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In summary: I only remember the Canadian part.I took this photo of some Canadian wolves a few weeks ago.In summary, the photo is of Canadian wolves.
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Too cute not to share :smile:

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I'm very impressed by Angel Reese after watching the big rivalry game between LSU and Iowa in the women's March Madness tournament last weekend (where LSU lost to Iowa and the amazing Catlin Clark). Angel is a beast around the hoop, and played much of the game on an injured ankle that would have taken most players out of the game.

But her shooting on field goals and freethrows was awful (was she ~50% from the line?), with a goofy style that will not serve her well next year when she goes pro. I can only guess that she refused to listen to her coaches who were trying to help her learn better shooting technique. Hopefully her professional coaching staff will lay down the law next year. :smile:

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Strolling through the parking lot at my yacht club.
(These are not colour-enhanced! Cropping and exposure-balancing only! (honest!))
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DaveC426913 said:
(These are not colour-enhanced! Cropping and exposure-balancing only! (honest!))
I believe you. :smile:

Sunlight, brightly colored cables and a less vidid background, yes, the colors are going to pop out. :smile:
I wonder how the colors would look using a CPL filter in front of the lens (if you didn't use one).
 
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Nice clear on-shore Westerly. Air humid 30 C, water 30 C @ Jomtien Beach
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Sunday afternoon at the beach, on Lake Erie in Ashtabula, Ohio. The shoreline has receded because of erosion since I came here as a kid about 60 years ago.
 
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Today we started our trip home from "eclipse day", and passed through Chester, West Virginia, at the state's northern tip between Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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My father was born in this area. When I was a kid in the 1960s, my parents and I came here every year to visit relatives. I remember the Teapot in its original location at the other end of town, operating as a refreshment and souvenir stand.

History of the Chester Teapot

An information panel near the Teapot displays the linked history, with an addendum about its second restoration in 2014-15. Since then, an annual festival raises funds for its continued maintenance.

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At Chinese herbs shop
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No photos please!
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Contrast
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Ready for takeoff
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Rive said:
No photos please!
I see you are shooting your cat outdoors :smile:.
And thus, more dynamic range in the photo. :smile:
And the cat has got such a cool stance in the photo; it looks like a real predator.
 
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DennisN said:
And the cat has got such a cool stance in the photo; it looks like a real predator.
For every mouse and bird crossing its path, it is a real predator.
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DennisN said:
I see you are shooting your cat outdoors :smile:.
And thus, more dynamic range in the photo. :smile:
Just luck ... :doh: The next one came as this:
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...and two minutes later she was in the house again, in the darkest corner:cry:
jack action said:
For every mouse and bird crossing its path, it is a real predator.
Spiders tooo0)
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I was playing around with one of my macro lenses today...
I was out in the courtyard shooting some flowers and leaves just for fun (even though it was cloudy)...
...I will post some later...

In the meantime, here are some close-ups of one of my cats (indoors), face and both eyes:

Cutie...
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...but still a predator...
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Left eye:
(a fun thing is that a clock on my wall can be seen being reflected in her eye here)
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Right eye:
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(shot handheld with Sony A6000 + Canon nFD 100mm Macro + quite a bit of patience :smile:,
and I pumped up the ISO to 2000 to allow for shorter exposure time (1/200s) to allow for sharper shots;
my hands are not as steady as I wish they were :smile:)
 
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Rive said:
...and two minutes later she was in the house again, in the darkest corner:cry:
Animals can be quite tricky to photograph, I know :smile:. They do as they please.
 
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DennisN said:
(a fun thing is that a clock on my wall can be seen being reflected in her eye here)
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Right eye:
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I really like this effect.
There is a well known shot from Blade Runner doing this (a reflected city view at night from a flying vehicle):
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I've tried it a few times without great success.
 
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BillTre said:
I've tried it a few times without great success.
It's because you're not a replicant. 😁

Look at the pupil size - that shot was not taken in a dark environment. Noting that we don't have cars flying above Los Angeles, I guess that the actor was looking at a screen that was showing a film of the city lights with the brightness turned way up. So his (it's Harrison Ford, isn't it?) pupil contracted and you get clear reflections of very bright point sources.
 
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BillTre said:
I really like this effect.
Yes, me too. :smile:

I had been thinking about trying to achieve the effect for some while, but had not tried it yet.
The shots above got the effect by coincidence actually, I didn't try to achieve it, I was focused on getting the eyes themselves (iris and pupil).

I've also had the (wild?) idea of trying to shoot a photo of an eye where the camera lens can be seen reflected in the eye. I may have to work/experiment a bit to achieve it (if possible). Lenses tend to be very dark and it may be difficult to get enough light for reflection in the eye. Hmm, maybe one could try illuminating the lens from the side(s) to make it more bright, perhaps... we'll see... :smile:
 

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