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Old May 19, 2009, 9:11 AM   #11
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Not much in the way of suggestions from me...as fas I can tell, you're setting a whole new benchmark for us! All excellent...especuilly the close ups. The lightiing on the dragonfly, fern and mushroom images are excellent. Also, I like the horizontal view of the falls better than the vertical.
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Old May 19, 2009, 10:28 AM   #12
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If this is what you can do in your workplace, it's not fair!
Beautiful shots, Mole. Both waterfall shots are fine, but if I have to choose one it'll have to be the horizontal.
#1 of the Canada Mayflowers rise my interest. Could you provide a closeup of a single flower and a scientific name?

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Old May 19, 2009, 10:37 AM   #13
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This is all magnificent, didn't know that there where other types of mayflower, they look great, ... and ... the rest ... wow.

Only one thing that's not that great, ... me not being there

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Old May 19, 2009, 2:33 PM   #14
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A delight for the eyes, this whole series.

I wouldn't have seen the legs on the moths without you mentioning that's what they are - and no fair, the only moths I see are the yucky, common more or less black ones. These are pretty.

The vertical picture of the water fall is a very nice, classic waterfall picture. The horizontal one is different, much more interesting to me. They are both excellent shots, but I prefer the horizontal one because it's more interesting.
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Old May 19, 2009, 4:49 PM   #15
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Great series, Mole. Normally I would prefer a vertical orientation for a narrow water fall, but in this case I prefer the composition in the horizontal format.
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Old May 19, 2009, 7:01 PM   #16
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All are wonderful photos. Great job. As for the waterfall, I can't decide. First I liked the vertical, then the horizontal and now I'm back to vertical again. I think they're both great.

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All the flower shots are quite good, the insects sharp, I prefer the vertical waterfall and always a sucker for cute, I love the chipmunk.
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Thanks so much to all of you for taking the time to review and comment, and thank especially for all the encouragement and for your kind comments and spedific suggestions!

Yes, I am blessed to live in a beautiful corner of His creation. But one of the great things about nature photography is that we can glorify the one who made it, and we can also tempt folks to get out and see it!

Kjell - yes I do get to "play in the woods" a lot at work, although the photography is mostly on my own time. My work includes a lot of time taking others out - but you can't concentrate on photography while you are working to insure your group is happy, safe, and learning. Nature photography has been a tool to help me encourage others to go out and see for themselves. All the great advice from folks at this forum has been a big help! By the way, the Canada Mayflower is Maianthemum canadense. Here is a not as high quality, but closer shot of the blooms:
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Thanks a lot Mole! Helped by the name, which I googled, and your picture I could see that we actually have a European species of this flower. It's very similar to the Canadian. Litterally translated the name is "Squirrelberry".

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Hey Mole,
I agree totally with your sentiments on nature and sure wish I had a job like yours!
I also agree with all the reviews of your fine photography. I'd have to say the horizontal falls is my favorite but, they're both fantastic.
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