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by twebster
Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Star Fish
Replies: 3
Views: 639

I don't often get to go to the ocean, either. I am fascinated by the ocean creatures, however, just never have the time to go. :( Next time you find yourself shooting around water, carry a polarizing filter with you. It will knock off the glare and reveal the color of the subjects better. Nice image...
by twebster
Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: A tiny little thing
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Judging by the antennae and the face, I think this is some little "plant bug" in the family Miridae. Nice image, Sue. :D
by twebster
Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Pickerel Frog
Replies: 5
Views: 747

"Zen" close-up photography, grasshopper. :D Nice images, Doug. One slip with the weedwhacker and it would have been frog's legs for dinner :!: :D
by twebster
Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Claw of Signal Crayfish - New World Invader
Replies: 15
Views: 2314

Here's an old forensic photographer's trick you can use when photographing smelly subjects. Get a few of the cheap, paper medical masks sold in drugstores to prevent airborne spread of diseases. Also, buy some oil of wintergreen or oil of spearmint. Your neighborhood drug store should have that, too...
by twebster
Sun Jun 24, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: baby hopper
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Cool marbling efect in the eyes. Man, that plant has got to make for some rough eatin' :!: :D
by twebster
Sun Jun 24, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: The other little hopper
Replies: 6
Views: 860

Cool, Sue. I especially like grasshopper eyes. If you ha gotten a tad more parallel to the little hopper you might have gotten the "knees" sharp, too. Cute face on this guy :!: :D
by twebster
Sun Jun 24, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: blurry flowers
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Who turned Van Gogh loose with a camera :?: :shock: :D Looks like the conditions in which I was trying to shoot dragonflies, yesterday. Photographing blowing flowers can be a lot of fun and create some unusal images. :D
by twebster
Sun Jun 24, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Garden Frog (sorry, don't know the correct name)
Replies: 9
Views: 1058

Hi ya' Phil,

The first couple of images may be a bit tight in the frame but I do very much like the third image. I'm accustomed to seeing green frogs. Wgat's with the brownish colors? :?:
by twebster
Thu May 10, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: If you think your copy of your lens is inferior....
Replies: 14
Views: 4770

Mike Said: Also, if you have this lens, turn off the IS when using it on a tripod. Canon claims the IS is not tripod-sensitive, but I find a substantial decrease in image quality if I leave the IS on while on tripod. When handholding, the IS works very well. This post has got me thinking. My camera...
by twebster
Thu May 10, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: If you think your copy of your lens is inferior....
Replies: 14
Views: 4770

...However what still bugs me is why wasn't this thing right the first time, just how many lemons can one company make at a time? I agree it is much easier to complain about something that does not work right the first time than it is to comment on something that does. :roll: Hi ya' Ken. Zoom lense...
by twebster
Thu May 10, 2007 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: If you think your copy of your lens is inferior....
Replies: 14
Views: 4770

Hi ya' Mike and Ken, Ken in my experience, every manufacturer makes a lemon now and then. I've had manual focus lenses (Nikon) that had to be sent back because they would not focus properly at infinity. I've had to send a couple of Canon autofocus bodies in for adjustment. The thing is, every manufa...
by twebster
Sun May 06, 2007 3:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Some of You May Find This Interesting...
Replies: 2
Views: 2009

Photobucket and MySpace are also two of the worst abusers of copyrights :!: :evil: :evil: :evil: :!: Did I also mention that they are :evil: :?:
by twebster
Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: What am Eye?
Replies: 11
Views: 1764

Whew :!: :!: I almost made an idiot of myself. I was gonna guess the radula from a snail tongue. I shoulda known it was going to be a bird bit :!: :twisted: You got us good, Mike :!: :D
by twebster
Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Just another flower
Replies: 8
Views: 991

I like the way it flows into the frame and renders to itself dominance. :smt079 The highlights nicely accentuate the petals and the background is very complemetary. Also the softness of the petals beneath, helps to lead ones eyes away from the image and relaxes the composition overall. Nicely done ...
by twebster
Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: What am Eye?
Replies: 11
Views: 1764

Uh, Mike? Can you post it a little bigger? I really can't make out much from this small image. Ya' know ya' can post images up to 800 pixels on the longest dimension, right? :wink: