I recognise in you the superb teacher who lets his students see by themselves the metamorphosis of caterpillars to butterflies ! When I was a boy my teacher did the same - and metamorphosis became my research object at the University. Thanks for the picture and for the informative, personal note!
your new technique impresses me once more. Another tiny animal that thanks to you sparkles. So gooood. It appears a little low-contrast, that may come with the export to TN.
a really fine spider and really fine photography. Maybe you can increase the contrast a little. I didn't even know that a family of spitting spiders existed, my fault of course. You made me curious !
Thanks also for your info about your flash with disperser.
you did it with this exceptional background. And surprised me with this "rednosed" swallow ! A wish : I find your notes excellent but the interspersed Smileys don't add up to much,
I like your shot of this Silver Line butterfly a lot. What an exotic looking Lycaenid ! The evening light introduces a color shift which can be compensated only partially with the color temperature setting in PS. Another method is the use of a flash with disperser. The best part is your careful and detailed note which introduces us also to ID books and even entomological societies in your region.
Thanks a lot for presenting this in TN. Greetings, Dietrich
that is a wonderful macro of this TINY Apion, Laurens. It looks almost transparent and thanks to the good background there is a strong 3D impression. I really have to look up the details of your technique, it seems as if you used an auxiliary flash with diffusor or something. Well done, congratulations.
no excuses needed for the use of a flash ! It's a good portrait of this little bird that I have seen -- in Alpine meadows. You teach us that there are Stonechats in South Africa! From Wikipedia I learned that the Eurasian population and that of South Africa have become separated with the drying out of the Sahara after the quaternary Ice ages. Thanks, Srikumar
ich habe mir gedacht, dass Du nach dem letzten Schnee TN-aktiv würdest, und so ist es ! Die Umgebung deines Vogels ist finster und unruhig, aber das gibt dem Bild viel Stimmung. Ob Du wohl Serienbilder machen musstest. Die Fokussierung ist auch schwierig. Sogar die DOF hast Du richtig erwischt. Du merkst es, seit ich einige Vögel photographiert habe, bin ich mir vieler Schwierigkeiten bewusst, die Du aber offensichtlich meisterst.
Herzlich grüsst, Dieter
you make me jealous, you got this great shot of a Blyth's Rosefinch (Carpodacus grandis ! And what a beautiful bird it is. I was looking for it in Afghanistan but I had no luck. Thank you very much for presenting this picture on TN !
I thought I knew the species and there would be nothing new to me. But the shot is delightful, with just a bit colour at the edge !