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Old Oct 11, 2010, 4:58 PM   #11
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Hi mole,

Great stuff as usual!!!

I like the cropped frog also. The BG doesn't really add any context, and is a little busy, so I think it detracts from the frog.

Autumn is hitting us with a vengeance. The trees seem to be racing each other to turn, and it things look totally different each day. We are having a mini summer with 2 days in the 80s which is pretty bizarre, but we should get back to the 60s again soon. . . maybe.

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Old Oct 12, 2010, 7:20 PM   #12
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Lovely photos Mole. I usually prefer photos of animals showing them in their natural environment, but in this case I agree with Scott. I prefer the cropped version of the frog.
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 6:14 AM   #13
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Penolta - Thanks for your kind and very helpful input. I will be trying some more photos of those odonates if time & weather permit. Will try some different angles to get the wings better...

NMR - Thanks so much!

GW - So glad you liked these!

Scott - Thanks for the feedback. I was hoping to get closer to the frog before he left (had the 35-105 lens on, and was sure he'd flee before I changed lenses), but this was as close as he'd permit me before he returned to the creek mud. Hence the need for cropping...
Our autumnal tints are also coming along well. Hoping for some time this weekend to check out the high country views!

Mtnman - Thanks so much for your help!
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 8:10 AM   #14
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You make me want to bundle up and go out after the rain stops today, great shots, Cool up here in Michigan

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Old Oct 14, 2010, 1:24 PM   #15
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Wow! Great set of shots. What camera, and lens? I really like the autumn trees. Beautiful!
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 1:34 PM   #16
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Beautiful, mole. I prefer the close-up of the frog.

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Old Oct 14, 2010, 1:58 PM   #17
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Some wonderful stuff here Mole. Quite a diverse lot but all fine pictures.

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Old Oct 15, 2010, 5:29 AM   #18
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Hnikesch - Great! Hope to see some of your fine Mich. photos (once the rain stops...)

Tony - Thanks - glad you liked them! Camera is Pentax K-M (same as K2000). Lenses used include Pentax A 35-105 F3.5, Pentax A 70-210 F4, and Sigma 70-300 APO...

Patty - Thanks so much! Will keep you in my prayers that your next treatment is effective, and not too many after-effects...

Lou - Glad you enjoyed them! How is autumn progressing up your way?
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 3:23 PM   #19
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Lovely series Mole. I like both go the frog shots, one for perspective and the other for the detail. Forced to choose I would go for the later.
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 3:27 PM   #20
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I particularly like the frogs
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