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shel Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 4 N: 19] (85) [2005-08-23 8:02]

Hi Erich.
A great subject, with serious undertones. I note that the water appears to be fast flowing. That makes the bread in the water slightly less dangerous than if it was still water as in a pond.
This pic is well exposed, with the bread just holding detail in the highlights. The duckling's eye is a tad too dark and could do with a bit of pseudo-dodging, but otherwise this is a fine image :)
regards,
Sheldon (shel)

shel Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 4 N: 19] (85) [2005-08-23 7:39]

Hi Robert.
A well constructed pic showing great detail in both the subject and its 'habitat'. Exposure is excellent too. I can smell the earth and leaf-litter here :)
regards,
Sheldon (shel)

shel Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 4 N: 19] (85) [2005-08-08 10:01] [2] [+]

Hallo Remco. Yes, this is the place for such a photo . . . and this is beautiful.
The exposure is perfect, and the composition handles the different light levels expertly--the lighter background to the foreground fence gives the whole image excellent depth and balance.
Not that it needs any change, but there is a beautiful alternative image within this too . . . by cropping out the sky you have a totally different image with a darker, more monochrome look and feel. Two for the price of one :)
regards,
Sheldon (shel)

shel Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 4 N: 19] (85) [2005-08-08 9:55]

Hey Claudia.
A fine image, well seen and well taken. It's strange is it not, that the beauty and elegance and intricacy of a grass flower is generally overlooked in favour of "real" flowers? :)
Well done.
regards,
Sheldon (shel)

shel Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 4 N: 19] (85) [2005-08-05 6:27] [+]

Hello Michael, and welcome to TN.
This is an unusual and very interesting image--the dof is such that the whole line of beetles is in focus. Usually as a diagonal runs across an image it recedes into the background, usually resulting in the focus fading along that diagonal . . . but not here :)
I see there were more beetles to the right . . . this would have been a fantastic shot if the line of beetles was stretched even further, with a wider angle of view.
but a good image all the same, and well worth posting and sharing :)
regards,
Sheldon (shel)

shel Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 4 N: 19] (85) [2005-07-25 12:33]

Hi Jaroslaw.
Now this is a great shot! Not only have you shown us the fungi, but you have described its environment, at the same time using that environment as a strong frame for the fungi. This is a major improvement over those photos that simply document a fungi independent of environment.
All that's keeping this from getting maximum points is the lack of a note re: where, what, how etc :) . . . .
regards,
Sheldon (shel)

shel Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 4 N: 19] (85) [2005-07-25 12:24]

Hi David.
A delightful and well executed capture.
I'm glad you mention the "little" camera used: in this day of almost weekly obsolescence in camera equipment, it's nice to be reminded that the photographer's skill is, in the final analysis, infinitely more important than the equipment.
regards,
Sheldon (shel)

shel Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 4 N: 19] (85) [2005-07-25 12:21]

Hi David. A great photo, spoiled a tad by the slanting horizon. I'm sure you can fix that no probs, although you might lose too much sky.
The exposure here is excellent: the balance between the different lighting levels is very good, showing detail on the grassy knoll (I'm sure I've heard that phrase before) and in the shadows of the rocks.
well seen, almost perfectly captured :)
regards,
Sheldon (shel)

shel Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 4 N: 19] (85) [2005-07-22 13:31]

Hi Jax.
A beautiful in situ photo--very well exposed, good composure. And a good note :)
regards,
Sheldon (shel)

shel Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 4 N: 19] (85) [2005-07-22 13:16]

Hi Helcio.
This is a very well presented view of this spectacular location. The image shows very good depth and clarity.
Unfortunately the whites in the waterfall are blown out, a common fault of digital imaging, and one that requires very careful balancing of exposure to overcome, or at least minimise.
regards,
Sheldon (shel)