cjf2

cjf2

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on Dec 31, 2010

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On photo Cuba Trinidad rescue in the Post Processing Salvation - #1 challenge (3 comments in total)

This looked to be the winner to me. A great image from an unpromising starting point which was exactly the point of the challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 12:36 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Frozen soap bubble just before sunset in the Macro - Golden Hour/Magic Hour challenge (10 comments in total)
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prymsnap: To cjf2: I do the bubbles outside on a partially enclosed porch. In my experience the best temps are 20F or colder. The day I shot this was on the warm side, low 20's. The colder the air, the more the crystals "crawl" up from the bottom. Pick a day with little or no wind and a time of day that affords strong backlight. I create the bubbles by dipping a straw into the bubble solution (lots of recipes online) and then blowing gently down onto the surface. Great fun.

Thanks. I guess here in the UK I'm going to struggle to get it that cold.Oh well you deserve some advantages for enduring that cold! I'm still wondering how to make dull wet weather look interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 21:30 UTC
On photo Street in Glasgow in the Your City - That street you never really looked at before challenge (7 comments in total)

Its the original scene and its reflection in a car bonnet then inverted isn't it?
Nice shot, I placed it first.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 13:24 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Frozen soap bubble just before sunset in the Macro - Golden Hour/Magic Hour challenge (10 comments in total)

That's clever. I've not seen a frozen bubble before. I see from your gallery you've done this before.
Do you form it in a freezer or outside in a very cold place?
What temperature do you have to reach for it to freeze in a spherical or near spherical shape?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 13:15 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Herring Gull sneaks into Puffin Picture in the animal photo bombs challenge (10 comments in total)
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Joachim Gerstl: "Great Shot!"
"It's supposed to be without the seagull in the frame."
"In that case not so good."

Just joking. My favorite dialog from "The Lone Ranger".

A truly great capture!

I had to look the quote up. It's funny, I also sometimes have a quote or a song lyric suggested to me by a photograph. It really adds to the enjoyment of the picture for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 14:12 UTC
On photo Cata in the Black & White Photo of the Week #14 challenge (3 comments in total)

I agree with the others. It has very good composition and lighting.
Welcome to the challenges.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 08:34 UTC as 1st comment
On photo squirting water in the Black & White Photo of the Week #14 challenge (1 comment in total)

Great fun picture. I hope you've cleared up the mess by now!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 08:25 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Arctic Tern Photo Bomb in the animal photo bombs challenge (3 comments in total)
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Wilu: i think this is a cool picture. but photo bomb? were you really photographing a camera that was pointed at ...the empty sky?

Let that thought be a motivation to vote in the challenges! We need more logical people voting. You could have used the complain button and or voted it a low vote if you felt it did not fit the challenge.
To be fair though I was set up on the other photographers lens and sky hoping for a bird to come from the right when this bird came from the left.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 07:55 UTC
On photo Herring Gull sneaks into Puffin Picture in the animal photo bombs challenge (10 comments in total)
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RuthC: Fantastic capture, as always, cfj2! Ruth :-)

Thanks Ruth,
I don't know who was most displeased by the gull's presence at the time. Me or the puffin! But now he won me a challenge and the Puffin got away with his fish.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 07:46 UTC
On photo Jellies in the Black & White Photo of the Week #13 challenge (1 comment in total)

Great photograph of an interesting subject. Surprisingly effective in black and white.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2016 at 05:49 UTC as 1st comment
On photo ZK349 in the Eurofighter Typhoon challenge (7 comments in total)

Great picture and a worthy winner.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 10:22 UTC as 4th comment
On photo 100 sunflowers in the #100 challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice photograph that fitted the challenge well. I'm surprised it did not place higher.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2016 at 10:18 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Tunnel in the Black & White Photo of the Week #12 challenge (1 comment in total)

Great photograph. Well done.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2016 at 10:17 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Magnificent hummingbird in the Birds in flight challenge (8 comments in total)
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cjf2: Wonderful picture. The water drops really make a nice touch.

Not a grab shot, then! Well worth all the effort.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 21:55 UTC
On photo Magnificent hummingbird in the Birds in flight challenge (8 comments in total)
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cjf2: Wonderful picture. The water drops really make a nice touch.

250th is max synch speed for ordinary flash on a 7D. It's F10 and 320ISO so not much light other than flash to give ghost images other than the falling drops of water which are probably brighter than everything else. I'd have thought might be ghosting in wings (which I quite like) but perhaps caught at the point of turning when moving relatively slowly. The rest of bird and plant would be stopped with 250th on 200mm.
Perhaps photographer will explain his great work.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 17:11 UTC
On photo Magnificent hummingbird in the Birds in flight challenge (8 comments in total)

Wonderful picture. The water drops really make a nice touch.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 07:31 UTC as 2nd comment | 5 replies
On photo Horizon in the Early Bird - No Bird challenge (4 comments in total)

Great photo and a worthy winner.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 22:10 UTC as 1st comment
On photo The Grand Canyon in the Best of 2015 challenge (1 comment in total)

Definitely one of my favourite winners this year. Well done.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 22:09 UTC as 1st comment
On photo The Enchanted Valley from the Mystic Challenge in January 2015 in the Best of 2015 challenge (3 comments in total)
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photoman555: Great shot...Congrats.

Thank you. It's pretty good view.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 22:06 UTC
On photo Mouthful of gifts in the A Gift From Nature challenge (2 comments in total)
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RuthC: Once again, cjf2, you have delighted us with your superb images of puffins, and achieved a very well-deserved second place in this challenge. You've captured this little puffin, demonstrating its amazing food-carrying skills. The whole picture is stunning, from the bright colours, the fine details, the textures of the bird's feathers, to the silvery sheen of the hapless fish with their "What the..." eyes. Definitely one of your best. Ruth :-)

Thanks, Ruth. I'm intending to go back next breeding season. I wish there were some other species that were as endearing and so accessible.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2016 at 16:46 UTC
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