MikePDX

MikePDX

Lives in United States Portland, OR, United States
Works as a Retired!
Joined on Jun 8, 2009
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EM1, EM5, 12-40, 45, 50-200SWD, 9-18, EC-14

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  • Replied in Palm Reflex
    Oh!  I really like the re-crop.  Somehow images with strong reflections always seem better to me when the horizon is in the middle.
  • The way I responded to first seeing this image was quite interesting.  I flip-flopped between fascination and questioning.  It really grabbed my attention, and yet I wondered if it was some sort ...
  • Replied in Galapagos Rays
    Please pardon the small diversion from the usual Wednesday C&C protocol. Here are two different shots of Rays from the Galapagos Islands.  These were taken from a moving boat, and the water wasn't ...
  • Replied in Saladmaster
    As others have said, this is another fine capture.  Nicely framed, good depth of field, etc.  I, too might try to de-saturate the blue fence bits on the left, but the results might not be that ...
  • Sometimes when my mind wanders, I wonder about the origin of some English word and how it relates to other derivatives of that word.  This is one of those times.  I wonder how we came to use the ...
  • Thanks to everyone for your words of encouragement on this series.  I think for me the concept of a favorite is quite difficult.  If I had only shot #4, I would have been ecstatic!  And I think I ...
  • Replied in Morning Mist
    I guess I'm in the camp of "not so much".  And I think I agree with Monte about the tower being a distraction, as well as the power line in the top left. Having said that, I do believe there might ...
  • Replied in Worship III
    Another well done image - well conceived and well executed. In my more cynical moments, I might wonder why the worshiper is kneeling while facing away from the alter.  Worshiping the tiny image on ...
  • Indeed an eye grabber!  It seems to want to suck my eye down into the center of the plant.  I'm just slightly disturbed, though, by the "glowing" purple vegetation that can be seen behind the ...
  • The layers are definitely there.  I wonder if a crop might serve to enhance the effect.  Possibly just a little off the top and bottom, say a 3X2 crop like this: Or maybe even a more severe crop ...
  • I thought you might all be a bit tired of my steady stream of Galapagos photos, so something entirely different from me this week. On a bit of a whim this past Saturday afternoon I decided to take ...
  • Replied in Chomp
    Well spotted -- once again!  I agree with Roel that you must have special super hero powers to continually see these things, and to get interesting photos of them. There is a photo essay here ...
  • What great work - and fine photos, too.  Have you considered posing the finished product against a backdrop to create the idea of a portrait?  Maybe a black drop cloth, perhaps.  With careful ...
  • I've always struggled to get good flower shots, so my advice isn't worth much at all.  I have the 300 and the 1.4, but haven't ever tried to shoot close with them.  After seeing your results, I ...
  • Replied in Undergrowth.
    Given the title, I think you need some greenery in this shot.  So if that is what you were going for, then this shot is very successful. But I think I agree that a tighter crop would be quite ...
  • I'm thinking that three pictures doesn't seem to be enough to tell the story here.  I agree with Mike that it would be very helpful to get in much closer (assuming that you would be allowed to do ...
  • Replied in Chomp's cousin
    I had thought to post a different photo this week.  But after seeing Zin's entry, I just had to go with this one. A drooling Galapagos Land Iguana.  Just before the chomp, perhaps?  Head to tail, ...
  • Replied in Attitude
    The Galapagos Lava Gull, showing some attitude: Galapagos Lava Gull Quoting from Wikipedia:
  • Replied in Green Reply
    I wanted to belatedly thank you all for your comments. They are always appreciated. The above shot was one of two that I liked of the Green Sea Turtle. It was questionable in my mind because of the ...
  • Replied in Reply to All
    I fully agree that these deserve wider viewing.  Here are a few ideas from my personal experience.  They don't necessarily generate revenue, but they have worked to get my photos seen. (1) Make good ...
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