Ciao caro Luciano,
As soon as I realised that you were in Madagascar I had to have a look on TN to see if you had posted any Nature pictures! Sadly, I've not been on TN for a very, very long time but maybe now is the time to return!
Looking at your map, I believe you might have taken this in the Lokobe nature Reserve in Nosy Be not far from Hell-Ville. Did you have to have a guide there? I remember that we travelled in a pirogue and had to paddle it across the bay to get there.
This is a beautiful butterfly, very well captured and contrasting perfectly with the pink flowers and green background. Excellent details and sharpness too.
After a long absence from TN, I see this! And Wow! this is a wonderful shot of your favourite creature!
He just looks so perky and alert and full of expression.
Yes, I must agree with Paul - a good note really makes it for me - I have learned so much about people and places just by reading notes (and trying to compose meaningful ones myself!) as well as looking at nice pictures.
This one is a cracker. You've composed this one very well and your viewpoint is superb. I love those detailed big rocks in the foreground and the excellent placement of that peak in the picture.
Again, I think it could take some sharpening, just like your TE picture, so I've done a quick workshop for you. I hope you'll not be offended - see what you think.
John. (Dad. XX)
You have done very well here. Judging by your note, you were lucky not to be stranded on the island! Well worth the risk though, to get a picture like this.
Wonderfully clear and sharp with the foreground and background both nicely out-of-focus.
Welcome to TN!
And a very fine first posting too!
What fabulous tones of red! And sharply focussed too, with the background nicely thrown out-of-focus. Those little blobs of water add a bit more interest and the bright yellow in the foreground gives it all depth.
Very nice indeed, Rachel!
John. (Dad XX)
Another of your beautiful telephoto shots of birds - as usual, so sharp and clear with beautiful colours against a wonderfully out-of-focus background. You must have a very steady hand to take pictures at a focal length of 400mm!
Very well done.
P.S. And an excellent note too!
This picture is absolutely amazing - so close, so sharp, such perfect colours, a totally blank background - what more could anyone ask for?
Very, very, very well done!
What a wonderful shot! Well done. I would gladly sacrifice a piece of cake to achieve a picture as good as this!
This is a beautiful picture. Well done!