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  1. Re: Post your critters & plants under the macro lens

    Here’s a close-up scene of a summer meadow.

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    I recall spending a few painful minutes on my stomach. This may be what a butterfly sees on “final approach.”

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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    Naturally I’m curious about who’s responsible for this disservice to beginners. Are you referring to well-known authors, workshop instructors, or maybe online experts? I mean the people who are...
  3. Islands in the stream, river, lake, ocean

    Please share your islands and tell your story. :D

    Maybe it’s floating in the ocean, or formed by a braided river. Maybe it’s a quiet hammock in a tidal marsh, or a rocky sea stack smacked by sea...
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    Re: Pet Pictures, Any Format.

    Arriving home to a cheerful greeting after a hard day at the office.

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    Re: Fences & Stone Walls - Post yours !

    I’m up at 9,000 feet here, Pioneer Mountains in SW Montana.

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    This old fence wouldn't impress any livestock – even clouds can jump it.

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  6. Re: Is it possible to practice the art of "seeing"?

    I always have my viewing card with me.

    Here's AA practicing his art of seeing w/ his viewing card from "The Camera."

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    I think he called it his cut-out card.
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    Re: Trees & limbs fallen from the skies

    A single tree struck down by Mount Saint Helens, Sunday morning, May 18th, 1980.

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    On the lake are thousands of floating trees that suffered the same fate. They’re still there to this day....
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    Re: Post your (intimate) woodland scenes

    A forest scene just off the beach in Olympic NP, Washington state.

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    Waves crashing behind me.

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    Re: Trees & limbs fallen from the skies

    Without Artemis I would have underestimated the fallen trunk size by 90%!

    A great idea to add a Greek Goddess for scale. ;^)
  10. Re: Post your critters & plants under the macro lens

    Every spider in this thread is terrifying under the macro lens, but they all have a beautiful pair of legs.

    Whoops, I did it again.

    I mean a beautiful octet of legs.
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    Re: Trees & limbs fallen from the skies

    A cypress after a ferocious wind storm in Seattle.

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    Maybe it fell from the skies, but it could be rising from the dead.

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  12. Thread: Cougars

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    I’m no critic, but I thought the movie was entertaining – quite suspenseful, and a great ending!

    A cute kitten to start, then good girl teaches bad guy a lesson – and no one gets hurt.

    I even...
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    Re: Trees & limbs fallen from the skies

    I think I see her too!

    Vaughn, didn't you once say that was Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt?

    And you were Actaeon from the myth? Pick-up your tripod and run!
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    Trees & limbs fallen from the skies

    "Timber!"

    I hope you were out of the shadow when it crashed to the ground!

    Fallen trees have always fascinated me. As a kid, I remember being delighted at being so close to the tree tops for...
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    Re: A Banquet of Light

    Chances are I’ll be near Astoria (hiking) before June – the exhibit might be a nice “rest day” event!

    Do the images concentrate on N. California Redwoods, or other scenes too?

    The fine press...
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    Re: A journey that never ends

    Welcome from a next door neighbor in Seattle!

    Look forward to seeing your first images from the Columbia River gorge.
  17. Thread: Cougars

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    Re: Cougars

    I’d say the two bicyclists would agree with you, even if “cougars are faster” probably had nothing to do with their final-option behavior. While their behavior was correct according to the wildlife...
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    I think the opinion has some degree of merit, but I think I’ll agree with the Sierra Club, the Wash. state Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, and Earthwatch scientists: these two men acted correctly from...
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    Re: Cougars

    It might be wise to say why you kept Silas from the wilderness.

    It looks like he’s dreaming to be there.
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    There's truth in what you say, but the Sierra Club’s finding is both men would likely have been killed by continuing with the rules. And remember, Sederbaum was saved by the fleeing.
  21. Re: An old friend offered us his D-2 he no longer uses.

    It might also be solved by kind-hearted John's generous donation to a poor student or community darkroom.
  22. Re: An old friend offered us his D-2 he no longer uses.

    Good Lord, Paul – were you not an LF forum member when you were experiencing this flying saucer nightmare? ;^)

    Just so newer members know, there are too many threads and posts to count about how...
  23. Re: An old friend offered us his D-2 he no longer uses.

    Like posters above, I love my “flying saucer” too!

    The Omegalite head fits onto the same brackets that hold the condenser head. If you have both heads, they're easy to swap out. A 60 second...
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    Re: How many film holders?

    I have only a few holders, four Fidelity Elites + four Riteways for my 4x5 Tachi.

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    I’ll carry just two holders on a non-scouted day hike, and all eight holders on a one or...
  25. Re: Post your critters & plants under the macro lens

    Here’s an autumn leaf (Big Leaf Maple) rescued from the sidewalk and brought home for a carefully controlled tripod shot, 35mm and LF. About 1:1.5 and a full-frame scan. It’s a natural light shot...
  26. Re: Post your critters & plants under the macro lens

    Nice b/w florals, an encouraging sign of spring.



    Just a brief public service announcement…

    Macro shooters often try refrigerating insects to better control them as subjects. It never works...
  27. Re: Post your critters & plants under the macro lens

    Your orchard spider is a beautiful insect, whoops, I mean arachnid.

    Nicely balanced in the frame, too.

    So attractive, if it allowed me, I'd be tempted to hold it in my palm for a close look,...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Many thanks, Ulophot.

    A fun change of pace, macro LF that's not strenuous for a change. :D

    As you might imagine, the ponderosa bark is easy to print too. The peeling flakes make it look 3-D on...
  29. Thread: Cougars

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    I’m not so sure riding mountain bikes on a road open for recreation near Seattle is taking on too much risk. As for your source, it sounds like it might be one of the day-after sensationalist...
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    Here’s the cougar that was tracked and killed in the foothills near my Seattle home (2018).

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    Days earlier, it attacked two thirty-something mountain bikers, killing one and severely...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Gabe, the texture and colors are quite nice. This reminds me of a Pacific Northwest scene. For I know and love that green! Usually on the bark of Redwoods, Red Cedars, and Sawara Cypresses. I’ve...
  32. Thread: Cougars

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    Here’ a very difficult question I’ve often tried to imagine an answer for, but none of them fully satisfies me.

    Let’s say you’re on a quiet trail, you’ve taken all the precautions – but suddenly,...
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    I would love for someone to call Park Headquarters and ask this! Their answer might be priceless. Any volunteers? But in all seriousness, I think they’d say, “As soon as it’s safe to do so.” For the...
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    I agree, very concerning!

    That Cougar Safety Brochure (PDF above) is so full of good tips not already mentioned in this thread, I thought I’d make the first part of it more visible below. Keep in...
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    A group of LFers are in the woods when an angry mother cougar appears... :D

    Here’s the one-page cougar safety brochure from the NPS!

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    How many of these things would you have remembered...
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    Re: Cougars

    You go first! :cool:
  37. Re: Post your critters & plants under the macro lens

    Daniel, I was very sorry to hear your children had been depressed. It would be best to PM me if you need to share more details. Meantime, we look forward to seeing more of your great images.
  38. Thread: Cougars

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    Re: Cougars

    Actually, it was a toss of small rocks/gravel that made her sprint away, according to his account I read when this was released. At video’s end, if his account is true, you can tell he’s crouching...
  39. Re: Post your critters & plants under the macro lens

    Nice flower and background blur, Bernice.

    Reminds me of this LF shot's background, pulled from the “Leaf” thread, to compare with SLR lenses and smaller formats when it comes to macro...
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    It does sound like a committee finding, way too rational and over-thought. :D

    On the other hand, one can always hold-up your hat when crouching down for a rock (and why not keep holding your hat...
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