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seemolf Oct 18, 2006 5:03 PM

Peacock - again

--- click to enlarge in a separate window ----

The peacocks are moulting - a new chance to take a closer look at the smaller feathers!
Technique: 50mm reversed lens - SLR and enlarging lens. Light: natural and LED ringlight and LED beam

Hope you like it....


..and this was the known old series - a year ago:

D.Ann Oct 18, 2006 5:23 PM

Beautiful texture and color! Donna

fmoore Oct 18, 2006 5:31 PM

Sven - Very nice! I like the last two. I have J-album. How did you get the slide show on the earlier shots?


seemolf Oct 18, 2006 6:13 PM

thanks Donna, i am very impressed by your flowers!

Fred, I have processed this series with jalbum for you:

This needed appr. 3 minutes for this task.
I am not using the publishing tools and use a simple ftp transfer of the whole album.

These are the steps:

- Selecting the folders - origin and target
- deselecting (-) of not needed pictures
- sorting by simply pushing the pictures
- selecting the size of the thumbs and pictures

- processing the album on the first page

that's all.....

The easiest way is to gather the original pictures in a single folder.


fmoore Oct 18, 2006 6:39 PM

Thanks, Sven. I had ver5.2. No chameleon there. Downloaded ver6.5. I've been looking for an ftp uploadable slideshow. This could be it.

seemolf Oct 18, 2006 6:50 PM

There is one last trick, Fred:

The folder with the original pictures should be called:

<theme>, please press F11

and not NETQ like in my example.
This reference has to be changed on all pages otherwise.


d-sr Oct 18, 2006 6:56 PM

Incredible detail Sven. I clicked on the pictures and then enlarged that. Still almost perfect detailin twice enlarged photos! And I thought last years series was great but this series has it beat. Keep'em comming, I enjoy your work.


Narmer Oct 18, 2006 7:22 PM

Great stuff again (and also very catching presentation of the older series on seems like sinking into a fractal....

I don't know if such a lightning -perfect for studio shots- would also work and seem natural with bugs shots (espec. thering-led).


tcook Oct 18, 2006 10:01 PM

Very pretty shots, nicely done.

seemolf Oct 19, 2006 1:20 AM

Thanks Don Franscesco and tcook!

Don, it is not so easy to preserve some detail with such reflecting surfaces.
I had to test four different setups.

Francesco, the shadow-free ringlight is just a focussing aid for me - in most cases.
You need several ringlights for specific distances and there is still no shadow...
My modified heads of torch lights can be adjusted and give a better light (F:8.0; t:1/30sec). There are stronger LEDs like Luxeon, but living animals don't like such strong lights. They have some reasons to stay in the dark.


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