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Mackguyver,
Indeed, very true.
I did a Shutterfly book on orchids for myself and show it to my orchid grower/supplier (I buy from him in northern VA.)  He was not impressed because he said both the common names and Latin nomenclature are required to accompany the flowers.  Down crested is not enough for the description for how I felt,  :'(.
Something learnt.
-r

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Mackguyver,
Congrats on a job well done!  I'm sure you went through a tremendous amount of work to get them to this point.
I'm not doing such a detailed book, but I had more than eight photo books done with Shutterfly, all for my personal or friends collection, except one I did for my workplace on senior graduate class photos in the college, which I hope can be a source of donation from alums.
The work is getting the photos together, sifting the less than optimal ones out, and then look for best ones.  I don't want to have way too many images in the photo book, no one has enough patience to go through a hundred photos, so a small representation of my collection can be in the book, just a taste of my adventures.
Working on line using something like JAVA to arrange the layout is testing at best, so making fewer pages saves hair.  Arranging how it looks, adding text/narratives and forward are the next step.  Even a small book takes a lot of effort.
Once again, you did a fine job, I like.
-r

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Portrait / Re: New Arrival
« on: March 01, 2015, 03:39:11 PM »
Caught glimpses of the baby.
She's lucky to have you as the grand dad!  There will be a lot of memories from you, I'm sure.
Keep it up, the little bundle will grow fast.
-r

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Portrait / Re: New Arrival
« on: March 01, 2015, 02:55:34 PM »
Very nice, I mean the family.  Sure, the photos, too

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Canon General / Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« on: March 01, 2015, 11:28:39 AM »
Some very interesting backgrounds.  Our link together is our intersection of photography despite differences in careers.  No job too small, no work too mundane!
Glad to know you!
-r

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Landscape / Re: A Bunch of Landscapes
« on: February 26, 2015, 07:40:04 AM »
Thank you, Click.
I appreciate your comment.
-r


Very nice shots, lion rock. I especially like the last picture.

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Landscape / Re: A Bunch of Landscapes
« on: February 25, 2015, 11:05:52 PM »
PhotographyFirst,
Like to reminisce with you about Oregon!
I use to go to school in "Corn Valley", love it lots.
In the late 80's, drove on I5 near Roseburg, there are lots of big new house on the side of the highway where it used to be fields.
Please don't take the photos I attach here as competition, just a show of love; shot in 2011, a 1200 miles along Highway 1 from Vancouver, BC., to Fremont, Ca.  A trip I'd like to repeat with more time devoted.
-r

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Landscape / Re: A Bunch of Landscapes
« on: February 25, 2015, 02:13:29 PM »
PhotographyFirst,
Beautiful!
I used to live in Oregon, went to school there.  It was really regretful to have left the beautiful state.  Though I still return to visit, just wish it could be more often and much longer.  In 2011, we drove from Vancouver, BC down to Fremont, CA along Highway 1.  What a treat!!!
Now I live in VA.
Keep your photography going, love to see more, and miss much.
-r
PS., Housing was cheap when I went to school there, and in 2006 or 2007, I saw one listed for over 3.7 mil!  Incredible.

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Canon General / Re: Lost half of my Canon DSLR
« on: February 17, 2015, 05:36:35 PM »
Dylan,
The important thing is that you and family are safe.
Hope the feel of vulnerability is short.  Some protection for future is in order.  We should all learn from this unfortunate incident, and have some preventative measures.
As for the gear, hopefully the insurance will cover that.
My sympathies for you.
-r

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Canon General / Re: Lost half of my Canon DSLR
« on: February 17, 2015, 09:20:39 AM »
You are one heck of a shooter!  On top of that, you have beautiful children that you took photos of.
If I read your post correctly between the "lines", there seems to be a huge story behind this claim, I wish you'll clarify the mystery for us.  Don't hang us with your short title.
The half of your gear you have is still great; my guess is you have a special reason to rid some of your stuff.  Whatever the reason, I'm sure it is quite painful, hope there's a remedy for the lost.
Best wishes.
-r

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As Jim Carey said: "He's-s-smokin'!"
Superb.
-r


Pull up!


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FEBS,
Those men in their crazy machines!
Made with cloth, wood, wires and metal, and in an open "cockpit", what guts these men have to fly them.  In an age of jets, these prop jobs are really cute, wonderful flying contraptions!
Like you photo.
-r

An old one, the Bleriot XI, which I did spot on the Belgian Airforce Day last year.


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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 07, 2015, 09:23:09 AM »
Cog,
Those are nice!  Especially the first.
-r

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Videography Technique / Re: DSLR Sliders, Jibs, Supports and More
« on: February 07, 2015, 09:17:45 AM »
expat,
I can't recommend much, but my experience so far:
First, I assume you're mostly in Asia, so for flying, try Cathay.  Last November, we flew to and from US to HK, and HK to NZ.  The allowed luggage was 2 pieces each person at 23 kg (50 lbs) each, plus the usual carry on.  That beats United's single luggage.
Second, I never used a slider, but I made a screw driven motion carriage for macro photography, it's just over a foot long, weights too much.  I may reduce the linear bearings down later this year to make it simpler, and may change the drive to accommodate a clutch to move manually.  (See first photo).
Third, my suggestion to a larger view screen would be a set up comprising of a CamRanger and an iPAD.  (See second and third photo). You may go for a retina mini iPAD or an iPAD Air to reduce weight.  Get an adaptor for the iPAD to read SD (!) card if you use SD card for your cameras.  I use a HyperDrive hard drive (installed with an SSD) with built in multiformat card reader so I can transfer images back an forth with the iPAD.  The iPAD doubles as a larger screen for live view shoots and a display later of shots.  I think this setup is a multifunction purpose rather than a dedicated monitor for the camera.
Hope this helps.
-r

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 04, 2015, 04:52:04 PM »
Another super shot!  Cropped or not, very nice.
Summer is COMING! 8) Hang on there.
-r

Thanks, lion rock.  Based on our sunshine you'd think it was +15C, until you step out of course.  But, I miss all our summer birds!!

Speaking of sunshine, it's late afternoon sun on this guys head.  Heavy crop with the 300.  Now does anyone know why the majority of these guys are displaying something atop their beak? :-\

Jack

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