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Osmeterium Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 158] (517) [2016-07-05 9:20]

Hello Neels, nice, capture, this is most probably Thyretes caffra Wallengren, 1863 (Arctiidae, Ctenuchinae)

dryas Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 110] (1307) [2015-04-07 0:06]

Hello,

very nice shot of this exotic and colorful bird.

Thanks for sharing.
gr.Yves

Pipetto (114) [2013-05-13 3:10]

Ciao Neels immagine composta con cura, colori molto belli specie quello dell'orlo delle vasche che da un aspetto alla foto molto particolare, complimenti davvero bella.

Pipetto (114) [2013-05-09 6:27]

Bellissimi esemplari, ottima nitidezza e contrasto, ciao Giuseppe

mwmod99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196) [2012-08-19 0:42] [+]

Obvious traces of over sharpening & noise as a result of heavy cropp Neels, despite the otherwise beautiful composition and lovely colors. Your main subject here is too small and as a result our attention is taken over the those gorgeous garden flowers, which ... by the way are prohibited for posting in this website. Please read the Treknature's terms of service!
Regards,
George Veltchev

mwmod99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196) [2012-04-04 10:59] - [workshop] [compare]

Good evening Neels,
looking at that image and reading your notes I have decided to place my comment, conscious of the fact that if not you, perhaps some other members can take a note from my remarks. I truly respect your opinion in regards to the PP issue, but do not agree with it at all. My Workshop here is coming in support of my observations which are as follows:
1. The original image is too contrasty, as a result the highlight detail has been pushed to the limit, and the same issue concern the detail in the shadows.
2. It maybe a question of personal taste but the over saturation of the colors results in lost of detail and generally add some unwanted noise. It may not be visible here, because of the relatively small image size but once enlarged that element of the image can become obvious. The over saturated colors also twist the reality and misleads!
3. The fact that Post Processing hasn't been applied doesn't mean that the camera was right, in fact in most cases the camera judgement can be far away from the reality, Neels. Most often the White balance can be an issue, the mixed light can confuse the metering system and those mistakes can be significant tangible if the image is taken in JPEG format. So, I would say a big YES to the post processing and NO to the use of the in camera JPEG format, specially when that camera supports a RAW. I hope that you will not take my comments as a personal attack on you, but rather as a sincere note based on my 35 years experience behind the camera. Have a great evening Neels!
Regards,
George Veltchev

joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535) [2011-12-21 1:41]

Hello Neels,
Excellent sharpness and very fine details on this photo of Opuntia and bee!
Regards, Joska

joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535) [2011-12-16 5:30]

Hello Neels,
Excellent photo of this very nice Opuntia, very nice composition and useful description too!
Regards, Joska

tinoValen2oo7 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 97 W: 0 N: 519] (4546) [2011-12-05 12:39]

Hi Neels, very nice tones for this picture, excellent capture, congratulations !

ciao, tino

tinoValen2oo7 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 97 W: 0 N: 519] (4546) [2011-11-04 8:09]

that I call confidence, congrats for the shot Neels !

ciao, tino