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Tennessee Red Quail on Ice792 viewsMore than likely, this is the first time that this little quail has experienced ice in the Texas Hill Country.
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Hypnotic Spin503 viewsUsed a spinning astro ball (used in nightclubs) and used selective desaturation to highlight the motion.
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Metallica492 viewsThis photo was quite heavily edited to create a free flowing effect as can be seen from the original. I rotated, cropped, desaturated, changed the background, distorted the metallic material, played with the exposure, lighting and hue. Took a long time to complete.
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Cypress on Fire385 viewsJust after the first light of dawn the sunlight breaks through the Cypress Trees along the Joshua Creek.
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Flight366 viewsIt's snowing hard today. The snow is going to fall for the next four or five days and the temperature is supposed to drop very low. Maybe I will take a few more shots on Saturday but in case I don't I am adding this one from today.
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The Light Within362 viewsHad my model inside a huge cardboard box with holes punched in it and placed the box in front of the setting sun. Also used a smoke machine to diffuse the light even more.
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one late ride to Heaven322 viewsD800E + 50mm/1.4D; f/5.6, 1/20s, ISO 800; manual exposure mode but did not meter the scene - I just decided for the DOF (deep and diffraction-free), slowest shutter that I thought I can handhold, highest ISO with least noise and then confirm thru the viewfinder that there was no overexposure indication in the exposimeter (matrix mode). Processed in CNX2. As it turned out, my handholding technique was inadequate at 1/20s - the bicycle where the focus point (AF-S) was, is not sharp.
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Through the Woods306 viewsWaterfall Creek near Crested Butte, CO - really did not need a slow shutter speed to blur this water - unbelievable flow this spring. I liked the shaft of light; however, I realized I blew one patch of the waterfall - still like the light.
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Cloud Shadow302 viewsYesterday evening a few fragile clouds marked the sky over the Kansas Flint Hills. The setting sun created a shadow path below one of the closer clouds. That's what caught my eye, the mix of clouds do form an implied leading line helping to direct attention to the gold hills and lake nestled below.
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Tyreso castle outside Stockholm Sweden292 views
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Flower Power292 views
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Violet-crowned Woodnymph286 viewsViolet-crowned Woodnymph, at the pools, Rancho Naturalista, Costa Rica
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Love284 views
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Keeping an Eye Out282 viewsCentral Texas Whipsnake peering through an opening on a fig leaf.
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Blue Water Lily267 viewsAt the entrance to Mercer Arboretum northeast of Houston is a fountain with several varieties of water lilies growing in the pool below. I was fascinated by the center color of this particular waterlily. It looked like liquid gold.
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