nzmacro

nzmacro

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Joined on Oct 17, 2000

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On photo Double-crested cormorant tossing a catfish in the A Big Year - birds challenge (1 comment in total)

Got my highest mark. It's a beauty of a shot and excellent timing. Congrats and well deserved.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 01:01 UTC as 1st comment
On photo SE5A in the Vintage challenge (11 comments in total)

You clever bugga. Just love it and it's the right subject as well. Excellent work Trev.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 03:29 UTC as 9th comment
On photo Dragonfly in Flight Close Up in the Best picture of the Week challenge (41 comments in total)
In reply to:

Ben13240: the eye is out of focus, and the crop ruined the image. why is the tail cut off?..

Listen to him Ben, he makes sense. Looking at your shots Ben, you have a fair bit to learn and that's just a time thing. We all started somewhere and we all learn't along the way. Comments like yours don't help your case in anyway. It's a shame to see really.

Now where's that whiskey ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 20:36 UTC
On photo Egret Sushi in the A Big Year - birds challenge (1 comment in total)

Stunning action and caught exactly at the right moment. Top shooting.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 03:52 UTC as 1st comment
On photo heron and fish in the A Big Year - birds challenge (2 comments in total)

Superb shot. Doesn't get much better than that. Congrats.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 03:51 UTC as 2nd comment
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Macro guy: One thing you got to give Jarred is that he never misses an opportunity to exploit: Whether it's his mother, his grandmother or his neighbor, Jarred is right there, trying to capitalize on whatever is in front of him, whether it's pain, suffering, death - he's right there, using it to help his career.

Very well said and how true that is. Good on ya. He is envious and it sticks out a mile.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 06:49 UTC

Well, simply GORGEOUS. Brilliant work and shots no matter what others may say. I looked at a few galleries from the nay sayers, hmmmm ;-) A great read as well Clay, love it. Congrats.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 03:59 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
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Macro guy: One thing you got to give Jarred is that he never misses an opportunity to exploit: Whether it's his mother, his grandmother or his neighbor, Jarred is right there, trying to capitalize on whatever is in front of him, whether it's pain, suffering, death - he's right there, using it to help his career.

You really shouldn't be envious or bitter about someone who can do what he did. It's a shame you feel that way. Envy is not a good look ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 08:20 UTC

It's the memories this article brings through the photos and text. I think we all must know of someone at least. At my age I've known a few and one was young. It hurts, but the memories often make me smile and so do the old photos taken. These shots are very strong as are the words, the way it should be.

Sorry to family and friends, treasure these photos, they are very special. Excellent work Jared, not easy I know, but it's there what should be there.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 08:15 UTC as 18th comment
On photo Dubrovnik, Croatia in the Your City - Rooftops challenge (4 comments in total)

You are on a roll. Love the tones and lighting in this. Great perspective looking down like that, excellent and congrats again ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 07:25 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On photo Dragonfly in Flight Close Up in the Best picture of the Week challenge (41 comments in total)
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nzmacro: Excellent shot and congrats on the win. Well deserved.

Dragon for sure. The eyes, head and thorax spell out dragon.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 03:58 UTC
On photo Dragonfly in Flight Close Up in the Best picture of the Week challenge (41 comments in total)
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Ben13240: the eye is out of focus, and the crop ruined the image. why is the tail cut off?..

Ben don't even go there .......

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59288174

Obviously you are fairly new to it or digital and you really are not doing yourself any favours here, unless you want to talk about subject isolation, apertures, composition, etc. You need to stop.

Grandpa ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 17:26 UTC
On photo Dragonfly in Flight Close Up in the Best picture of the Week challenge (41 comments in total)
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Ben13240: the eye is out of focus, and the crop ruined the image. why is the tail cut off?..

Excellent birds and BIF's on Flickr as well Martin. Great to see those as well. Fine work.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 21:32 UTC
On photo Dragonfly in Flight Close Up in the Best picture of the Week challenge (41 comments in total)
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Ben13240: the eye is out of focus, and the crop ruined the image. why is the tail cut off?..

That's an excellent head on shot. Great to see. I don't think Ben gets it or takes shots like that. Darn nice work Martin.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 07:42 UTC
On photo Dragonfly in Flight Close Up in the Best picture of the Week challenge (41 comments in total)

Excellent shot and congrats on the win. Well deserved.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 03:13 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
On article How the viral 'climber eclipse' photos were shot (60 comments in total)
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jimipalmr: So once again, ideally, it comes down to time and money. Time and money can create amazing photos ;)

You need to stop, you sound so envious and all you need to do is admire these brilliant shots. Envy is not a good thing to show in a forum or post.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 09:55 UTC
On photo 2014_1211_140657AA in the The Bride challenge (22 comments in total)
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PhotoTeach2: Since I did not vote, (didn't even see the challenge at all), I suppose I should-not comment but I think this is a "terrible" win.

Except that the subject is a beautiful girl, I simply don't like ANYTHING about the photo.

All "brides" should be wearing a "veil", (to define her as a "bride").

I don't like only a (small) part of the flowers visible and not a definable part of a photo, (again to further identify her as a "bride").

And I don't like the background, (with a line entering her chin and the black/corners).

It is well-lit, (except for the overexposed shoulder).

I liked several/many of the other entries much better, (actually all with either the veil and/or bouquet).

So my wife was not a real bride because she wasn't wearing a veil. Do you want to tell her, because I'm not !! Heck at the time we couldn't even afford a wedding dress. Maybe it's time to give up teaching or preaching.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 08:22 UTC
On photo 2014_1211_140657AA in the The Bride challenge (22 comments in total)

Excellent shot and yes, it should have won. Love the unusual and very natural look. Wonderful to see. Danny.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 07:18 UTC as 12th comment
On photo 2014_1211_140657AA in the The Bride challenge (22 comments in total)
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raminm: All below mediocre pictures including the winning ones.

You had me interested, so I checked your gallery and links to your work. Excellent shots, but a shame they are all black dot's on a black background taken at midnight. Well done.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 07:16 UTC
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nzmacro: I've just applied for a shotgun license. So no problem even with the firmware update.

techjedi: You see this tree ......

https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/6164163503/photos/3671588/p6200037

I doubt you will ever see so many Kingfisher in one tree, there's another two to right and two above these, couldn't fit them all in with the 500mm.

Do you know how many are in that tree when the stinking drones fly in, have a guess. Get me a gun !!

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 23:36 UTC
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