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post #451 of 693 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 03:04 AM
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thanks. it's masdevalia nidifica...

personally, i like the leaf in the photo, though the hard water stain is a slight distraction. i hear using a solution of 50% fat free milk, and 50% water can buff those leaves to a shine.

the 2nd photo is slightly different as well, if it were moved to the right a little more, you would have balanced out that "awkward" negative space. if you square cropped it, it would make a nice instagram photo.

which orchid is that btw?

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post #452 of 693 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 03:36 AM
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thanks. it's masdevalia nidifica...

personally, i like the leaf in the photo, though the hard water stain is a slight distraction. i hear using a solution of 50% fat free milk, and 50% water can buff those leaves to a shine.

the 2nd photo is slightly different as well, if it were moved to the right a little more, you would have balanced out that "awkward" negative space. if you square cropped it, it would make a nice instagram photo.

which orchid is that btw?
very nice!!

thats what i was thinking. not sure if i like it without or not. but it is almost too much negative space without the leaf, but when i was editing it, any closer cropped on the left side didnt look right, it looked unbalanced.

it is encyclia vitellina


here is another photo (since we are supposed to keep adding them each post)

its a noid phal, the photo is a little awkward to look at. but it makes it hard to look away


DSC_0003.jpg by orchidman-10, on Flickr
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post #453 of 693 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 03:50 AM
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All i can say is.. Perfect Photo!



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Horizon should have been a bit down in the frame. Else, the colors are awesome.

Here's a Dawn I captured in India-
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post #455 of 693 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 05:31 PM
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no complaints about the picture, it looks awesome.
the only thing i can say is that the sky looks a little pixilated (almost invisible) but thats likely from saving the image in a size that fits for internet upload.

my 'ember' leopard gecko:
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post #456 of 693 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 02:01 AM
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Aww...Your Gecko looks so cute. Awesome.
Its just that the DOF is too shallow. But again, it maybe the side effect of macro. If the BG would've been darker, the yellow color of your cute gecko would have came up more 'brightly'. I'd love to know more about your gecko. Any links !!

Here's the proof of my closest encounter with a lioness. Lens is 18-55. I can never ever forget that moment. Place was Banergatta National Park, India. (Full Image view recommended and sorry for the watermark)-
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no complaints about the picture, it looks awesome.
the only thing i can say is that the sky looks a little pixilated (almost invisible) but thats likely from saving the image in a size that fits for internet upload.

my 'ember' leopard gecko:
-1.3-2 EV in this shot will darken the colors and contrast whole photo.
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Sumer, nice shot!!!!!!!!!
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post #459 of 693 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 11:37 AM
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Plamski- WOW. A big WOW.
What chameleon is that in the second pic ?
And the bigger one is looking so awesome. Are they your pet ?
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They are my wife nephew pets. On picture 2 is an adult chameleon - don’t know the name.
I only know that it is the smallest on in the world. He was able to breed both of them.
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post #462 of 693 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 05:31 PM
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To keep the thread going, here's my next one-
"King of Camouflage" || Indian Scops Owl (Full View recommended).
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That's really cool! the only thing I would say is that there seems to be a lot of negative space on the left. I would crop it in on both sides. From the left all the way in so that stick isn't included. And from the right just a tiny bit.....And my 10 year old brother just came in, and said "WOAHHH that's so cool! Except I don't like the white part" guess he agrees with me, haha!


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post #464 of 693 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 06:40 PM
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That's a cool orchid.
How did you burst the flash ?

Thanks for the critique
I didnt crop because the bigger frame was showing how well it was camouflaged in it's surroundings. Anyways, here's another one-


And here's an orchid for you from India. It was growing on a tree at "Western Ghats" in Southern India. Humidity was around 60%-
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Thanks! What do you mean by how did I burst the flash? Like how was my lighting set up?

I used an Sb-600 mounted directly on the camera on TTL mode, set at +3.0. I bounced the flash off the ceiling and the wall behind me.

I really like that second owl a lot too! I would up the exposure a tiny bit though....Cool orchid!


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