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Water Striders

Postby LindaShorey » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:29 pm

I was so excited to see I caught the sun's reflection in the first two. The third is from previous visit and in pp I changed the angle per Duck's suggestion (does it work OK this way?). All feedback and suggestions welcomed. These were edited from the dng files and heavily cropped.
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Re: Water Striders

Postby uuglypher » Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:54 am

Well, linda, I can see your recently burgeoning interest in water tension phenomena has paid wonderful dividends.
These images are not only technically excellent, they are elegant, delicate, and sensitive revelations of a unique life form most often merely noted in passing.
Beautiful job!

Dave

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Postby LindaShorey » Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:17 pm

uuglypher wrote:Well, linda, I can see your recently burgeoning interest in water tension phenomena has paid wonderful dividends.
These images are not only technically excellent, they are elegant, delicate, and sensitive revelations of a unique life form most often merely noted in passing.
Beautiful job!

Dave


Thank you so much for your generosity, Dave. Isn't it neat how one thing can lead to another, totally unexpected! I greatly appreciate your interest in these photos. I've become quite fond of my little buddies :)
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Re: Water Striders

Postby Psjunkie » Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:40 pm

Good series Linda..interesting and well done.

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Re: Water Striders

Postby LindaShorey » Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:55 pm

Psjunkie wrote:Good series Linda..interesting and well done.

Thank you very much, Frank.
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Re: Water Striders

Postby St3v3M » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:33 pm

LindaShorey wrote:I was so excited to see I caught the sun's reflection in the first two. The third is from previous visit and in pp I changed the angle per Duck's suggestion (does it work OK this way?). All feedback and suggestions welcomed. These were edited from the dng files and heavily cropped.

I love the shine on the first but love the second. The flat water is wonderful as is the composition. Well done! S-
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Re: Water Striders

Postby rmalarz » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:38 pm

Linda, I'll echo what Dave said, as well as add that no. 2 is my favorite. Each of the others exhibits characteristics that I like, but 2 get my attention a very little bit more.
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Re: Water Striders

Postby LindaShorey » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:22 am

Steve and Bob, thank you so much for your comments. I'm very grateful for your interest!
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