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Landscape / Re: Flowers and other Flora
« on: Today at 01:43:05 PM »
From NZ:
Bought a batch of bird of paradise for the hostess we're staying with.
From the botanical garden in Auckland, roses.

Street & City / Re: Singapore - Marina Bay
« on: Today at 10:45:36 AM »
Good shot!
The 14 mm is a great lens.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: Today at 03:36:29 AM »
People are friendly, as you say, relaxed and easy to talk to.
I'm not a beer person, so your suggestion for tui beer is appreciated.
3:30 AM., tomorrow morning, I'll fly from Auckland to Christchurch begin the South Island's visit.
Hope you'll return the NZ soon.

Tui's are awesome. Both the bird's and the beer. Well....especially the beer. Cheers, enjoy your holiday. NZ was one of my favorite countries to visit. Kiwi's are some of the world's friendliest people. Love to go back.

Portrait / Re: Post photos of other photographers in action
« on: Today at 12:31:46 AM »
Saw a group making a movie.
This guy must be shooting for documentary purposes.
I shot this with the trusty M.

Street & City / Re: Your best street shots of any kind.
« on: Today at 12:13:10 AM »
Visiting NZ!
Saturday AM farmers market, Takapuna.
Great big Moroccan style lamb sausage.  Bought some bird-of-paradise from the flower lady.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 23, 2014, 11:36:27 PM »
Caught this bird, a tui, in Auckland Botanical Garden.
Cropped photo, with 70-200 f/2.8 on 5D3.
Travelling in NZ for two weeks.

Street & City / Re: Famous icons in your city
« on: November 23, 2014, 06:01:21 AM »
This is not my city, but a very visible structure here.
I'm spending a couple of weeks in New Zealand and went to dinner near Sky City in Auckland.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Heat from a speed light ...
« on: November 23, 2014, 05:44:14 AM »
The first topic I started!
It is about the heat created just in front of the speed light. 
Tonight, while testing my 600EX with ST-E3, I laid down the flash head on a seat so  the light produced will not disturb the guests at the wedding party.  A second similar test using my black pants to shield the light cause a burning sensation on my leg.  I looked at my pants and found a burnt mark where the flash head laid.  I went back to the seat and found another burnt mark!
Please be aware that the flash produces enough heat to burn fabrics.
Photo of the burnt mark on pants.

Video & Movie / Re: Shrimp
« on: November 22, 2014, 04:09:05 PM »
As per usual, beautiful photography!
Something I shall not be able to do.  I don't swim.
Keep showing us your work.

Landscape / Re: Alaska mountains
« on: November 20, 2014, 03:13:32 PM »
Superb! One side of photography that few of us do, taking snaps while flying slowly on an open cockpit high-wing plane.  Another aspect of a scene.

EOS-M / Re: EOS M Owners Post Your Pictures
« on: November 16, 2014, 10:43:53 PM »
The M is very convenient, especially for travelling, but a bit difficult to focus and the view screen difficult to see in sunlight. 

Saw a film crew shooting a movie and shot one of the camera they were using.  And one of their photographer shooting, presumably for their archieval.


Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: November 11, 2014, 12:06:24 PM »
Your photos really highlight this thread.  And I'm not slighting all the other contributors here.  All photos published here are great and wonderful.
But Sporgon's just have an ethereal quality to the sunset that make me warm and fuzzy inside (why in the world do I say that??? ;D), and I really want to go to my own sunset in that kind of scene! 8)
I'll try to learn to get this effect in my photos in the future, what an inspiration!

Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: November 10, 2014, 09:38:47 PM »
Willie Lotte's Cottage is so beautiful, idyllic ...  I could live there and die there, and be happy!
You shot a wonderful photo with all the right mood.


Thanks Don and Click. Don , you are right. Under exposure can be very effective in these types of scene. In fact I tried re doing my picture from Flatford Mill - Willie Lott's Cottage where Constable painted his most famous picture; 'The Hay Wain', using some lesser exposed frames, and I think it gives a picture with good atmos.  ( It is a sunset after all).

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: November 10, 2014, 04:01:51 PM »
Never knew a fly would pose for a pix!

March Fly in flight.

Macro / Re: Bugs Bugs and more Bugs
« on: November 10, 2014, 09:01:59 AM »
Very nice photos!
Have you thought of tubes to increase the apparent size in your macro shots?
The camera end of the lens will not be harmed with the tubes, nor does it reduce IQ as well as making focus easier.
Good work.

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