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09/02/2004 09:39:02 PM · #1
A few new additions to my collection.


Here's An Example of what i have in the collection. Only a few in there now, should be adding more when i get more time.
' . substr('//img.photobucket.com/albums/v196/LeavingNormal/DC%20Collection/Mantis/Mantis-032.jpg', strrpos('//img.photobucket.com/albums/v196/LeavingNormal/DC%20Collection/Mantis/Mantis-032.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Any comments? Opinions? Options for Improvement?

Message edited by author 2004-09-02 21:39:13.
09/02/2004 09:46:33 PM · #2
I'm on a slow connection (and doing other things to boot) so I haven't browsed your collection. I do like the angle of this shot .. and the sharpness around the head and the front legs. The one thing I would wish for would be more light on the front eye, perhaps even the neck (rather than silhouette).
09/02/2004 09:51:08 PM · #3
I like this shot.
Looks like something off the Sci-Fi Channel :)

Looks like it was on the window or door?

09/02/2004 10:01:28 PM · #4
Very cool! Love the detail.
09/02/2004 10:07:46 PM · #5
He was on a glass sliding door for that shot.

Thank you Aero, Holden, and Terry.

BTW Terry, the original shot has no shadow at all. I just like that dark looks i got with this filter. Just happened to be a look i liked. Might try something lighter and colorful later tho, so i'll take you'r advice there.
09/02/2004 10:32:03 PM · #6
Like the shots but wish I had the colors on that one you posted here since I looked at the other shots and that mantis' color look mighty fine!

Nice work
09/02/2004 10:46:05 PM · #7
Just for kicks this is what it looks like with color(minor touch ups, and no Half-Tone Filter+duo tone). Still like the Duotone the best i think. Although i do like the colors produced once i clean it up a bit.

' . substr('//img.photobucket.com/albums/v196/LeavingNormal/DC%20Collection/Mantis/Mantis-032-Color.jpg', strrpos('//img.photobucket.com/albums/v196/LeavingNormal/DC%20Collection/Mantis/Mantis-032-Color.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
09/02/2004 11:04:20 PM · #8
Good job, I really like this picture (the b & w), and I think it is the best of your mantis shots by far. It looks like it's supposed to be a portrait of this mantis, and it seems like the mantis might have some kind of personality. Its a pretty cool concept and well done, way to go.

Message edited by author 2004-09-02 23:05:19.
09/02/2004 11:06:11 PM · #9
Thanks for the color shot :)
Those are very nice colors!!!
09/03/2004 12:47:56 AM · #10
I think the color version is wonderful. The duotone looses a lot of tonal subtleties I see on the mantis in the photo!
09/03/2004 04:40:10 PM · #11
I think it loses a certain umph that the Duotone adds.
09/03/2004 04:57:20 PM · #12
Your B&W conversion is crushing some shadow detail that I think needs to be there. Otherwise, I'm in agreement that the B&W version is superior.
09/03/2004 04:58:36 PM · #13
My contribution to your Mantis collection:


Your shot is wonderful

Message edited by author 2004-09-03 17:04:11.
09/03/2004 05:03:11 PM · #14
Very nice vaguilo. I like yours in color. I think the fact that the background and foreground clash a bit more than mine does is was makes it work so much better.
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