Artichoke

Artichoke

Lives in United States Houston, TX, United States
Works as a impassioned amateur
Has a website at www.pbase.com/artichoke
Joined on Nov 5, 2002

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I am married to Nikon & Leica, but admire many Canon lenses. Wonderful article about the passion of photography which very much is centered on lenses. Good seeing this.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 16:07 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On photo second bloom Meyer lemon in the Oranges & Lemons challenge (1 comment in total)

at least I've won awards with the marmalade I have made from this ;(

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 05:17 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Mello Yello in the Oranges & Lemons challenge (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

Artichoke: this be neither an orange or a lemon. though yellow

I did & changed my votes reflecting re-reading the rules. Sadly I could not figure a way to delete my comment
many apologies & my vote reflects my enjoyment seeing your contribution

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 05:24 UTC
On photo wild in the Oranges & Lemons challenge (2 comments in total)

while orange in color, this is neither an orange or lemon

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 05:24 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Mello Yello in the Oranges & Lemons challenge (4 comments in total)

this be neither an orange or a lemon. though yellow

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 05:23 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
On photo The Duplex Bedroom in the Bedroom challenge (2 comments in total)

looks like you all made this work
love the art work
not an easy capture, either
Bravo!

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2013 at 17:25 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Bedroom in the Bedroom challenge (2 comments in total)

Mickey's bedroom!
was this from Orlando or Anaheim or Paris?

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2013 at 17:20 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Dressing Up in the high speed photography challenge (2 comments in total)

breathtakingly beautiful!

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2013 at 17:37 UTC as 1st comment
On photo hamer in the high speed photography challenge (1 comment in total)

excellent use of strobe with slow shutter speed to freeze action

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2013 at 17:36 UTC as 1st comment
On photo IMG_7410 in Don Quijote de La Habana's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

superb photograph of an exquisite woman
she is no street dancer

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 17:01 UTC as 1st comment
On Challenge:7539 (2 comments in total)

agree
I will give a 1/2 star for unequivocal coffee imposters

Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 16:15 UTC as 1st comment
On photo ~ in the Trees under the rain challenge (14 comments in total)

bold & grand composition
deserving of first place

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2012 at 16:32 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Choices ..... in Codemonk's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

wonderful use of selective focus & sweet specular highlights
looks like that camera found a good owner!

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 23:55 UTC as 1st comment
On GalleryItem:2288689 (1 comment in total)

best of the set
Italians ooze style!

Posted on Oct 27, 2012 at 16:37 UTC as 1st comment
On photo florens1 in Misha Pedan's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

lovely photograph, Misha
sweet composition, light & moment
Bravo!

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2012 at 11:19 UTC as 1st comment
In reply to:

Franklin: Cool

it really should be in Houston
wouldn't have had to cut down any trees

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 04:23 UTC
On photo Delahaye 1948 Faget Varnet Cabriolet in the Lost to history... challenge (2 comments in total)

I don't believe Delahaye's are still being made, so this entry is OK

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2012 at 15:39 UTC as 1st comment
On article Just Posted: Nokia 808 PureView Review (208 comments in total)

I looked long & hard at the Nokia 808 & Symbian was the deal breaker for me
also it is not available except in an unlocked version, which meant more of a hassle for me using it as a phone
I went with the Samsung Gallaxy III which has an excellent, though more conventional, camera
what I like is how well it integrates various commonly used cellphone camera functions
here is a sample of what it can do --------> http://ic2.pbase.com/g4/90/46890/2/144925387.hI3Aalhi.jpg
which is an available light pussycat picture
AF is surprisingly good & it has a swell macro mode that I use all the time
I much prefer WebOs to Ice Cream Sandwich, but having that in the Gallaxy is a dream
too bad Nokia is likely going with Win 8 for this phone when released in a locked version
WebOs is such a fine OS for cellphones
HP's decision to sink their WebOs devices will be studied in years to come as one of the great business blunders

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 16:05 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On photo Alligator with Blue Crab in Philip Lanoue's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

wonderful!

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2012 at 20:33 UTC as 1st comment

quesitonable move by Sigma
ideal focal length for butterflies
given the specs posted, it is likely more ungainly from the optically superb Nikkor 200 Micro f4 ...lots of lens elements!
the additional speed likely comes at significant cost as I suspect this is a heavy lens as well as a large one
I love using macro lenses for non-macro photography & the f2.8 with good quality IS is highly appealing at this focal length

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2012 at 04:42 UTC as 14th comment
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