Frenchfx: I have to ask, what gear did you use to capture this, it's an amazing shot, so sharp. Very nice.
Hello Frenchfx, I'm glad you like my entry in the 'Harmony of Colours in Nature' challenge. I used my trusty old Fujifilm S100fs (my only camera) and a Raynox DCR-150 clipped onto the end of it.
The Hoverfly was originally hanging upside down but I flipped the photo as it looked more natural this way .
All the best,
Jim Salvas: Next challenge: "Control Freaks."
Only 100 ISO, SOOC photos of the host allowed. No cropping.
The rules in your 'challenge' Jim sound the same as if I was using my old slide film again, so I'm up for that. These youngsters don't realise how easy they have it with all this cropping, post processing and changing of ISO at will we have now! ;-) .
Cue lots of photos from planes ;-) .
The colour of that sky is Natural?...WOW!
cjf2: Wow that got you close!
I could have got twice as close as I had to zoom back to just under 200mm to get the head in! I'm really looking forward to future attempts but it's just too hot in my attic at the mo. It was 33C up there today!
I'm glad you said what it is as I would have guessed an 'alien autopsy'! Interesting lighting.
Always fascinating to see things like this up so close. Lovely and sharp where in focus though you seem to have some focus banding problems most noticeably on the right of the central square. Is it possible for you to make your focus steps any smaller? I know this will mean twice or three times as many photos to stack, but I think the result would be worth it.
Out of interest, what is a 'CD-ROM lens'? I've never heard of one of those before. Thanks, Neil.
I love the photo but isn't it in the wrong challenge?
Thank you very much Ruth for your lovely comment :-) . I was lucky with the background as it was just bark chips used to cover the earth in our garden to stop weeds growing.
richiebee: No, don't cancel... I'm just finishing up a week of recording. I've taken some pics, just not great ones yet. Problem with this challenge is its not really possible to take a picture of your artists recording. You have to fake it, or shoot through a closed window. The shutter sound is kind of frowned upon on recordings. :)
Richiebee, I have reported this time problem to DPR several weeks ago and nothing has been done. Have a look at my thread on the feedback forum :-
Zhaark: Thank you Neil. hehehe.Would have loved to see your entry here. Easy 1st. ;-)
Thanks. I would have liked to have entered it but only minimal PP was allowed :-( .
WOW. That's a lot of pixels! What did you use to scan it?
Oh, so that's what it looks like really! Good result Zhaark :-) .
Is there any specific reason why they chose 13 folds? Thanks.
Great angle and pose!
Now that's a posh looking place!
Nicely done, though shouldn't this have been entered in the 'P' challenge for 'Post Processing'? ;-)
Darek Kubicz: Fantastic shot... great idea for adding the fancy colour to normally colourless water, that makes the "drop photo" unique...It was worth it to make 600 pictures to get this one...Congratulations!
Thank you. You are very kind :-).
mike schm: This picture is amazing at full size. Did you use a ruler to get the exact dof?
LOL. No :-) . I just focussed roughly where the drops were landing :-)