Reshared text: My last post of #PrincesPier in #PortMelbourne - just wanted to share this one to show just how many posts originally made up this pier. Behind me, the pier still exists. In front is the extent to which it once stood.
Reshared text: Sorry - I forgot the captive - again: I wrote in my last post "Tim Laman, one of three National Geographic magazine photographers who judged the contest". You might think: Who is this man, why is he qualified to judge:
Tim Laman . - . Japan, US
Tim Laman is a field biologist and wildlife photojournalist. He is a research associate in the Ornithology Department at Harvard University, and a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. His pioneering research in the rain forest canopy in Borneo led to a PhD from Harvard University and his first National Geographic article in 1997. Since then, he has pursued his passion for exploring wild places and documenting little-known and endangered wildlife by becoming a regular contributor to National Geographic with sixteen articles to his credit to date, all of which have had a conservation message. Some have focused on endangered species such as Orangutans, Proboscis Monkeys, or Hornbills, while others, such as a series of articles on Conservation International’s Biodiversity Hotspots, have highlighted regions under intense pressure. Tim has also published more than a dozen scientific articles related to rainforest ecology and birdlife. He has had eight images receive awards in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, and won awards from Nature’s Best, Communication Arts and Pictures of the Year, as well as being featured in some of the National Geographic special publications such as “100 Best Pictures. ...” (http://timlaman.com/blog/?page_id=41)
Reshared text: ANIMALS IN THE WOMB These amazing embryonic animal photographs of dolphins, sharks, dogs, penguins, cats and elephants are from a new National Geographic Documentary called “Extraordinary Animals in the Womb”. The show’s producer, Peter Chinn, used a combination of three-dimensional ultrasound scans, computer graphics and tiny cameras to capture the process from conception to birth. They are the most detailed embryonic animal pictures ever seen.
"The lake is about 30m above sea level, the camera at 140m and the cliff facing it at 100m. But I ‘see’ the lake at about 100m."
As described above, the angle and location this photograph was taken from really enhances the dramatic difference between the two bodies of water (lake and ocean). This beautiful site is located in the Faroe Islands, a subarctic island group situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Great Britain and Iceland.
Reshared text: Re-Sharing this one as my first entry for the competition run by +Wex Photographic , this months theme is "All Creatures Great & Small". I chose this one as he is great and small! He is Kazimir, a young Sumatran Tiger who lives at Howletts Wildlife Park.
Here a Sunrise shoot session at Cannes with my friend : +Eric Rousset If you like to see some great Landscape Photography, you can follow him without doubt ;-) . Nikon D300 + Sigma 10/20 + ND 400 ( Hoya ) Enjoy this image !!!
Reshared text: I don't normally utilize HDR too much, but I didn't have a good grad filter yet and I found myself having to use some of CS5's features to get everything exposed properly for this shot. This location is a few miles from my house in Eugene, Oregon.
And I have to agree with some other Oregon photographers; it's hard to envision much of Spring or anything but rain right now in Oregon.
Here's Mother and Child Sleeping Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus). I hope you enjoy it.
Remember that every Wednesday is Wildlife Wednesday. Post your pictures of wildlife. Do a search and look at other people's pictures of wildlife. Any wild creature will do. Big or small. From bugs to birds. All you have to do is post a wildlife picture, and mark it with #WildlifeWednesday
I hope to see a lot of your wildlife pictures. Show the wild animals you've encountered!
Reshared text: The average length for the Mandarin Duck is between 43-51cm, wings folded 22.1-22.6cm. They have a tail length of 10.2-10.4cm and an average bill length of 27.9mm. In full plumage, the male Mandarin is the most beautiful of all ducks. The males have an iridescent crown extending to a long crest and chestnut cheeks. The breast is maroon with black and white vertical stripes; the abdomen and underside are white with gold and black flanks. The back and tail are olive brown, the upper tail coverts are blue/green, and the scapulars are iridescent blue. The outer tertials are orange and gold on the inner web and form a sail shape and the upper wing surface is mostly olive brown. This sail shape feature along with the white-eye stripe that extends from the bill and tapers toward the back of the head distinguishes the male from all others. Their bill is red and they have whitish legs with yellow feet.
The females, however, are less colorful. Their color vary from gray and white, to brown and greenish brown. The crown and sides of the head and neck are gray with a white-eye ring and streak that tapers off towards the neck. The throat and fore neck are white and the breast and sides of body are buff and gray. The back is gray brown and there are a series of white spots on the under parts. The wings are similar to the males but without the sail feathers. The bill is grayish black and the legs and feet are reddish yellow. The female bears a strong resemblance to the female Wood Duck but can be distinguished by the narrow eye stripe; the Wood Ducks is shorter and more blunt. Differences between the sexes are obvious, the males have a crested head and chestnut/orange wing and sail feathers that are raised vertically above their back. The females are duller in color and lack the crested head. The juveniles resemble the females but the males have a pinkish bill. During molting periods when the Mandarin sheds its feathers, the males resemble females but can be distinguished by the red bill.
Reshared text: Captured this horse in a pasture in Grand Teton National Park last summer grazing on the grass and wildflowers. It's my contribution to #EquineTuesday curated by +Jillian Chilson #plusphotoextract #nature #wildlife
Near the visitor center on Hurricane Ridge at Olympic NP, there is a narrow dirt road which leads out to trailheads at Obstruction Point. This dirt road has some fanctastic views looking out over the Olympic mountains. I found these avalanche lilies blooming near the road situated conveniently in front of the setting sun. Animals like to dig up and eat the avalanche lily bulbs which explains why the middle of the lily patch has been dug up. I like the different layers of this image from the lilies in the foreground to the mountains and the setting sun in the distance.
Here is an image from last weekends 3 day holiday getaway adventure. Sundays hike involved an 8 mile round trip hike, wading across the Escalante River numerous times, finding some ancient native petroglyphs and a trip up Neon Canyon to The Golden Cathedral.
Reshared text: This goes under the heading of Things To Do With Your Old Lo-Res Images
Turn them into paintings!
My first digital camera was a 1.2(whoa!)mp Olympus that I took on one of my trips to Hawaii. I woke up every morning at 4 am and waited for the sun to rise and shot it every single day. My memories of it are better than the shots! Ooh, but there's all kinds of lemonade to be made from lemons -- push around those mini"not so mega"pixels, toss in a sailboat and voilá -- some fun!
And, on that note, I shall sail off into the sunset ... see you all tomorrow! #LastCallGang
=== and #SunsetSaturday , with thanks to curator +TJ Kelly
Reshared text: Angel Glacier - Canada This is the Angel Glacier in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. A really nice and impressive place to visit.
The photo is a 5 frame handheld panorama. The stitching and black and white conversion was done in Photoshop. I wanted to give it a classic feeling with a more pronounced, high contrast black and white treatment. This also pronounces the rough texture and geometric shape of the mountains.
Best to be viewed in full-screen to enjoy the full panorama
Reshared text: Portland Head Lighthouse - Casco Bay, Maine. I'm sure this picture from this location has been taken many times, still it's a great lighthouse and fits the theme #LighthouseThursday which is curated by +Heiko Köster
Reshared text: Night Partying by the Beach. (Carvoeiro, Portugal) #PlusPhotoExtract A couple of days ago I posted another version of this shot, with a nonrealistic processing. This is the photorealistic (original) version: a 3-shot HDR capturing the ambiance of summer partying in Carvoeiro. Wish I was there (again)!
Two hours before sunset/rise I love to stroll around on beaches. No less for this lava beach in Lanzarote, Spain. I found this spot and was immediately attracted to it, because of it's strong invitation to frame it like this. I only had to wait for the sun. For me there is so much peace in this photo I really become quiet from it.
I took some bracketed shots from -2AV to +2AV and had them mixed in photomatix. All other editing is done afterwards in PS6 in combination with Luminosity masking. There is amazing lots of very fine detail in the foreground stone section.
I welcome your kind comments and support. If you do like it, I would be grateful if you shared it. Also check out my site for more photographs about lanzarote and others at : http//:www.lucthibau.com