cjf2

cjf2

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

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On Puffin about to land in the Telephoto Lens Challenge challenge (11 comments in total)

Thanks. It did seem to fit the challenge theme very well.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2014 at 05:52 UTC as 7th comment
On English Tea Party 2 in the -Middle Class- (BW + Border) challenge (1 comment in total)

I did like this one. Not often the English middle class get a challenge made for them.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2014 at 05:50 UTC as 1st comment
On Vulcan V bomber in the A To Z - Letter V challenge (3 comments in total)
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RBFresno: This is a really nice plane shot!

Super sharp details and lighting on the Vulcan, and some clouds in the background to make it more interesting.

I spent some time trying to shoot the Blue Angels last week in Seattle....not as easy to get good pictures as one might think!

(I wonder what possessed two idiots to give it only a "1" vote?)

Thanks. This was really low overhead- a great sight. It will probably not be flying after next year so we have to enjoy it while we have it. They've been around all my life but back in slow film and manual focus days my pictures were never as good!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 18:22 UTC
On Op-art bottle in the One Empty Bottle challenge (1 comment in total)

It's a bottle, it's empty, it's very well photographed and it is a very attractive final result. What was wrong with the voters?!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 05:59 UTC as 1st comment
On Candles in the Candle(s) challenge (1 comment in total)

Very different and attractive. My favourite.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 05:50 UTC as 1st comment
On wsbk_donington_20140523_0067 in the High Quality: Motion Blur challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice one. I like the background. Shame it isn't a spanish rider as it looks like the Spanish flag. (I presume it is not as you've not commented on it.)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 17:37 UTC as 1st comment
On Wings of a landing Sandwich Tern in the Wings challenge (7 comments in total)
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The Mick: I can't imagine getting a shot like that... great skill!
Congratulations cjf2!
Mick

That's great Mick. I hope you manage the trip and that you get some good pictures. I look forward to hearing the outcome and seeing the results. It's good be able to help. I encouraged a friend who is just getting into bird photography to join me in the Farnes this year and it was great to see how much he enjoyed it. He'd been doing captive bird photography and getting good results but to get so close to so many wild bids that are very tolerant of people was a first for him.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 16:10 UTC
On Simply a Red Hook in the SUM is greater than parts challenge (1 comment in total)

Well I liked it!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 05:40 UTC as 1st comment
On All At Sea in the SUM is greater than parts challenge (1 comment in total)

This was my favourite. Fitted the challenge and was such a pleasing image.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 05:35 UTC as 1st comment
On Lone tree in the mist 2 in the SUM is greater than parts challenge (1 comment in total)

Lovely photo.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 05:32 UTC as 1st comment
On U over the head in the A To Z - Letter U challenge (1 comment in total)

I liked the way this met the challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 05:28 UTC as 1st comment
On A Little Sleepy A in the Sleeping Animals challenge (2 comments in total)

I thought this was a surefire winner. Great picture of great animal doing war it does best!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 05:43 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On DSC04881-1 in the Sleeping Animals challenge (3 comments in total)

Great shot. I've not seen a picture of that happening before so thanks for sharing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 05:41 UTC as 2nd comment
On Colorshoot in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Great combination of colours in make up and scarf. Could have won but it was a strong week.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 05:40 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Blue Jay in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Great picture in a week of tough competition.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 05:36 UTC as 1st comment

I love the lighting and her expression.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 06:03 UTC as 1st comment

This was my favourite. Great composition and processing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 06:02 UTC as 1st comment
On Wings of a landing Sandwich Tern in the Wings challenge (7 comments in total)
In reply to:

The Mick: I can't imagine getting a shot like that... great skill!
Congratulations cjf2!
Mick

Hi Mick. Fire up your imagination and plan for next year. Looks like you are on the East Coast of the USA and there are terns up in Maine so maybe there is somewhere you can go up there in the breeding season - June and July.
Looks like there is at least one island with boat trips with many of the species we get here in the Farne Islands where this was taken.
http://www.boldcoast.com/msi.htm
Once you are there it's just a matter of pointing the camera at the birds and pressing the shutter!

These Sandwich Terns nest in a compact colony in the middle of a Pufffin Colony and the wind was in a direction that led them to hover on landing at a suitable distance. It was too dull for darker birds so I spent some time on these.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 19:29 UTC
On How the West was won in the Past or Future challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks Babalu, I'm really pleased this one won. It took a lot of work to cope with the contrast between the sky and the shady parts of the black steam engine in the foreground.I also like it in sepia and white but it was a shame not to see the colour in the trees.
It is a passing loop on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Steam Railway.http://www.durangotrain.com It is a 60 mile long railway which as you say is single track. There are up to 4 trains a day in the busy season so there is a need for passing loops. The near train is a charter train for mainly English photographers and it is in the loop allowing the service train to pass. You can't get to this spot except on the train or with a very long walk but the railway has lots of easy photo locations and plenty of trains to photograph.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 06:20 UTC as 1st comment
On Gossip in paris in the Street Photography challenge (2 comments in total)

Great picture. You can almost hear and smell Paris! How did you prevent them reacting to the camera or are the French less camera shy than most?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 06:07 UTC as 2nd comment
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