That is some shot. The raccoon does look a bit bloated and I wonder if it was already dead when the gator got it. Not that it make it that less gory though.
There must be a plug-in that can do the same thing for a fraction of the costs. And I have to wonder what the resale value is of this type of lens?I think some film photographers would smear Vaseline on a UV filter for a similiar effect.
Rooru S: There is just one thing I need to see. A comparison between the Rokinon/Samyang 100mm F2.8 Macro and the Canon non-L 100mm F2.8 USM Macro. Both are priced very close and right now there is a 50USD discount on the Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro which puts that lens at the same price as the new Rokinon/Samyang Macro.
If both lenses perform the same, then the Canon is a better deal since it offers AF while the R/S don't. Yeah for macro stuff, AF is pretty much not required but if both are very close in price tag and both lenses have similar performance...I would go for the AF lens if I were a Canon user.
For Sony A users, maybe the Rokinon/Samyang offers a good deal since the outdated Sony 100mm F2.8 Macro extends while focusing and it's priced at 749USD (though the Tamron 90mm F2.8 USD Macro is a better deal than the Sony 100mm F2.8 Macro). For Sony E-mount users, it's cheaper than the new Sony FE 90mm F2.8 G OSS Macro.
When on a tripod and shooting static subjects I do use manual focus on my Canon 100mm macro however in the field especially with insects or a flower on a windy day I find autofocus an indespensible tool.
Sony needs to put a phone inside my RX 100.
Liked them all, and the variety also.
Thank you Mike. I'll keep trying.
munro harrap: Faking the film of the Moon landings was necessary because in those days there was no way to get a good enough signal back to Earth.
Think how bad mobile coverage is now at times- and it uses satellites in space.
So, according to this idea they went, but the photographs and the filming was done on Earth, so that we would have something good to look at, at the time. It worked, looked really good and everyone was happy.
As a kid I was thrilled, just like in the movies!!
But you cannot be allowed to get away with it in photographs, because evidence depends on facts, not facts modified or fabricated. Press pictures are EVIDENCE, to get which men risk their lives frequently, so he is definitely NOT worth a prize at all.
Right on munrog. Just last week I was in Arizona. And while I was in the Superstition Mountains I couldn't get cell or IPad connection. Now you would think that 40 years after the moon landing I should still get my internet in the middle of the desert So that alone proves Bin Laden is still alive and well. I await his next video. BTW have you ever looked up the meaning of paranoia?
APenza: He can always be a cameraman for Bill O'Reilly.
Typical response from an O'Reilly fan. When you don't agree just start name calling. So childish.
@onlooker Sorry for getting you so upset. I didn't realize you had such a man crush on Mr O'Reilly. Lighten up, it may make your life more tolerable.
So had I said Brian Williams instead of O'Reilly I would still be called a dickhead with a political agenda? You may be the one with the political agenda. Some conservatives just can't find humor when it comes to their war heroes.
He can always be a cameraman for Bill O'Reilly.
Thanks all for the comments. This was taken at Butterfly World in the Ft Lauderdale area of Florida. When a light haired or blonde women walked into the bird aviary these small birds would fly into visitors hair for nesting material.Was quite funny to watch the initial reaction from the visitors.
yes it was in Butterfly world. It was quite funny too when a women with mostly light brown or blond hair would walk into the aviary these small birds would swoop down looking for nesting material. It suprised the heck out of this woman.
Outstanding.photograph. You deserve an award for patience too.
Thanks Ruth for your comments and your always interesting challenges. This photo was taken almost 10 yrs ago with my first DSLR. and 100mm macro lens that I bought to shoot orchids that I grow. As to the dubious votes I can only say that DPR should help the hosts run what could be a more enjoyable experience when participating in the challenges.
As to the PP it was done with Picassa, as I had no other PP software at the time. Back then I thought a mask was something one wears at Halloween.
Beautiful work. Living in NYC one forgets the wonder of a deep dark sky filled with thousands of stars.
Thank you Conan.
Thanks Looley, but you are wrong. She was photographed in that field.
Or could have called it 'Clearing Winter Storm 2' . Nice work.
I think as the story goes it is a publicity stunt. When Lik's photos sell for anywhere near those prices at a Sotheby's or Christie's auction house then I may believe it.