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by Ceropegia
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Three Cameras - One Spider
Replies: 8
Views: 598

Re: Three Cameras - One Spider

My only fear of letting her stay would be that I would forget and walk into her world, which would probably finish me off....Her pose is so unusual. I've photographed a lot of these big girls but never caught one in this coy position, as if she's about to dance. I did walk into it, which is when I ...
by Ceropegia
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Fisher Creek
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Fisher Creek

First posted this under landscapes but decided this is the more proper place for it so have moved it here. This is one of the two creeks that border my property. This is the smaller one which feeds into the larger one. It is spring fed. Normally, it is crystal clear and cool, but can get quite murky...
by Ceropegia
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: Lone Bighorn Sheep
Replies: 15
Views: 862

Re: Lone Bighorn Sheep

How fortunate you are to have the opportunity to capture these magnificent creatures. I envy you. Both are great shots. The second is my favorite. I'm with the others regarding the saturation, but like Charles says, could be monitored related. Rather than desaturate the whole shot, though, I think I...
by Ceropegia
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: Finally dusted off the camera and took some shots.
Replies: 14
Views: 1158

Re: Finally dusted off the camera and took some shots.

Nice set! Now that you have dusted of the camera I hope you don't let the dust settle before we see you here again. Might be a long time before another wedding is in the works.
by Ceropegia
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Three Cameras - One Spider
Replies: 8
Views: 598

Re: Three Cameras - One Spider

Your hard work paid off. I like how the one leg is extended. I wonder if it felt some vibrations from your movements and was trying to decided whether to attack or flee...I tried out the sx60 but I had been so happy with my 50, I ended up returning the 60....Bridge cameras are a great choice for th...
by Ceropegia
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Three Cameras - One Spider
Replies: 8
Views: 598

Re: Three Cameras - One Spider

... all three are more than adequately sharp (and I am a confessed Sharp Freak), cropped or not. .... I recently upgraded to PSE 15 which has unsharp masking that I used along with a sharpening brush in processing these images but do not remember how much on each photo. (Dealing with noise which PS...
by Ceropegia
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Some Moon Shots
Replies: 8
Views: 806

Re: Some Moon Shots

donolea wrote:Wow, I wish I could get some shots like those! Well done.

Thanks!
by Ceropegia
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Three Cameras - One Spider
Replies: 8
Views: 598

Three Cameras - One Spider

This is a spotted orbweaver. Its web is currently residing on the outside of my deck railing. I am never able to decide which camera to use when trying to get closeups of critters, flowers, etc. I have three bridge cameras with macro settings. Since the spider was cold and rather immobile, I decided...
by Ceropegia
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Project 52
Topic: Matt's Project 52: A Year in B&W
Replies: 424
Views: 12226

Re: Matt's Project 52: A Year in B&W

52-3 Very serene!
by Ceropegia
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Bumblebees with a Cell Phone
Replies: 9
Views: 477

Re: Bumblebees with a Cell Phone

Thanks so much for the flower ID, Martha! I have these up on my Flickr as well and I have amended the captions to include this information. There's quite a line of sedum on our side of the fence so I'll be sure to let my DIL know that if she wishes to expand the bed it's as easy as laying a branch ...