cjf2

cjf2

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Joined on Dec 31, 2010

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On Grunge Composite in the Pick your Challenge theme challenge (2 comments in total)

Wow. Great treatment.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 05:56 UTC as 1st comment
On Frame within a Frameā€¦ within a Frame! in the Frame within a Frame challenge (3 comments in total)

Nice composition. Well done.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 21:11 UTC as 3rd comment
On Triptych windows 2 in the Frame within a Frame challenge (2 comments in total)

Great picture, Jill. Where is it?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 21:10 UTC as 2nd comment
On Watching you watching me. in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (5 comments in total)

Thanks everyone. I liked the way it looked in from the out of focus background and I'm glad others did too.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 21:39 UTC as 2nd comment
On Oh Baby You Know What I like! in the Our Sense of Touch (Nature) challenge (6 comments in total)
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cmantx: Very Nice capture. Great detail on both birds.
I was kind of surprised that you used the Tamron 150-600. If I remember you use Canon prime telephoto lenses. What do you think of the Tamron?

Hi cmantx. I have a 400 F5.6L which I've loved and still have. On this occasion I went with a friend who'd just bought the Tamton so I asked to borrow it. Only had a few minutes with it but it was enough to show how well it performed (as you know.) Although heavy in real terms it is comparatively light for the focal length. I go on birdwatching holidays where the photography is secondary and usually in less than ideal conditions in the dark of a forest through vegetation etc so stabilisation would help as would better high ISO performance than the 7D I was using. I bought a 5D MkIII for other photography but then that loses the crop factor so I've bought a Tamron of my own so I can have it slung over my shoulder to grab a few record shots after I've enjoyed the bird through binoculars. Tamron deserved the sale for bringing such a great lens to the market.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 06:58 UTC
On Oh Baby You Know What I like! in the Our Sense of Touch (Nature) challenge (6 comments in total)
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RuthC: What a beautiful picture of these puffins, cjf2, and it meets the theme of touching perfectly, so it is a well-deserved win in this challenge. Great colours, sharp focus, wonderful contrast between the black, white, red, and orange of the little birds on their brown and white rock: all go together to make this a really splendid capture. Ruth :-)

Thanks Ruth and thanks as always for the challenge. When you announced the series of sense pictures I immediately thought of this for touch. I'm not looking forward to smell and taste so much!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 06:47 UTC
On Blue Tit in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)
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RuthC: What a fabulous capture, cjf2, of a small blue tit, and a well-deserved top place in this week's challenge. The little bird would have been beautiful, with its wonderfully textured and soft-coloured feathers, all by itself. But somehow you've managed to frame it perfectly at the gnarled hole in the old tree trunk, thus adding a vital contrasting texture to the picture. A great capture and very well-spotted. Ruth :-)

Thanks Ruth. For a common garden bird (in the UK) it is very attractive.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 18:38 UTC
On Space Drive in the Alien challenge (1 comment in total)

Great photo. Maybe not bang on subject but it was still one of my favourites.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 21:39 UTC as 1st comment
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thejohnnerparty: Wow! Talk about a suspension bridge. I can't imagine anything being more suspended than this. Thanks! ;-)

Yes it is a nice addition to the already impressive set of bridges over the River Tyne between Newcastle and Gateshead. This link shows how the brig swings/tilts to allow taller boats to pass underneath. Skip to 25 seconds and turn the sound down to watch! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkjY6COhR0Q

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 00:05 UTC
On Last fall in the Grass & Grasses challenge (5 comments in total)
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cjf2: Great image of a beautiful view. Where in the world is it?

Thanks Ruth. Another location to add to things I'd like to see.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 21:24 UTC
On Just Add Snow! in the Winter magic challenge (3 comments in total)

Thank you both.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 10:40 UTC as 1st comment
On Last fall in the Grass & Grasses challenge (5 comments in total)

Great image of a beautiful view. Where in the world is it?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 04:26 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On Boarding Time in the Sky traveller challenge (1 comment in total)

Well I liked it. Somewhat unconventional composition but the haf hidden man does covey well "anxiously waiting to board." I think it would be improved if you increased the exposure as a whole and cloned out the two circular things on our left of the big chaps ear and glasses.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 10:11 UTC as 1st comment
On PRESSURED POLA 2 in the Last Position challenge (1 comment in total)

I saw this in the original challenge and did not fully understand it. I did not vote originally as I had an entry too. It is clever but not very aesthetically appealing. I gave it 5 stars this time and at least it did better this time.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 12:42 UTC as 1st comment
On Tub Edge over Tile in the Last Position challenge (2 comments in total)

This is my favourite. It is had to believe it came last in the original challenge. I'm glad it had a podium place now.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 12:35 UTC as 2nd comment
On Focussed in the Our Sense of Sight (Nature) challenge (4 comments in total)

No Lightroom used. Denise with Topaz Denoise and sharpened with high pass filter.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 21:58 UTC as 1st comment
On Eyeful of Eiffel - Paris in the Cities from the air challenge (9 comments in total)

Thanks everyone. It was just taken out of the window of a normal commercial airliner so I was lucky to be sitting in the right seat with a reasonably optically flat window and at a time we flew over an interesting part of Paris in good lighting. Serendipity.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 21:40 UTC as 2nd comment
On Broken Skies in the This Old House challenge (2 comments in total)

I very much like this photo. Looks particularly well in black and white.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 20:54 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On overgrown in the This Old House challenge (1 comment in total)

This house looks as disheveled as I do in the morning! Good shot.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 20:53 UTC as 1st comment
On Incandescent Proposal in the Macro - Something Hot challenge (2 comments in total)

Great title!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 16:12 UTC as 1st comment
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