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Old 04-09-2009, 11:20 PM   #21
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Excellent! Looks like where I was shooting today too! Keep watching that spot to see it they build a nest on it. Of our locals, some have already started to nest and others are are still checking out the real estate.
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:38 PM   #22
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I used the zoom dial. I got a little bit too close to them and one of them started coming after me. I ran off very fast. Those birds can be brutal. The photo of the heron I tried to take didn't turn out so good. I tried to sneak up over the berm to get the photo. I was dressed for work and was trying to keep the wind from blowing my skirt up over my head while holding the camera. I got over the berm and was holding the auto focus button down and he flew out of the picture. I did get one picture of him flying away from me and I found him in the picture when I downloaded the images. I'll title this, 'The one that almost got away'.
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Old 04-10-2009, 04:43 AM   #23
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Lorax,

Great goose photo! Thank you for sharing!!

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Old 04-10-2009, 08:40 AM   #24
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I'm very happy with the photo. Here is another one of the same two birds.
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Old 04-10-2009, 10:50 AM   #25
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Nice birdies everyone! I'm still working on plants, and even plants don't always like to hold still for me.

I'm trying to talk my hubby into signing up here so that he can win the book for me. His photos lately have been stellar.
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Old 04-11-2009, 12:28 AM   #26
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April 2009 Photo of the month thread - post contest images here-ptm_tomatoseedlingroots.jpg
The month is young, but this photo of a tomato seedling is my current favorite so far. I love the fact that you can see the tiny water droplets stuck to the microscopic root hairs, and the seed case feel into place perfectly for the composition. I shrunk it down to follow the rules, but a larger version can be found on our website.

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I also liked the way that this curvy onion seedling worked its way into focus still carrying its seed on its tip. Hopefully more to come as the month progresses!
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Old 04-11-2009, 06:19 AM   #27
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The month is young, but this photo of a tomato seedling is my current favorite so far. I love the fact that you can see the tiny water droplets stuck to the microscopic root hairs, and the seed case feel into place perfectly for the composition. I shrunk it down to follow the rules, but a larger version can be found on our website.

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I also liked the way that this curvy onion seedling worked its way into focus still carrying its seed on its tip. Hopefully more to come as the month progresses!
Wlcome Clueless!

GREAT Macro shots!! Just curious, do you use a ring flash for those?

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Old 04-11-2009, 08:41 AM   #28
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Wlcome Clueless!

GREAT Macro shots!! Just curious, do you use a ring flash for those?

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Wlcome Clueless!

GREAT Macro shots!! Just curious, do you use a ring flash for those?

Take care,

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I wish I had a ring flash These were taken with the florescent grow lights raised up about ten inches above them. Along with some ambient light from around the room. They were taken with a tripod and 2 second shot delay. An ISO of 100 at an f-stop of 6.3 with a one second exposure.

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Old 04-11-2009, 11:07 AM   #29
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Hey look, it's my husband! And that's our offspring there in his avatar with him. *kisses for Clueless*
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Old 04-11-2009, 03:37 PM   #30
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Eek, it's a spouse. Just kidding. Mine logs on to look at photos here too. He never posts because he isn't brave enough but he looks around at any bird photos people share. Cute avatar CluelessGardener.
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