Wow. Great treatment.
Nice composition. Well done.
Great picture, Jill. Where is it?
Thanks everyone. I liked the way it looked in from the out of focus background and I'm glad others did too.
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.
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!
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.
Great photo. Maybe not bang on subject but it was still one of my favourites.
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
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.
Thank you both.
Great image of a beautiful view. Where in the world is it?
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.
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.
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.
No Lightroom used. Denise with Topaz Denoise and sharpened with high pass filter.
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.
I very much like this photo. Looks particularly well in black and white.
This house looks as disheveled as I do in the morning! Good shot.