even though it is controlled. Moth eventually brakes free to live another day, and you get some nice close shots (I took about 60 and only got 5-6 that were of any use) Used PS to remove the cotton string that was stuck to one of it's front legs
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Shutter speed 1/1600
F/3.5
focus mode- Manual
ISO-100
Focal length 21.6mm
Flash - ON
Optical Zoom set to Max 10X
DIY macro lens at 2" from camera fixed lens
Distance from object (Moth) approx 8"

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Old 04-17-2007, 11:56 PM
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Once again I was unleashed in Grand Teton National Park. The first photo is a mountain shot taken at an old landing on the snake river. The second was a little creek about twenty miles up the road looking the other way. Both were taken with a canon rebel xt attached to a canon EFs 10-22mm wide angle lens.

The last photo (elk) was shot along the snake river just below the jackson lake dam. They were about 150 yards away and were shot using my rebel xt and my new toy: a canon ef 100-400mm lens.



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Old 04-19-2007, 10:14 PM
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Ya gotta LOVE the 100-400 no matter what they say about the negative side effects. It is sharp as a tack and let's you get the elk.

Great pics. They make me yearn for the west again.

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Old 04-20-2007, 09:04 PM
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So true!! I have been happy so far. Particularly with the image stabilization. I took that photo while sitting in the driver seat of my running car....no tripod and it is still pretty sharp.
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Old 04-20-2007, 10:45 PM
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Alan, love that second picture of the creek. Love what's happening with the clouds, the treeline and the creek. Very dynamic. I could almost be in the scene. Great work.

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