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APenza

APenza

Lives in United States City, NY, United States
Works as a Builder/Contractor
Joined on Jun 5, 2001

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On TIGER in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (16 comments in total)

Great portrait. Great face.
He could use a shave.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 01:01 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Alligator Wrestles A Raccoon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 00:33 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On Lensbaby introduces Velvet 56mm f/1.6 article (166 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 22:23 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
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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For Sony A users, maybe the Rokinon/Samyang offers a good deal since the outdated Sony 100mm F2.8 Macro extends while focusing and it's priced at 749USD (though the Tamron 90mm F2.8 USD Macro is a better deal than the Sony 100mm F2.8 Macro).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.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 21:58 UTC

Sony needs to put a phone inside my RX 100.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 18:43 UTC as 8th comment
On Readers' Showcase: Maxime Siegler article (48 comments in total)

Liked them all, and the variety also.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2015 at 20:17 UTC as 35th comment
On Line Me Up in the Aircraft ground crews challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you Mike. I'll keep trying.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 18:28 UTC as 1st comment
On World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo article (100 comments in total)
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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?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 21:36 UTC
On World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo article (100 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 14:49 UTC
On World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo article (100 comments in total)
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APenza: He can always be a cameraman for Bill O'Reilly.

@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.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 05:10 UTC
On World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo article (100 comments in total)
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APenza: He can always be a cameraman for Bill O'Reilly.

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.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 02:36 UTC
On World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo article (100 comments in total)

He can always be a cameraman for Bill O'Reilly.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 18:16 UTC as 18th comment | 9 replies

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.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 20:29 UTC as 3rd comment
On Bird in hair photo in APenza's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 03:47 UTC as 1st comment
On Andromeda or M31 in the Astronomy Photo challenge (9 comments in total)

Outstanding.photograph. You deserve an award for patience too.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 16:27 UTC as 3rd comment
On Smiley in the Our Sense of Sight (Nature) challenge (3 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 18:42 UTC as 1st comment
On Starstruck: Adam Woodworth's nighttime photography article (60 comments in total)

Beautiful work. Living in NYC one forgets the wonder of a deep dark sky filled with thousands of stars.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 15:59 UTC as 14th comment
On Last Light in the -Nudes- (Full Colours Only) challenge (6 comments in total)

Thank you Conan.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 15:07 UTC as 2nd comment
On Last Light in the -Nudes- (Full Colours Only) challenge (6 comments in total)

Thanks Looley, but you are wrong. She was photographed in that field.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 13:22 UTC as 4th comment
On yosemite in winter 2 in the Snow challenge (5 comments in total)

Or could have called it 'Clearing Winter Storm 2' . Nice work.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 03:37 UTC as 3rd comment
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