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Old Mar 14, 2011, 11:46 AM   #11
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As always Mole...you just keep raising that bar! Very nice compositions! The first 2 are particularly striking!

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Your enthusiasm is infectious Mole ! A lovely series but I love the Catskins and Birds the best.
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Great shots, love the detail in the closeups, I prefer the cloudy flower shot

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Old Mar 14, 2011, 10:34 PM   #14
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Another one of your wonderful series, they are always such fun to see.

I agree with the cloudy flower shot being my preference - the focus is a hair better (there's a slight difference) and I like the softness that the cloud creates. The sunny one brings out the sparkle some flowers get (reflected light I guess), but I'm not as crazy about the shadows (interesting lesson for me - so often I try to get sunlit flowers, wanting the extra contrast. But looking at yours I can see how that's not a good idea). Always love learning new things, thanks for posting those two.
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Old Mar 18, 2011, 3:38 AM   #15
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I can't believe it spring is here!!!

These are awesome!!

I think my favorites are:
-the twinleaf photos (and I'm not sure which one I like best; they are each such different but very interesting perspectives, very detailed.
-the last "henbit" (hahaha) picture- it looks like it's glowing.
-both of that first pair of hepatica pictures- the lighting is gorgeous and they just look so hopeful. it's like the essence of spring, though I know that sounds pretty silly.
-that second red maple photo! wow!!
-the beetle!!! (both of them!)
-and of course all of the birds!! my favorite of those is the second titmouse photo.

-On the "straight-on" hepatica photos, I think I like the cloudy one best.

I'm excited to see more spring pictures too!!! I bet with all this rain you will have a lot more blooming out soon. Most of what I've seen around here are the dogwoods and some daffodils. Have you seen any spring beauty yet?
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Jehan - So glad you liked these! The first 2 (alder catkins) were a bit of a challenge - each breeze kept blowing them a different way. Had to wait (hard for this impatient hiker) for a brief pause in the spring breezes!

Kevin - Thanks so much! Glad you are "infected" with spring enthusiasm!

Hans - Glad you enjoyed them, and thanks for the helpful input!

Harriet - Glad the comparison was helpful. It was an eye-opener for me too...

BlueSky - Thank you so much for taking the time to compose these detailed and very helpful comments!! Twinleaf was fun to photograph - these are just emerging, so had to use the tripod shaft upside down and lie down in the wonderful spring mud to get the right perspective. The dogs were thoroughly confused - they were sure I needed help! Henbit light was assisted by my bicycle headlight! Hepatica also seems to me the essence of springtime!! And the Titmouse says you should come visit him at our feeder soon...
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