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Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
Total Posts: 33093
Country: United States

eyelaser wrote:
Excuses, excuses, excuses ..even though none were for me (not that I deserved one) they are a welcome color explosion considering the grey days we've had. I just love to see how you do this...you make it look so easy (it ain't!). Very nice tradition to keep alive...have you done the same with children and grandchildren or do they think you are a dottterin old fool (and you are 3 years younger than I so take that for what it's worth )
Eric



Are you braggin cause you are 'older'
Well it isn't easy but it is a lot easier for 'me' then hoping to find aa wonderful owl or hawk or some exotic bird just happen to get in the way of my lens
Thanks buddy...
Karl



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
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Conrad Tan wrote:
Wow............ the first two ALMOST had me running for my macro!! Then I realized I sold it for my 600 Great set Karl!


I think Tim has you covered on this one Conrad..............you?............Running..not likely

If I could sell my macro lens for a 600 I would do it too You on painkillers??

Thanks Corad, heal well my friend
Karl



Karl Witt
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thomas_1950 wrote:
The wonderful world of color. Flame on Karl !! Superb set with #2 for me.

Keep up the good work,
Tom


Thank you kindly Tom
Karl



waldr_p
Registered: Apr 18, 2008
Total Posts: 6200
Country: United Kingdom

Very nice set Karl!

Paul.



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
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birdied wrote:
Beautiful shots Karl. I like them all, but the simplicity of the third one really stands out for me

Birdie


Simply good with me
Karl



David Leask
Registered: Nov 19, 2003
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Country: United Kingdom

Beautiful colours and textures Karl, good job
David



Larry Williams
Registered: Nov 05, 2006
Total Posts: 6687
Country: United States

They sure have the Karl stamp on them. Well done. Our Orchid show will be upon us shortly.

Larry



rambrose
Registered: Nov 27, 2005
Total Posts: 516
Country: United States

Karl,

Your greenhouse visits always come at the right time to lift the gloom away. So looking several times I have had all 3 as favorites.

1. Color, just love the color.

2. Who doesn't like green backgrounds for flowers?

3. Have you thought about getting rid to the tip of the twig to make it more suspended?

Hey thanks Karl my longest comment ever.

Dick



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
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rambrose wrote:
Karl,

Your greenhouse visits always come at the right time to lift the gloom away. So looking several times I have had all 3 as favorites.

1. Color, just love the color.

2. Who doesn't like green backgrounds for flowers?

3. Have you thought about getting rid to the tip of the twig to make it more suspended?

Hey thanks Karl my longest comment ever.

Dick



I am honored to have received your 'longest comment ever'

That may be one of the most interesting observations ever presented to me Dick, I may have to snip off that extension of the twig, interesting to me how you saw that, great observation and totally overlooked as an option to help the image by me, thank you!
Karl



Karl Witt
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tfoltz wrote:
Beautiful shots Karl,
I really like the Thorn of Christ shot, takes me back to my childhood.
We had one in our rock garden.

-Tim


I knew you would appreciate the Thorn of Christ Tim
Thanks for the kind words
Karl



carlo.c
Registered: May 06, 2007
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Country: Italy

compliments excellent image

saluti carlo



jemkewl
Registered: Aug 26, 2011
Total Posts: 83
Country: United States

The blue on red in the first one is excellent. The pink/rose-ish color on green in the second is also nice.

Thanks for sharing



CDaescher
Registered: Jul 19, 2011
Total Posts: 11266
Country: Netherlands

Good flower set, Karl.
The last is my favorite. Excellent exposer and details of the reds. Beautiful image.
Chris



Karl Witt
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Lil Judd wrote:
Very nice Karl

I pick # 3 oh and do you feel any "older" young man

I hope you had a great birthday Karl

Lil


No I don't feel any older.................I just want to retire but by age I am too 'young' for that
Thank you my dear
Karl



Karl Witt
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ashley138 wrote:
Wow! These are gorgeous! The colors just pull me in. Can't pick a favorite - great work!



I am glad to hear the colors worked for you. They are refreshing this time of the year to see in Ohio
Thanks kindly
Karl



Karl Witt
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72chevelle454 wrote:
Ewwwww Ahhhhhh Eeeeeeee Blahhhhk!



Pssst! I like 1 and 2 but don't tell anyone

Bro


I'll keep it a secret, Look Chad, no 'red' or 'blue' saved
Sis



Karl Witt
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kmunroe wrote:
beauties Karl.. if i was to pick.. it would be #3


Cool pick Kenny, comments appreciated!
Karl



Karl Witt
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surfnron wrote:
Excellent comp in all Karl, but I'd expect nothing less.
Nice splashes o' color in 1. Not sure if I like the yellow on the left though. It does add a bit of color, but also draws my eyes.
Very precise dof in 2.
Nice and simple with a very complementary bg in 3 - my pick ~ Ron


Nice to have reinforcement on the comps Ron, especially from you
#1 is all about the colors
#2 thank you
#3 simply about isolation and seeing a distant BG that I thought I could put it on to make it work, was an odd angle but got it to work, thanks Ron
Karl



Karl Witt
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KCollett wrote:
#3 for me Karl. Clean and bright with a simple presentation. A very nice photo. #2 is similar in approach, and also pleasing. For me, the BG in #1 competes too much with the flowers, both in terms of color and "closeness". The red tones are visually advancing colors, while the blues are receding colors, so a bit of competition there. If the BG was more diffuse (further back to be more oof perhaps), or toned down/muted a bit, I feel it would help the purples/blues stand out a bit more. Of course, my saying so like a passerby telling Michelangelo a simple whitewash would help the ceiling look big and bright.


Thanks for sharing how you see and feel about #1 Sometimes I wish I would shoot a 'normal' pic of the scenario then show my interpretation of what I had to work with I don't know about advancing colors and receding colors..............but now I am more aware

Thank goodness I got off the hook OK on #2 and #3
Your thoughts and comments are greatly respected and appreciated Ken
Karl



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
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treebeard wrote:
Great series but I really love the BG in the first one. Not bad for a "cheap" lens!



From 'love to not' it seems on #1 but thank you for the 'love'
Ultra slow AF, very sloppy loose MF but if you take the time with it the color and sharpness is very pleasing, I hate to give it up
Karl



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