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    ThelensspotThelensspot Registered Users Posts: 2,041 Major grins
    edited April 22, 2015
    Cavalier wrote: »
    I: The Inquisitive dog (Rascal)



    Wayne - This is a wonderful shot - love the comp, lighting - especially the pup and his expression!


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    Jo, thanks so much. Rascal is my neighbors dog but he spends all the time he can with me! :D
    "Photography is partly art and partly science. Really good photography adds discipline, sacrifice and a never ending pursuit of photographic excellence"...ziggy53

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    CavalierCavalier Registered Users Posts: 3,035 Major grins
    edited April 24, 2015
    Denise - Puffins are my favorite bird and the image you posted on the alphabet page is now my favorite photo! Great shot! How close were you for this one and what lens did you use? I am so jealous!!
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    denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Administrators Posts: 14,268 moderator
    edited April 24, 2015
    Cavalier wrote: »
    Denise - Puffins are my favorite bird and the image you posted on the alphabet page is now my favorite photo! Great shot! How close were you for this one and what lens did you use? I am so jealous!!
    Thanks Jo!

    I was close. The boat operator was one of two (at the time) that was allowed to land on Machias Seal Island off the coast of Maine. We were escorted to blinds and left to play with our cameras for somewhere between 30 minutes and an hour. The birds were right outside of our hiding spot!

    The photo was taken in 2006 with my original entry-level dSLR (a Canon Digital Rebel XT). Unfortunately I don't remember the exact lens, likely the Sigma lens I bought with the body.

    I'd so like to go back now... I suspect it's late to book (for this year) on one of the boats that is allowed to land there since there are limited landing slots (and they are small boats).

    --- Denise
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    ThelensspotThelensspot Registered Users Posts: 2,041 Major grins
    edited April 24, 2015
    Denise,

    I agree with Jo! A fabulous shot. One of my favorite birds as well.
    "Photography is partly art and partly science. Really good photography adds discipline, sacrifice and a never ending pursuit of photographic excellence"...ziggy53

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    denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Administrators Posts: 14,268 moderator
    edited April 25, 2015
    Denise,

    I agree with Jo! A fabulous shot. One of my favorite birds as well.
    Thanks Wayne!
    Puffins are fascinating to watch...

    --- Denise
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    ThelensspotThelensspot Registered Users Posts: 2,041 Major grins
    edited May 21, 2015
    W is for Wooden Wheels
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    Fantastic composition Eric...clap.gif
    There is so much about the shot that I like.
    "Photography is partly art and partly science. Really good photography adds discipline, sacrifice and a never ending pursuit of photographic excellence"...ziggy53

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    EaracheEarache Registered Users Posts: 3,533 Major grins
    edited May 21, 2015
    ^^^ Thanks Wayne... not something you see every day, huh?

    I think you'd love this place ~ Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum http://agsem.com/
    Though, it's a bit of a drive to get you there ... mwink.gif
    Eric ~ Smugmug
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    travelwaystravelways Registered Users Posts: 7,854 Major grins
    edited May 21, 2015
    I like it a lot too - especially the crop and processing!
    Earache wrote: »
    ^^^ Thanks Wayne... not something you see every day, huh?

    I think you'd love this place ~ Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum http://agsem.com/
    Though, it's a bit of a drive to get you there ... mwink.gif

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    EaracheEarache Registered Users Posts: 3,533 Major grins
    edited May 22, 2015
    ^^^ Thank-you for the feedback Tatiana - when one creatively processes, it's good to know when it catches another photog's eye.
    Eric ~ Smugmug
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    CavalierCavalier Registered Users Posts: 3,035 Major grins
    edited May 23, 2015
    Eric - your Barbie Apocalypse is genius!
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    EaracheEarache Registered Users Posts: 3,533 Major grins
    edited May 25, 2015
    Cavalier wrote: »
    Eric - your Barbie Apocalypse is genius!
    Isn't it fun and kooky Jo?
    I can take no credit other than making good use of my smart-phone camera at the Flea Market...

    I kinda' wondered how a person comes to possess that many Barbies in a suitcase...
    but I didn't ask - maybe some things are better left a mystery eh! headscratch.gif:D
    Eric ~ Smugmug
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    EaracheEarache Registered Users Posts: 3,533 Major grins
    edited May 26, 2015
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    I really like this one Wayne! The pinkish clouds and their reflection are very nice...
    It has a rich *painterly* look and reminds me very much of the vintage hand-tinted photographs that I collect.
    Eric ~ Smugmug
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    ThelensspotThelensspot Registered Users Posts: 2,041 Major grins
    edited May 26, 2015
    Eric, coming from someone whose photography I unabashedly admire, your kind opinion of this effort is greatly valued! bowdown.gif
    I honestly was going for the vintage postcard look on this! I spent a great deal of time in Lightroom using many many sliders/brushes on a photo I took during a gray cloudy day in Paris. Thanks again for the kind comments.
    "Photography is partly art and partly science. Really good photography adds discipline, sacrifice and a never ending pursuit of photographic excellence"...ziggy53

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    denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Administrators Posts: 14,268 moderator
    edited June 8, 2015
    Earache wrote: »
    Z is for hangin' out at the Zoo
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    I really like this one Eric, love the animal, the pose, and the matching angles in the poles.

    --- Denise
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    EaracheEarache Registered Users Posts: 3,533 Major grins
    edited June 9, 2015
    I really like this one Eric, love the animal, the pose, and the matching angles in the poles.

    --- Denise
    Thanks Denise... I also got a kick out of the matching angles and those crazy, impossibly-long arms.
    Eric ~ Smugmug
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    denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Administrators Posts: 14,268 moderator
    edited June 9, 2015
    kscooper wrote: »
    E is for Eastern Bluebird
    Your bluebird is exquisite!

    --- Denise
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    denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Administrators Posts: 14,268 moderator
    edited June 11, 2015
    Meta4 wrote: »
    P for Preening
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    I love this one, fabulous capture!

    --- Denise
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    Meta4Meta4 Registered Users Posts: 200 Major grins
    edited June 11, 2015
    Thanks ... I was sitting on the rocks following a reef heron with a long lens and getting some nice but more ordinary shots and just got lucky when he just turned himself upside down like that.
    I only saw it for a fraction of a second through the viewfinder and my reflexes took over.
    This is the sort of image I was getting before the bird got acrobatic.
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    denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Administrators Posts: 14,268 moderator
    edited June 11, 2015
    Meta4 wrote: »
    Thanks ... I was sitting on the rocks following a reef heron with a long lens and getting some nice but more ordinary shots and just got lucky when he just turned himself upside down like that.
    I only saw it for a fraction of a second through the viewfinder and my reflexes took over.
    This is the sort of image I was getting before the bird got acrobatic.
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    I like this one too - but I love the capture of the acrobatic pose!

    --- Denise
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    JAGJAG Super Moderators Posts: 9,088 moderator
    edited June 16, 2015
    Wow, just realized this game is almost at the 2 year mark! Awesome work at keeping the game going! I was reading some of the first few pages of comments and saw the enthusiasm of a new game bringing us all together. I wonder if I should cook up a new game? Thoughts?
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    ThelensspotThelensspot Registered Users Posts: 2,041 Major grins
    edited June 16, 2015
    Joyce that's a great idea. I've been thinking along the lines of a theme based on colors. One picture with a certain array or pattern of colors might suggest a different picture based on that color theme to the next person to post. It would not be like the Photo Association Thread (based on the subject matter of the image) already in progress but by the colors of the photo itself. For instance a sunset picture which lots of warm colors of orange and red might suggest a picture of a camp fire to the next person who posts and that picture with it's dark colors might suggest a black or dark theme of colors to the next person. Photography is all about light and colors and the theme of colors I think might be interesting. Just a thought.
    "Photography is partly art and partly science. Really good photography adds discipline, sacrifice and a never ending pursuit of photographic excellence"...ziggy53

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    JAGJAG Super Moderators Posts: 9,088 moderator
    edited June 17, 2015
    Wayne, that is a possibility. I too had been thinking of one that would involve actual shapes. Like one person posts a picture that has a particular shape, then in their title of the image they identify the shape they are posting, then name another shape that the next poster would have to come up with. Then the second person posts the shape that the previous person had given and comes up with another new shape for the next poster...and so on. I am wondering if we combine the two subject matters of color and shape and the person posting an image can choose either shape or color. This way, black and white images can also be used in the shape category and it can switch back and forth with each post, or not. It will become unpredictable and each poster will challenge the next poster with either the name of a shape or a color. That way it doesn't get stagnant on one color.

    We can still keep the never-ending alphabet challenge, since it is never-ending!
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    ThelensspotThelensspot Registered Users Posts: 2,041 Major grins
    edited June 17, 2015
    JAG wrote: »
    Wayne, that is a possibility. I too had been thinking of one that would involve actual shapes. Like one person posts a picture that has a particular shape, then in their title of the image they identify the shape they are posting, then name another shape that the next poster would have to come up with. Then the second person posts the shape that the previous person had given and comes up with another new shape for the next poster...and so on. I am wondering if we combine the two subject matters of color and shape and the person posting an image can choose either shape or color. This way, black and white images can also be used in the shape category and it can switch back and forth with each post, or not. It will become unpredictable and each poster will challenge the next poster with either the name of a shape or a color. That way it doesn't get stagnant on one color.

    We can still keep the never-ending alphabet challenge, since it is never-ending!

    Joyce, I think that would be exciting with choosing either shape or color. Your point regarding B&W is well stated and I am a great fan of that medium. I am sure that whatever you decide on will garner a great deal of interest!
    "Photography is partly art and partly science. Really good photography adds discipline, sacrifice and a never ending pursuit of photographic excellence"...ziggy53

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    CavalierCavalier Registered Users Posts: 3,035 Major grins
    edited June 17, 2015
    The new game combo of shape and color sounds good. And as long as we can keep the never-ending alphabet challenge going, I'm a happy camper!
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    DonRicklinDonRicklin Registered Users Posts: 5,551 Major grins
    edited June 17, 2015
    Joyce, I think that would be exciting with choosing either shape or color. Your point regarding B&W is well stated and I am a great fan of that medium. I am sure that whatever you decide on will garner a great deal of interest!
    Well stated and looking forward to participating in yet another on going challenge. thumb.gif

    I like the idea of forced change of subject the photo association (the dgrin game!) tends to get bogged down on a given subject too easily. Not enough odd jump offs instead of yet another bird or car or whatever!

    :D

    Don
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    JAGJAG Super Moderators Posts: 9,088 moderator
    edited June 17, 2015
    Ok... I will try and get something up tomorrow. Been too busy lately with the grand niece and nephew here for the past couple weeks and I am exhausted today! This is their last day here for awhile. Love those kiddos but I am getting too old to chase after toddlers for too long.
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    denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Administrators Posts: 14,268 moderator
    edited June 19, 2015
    JAG wrote: »
    ...the **Perpetual Shapes and Colors Challenge**? Here is the place you post them! Critiques, pats on backs, how did you do that, anything that is worth discussion!
    Joyce -
    Thanks for the new challenge - I think this one will be fun!

    Do you think it's worth adding the same rule to this one that is in the Never Ending Alphabet Game:
    The images have to be yours, but can be old or fresh.
    I'd prefer to see images from the individuals who are posting as opposed to images that were scraped from other sites.

    --- Denise
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    DonRicklinDonRicklin Registered Users Posts: 5,551 Major grins
    edited June 19, 2015
    Love the New game! thumb.gif Made my first play and next challenge. :D

    Don
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    travelwaystravelways Registered Users Posts: 7,854 Major grins
    edited June 19, 2015
    I have a thought...

    What about eliminating the suggestion of the word under the posted photo, and give the next participant the liberty to choose a visual element/shape/color directly from the currently posted image?

    For example the next image after Joyce's "Circles" would have been a photo based on: blue, or rounded shapes, or sky, or clouds, or aerial view, or perspective, etc...

    In my opinion this would make it easier than trying to find an eventual difficult word to illustrate - and what it's easy is funnier, I think mwink.gif

    After all we are playing photography, and not words puzzles... headscratch.gif

    What do you guys think? rolleyes1.gif
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    grandmaRgrandmaR Registered Users Posts: 1,984 Major grins
    edited June 19, 2015
    I do not think BACKWARDS is either a color or a shape. Has the game changed someplace without any notification???
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