Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Biweekly Shoot Out

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Oct 2, 2008, 8:02 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
philby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 407
Default

I hope that this meets the criteria for the challenge. It is both versions of the challenge, there is no manipulation other than the usual white balance, curves, unsharp mask and etc. that I perform. I tried to focus, with a long lens, on a distant moth as it flew over a pond near sunset.


philby is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Oct 2, 2008, 9:30 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Bynx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 8,584
Default

Thats an amazing shot philby. But in my opinion it doesnt meet the challenge at all. There is no single color but two. So you won't win the prize. However, I come to Steves to see good photos and I consider this one good one so Im glad you posted it.
Bynx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 2, 2008, 9:59 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
philby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 407
Default

Thanks for the comments Bynx. Here is a crop that maybetter fit the challenge.


philby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 4, 2008, 12:30 AM   #4
Moderator
 
selvin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 7,204
Default

Philby,

At first like Bynx I was puzzled exactly what this was all about. Then I noticed the bird in the upper right. This added immeasurably to the overall impact of the photo.

However, my fist reaction still stands - there is no single dominant color. The medley of colors however, is strikingly like an impressionist rendition of the woods with a bird floating by. That I find very attractive.

Thanks for submitting. Aloha
selvin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 4, 2008, 9:03 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,885
Default

Philby...you said it's a moth??? just how big is that moth? LOL The second shot is much more appealing. nice work.
vsch1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 4, 2008, 9:38 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Bynx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 8,584
Default

If you have ever used Moth Balls for storing your clothing ..... well they come from this species of moth.
Bynx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 4, 2008, 10:36 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
philby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 407
Default

I'm not sure what Bynx does with moths but this one was less that 2 inches across and greater than two hundred feet away. It was flitting around fairly quickly. I attribute the shot to the fast focusing ability of the lens, Cannon 400mm F5.6 L.
philby is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 1:42 AM.