MikePDX

MikePDX

Lives in United States Portland, OR, United States
Works as a Retired!
Joined on Jun 8, 2009
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EM1, EM5, 12-40, 45, 50-200SWD, 9-18, EC-14

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  • I'm not familiar with the Canon, but the OM-4 had such a huge bright viewfinder with interchangeable focusing screens that transitioning to manual focus on the E-500, with no focusing aids and a ...
  • Replied in OM System lenses
    I had been an Olympus user for more than 30 years.  I always liked their size advantage over the Canikons, and my OM-4 was simply wonderful.  When it finally started to give out after 30 years of ...
  • This is a long-winded reply - thanks once again for your comments. I just have to say that If I hadn't been present for the magnificent spectacle that was sunrise on the first day, then this ...
  • There's no one right answer to the question of exactly where to position the bird.  But usually dead center seems to lead to a very static photo.  So here is one possibility.  I took your original ...
  • I think you've already heard this.  As it is now, the subject is the flower amidst the ice, and the house is nothing more than a busy background distraction.  If that was your intended subject, ...
  • I'm probably the only one who thinks this way, but in the spirit of our discussion last week, I will offer this contrarian position. This shot seems to me to be either too close or too far away.  I ...
  • Replied in Determined
    I'm definitely not an expert in bird photography.  So my notion of what is good (or isn't good) probably doesn't apply in birders' circles.  I like this shot for it's little surprises.  The bird ...
  • I just have to say, you definitely got the most out of that concert!  The images you have been posting have been great, and this one is no different.  I would suspect that on your first ...
  • Replied in Reflections
    I am always looking for shots like this, but I've not had much success at capturing one.  Yours is very good.  I would have liked to see a larger version.  I think the suggestion to add a canvas ...
  • I've already showed you the sunrise from our first day in Torres del Paine national park in Chile.  I've reworked that photo a bit so here it is again for reference: Torres del Paine Sunrise - Day ...
  • Fifteen Winter Berries
  • I would also suggest that the reply from the original poster is as important as the critiques themselves.  A well crafted reply - in the form of a group reply when the thread seems to be quite ...
  • Your point is valid, and I agree with it completely.  As I have mentioned before, I don't always post images that I might consider to be my "best", but sometimes post shots that I have questions ...
  • Thanks for the comments everyone. It really was a remarkable experience to watch these guanacos as they wandered past my vantage point. I have several photos of them here, and I'll give some ...
  • Nicely done!  Now for that big print...
  • Timing is everything, and you timed this perfectly. But being open to the opportunities is the biggest thing I need to learn. Thanks for another great example for me to learn from.  One of the ...
  • Lou, I've come back to this image several times.  My first reaction was that it is too busy - too many different textures.  But the more I studied it the more I became engaged with it - especially ...
  • Someone once asked "Do we really need another photo of the Eiffel Tower?"  Well, you've shown that indeed we do.  This is a very interesting, and I must say very well seen, take on a familiar subject.
  • I love it.  Beautifully composed!  I am in the camp of not really being fond of water scenes with very long exposures.  But this one pulls it off nicely.  And the smooth water acts as a perfect ...
  • Your post is nested under another reply, so it may not get so much response. I find it hard to choose one of these.  I like the lighting on the first one - side lighting gives much more definition ...
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