snunney (88944) 2015-07-29 6:15
A superb capture of this most beautiful butterfly. Excellent control over depth of field, isolating the insect from the background and revealing its colours and detailing with pin sharp clarity. Top class nature photography. Thanks for sharing.
macjake (60564) 2015-07-29 6:12
what the heck is this? is this place for real?
very cool indeed!
Imagine taking a time machine and seeing this gate in person back 400 years ago! wow.
and you're right, there are so many interesting smaller elements that make up the whole.
beautifully rustic with that old time charm.
amazing piece of architecture built so many years ago and its still standing! Impressive post
lousat (81606) 2015-07-29 6:09
Hi Chris,beautiful capture of the boats on the turkish sea,remind me by boat trip on the turkish coast many years ago with the camera broken....ehee..spectacular colors and fine details everywhere.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
snunney (88944) 2015-07-29 6:08
There is some slight over-exposure in the bottom pool, but you have managed to capture the motion and dynamism in the cascades very well indeed. I like the framing by the greenery top and bottom and bottom, especially on that moss covered rock.
lousat (81606) 2015-07-29 6:07
Mamma mia che spettacolo!! Strepitosa cattura ad ali aperte con dettagli allucinanti e 3D stratosferico,il meglio lo regali agli amici di TE a quanto vedo..ehehe..grande foto senza ombra di dubbio.Buon pomeriggio,Luciano
tyro (21748) 2015-07-29 6:06
Ciao caro Silvio,
This is a beautiful portrait of this fine specimen of a "Meleager's blue" butterfly with absolutely stunning details and sharpness against a very nicely out of focus and non-distracting background. The light is wonderfully soft and the colours very subtle and true. I also like your simple composition with the creature placed perfectly in the frame.
macjake (60564) 2015-07-29 6:00
I know it sounds silly to say, but its all about the light, right? Sure is.
the only bad thing about these quays is sometimes they can have a nasty smell, and the fact that the power plant is near by won't help with that haha
when you have sweet light like this, any subject can start to look very attractive, its all in the presentation and delivery - which you have done well.
If this same shot was taken at 2 pm on a sunny day it just wouldn't have the same impact.
tyro (21748) 2015-07-29 5:52
This is a very well seen an very well taken shot, particularly in so far as you have chosen an excellent high and somewhat oblique viewpoint not only to capture the doll perfectly but also to take in its dark surroundings, so giving the whole image a rather "spooky" aspect!
dta (70913) 2015-07-29 5:48
Hello Leslie ,
These traditional sheafs of wheats provide superb subjects for the photographer . I've never seen that in France .
Great game of light and shade on this superb landscape . As Luciano , I think the sky is a little over the limits , but the overall composition is splendid .
tyro (21748) 2015-07-29 5:27
As always, you have written an interesting and comprehensive note and this time given us three fine photographs of what looks to be an attractive city of Olomouc.
All three photographs are both interesting and also attractive on account of their rather lovely colours and architecture as well as the presence of people.
P.S. As a great fan of W.A. Mozart, I just had to do a little research of my own: I'm not sure if any of the places in which he stayed actually feature in any of these three photographs of yours. But Mozart visited Olomouc with his family for a couple of months in late 1767 when he was aged just eleven years. Apparently the family initially took lodging in the Black Eagle Inn (Hauenschild Palace). Unfortunately Wolfgang shortly after arrival developed symptoms of smallpox and the family moved to the residence of the capitular's deanery (today the Archdiocesan Museum), where they stayed with the dean of the Olomouc Chapter, Count Podstatský. Thankfully the young Mozart made a successful recovery following treatment by the count's personal physician, Dr. Joseph Wolff.
The young Mozart also completed his 6th Symphony during his stay in Olomouc.
ChrisJ (103503) 2015-07-29 5:15
A superb aerial shot with a nice, well-managed backlight that still has good exposure levels plus the wonderful shimmering light on the sea. Nice repetition of the islands. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. Excellent pastel colors. Tfs.
williewhistler (15379) 2015-07-29 4:47
we have been lucky enough to visit the Blue Mountains on a few occasions,each time learning something new but this is completely new to me,it`s just one more reason to get back!
I`ve seen some Aborigine artwork down in Victoria but I`m not sure that it was quite as distinct as the hand prints that can be seen so clearly here,they are nicely placed and very well defined,just perfect for a comprehensive and interesting note .
Kindest wishes Les.
Kindest wishes Les.
ChrisJ (103503) 2015-07-29 4:47
A superb reflection with the grid pattern of the modern highrise adding graphic elements and framing of each individual square. I like the distorted patterns and their variety. Good sharpness and attractive minimalist colors of blue and grey. Tfs.