Skylane: I find it interesting that photo's of planet earth contain almost no humans.
And the winners focused on the heavens and not on earth...
Mike Ronesia: Definition of SPANGLE
1: a small plate of shining metal or plastic used for ornamentation especially on clothing2: a small glittering object or particle
And all the other common uses of spangle and spangly but not flags...
Lets add this line to your definition:3. ( intr ) to glitter or shine with or like spangles
blosshapperter: does the water spangle family Salviniaceae apply also?
Why not, only "spangled flags" are not allowed when reading the rules...
Dear host, yes entry No. 2 (mine) was taken with a Canon EOS m but tried to follow your rules! Obviously not too many people take pictures OF crowds with their mobile phones (4-5 in the chall.) . When seeing this challenge and having recently taken my picture I thought I make this little joke to submit it with my special - but grammatically correct interpretation of the rule: "A crowd taken by mobile phones". If I wanted to cheat it would have been very easy to alter EXIF data and so on. But that was not my intention. So follow your heart.... ;)
This was a not very popular challenge; obviously not too many people take pictures OF crowds with their mobile phones. When seeing this challenge and having recently taken this picture I thought I make this little joke to submit it with my special - but grammatically correct interpretation of the rule: "A crowd taken by mobile phones". If I wanted to cheat it would have been very easy to alter EXIF data and so on. For me - and most of us these challenges with their "interesting" marking system are a relaxing hobby and not such a serious endeavor as for you. I would e.g. not invest my spare time to check EXIF data of zillions of pics to look for deviations in the meta data. So now relax, go out and take pictures of crowds WITH your mobile phones (or tablets). ;)
"two image merged" is against the rules and quite visible ...
This is photoshop work: Moon front of cloud, mirrorored reflections in the water foreground...
This crowd is completely taken by their mobile phones! My interpretation of the rules...
That is not full Moon and not Super Moon (2011, March 19)!
That is not Full Moon!
What happened to the stars in the right upper corner? Seem very elongated when compared to the others?
Thanks for explaining. The HST false color palette with line filters is standard but the locally different stars made me wonder. As you said its an expermiment of creative postprocessing... Good luck!
Very strange combination of sharp and blurry, saturated and "gray" stars. I as a (professional) astronomer don't understand how this picture was combined of different exposures...
Is this photoshoped?
Just got the e-mail from amazon.de that I will receive my 11-22 on Wednesday! Hurray!!!! Guess what, we have Robbie Williams tickets for Wednesday evening and on the ticket it says: "professional cameras not allowed". Perfect for my new little "m" looking as harmless as it gets... ;)
Sabaki: Question: is the AF performance exclusively linked to Live View or is there improvement for those (birders/wild life/action) who shoot through the View Finder?Also, if one shoots macro using Live View, will the new AF lock more successfully on say a bug?
Thanks guys and apologies if the questions seem idiotic
... for frozen bugs, yabokkie! Sabaki, I mostly use AF or sometimes fix the focus and select the focal plane in liveview. Rails dont work for me out in the field with living insects and wind.
Very nice composition! What lenses did you use? Have you info on the individual exposures?