"Whatever you do, be so good they can't ignore you." —Candy Crowley

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by minniev
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Flowers & Plants Showcase
Topic: Wild Prairie Rose with Virginia Bluebell (I Think)
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Wild Prairie Rose with Virginia Bluebell (I Think)

Beautiful flowers, captured in fine detail with all their rich velvety colors in spite of the harsh sun. You can possibly mitigate some of the contrast if you want, in PP, either with the plugins Linda suggests or with PS, which is endless in its ability to make stuff happen. You have a nice realist...
by minniev
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Flying With Prize
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: Flying With Prize

Looks like another dam bird and a d..n fine one at that! Seriously, its a real beauty (and catch). I really like the roiling water. Me too! I also love the color. It would probably work in B&W but it's almost monochrome anyway. The water looks unreal thanks to the suds so it looks painted in. I...
by minniev
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Flying With Prize
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: Flying With Prize

Looks like another dam bird and a d..n fine one at that! Seriously, its a real beauty (and catch). I really like the roiling water. Indeed another dam bird, and I seem to be shooting nothing else these days since I'm trying to work this project and fumbling my way through. Thank you for your commen...
by minniev
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Places Showcase
Topic: Yale Peabody Museum
Replies: 10
Views: 935

Re: Yale Peabody Museum

I love it when people make art out of science. I don't know what this thing is but it bears a resemblance to something I saw a fisherman pull out from beneath the dam today. The deeper area under the spillway has the regular bass and bream, but also a variety of gars, including alligator gars, and o...
by minniev
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Flying With Prize
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Flying With Prize

All feedback appreciated, edits are fine. Fishing is good right now, so quite a few birds are appearing in the viewfinder with their meals in their mouths.
by minniev
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Who's a Pretty Boy? My "llama on the job" up close
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: Who's a Pretty Boy? My "llama on the job" up close

He's a darling. He does look like he's gearing up for a good spit, and he's got mischief on his face. But he's beautiful. The profile picture is my favorite, love the detail and the context.
by minniev
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: Baseball Family
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Re: Baseball Family

Excellent youth baseball image, especially for a baseball family. I can say this as an intergenerational baseball family, who'd have loved to have such an image back in the day.

I agree with Chuck that the mischievous one makes the image come fiercely alive.
by minniev
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Places Showcase
Topic: A couple of waterfalls in Minnesota
Replies: 8
Views: 793

Re: A couple of waterfalls in Minnesota

Nice waterfalls. I like the first one best, but each tells its own story. I like the camera shutter speed you used, which gives detail and shows the power of the falls. I do sometimes like the slow shutter look, but moreso than smaller and less robust falls than this. Nice set.
by minniev
Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Through the window
Replies: 16
Views: 1394

Re: Through the window

Interesting to see what others do with it. I've done quite a bit of it - sometimes because the person who is driving won't stop :D , but sometimes for the effect I can get (motion blur, or the sense of being "on the road"). Here's some I did from an odd set taken in Iceland last spring whe...
by minniev
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Places Showcase
Topic: Coon Rapids Dam
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Coon Rapids Dam

I'm glad to see another dam! This one seems constructed much like the Bonne Carre dam in Louisiana. I am glad to see you have dam birds there, though they seem to be in the river. The rippled reflections add a very nice touch.