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Title: Lagarto
Lagarto (4) *
csilla Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 30] (726)

 

LordPotty Gold Star Critiquer [C: 128 W: 0 N: 0] (0) [2008-09-11 2:42]

Wow! What a great capture of this beautiful lizard Christian.
They'd love this one on Trek Nature!
Perfect exposure and fantastic details throughout.
Good DOF and very nicely composed.
Lovely work!
Cheers
Steve

LordPotty Gold Star Critiquer [C: 128 W: 0 N: 0] (0) [2008-09-09 5:23]

Hi Tomasz,
I think the colours and ripples in the water are the best part of this shot.
The snowy mountain is well exposed,but the trees are cropped awkwardly and a bit bright on the trunks.
I think the sky is just a bit too blue to.
Otherwise a pleasant panorama.
TFS
Steve

LordPotty Gold Star Critiquer [C: 128 W: 0 N: 0] (0) [2008-09-08 16:41] [+]

Hi Donald,
We're looking at Amanita muscaria,the 'Fly Agaric' (they were used as fly killers in olden days)
They supposed to be poisonous,but have been used by variou ethnic peoples as a hallucinogenic during rituals.
Not similar to Psilocybin though ... more like Datura!
I tried eating some once,but just felt nauseous.
Taken from a bit further back,using a bigger F stop (say F8 or so) you would have got more DOF. It is possible to get nost of thois in focus if you do it just right.
I've shot a lot of these because we have about 50 or 60 of them in our front garden each Autumn!
You can see one shot of them Here and a Rare Green One too!
Cheers
Steve

LordPotty Gold Star Critiquer [C: 128 W: 0 N: 0] (0) [2008-09-08 10:31] [+]

Hello Magda,
This certainly is an inspired image,which really provokes the viewer to imagine the thoughts and dreams of the expectant mother.
(I'm curious to know who it is ... since you said some would recognise her. Is she a TL member?)
I'm going to 'buck the trend' here,cos I just have to be different.
Somehow,I felt that the light should be a little higher if possible,so that the upper part of her belly was lighter than the bottom.
Of course,that would be tricky to do without lighting her face and spoiling the silhouette effect.
It does look brilliant as it is in any case,but that was just a thought that occurred to me.
Wonderful work,and one to be proud of :)
Cheers
Steve

LordPotty Gold Star Critiquer [C: 128 W: 0 N: 0] (0) [2008-09-08 9:19] [+]

Now this I DO like ... funnily enough.
Although I'm more of a cat lover these days,I do like a GOOD pet shot,and,to my mind,this is one.
I love the wooden bench seat,and I'm so impressed with how you got them to both sit still like that!
Obviously,you had someone distract them,but they didn't jump down and run over to say 'Hello' .... or 'Woof', or whatever it is that dogs say to each other these days (Woofsup? I expect)
Well,I'm 2 days late,but it made ME smile.
Great stuff!
Cheers
Steve

LordPotty Gold Star Critiquer [C: 128 W: 0 N: 0] (0) [2008-09-08 9:12]

An interesting experiment Linzi.
The darker sharper silhouettes in the foreground are quite effective.
I think the more distant blurred ones tend to distract and confuse a little though.(I think it would have been tricky to clone them out though ... I'm hopeless at that :)
The colour is a pleasant tone,representative of a real sunset,but there does seem to be some blotchiness (or is it my monitor?)
Did you add the shading to the edges?
It doesn't look like vignetting as such.
Like I said,an interesting experiment, that sort of worked ... a bit :)
TFS
Steve

LordPotty Gold Star Critiquer [C: 128 W: 0 N: 0] (0) [2008-09-08 9:00]

I love the look and smell of rose flowers,but don't like the thorns much. :)
A very good capture Chin.
Exposure is excellent,perfect sharpness and a nice range of colour tones.
Also,it is well placed in the frame.
Well done.
TFS
Steve
ps .... I just noticed that you are in Sarawak.I would love to go there! I have been exploring caves all my life,and Sarawak has the biggest cave chamber in the world.
I'd love to visit Deer Cave (but I wouldn't like to get 'Mulu foot'!

LordPotty Gold Star Critiquer [C: 128 W: 0 N: 0] (0) [2008-09-08 8:54]

Hello Chin,
Your flowers are all very beautiful,but I looked at this snail because I am most interested in wildlife. I do like plants too of course.
As everyone has said,this is a very clear macro shot.
It is well composed with good colour.
Very nice work.
Cheers
Steve

LordPotty Gold Star Critiquer [C: 128 W: 0 N: 0] (0) [2008-09-08 2:11] [+]

A very different kind of shot from you Manuj,but nicely executed.
Great detail and exosure.
Good DOF and very nicely composed.
Beautiful work.
Cheers
Steve

LordPotty Gold Star Critiquer [C: 128 W: 0 N: 0] (0) [2008-09-08 2:03] [+]

Hello Manu,
I missed this on,but I like it very much.
I can relate to it very well,both knowing the plight of the Tibetan people, and because I often wear bright colours myself which belie my inner pain.
Fortunately,I'm happy today :)
This is a great image with real impact.
I hope the protester had real impact too ;)
Cheers
Steve