Does my heart good to see that you've been out where you love to be, Bob, and continuing to capture the beauty that blesses us, especially this time of year. Thanks for the mini-education on maples, too -- that was interesting. I like how you captured the transition that marks these first days of robust color -- reds, greens, golds, and in-betweens. It's delightful. You got good lighting, too, and turned it to advantage.
I like the presentation: Maurizio -- you've certainly given us razor-sharp focus; cropped and framed to avoid anything that would distract from your subject, and given us a vivid, close look at some spectacular coloration. I do find the workshop a little confusing. This may be the result of an unclear translation from the Italian. I'd recommend you choose whichever rendering has the greatest color fidelity to what you actually saw.
Perfectly exposed, Sharon! This is an excelent profile, sharp and clear, with a great look-'em-in-the-eye composition. I'd like to see more EXIF data to give some insight into how you did it, but otherwise your note is useful, and adds to our knowledge of this beautiful owl.
Nicely composed and executed, Ann. That relatively wide aperture gives you good DOF control and the fast shutter speed freezes the motion effectively. A concise, useful note and a crisp, clear presentation. Well done.
George, thanks so much for this rich and practical post. You've heeded the advice well! I especially like the use of the telephoto, the shutter speed that freezes the action, the wonderful framing, the depth of field that draws the eye to your subject, and, of course, the capture of the eye.
This one's a keeper, all the way.
P.S. -- I've got to bookmark or save this advice somewhere :)
Hey there, amigo. How very good to stop back by the neighborhood and see a string of posts by you several days running! I suspect it's slow, and frustrating, but it is progress. I wish you the very best as your recovery continues, Bob.
I like the sharpness of the Leica here and, of course, the composition. The magenta flora offer a pleasing contrast to those yellow wings, and I like the way the flowers stretch diagonally across the frame -- it draws the eye toward the subject.
Keep 'em coming!
It's more than a maple, Bob; it's a true delight to see you back. I'm glad to see you outdoors and taking photos again. May this be the first of many more. I continue to wish you a speedy and full recovery!
Nice presentation of Vanessa here, Sergio. It is a species that we see locally, as well, often on fallen trees. Your sharpness is excellent, and I like the contrast that the leaves offer in your capture. Good crop and point of view, too. And, as always, we appreciate an informative note such as this.
The riot of purple is very appealing here, and I like the way you've filled your frame with it. It's a simple composition with just the petals on top and the stems below. The lighting is good, too, and I rather like the way the image is softer toward the back.
Congratulations, Jozsef. I do like it. The POV and colors are very pleasing. The detail on the butterfly is especially good, although it looks just a bit soft on the flowers. The DOF is good, too, though the background seems slightly grainy. I'm sure the tripod really heped to make this image a success.
P.S. -- Do you have any details on the species you've captured here? That would be informative.