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Old 10-11-2010, 08:01 AM
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How are you getting the dragonflies to alight and sit long enough to get these fabulous shots? Every dragonfly I see is zooming around at lightspeed.
Shari
They do drop out of warp speed sometimes - you just need a lot of time on your hands - i play 'Sade' tracks in the garden, may be the music sends them into a trance
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:53 PM
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They do drop out of warp speed sometimes - you just need a lot of time on your hands - i play 'Sade' tracks in the garden, may be the music sends them into a trance
Good idea. A trance would be helpful.
I had a friend who wanted to photograph a treefrog in a certain position and it wouldn't cooperate so she put it in her freezer long enough to stun it, took it out and finally got an awesome picture. I'm glad to hear you don't resort to such trickery.
Your photos are wonderful.
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Old 10-15-2010, 03:46 PM
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Pottering around the garden i found a Bee and a Hibiscus..
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:24 PM
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Amazing images Algarve, very fond of the fisherman, and the cats & butterfly is superb.
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Old 10-15-2010, 06:06 PM
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About this bee, Algarve. Does the bee have blue wings and what did you shoot that at. Pretty darn fast thats for sure.
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ok gary, i've been posting in the gallery on your submissions, but i expect some techniques posted here. that D&B and layers on the fisherman and those other things you mentioned. i expect an essay of 500 words or more within 24 hours and... oh wait, uhm, oh.... not in school are we. uhm, if you'd be so kind as to share some of the techniques in the post-processing...
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Old 10-16-2010, 04:40 AM
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Not a good photo - but it's the best photo of a wild owl that I've ever taken. (The only better ones were of rescued owls, and I could take their portrait in the daylight.) This (Great Horned, I think) owl has recently taken up residence in our neighborhood, and when I was walking my dog (bigger than owl-prey size dog) late tonight, I heard the owl up on a lamppost. Couldn't see it because of the bright light of the lamp, so I focused on the silvery bar of the lampost and hoped for the best.
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Old 10-16-2010, 05:16 AM
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Hi Phil,
yes the Bee is a Mediterranean type, the wings have a blue florescence depending on the amount of sun shining on them, shutter speed was 1/1000..

Ok Craig,
give me some time and i'll start jotting down some of the details, everything changes each time i open an image lol!
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'Saturday Bee'
1/800 / f:6.3 / ISO 400 / FL: 70mm
Lightroom into CS5 - micro contrast in Topaz detail, selective highpass (overlay blend), noise reduction on background mosquito window net and addition of ethereal lighting on background creating shadow leaf shapes then faded with a mist and pale yellow hue (nik) gradient..
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Old 10-16-2010, 01:17 PM
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This is a re-edit of an image i took a while back contrasting more with light and shadow - mostly dodge and burn with neutral density gradients..
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