Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Other Photos

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 1, 2010, 6:13 AM   #51
Senior Member
 
Tachikoma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Wales
Posts: 1,086
Default

Didn't post in the last one as it was a little intimidating, and don't have that many "top" photo's, but here's some I like more than others. Apologies for it being macro-heavy.











My partner and my son on the boat after a long, hard day having fun in Disneyland
Tachikoma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 1, 2010, 9:34 AM   #52
Senior Member
 
Hawgwild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Posts: 3,520
Default

Kevin, I always enjoy your photography. You shoot a variety, which keeps it interesting. I have to pick your first photo as my favorite, for two reasons, one, it's good, and two, I know how hard it is to nail that shot!
__________________
Always use tasteful words - you may have to eat them.
You cannot find knowledge by rearranging your ignorance.

My Flickr
-Robert-


Hawgwild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 1, 2010, 9:35 AM   #53
Senior Member
 
Hawgwild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Posts: 3,520
Default

Tachikoma, I love macros, and your dragonfly is super!
__________________
Always use tasteful words - you may have to eat them.
You cannot find knowledge by rearranging your ignorance.

My Flickr
-Robert-


Hawgwild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 1, 2010, 10:02 AM   #54
Senior Member
 
Tachikoma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Wales
Posts: 1,086
Default

Thanks Hawg!

Mine are pretty rubbish photo's compared to others, and after seeing fldspringer's I nearly didn't bother (again)
Tachikoma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 1, 2010, 12:09 PM   #55
Senior Member
 
Hawgwild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Posts: 3,520
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tachikoma View Post
Thanks Hawg!

Mine are pretty rubbish photo's compared to others, and after seeing fldspringer's I nearly didn't bother (again)
What is good about this thread (as well as the other) is that it's more of a revelation than a competition. I enjoy seeing what other folks are shooting, I get ideas from that. We all have different equipment, usually tailored to our individual shooting styles, and limited by our budget. For example, I will probably never shoot the level of macros that Greg (Fldspringer) shoots, but I will continue to shoot at the level my equipment limits me, until I decide to go deeper, which may never happen...
__________________
Always use tasteful words - you may have to eat them.
You cannot find knowledge by rearranging your ignorance.

My Flickr
-Robert-


Hawgwild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 1, 2010, 12:59 PM   #56
Senior Member
 
maggo85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Arzl im Pitztal/Austria/Europe
Posts: 1,135
Default

Kevin, you know I admire your landscape shooting skills - but man, these swim shots ares soo stunning to... wow!!

Tachikoma... I LOVE your dragonfly, this is breathtaking!!
__________________
Markus Rimml Photography | Facebook | Twitter

2 x EOS 6D | 24/1.4 ART | 35/1.4 ART | 50/1.4 | 85/1.8 | 135/2L
maggo85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 1, 2010, 3:57 PM   #57
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,241
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tachikoma View Post
Thanks Hawg!

Mine are pretty rubbish photo's compared to others, and after seeing fldspringer's I nearly didn't bother (again)
Fldspringer just played around for about an hour and a half, took 126 photos, and didn't like a single one. Such is life.

I'm very glad you posted. I rather like your dragon.

There are different kinds of macro. There is the "Make it big as you can make it" technical type that is shown in places like:

http://www.photomacrography.net/ where people use things like microscope objectives, focus stacking and focus rails. I'm no where near the top of that game.

Then there is the gallery here:

http://www.naturescapes.net/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=5 and I've posted there and I'll receive criticism of the shot being framed too tight, harsh lighting, and distracting backgrounds. They are more the artistic type and they play that game at a much higher level than I do.

You will notice the two sites don't resemble each other's photos. I'm quite sure you could post your lonely mushroom photo there and they would absolutely love it. I know I have nothing in my collection better than that photo, so I'm glad you envy my shot, but now you know I envy yours too
__________________
Greg

https://dogsportphoto.smugmug.com/
fldspringer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 1, 2010, 6:01 PM   #58
Senior Member
 
Tachikoma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Wales
Posts: 1,086
Default

Thank you for the kind words! yeah my dragonfly picture was a similar experience, half an hour in a field, clicking away like mad, just trying to get the damn things in focus and as close to in-frame as possible.

Those sites you posted are unbelievable, I looked at http://www.photomacrography.net/foru...pic.php?t=9496 and nearly cried and threw my camera in the bin. Then I saw people picking the photo to pieces, I see what you mean about criticism (I actually preferred the original shot as well). If I took that shot I would literally retire my camera and consider it my life's (photographic) achievement.

I am humbled you liked my mushroom photo, some people I have shown it to loved it, but a lot of people really didn't like it. Like you said though, such is life, I don't take photo's for acclaim, although I am (naturally) happy when people like photo's I have taken.

Thank you again.

Last edited by Tachikoma; May 1, 2010 at 6:04 PM.
Tachikoma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 1, 2010, 6:17 PM   #59
spy
Senior Member
 
spy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 2,129
Default

Robert and Markus, thanks for the comments! The fly shot is very difficult to photograph and I can tell you that my first year of shooting them was a learning curve and threw a lot of them away.
spy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2, 2010, 12:19 AM   #60
Senior Member
 
mike_1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Illinois, USA
Posts: 448
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hawgwild View Post
Mike, I haven't posted my five yet for the same reason...it gets a little more difficult each time, and trying to outdo yourself is an exercise in futility I think. I like your portrait and flowers, especially. The cube is different...

Thanks for your comments, Robert! Heh heh - yeah, the "cube frames" are kind of strange.

BTW, I really like that shot of your grandkids. I esp. like the way the sun is shining behind them on the beach. I swear I've seen that lizard in some monster movie...

Mike
mike_1 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 7:52 PM.