MikePDX

MikePDX

Lives in United States Portland, OR, United States
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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 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 ...
  • Replied in Open carry
    As others have said, there is a lot to look at here.  I would have agreed about the crop from the left until I realized that is the foot casting that shadow.  Now I'm not so sure. I was ...
  • Replied in Future
    Roel, I must sound a bit of a contra note on this shot.  You posted this shot alone at first, so I presume you want C&C on it standing alone. After seeing the context shots you posted, this one ...
  • Replied in Green
    As in Galapagos Green Sea Turtle: Not too sure about this one.  Does a wildlife shot have to be perfectly focused and framed to be any good?
  • Replied in Wrectangle
    I echo what Mike Fewster said.  But wait there's more!  I find myself very intrigued by the pattern of lights in the windows.  What came to this old-time computer guy's mind was punch cards.  Do ...
  • Thanks for all the comments.  I was sitting on the ground to take this shot, and I used live view with the flip screen to get the camera as low as possible.  Roel was correct - it was the 40-150 ...
  • IMHO, this is wonderful just the way you presented it.  A great interplay between light and shadow.  If you really want another crop, how about this one?
  • Replied in The Stare
    Another one from Galapagos.  This time it's a Galapagos Tortoise who's lunch I must have disturbed. Luckily he moves very slowly, because weighing in at 400-600 pounds, I'm not sure I would want ...
  • One more pair from Galapagos. Galapagos Sea Lion caught in a big yawn: And then he notices us and gives us an embarrassed look:
  • Replied in Untitled
    Fascinating how people see different things.  More than anything else, this reminded me of a style of foot on the legs of antique chairs called Ball and Claw. Well spotted!
  • I like this photo a lot.  You did a masterful job of capturing the full range of brightness from sky reflection to shadowy rock wall.  For me the leaves seem distracting from an otherwise perfect ...
  • Replied in I'm too sexy
    I'm too sexy for my shirt Too sexy for my shirt So sexy it hurts Magnificent Frigatebird , Male showing off for the females during mating season This is another from my Galapagos collection.  To ...
  • Replied in Dali 3
    The thing that sets this apart from the ordinary, beyond the careful framing and the Dali-like wide angle distortion, is the very interesting interaction of the table and reflections in the ...
  • Roel, I initially gravitated right to the B&W version.  But having come back a second time, I'm hesitating. What I like about the color version is that I get more of a sense of grittiness from it.  ...
  • Following Mike Fewster's lead, this could have been titled Galapagos 3.  :-) A new Galapagos Sea Lion pup sunning him/her self on a rock.  Once again, the wildlife was absolutely unafraid of the ...
  • Very interesting image!  Isn't it interesting that we perceive that window to be rectangular, but in this 2-D format it look "wildly" distorted.  I guess that thought came to me after looking at ...
  • Replied in sharp
    It is apparent to me that you put a lot of thought and care into the framing and composition of this shot.  It paid off with a real winner.  I also really like the texture, and I agree that it ...
  • Replied in Dali 2
    I'm usually first in line to call for a leveling of the horizon.  But here I wonder if this doesn't call for the opposite approach.  I don't know if you have cropped it, or if there is any more ...
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