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MarkB1 wrote:
I think I've said it before. I don't see it as my 'job' to reproduce but to represent. And I do so as I see it. Who's to say the way you, or anyone, sees 'it' is right? Or more right than another that sees it differently? I know, there's a tongue in cheek there somewhere. :-)

But really, technically 'correct' has its place, as a guide while learning. Once learned it becomes a straitjacket and 'should' be thrown off, to do your own thing. Or you're just reproducing what has already been produced.

You see, I don't see the common fly
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Well said, Mark. Have you considered HDR?

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May 18, 2017 at 06:06 AM
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e6filmuser wrote:
Well said, Mark. Have you considered HDR?

Harold


What, and add more time to my 30sec processing? Maybe some day, when the m4/3 DR improves and I catch up to it - always buying last years model.




May 18, 2017 at 01:25 PM
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MarkB1 wrote:
Is this what is called a back-handed compliment?


No, authentic.



MarkB1 wrote:
But really, technically 'correct' has its place, as a guide while learning. Once learned it becomes a straitjacket and 'should' be thrown off, to do your own thing. Or you're just reproducing what has already been produced.

You see, I don't see the common fly as common at all. It is one of nature's marvels, and deserves to be presented as such.

BTW, this is not a common fly at all. I have seen it maybe three times in ten years. It is a male drone fly of some kind, I believe. Out patrolling his territory one morning. I was lucky to
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Very, very ... very ... well said ... and demonstrated




May 19, 2017 at 03:59 AM
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Cheers Jack ... :-)


May 19, 2017 at 06:28 AM
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Wow!! Excellent close ups - thanks for sharing!


May 19, 2017 at 10:25 AM
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Wow!! Excellent close ups - thanks for sharing!


Thanks Stephen.



May 20, 2017 at 01:34 PM
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Beautiful set of photos! The first one is a killer and all the others are awesome too. Well done!

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May 20, 2017 at 01:44 PM
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A outstanding set

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fingerda wrote:
Beautiful set of photos! The first one is a killer and all the others are awesome too. Well done!

DaveF


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pinball wrote:
A outstanding set

Bill


Thanks Dave and Bill, your comments are appreciated.



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Wonderful series, and I love to see someone getting such results with such simple home-made-fly-by-night-cheapie lighting! It is the eye and the imagination that counts!
I would guess you are not big on focus stacking. It can be fun and sometimes impressive, but there is always something unnatural about it, which it simply is. I like playing around with it now and then, but I am certainly no expert! Sample:
Crocus
I feel you have found a nice balance between technical quality and natural appearance. Hats off!



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DanC.Licks wrote:
I like playing around with it now and then, but I am certainly no expert! Sample:


Your image is stunning and deserves a topic of its own and not just a link.

Harold



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Gifted artistry in your work. Very very pleasing to my eye.
Loved your retort as well.
I see this in Milky Way shots a lot.....just so many ways to interpret.



May 21, 2017 at 06:46 AM
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DanC.Licks wrote:
Wonderful series, and I love to see someone getting such results with such simple home-made-fly-by-night-cheapie lighting! It is the eye and the imagination that counts!
I would guess you are not big on focus stacking. It can be fun and sometimes impressive, but there is always something unnatural about it, which it simply is. I like playing around with it now and then, but I am certainly no expert! Sample:
Crocus
I feel you have found a nice balance between technical quality and natural appearance. Hats off!


Thanks Dan.

I don't stack but I do appreciate it, that crocus is wonderful - as Harold says, post it in its own thread.



May 21, 2017 at 09:40 AM
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MedicineMan404 wrote:
Gifted artistry in your work. Very very pleasing to my eye.
Loved your retort as well.
I see this in Milky Way shots a lot.....just so many ways to interpret.


Thanks MM ...

Jacks stuff is good too. Everyone who puts the time in develops a unique expression. It's inevitable when you love something.



May 21, 2017 at 09:43 AM
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Thanks, guys. I was worried I would be accused of hijacking someone else's thread. NOT my intention!




May 21, 2017 at 09:49 AM
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Gorgeous display of color with excellent details Mark. Well done!


May 21, 2017 at 12:02 PM
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DanC.Licks wrote:
Thanks, guys. I was worried I would be accused of hijacking someone else's thread. NOT my intention!



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Thang wrote:
Gorgeous display of color with excellent details Mark. Well done!


No problem Dan

Thanks Thang, appreciated.



May 21, 2017 at 02:40 PM
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These are insane! Well done What great images!!!


May 21, 2017 at 04:35 PM
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Beautifully done, from one "old tech" to another. Always love to see great work like this. Colors, details, everything works, and i have to think you had a ball capturing them.


May 21, 2017 at 11:01 PM
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fredster wrote:
These are insane! Well done What great images!!!


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davidearls wrote:
Beautifully done, from one "old tech" to another. Always love to see great work like this. Colors, details, everything works, and i have to think you had a ball capturing them.


Thanks Fred and David, appreciated.

A ball? Well, I do enjoy being in the nature. It's a great aid to peace of mind.



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