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Photo Critique
Germany
Title: ReflectionNikon D80
Reflection (60)
Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)


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bikefifty Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (596) [2009-03-31 17:11]
Zeno,

I am not sure how I missed commenting on this lovely shot. What a subject to work with. Your lighting, focus and the reflection are top notch. This is an award winning shot.

Thanks - Bob

Costa Rica
Title: ARGIOPA  ARGENTATA
ARGIOPA ARGENTATA (46)
euroblinkie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3080 W: 56 N: 6334] (64279)


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bikefifty Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (596) [2009-03-31 17:03]
Lou,

This is a great shot. There is so much going on and you have captured it very well. You are right, the web is beautiful. I have never seen an inter-part of a web that looks like this. It almost looks like a drink coaster. Then you have the spider and the bug.

This is nature at it's best.

Thanks - Bob

Netherlands
Title: Black SwanNikon D300
Black Swan (58)
PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)


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bikefifty Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (596) [2009-03-31 16:57]
Peter,

This is a very good portrait shot of the Black Swan. The lighting and focus show the detail of the feathers very well. I agree with Ivan that the light on the bill is a little over exposed, but that doesn't distract form a very nice shot.

Good note as well.

Bob

United States
Title: Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow (12)
tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)


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bikefifty Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (596) [2009-03-30 18:59]
Ron,

I am like you. I have been out with out much success, but isn't that why we do this photo stuff. So we can get out in the world.

I like the clarity of the Song Sparrow. The diagonal limb sure helps the photo.

Take care - Bob

New Zealand
Title: Rhino at Rest on his ChinCanon EOS 30d
Rhino at Rest on his Chin (26)
Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)


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bikefifty Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (596) [2009-03-27 14:00]
Janice,

This is a very interesting capture of this big guy. Your lighting shows off the texture of his skin very nicely. The picture is very crisp and sharp.

Thanks for sharing this picture.

Bob

South Africa
Title: Colourful LoversSony Cybershot DSC H9
Colourful Lovers (96) *
Miss_Piggy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2285 W: 5 N: 5300] (18714)


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bikefifty Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (596) [2009-03-27 13:54]
Anna,

I can say I have never seen a grass hopper this color. You have done a great job of capturing this natural act of the 2 very colorful insects. You have very good focus and depth of field on this shot.

Very good note.

Bob

Switzerland
Title: SailingSony A700
Sailing (78)
Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)


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bikefifty Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (596) [2009-03-24 16:23]
Markus,

Great note. I would never have guessed that this was frozen mud.

I love your ice and now mud pictures. We have a lot of flowers, birds and wildlife, but not many ice pictures. You have a great eye to find these patterns.

You focus and lighting is just right.

Thanks for sharing you cold world with us.

Bob

Costa Rica
Title: FUNGI OF COSTA RICA
FUNGI OF COSTA RICA (36)
euroblinkie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3080 W: 56 N: 6334] (64279)


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bikefifty Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (596) [2009-03-24 16:15]
Lou,

I like the collage of your fungus. You have an interesting POV and your focus is sharp. It might of helped if you had some way the fill the the dark areas with a little fill light either from a flash or a reflector. I do like the different views.

Bob

United States
Title: Great Falls (Cuyahoga Valley)
Great Falls (Cuyahoga Valley) (30)
tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)


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bikefifty Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (596) [2009-03-24 15:56]
Ron

I have been out of touch for a while, but I think I am back.

I like this shot. It looks like you have the right timing for the "water". Great focus and depth of field. The only thing I would change would be to warm up the weather and get rid of the icicles. Well, I guess as photographers, we can't do every thing.

Nice job - Bob

South Africa
Title: Gawking for JaniceSony Cybershot DSC H9
Gawking for Janice (118) *
Miss_Piggy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2285 W: 5 N: 5300] (18714)


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bikefifty Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (596) [2009-03-24 3:07]
Anna,

What a lovely capture of the magnificent animal. Good thing you could shoot a vertical shot. You sure it the light right. Sorry about the rain. Your focus is sharp.

Nice story about Janice.

15 months to have a baby is a real challenge.

Thanks for letting us see what we can't see in person.

Bob

United States
Title: Frozen TreatCanon 30D
Frozen Treat (22)
greghume Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 212 W: 72 N: 575] (2160)


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bikefifty Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (596) [2009-03-23 16:53]
Greg,

I like this pose of the Robin. He is well lit and very sharp. The ice all most makes it look like the bird is sitting in a crystal chandelier.

Take care - Bob

Canada
Title: The Hairy Woodpecker in-flightNikon Coolpix P60
The Hairy Woodpecker in-flight (36)
CeltickRanger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)


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bikefifty Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (596) [2009-03-23 16:47]
Asbed,

I think this is one of your best in flight shots. The body of the bird is very sharp and the wings have great clarity and detail. I understand your average of 1 for 30 shots. I have that a lot and most of my subjects are standing still.

Take care - Bob

Australia
Title: The Essence of TNCanon PowerShot S2 IS
The Essence of TN (72)
Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)


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bikefifty Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (596) [2009-03-14 16:27]
Ivan,

I am a little late getting to this one, but it is lovely. I like butterflies and we don't have any thing this guy in my part of the US.

Your clarity, focus and exposure are right on. I like the POV we have of the beautiful butterfly.

Thanks - Bob

United States
Title: Mantis (ootheca) Cocoon
Mantis (ootheca) Cocoon (12)
tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)


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bikefifty Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (596) [2009-03-14 16:23]
Ron,

Good eye on your walk . A good shot of a very interesting natural phenomenon. The focus is good, but my first reaction was the it was over powered by the light in the middle. Not sure if it was the sun of your flash. Even with that, for me it is an interesting picture, well framed and natural looking.

I like you story about your mom. Some day I will tell about the snake I brought home. It was the last one in the house.

Take care - Bob

New Zealand
Title: BumbleBee on the MarigoldCanon EOS 30d
BumbleBee on the Marigold (20)
Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)


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bikefifty Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (596) [2009-03-14 16:06]
Janice,

OK you have done it again.

I love this picture and I will tell you why. I like shooting Bee's so I was drawn to this picture, but it was the drop of water on the lower left pedal the made the picture for me. You show the bee hard at work and the water drop enjoying it's last few minutes in the sun.

Very nice - Bob

United Kingdom
Title: Gull on the Wing
Gull on the Wing (8)
oldferret Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 395] (1837)


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bikefifty Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (596) [2009-03-14 15:52]
Bill,

You are right, our Gull pictures are very similar.

The diagonal framing of the gull is a major part of your picture. It is well focused and exposed. I like that you caught the Gull speaking it's mind.

Thanks for sharing and commenting on my photo. (I will check into the coloration of my shot)

Bob

India
Title: Northern ShovelerNikon D 80
Northern Shoveler (20)
goutham_ramesh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)


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bikefifty Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (596) [2009-03-14 15:45]
Goutham,

This is a lovely shot of the Northern Shoveler. I find this whole picture your note and the timing of it very interesting. We to get this bird in our area but mostly as it migrates North to breed. It just so happens that this is the time of year we see it. It is fascinating to me that being half a world away we can still enjoy the same natural wonders at the same time. Like you, we are loosing much of our water ways to development. In the future, we may only have these great pictures to remember what birds came our way.

Thank you for sharing you lovely picture.

Bob

Kenya
Title: LionessCanon EOS 400D
Lioness (6)
hamady Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 17] (248)


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bikefifty Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (596) [2009-03-14 15:36]
Jan,

Great detail in the close up of this lady lion. I like that we can see what look to be seeds and bugs in her fur. That helps give us an idea that she is out in the wild.

Thanks for sharing her with us.

Bob

Mexico
Title: My 300 Post.Nikon D80
My 300 Post. (74) *
Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)


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bikefifty Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (596) [2009-03-14 15:26]
Luis,

It is clear that I am not the first and probably won't be the last to congratulate you on your well deserved award.

This obviously a beautiful picture. Well focused on the eye and the light catch in the eye.

Thanks for sharing - Bob

New Zealand
Title: Spider and her babiesCanon EOS 30d
Spider and her babies (16)
Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)


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bikefifty Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (596) [2009-03-09 17:54] [+]
Janice,

I think it is so interesting when we find something in the picture we didn't see when we took it.

I like the activity of this picture. It is not the sharpest picture you have posted, but I don't think that is the point of this kind of picture. A tripod might have helped, but maybe the shot would have gotten away. It is a great environmental photo.

And we think the mother with eight new kids and 6 at home has a hand full. What about this mom? And by the way, where is the dad?

TFS - I love this stuff - Bob