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Canada
Title: Point Lake, OntarioCanon EOS 350D Rebel XT
Point Lake, Ontario (28) *
blue_river Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 52 N: 168] (1261)


 

gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620) [2009-04-27 13:25]
Polarizers are then landscape photogrpahers friend. Lovely colors, you did very well to the details in the shadows and still the BG is not blow out. Nice depth and dimension in this landscape and the leading line to the left is catchy. I do not normally comment on frames but I like yours, it does go well with the photo.

I disabled smileys a long time ago and only hand them out in real life. But you did put a great smile on my face thanx.

Turkey
Title: Scorpion ShellSanyo Xacti
Scorpion Shell (100)
matatur Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1054 W: 245 N: 1626] (5312)


 

gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620) [2009-04-27 13:16] [+]
Ello! Mehmet... What an extraordinary collection of seashells you have here. I do know who to ask now if I find a shell of interest again. I haven't seen any expert in this field on TN before and believe its a nice gain for the site. Your photographs are technically perfect and well presented. Your notes makes it a post it true TN nature... Very well done.

I have disabled smileys a long time ago... and only dish out smileys in real life. :D Your collection did hand me one thanx.

Israel
Title: Silene muscipula
Silene muscipula (10) *
fragman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3032 W: 11 N: 2351] (43778)


 

gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620) [2009-04-26 15:13]
ello Ori... It been a while since we spoke. Been to SA lately? Nice to see we are second on your list of number of photos posted.

India
Title: A Desert Cricket
A Desert Cricket (14)
spiky27 (14)


 

gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620) [2009-04-26 14:54]
Gotta go with Steve on this... some sort of King Cricket.

Poland
Title: Broken Cloacking DeviceCanon EOS 400D
Broken Cloacking Device (18)
red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)


 

gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620) [2009-04-26 14:49]
Almost happy?? I would be more than happy with a capture like this. Love the compo.. you had to get low and dirty for this. The clear BG makes this stand out... 3D like.

New Zealand
Title: Champagne Pool at Wai-O-TapuCanon EOS 30d
Champagne Pool at Wai-O-Tapu (26)
Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)


 

gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620) [2009-04-26 14:47]
Ola! Janice. So glad to find you posting here. Love the leading line and depth of the landscape.. very interesting and those colors are unreal. Lovely.

New Zealand
Title: The Real DealPanasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5
The Real Deal (24)
LordPotty Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)


 

gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620) [2009-04-26 14:41] [+]
Me mate from down under... and a bit to the east. How are you Steve? You have accumulated a very nice portfolio since the last time I had a look. Very nice work and keep up with April fool's antics... the green shroom made me look.

United Kingdom
Title: Coal TitCanon 40d
Coal Tit (14)
CaptiveLight Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 435 W: 61 N: 232] (969)


 

gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620) [2009-04-26 14:38]
Ola! Miles. Nice name for the photo website... I'll head over there after I paid my dues here. Very nice rich colors and pose from this bird. Always enjoyed looking at your work... still do...

Germany
Title: Growing Micro-world ... look closer!Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi)
Growing Micro-world ... look closer! (66) *
wishnugaruda Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)


 

gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620) [2009-04-26 14:35]
Hello Sabine,

So nice to find you still here on TN. Very nice macro work you have composed here in an interesting composition and collage. The photo that got be hooked on nature photography is one of a mantis egg hatching.

Netherlands
Title: Four-spotted ChaserCanon  40D
Four-spotted Chaser (74) *
carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)


 

gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620) [2009-04-26 14:33]
Ik vertrou jy ben wel mijn vriend?

When I look at this macro I remember two things about your photos... exceptional macro work and the best landscapes (over at trekearth) I have seen. I am very glad to see you still posting Jaap.

Netherlands
Title: wait for usPentax K100D
wait for us (38)
pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)


 

gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620) [2007-11-14 6:08]
Great moment captured here... nicely put together so that the whole scene plays off for the viewer. Well done.

Netherlands
Title: Southern Carmine Bee-eaterNikon D70
Southern Carmine Bee-eater (54)
PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)


 

gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620) [2007-11-14 6:07]
This critter evades me... I have none to compare... very well done.

South Africa
Title: Spotted HyenaCanon EOS 1D Mark III
Spotted Hyena (42)
vanderschelden Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)


 

gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620) [2007-11-14 6:05]
Such a nice in the environment capture... it has a nice 3d look to it. Love this very good work.

Canada
Title: Parc marin du Saguenay St-Laurentnikon D 200
Parc marin du Saguenay St-Laurent (28) *
jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)


 

gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620) [2007-11-07 6:23]
Exceptional landscape... WOW!!

You just keep getting better and better with these scapes. great too have a look at your work.

Thanx for sharing.

Spain
Title:
"Keep away" (46)
pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)


 

gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620) [2007-11-07 6:20]
The classic Defend/Attack pose from these vultures. You did very well exposing this photo in the light conditions. Excpetional pose you got here but alas the other vulture cut off takes away some of the glory of the capture. I would crop the other vulture out of the frame to add even more impact to this photo.

Very well done.

New Zealand
Title: South Island Pied OystercatcherPanasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
South Island Pied Oystercatcher (20)
LordPotty Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)


 

gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620) [2007-11-07 6:15]
Hi Steve,

Doing well thanx for asking. We have these critters here but without the white bellies. Thanx for the kind words on the lion photo... and to answer your question.. no I did not see any of the cub killings myself... luckily :)

Nice (down and dirty angle) shooting angle here making the bird stand out. I think you did extremely well getting the exposure right in these conditions.

Take care MF.

South Africa
Title: Am I beautiful?Canon 30D
Am I beautiful? (6)
fiftysomething Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 3 N: 141] (657)


 

gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620) [2007-11-07 6:12] [+]
I still miss my 100-400mm lens. Nice capture of the bird. The photo is reasonably sharp.

The DOF is a bit shallow loosing details to the bottom of the frame. You could have compensated for it by using a smaller F stop (F8) to increase the DOF. Looking at the settings the 1/8000s shutterspeed was more than enough to close down at least two full stops. You have to experiment a bit... my rule is a bigger bird such as this, at least F8.

Getting down and dirty... a lower shot angle would have placed the BG further in the distance giving a smoother BG. Shooting top down as here brings the BG closer and less blurred... even more so at F8

I have a very similar portrait of this critter and think you did well in getting it this good.

Italy
Title: Powerful eyes ...Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi
Powerful eyes ... (54)
wishnugaruda Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)


 

gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620) [2007-11-07 2:34]
Excellent!! I love the effect the shadows created here to make the details jump out of the screen. Very well done.

United Kingdom
Title: Count the lenses!Canon Powershot S3 IS
Count the lenses! (54) *
joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)


 

gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620) [2007-11-07 2:32] [+]
No critique so far... amazing :)

I have tried this with SLR macro equipment and never got one this good. Very well done.The DOF is very shallow but thats what u have to work with this close-up. Exceptional capture, very well done.

Wish it was mine :)

Kenya
Title: southern  white rhinocerosOlympus C770 UZ
southern white rhinoceros (14)
Nephrotome2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538)


 

gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620) [2007-09-12 22:52] [+]
I just love these in the environment shot. This one is special. The flamingo's really adds to the wish I was there factor of this capture. Well done.

At first I thought your classification of the sub-species was wrong. I thought that the Southern-White Rhino was found in Southern Africa and the C.s. cottoni in Eastern Africa. I had to make sure first and found that the C.s.cottoni are only found in Zaire (DRK) and there only about 30 left. Those found at Nakukru Lake are remnants from the Southern sub-species. Well done on the ID.