The Mick: Haha. Cute description. ;o) Beautiful bird and very nicely taken.Cheers,Mick
BTW, looks like you've got that new Tamron dialed in. ;o)
The Mick: What a pretty specimen!Mick
Sometimes you get a great shot right out of the box. ;o) BTW, the lighting doesn't look harsh at all. Very nice shot.Cheers,Mick
cmantx: Great landscape shot Mick. I love the soft lighting. Just the right amount of blur in the water fall. Congratulations.
I appreciate the kind words, Carmen. Thanks. I could have stopped it down and blurred the water a little bit more, but the flow of this waterfall is pretty fast, so I guess 1/5 second was enough.Have a good day!Mick
ysal: Gorgeous image, has such a dreamy feel to it. ND filter, or was is dark enough?
Hello Yuki,Thank you for the wonderful comments. I didn't use any filters on this one. With the fog, it was dark enough not to need it.Take care,Mick
Stunning location and a photo to match! ;o)Mick
That's amazing! Nice find!Mick
Very nice macro of an unusual jumper. Never seen one with that pattern of colors before.Cheers,Mick
Hello IraE,Beautiful creature and your photo shows so much detail in those feathers.Congratulations on a top showing.Mick
Definitely a top notch winning image! My overall favorite of the challenge. Frame that one, Mr. Lanoue! Big congratulations to you sir!
RuthC: This was one of my favourite entries in the challenge, Mick, as it gives me real pleasure to view it. The colours are beautifully soft and enticing, while the whole picture has a mystical aura about it. The rainy, foggy weather here was to your advantage. The photo is one to be proud of! Ruth :-)
Thank you so much for your thoughtful words of encouragement, Ruth! They are always very much appreciated. About the photo... my wife, 2 daughters and I have gotten up before sunrise for 4 weeks in a row and made a trek to the mountains to hike, see the fall foliage and visit several waterfalls. We have created many wonderful memories and I hope this photo (among many others) will be a visual reminder of these times. I've had a 30"x20" of this one printed and now need to make a frame and figure out where to get a mat board the proper size and put it all together. ;o)Have a great day, Ruth and thanks again for taking the time to host these challenges and share your gracious comments.Cheers,Mick
The lighting and colors on this photo are very good. Eye-catching photo.Cheers,Mick
Very sharp image! Well done.Mick
Great photo! One of my favorites this week!Cheers,Mick
Woo-wooh! Nicely done.Cheers,Mick
Well done. Thanks for the description of your setup as well.Mick
Haha. Cute description. ;o) Beautiful bird and very nicely taken.Cheers,Mick
What a pretty specimen!Mick
Nice sharp image of that cute lil' fellow. ;o)Mick