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    Day 31: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    Last day folks - what a journey eh?

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    Day 31: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    Every afternoon it seems like the whole population of Cairns goes down to the Esplanade (called "The Nard" locally) to walk, exercise, play games or just lie under a tree and read. A few more foolhardy folk try to kill themselves or inflict serious by, for example, riding push-bikes down a vertical concrete wall. Not a great photo, I am afraid. I was keen to get a picture for the last day and only had my pocket Olympus 770, but given that it was dusk and the light was poor and I had no idea what I was shooting the result was passable (I think)
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    Re: Day 31: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Last day folks - what a journey eh?
    A big thank-you, Colin, for the original idea, the setup, and for starting the threads each day. A great concept, and it ran smooooothly.

    Cheers,
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    Day 31: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    Canon 500D, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM. Lighting -1 EC, 580EX at +1.5 FEC, full EXIF, PAD slideshow.

    I put a new kind of seed in the feeder, and the Tufted Titmouse said he/she likes it.

    The higher power flash is doing better lighting on the bird, I think: showing good detail. The image is kind of noisy for ISO 100: it may be due to camera temperature from running live view. EXIF showed camera temp as 65C. No warnings, but that would be enough to increase thermal noise. I think it must have moved its lower mandible, too, as it's a little fuzzy.

    C&C are always welcome.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Marvelous, Simply Marvelous!

    Nice shot Rick, I think you're right about the beak.

    I think I'd have been tempted to clone out the bright spot adjacent to the head and 'Neat Image' the noise.

    But I do like the composition; bird, feeder, background, bokeh, (and title), etc.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Marvelous, Simply Marvelous!

    Thanks, Dave;

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    I think I'd have been tempted to clone out the bright spot adjacent to the head and 'Neat Image' the noise.
    I did run Neat Image, but probably should have pushed up the sliders a bit. I missed the bright spot entirely, thanks! I believe it's a bit of seed that he/she threw over his/her shoulder.

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    That's it folks!

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    Day 31: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread.

    You look my face, I scratch your eyes!

    Day 31: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    NOT looking at you.

    Day 31: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    We are looking after a friend's place while he has a week in Brisbane and animals come with the deal. A young male golden lab, a normal ginger moggy and this hard case Persian. I don't know what it is about these flat faces, but they always look so p&*^%$d off at the world. Actually quite a nice cat.

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    Yesterday you had a little bit of S&M from Colin (well, not actually), so today a little bit of oral sex from me (well, not actually). This is a family web-site.

    OK, that's me banned...

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    Re: Marvelous, Simply Marvelous!

    Quote Originally Posted by rick55 View Post
    Day 31: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    Canon 500D, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM. Lighting -1 EC, 580EX at +1.5 FEC, full EXIF, PAD slideshow.

    I put a new kind of seed in the feeder, and the Tufted Titmouse said he/she likes it.

    The higher power flash is doing better lighting on the bird, I think: showing good detail. The image is kind of noisy for ISO 100: it may be due to camera temperature from running live view. EXIF showed camera temp as 65C. No warnings, but that would be enough to increase thermal noise. I think it must have moved its lower mandible, too, as it's a little fuzzy.

    C&C are always welcome.

    Cheers,
    Rick
    Wow, great shot Rick. You guys are such perfectionists. I would be every so pleased with a shot like this. fuzzy mandible and noise be darned.
    Nice work and great way to finish the exercise. I really liked reading your comments all through this too. It's very helpful to hear how others view the shots and great of you to take the time.
    Wendy

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    Re: Day 31: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread.

    You look my face, I scratch your eyes![/U][/B]

    Day 31: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

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    Day 31: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread
    Colgate love

    Yesterday you had a little bit of S&M from Colin (well, not actually), so today a little bit of oral sex from me (well, not actually). This is a family web-site.

    OK, that's me banned...

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    LOL, I think you 2 are getting a bit punchy. Great shots. It's 7am here Saturday morning. Thanks for the laughs to start my weekend off right


    Hmm, apologies for the messed up quotes. I can't seem to get them sorted out.
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    Last edited by ScoutR; 31st July 2010 at 11:47 AM.

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    Re: Day 31: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread.

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    You need an end bracket after the last cat shot.

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    Re: Day 31: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread.

    That's better, I wanted your shot to be included in the post too, but couldn't get that to work either. Very funny though. what is your latest avatar. A hat, a lens cap, a ying/yang symbol.

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    Re: Day 31: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by ScoutR View Post
    That's better, I wanted your shot to be included in the post too, but couldn't get that to work either. Very funny though. what is your latest avatar. A hat, a lens cap, a ying/yang symbol.
    It's a cup of tea shot from over-head. I then used a distortion tool (twirl, I think) to get the ying-yang shape. The text is Chinese for Ying-Yang. Would you rather I used the tooth-brushes?

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    Re: Day 31: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread.

    LOL, no this is fine. I like the large version. You and Wirefox can take pictures of anything and eveything and make them work.

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    Re: Day 31: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread.

    Thank you Colin for the idea.
    It was hard on some days to get a shot. I forced myself as others have I think ...
    Today, I tried something different on the trend of what I saw in Silvershotz.
    Poor result so far. Just a start .
    G 9 shots

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    Re: Day 31: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    It's the last day so I have to drop in anyway. Here is one of today:

    Day 31: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    Congratulations to everybody who made it (who didn't even miss a day?).

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    Re: Day 31: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JK6065 View Post
    Congratulations to everybody who made it (who didn't even miss a day?).
    I didn't miss a day, but I think I was getting down low in the gutter today!

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    Re: Day 31: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    One more: Day 31: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    Rob, It isn't a gutter, it's the top corner of a bridge (as seen from underneath it), but actually it looks good 90 CW as a gutter, thank you for the tip!

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    Hi, Grant - hey, it might even have been better with more blur: show the action more. Anyway, you made the point: you won't see me on top of that thing.

    Cheers,
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