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Old Oct 24, 2008, 10:00 AM   #21
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Hi all,
I'm sitting here with an early breakfast visitor(1.57 am local time), but I was under the illusion I had a Bird feeder!
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Old Oct 24, 2008, 2:40 PM   #22
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LOL! Is that your opposum? It looks rather protective of your bird feeder!

I still haven't managed to try out another idea I had for this month's challenge yet. Keep meaning to but I've been having to put photography aside for a bit.
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Old Oct 25, 2008, 11:23 AM   #23
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A combination of factors, including taking some very average photos recently, has meant I've not been around the forum much lately. However, following a week's holiday earlier this month I think I might have a pic that qualifies for this month's challenge



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Old Oct 25, 2008, 3:32 PM   #24
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Keith, the colors in that are fabulous! Having the star pattern on the highlights doesn't hurt either! Really nice!

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Old Oct 25, 2008, 6:53 PM   #25
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Well...
I haven't had much lately getting anything to post that complies with topic but, I thought this might qualify as giving the illusion that when at my work, I really move quite fast!
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taken with trailing curtain sync and AF540 flash while panning right to left.

this is a section of the shelf we use to stock our ink supply.
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Old Oct 27, 2008, 11:50 PM   #26
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I didn't want to let this topic go without at least trying this technique since it works well for this topic. I haven't taken the time to actually set something up, but tonight I finally attempted it. The technique is pretty simple, but getting the special effects in the right place is difficult! After numerous tries, I didn't quite get what I was looking for (my computer angel), so I thought I would settle for stars dancing with joy over my new computer.


P.S. Picture removed - I took another one that I think is a better picture, used a different technique. The one that was posted here needs some additional practice and a different light source.
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Old Oct 28, 2008, 12:59 AM   #27
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My attempt - a leaf caught in a spider web (heavily cropped).

K20D, f/8, 1/100, ISO 100, FA 50mm f1.4

Only think I could come up with this time.

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Old Oct 28, 2008, 4:40 AM   #28
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Hm,
I watched this topic for quite a while, but haven't got a real good idea so far. However, there's one image where my eyes keep "focussing" back and forth and this reminds me of some optical illusions, you know these "vase or face" images etc.

This is a leaf which is located below a cobweb with very thin threads, and there are water droplets on the cobweb, too. You can see the thread on the left side. On a quick glance the cobweb isnearly invisible, though. That makes the small droplets "float" in pure air or looks likeit rains on the leaf, whatever. Sometimes it also looks to me as ifI was looking through a window/piece of glass and the small droplets are on that glass, at that point I caught myself more than once trying to "focus" on the leaf behind the droplets. All in all this gives a strongfeeling of "depth" in that image for me and is sometimes a bit confusing, but funny when it caught me again in that "focus" trap. Does that count as an illusion?
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Old Oct 28, 2008, 6:50 AM   #29
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Is this an illusion or it really Rick Springfield standing 10 feet in front of me
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Tawny Frogmouth is perhaps one of the best camouflaged birds?
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