21292 comments given:
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friiskiwi says:

Congratulations Mark, great photo.

(2 years and 38 days ago)

Drops
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Goal calls for Black and white, not monotone.

(2 years and 39 days ago)

Maple Leaves
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Seems to be quite a lot of colours left in this photo.

(2 years and 40 days ago)

Always on my phone
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

people can be an object

(2 years and 44 days ago)

Lost in thoughts
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations on 1st place

(2 years and 45 days ago)

CHISPAS
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations on 1st place

(2 years and 45 days ago)

Maki Catta
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

wonderful colours, but I feel the photo would be improved by cropping a bit more off the sky.

(2 years and 65 days ago)

Autumn
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Lovely photo, but I would crop more of the water off, to make it more on Theme.

(2 years and 65 days ago)

Zero Gravity
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friiskiwi says:

Congratulations, what a great weekl

(2 years and 73 days ago)

Old Stones, flowers and door
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friiskiwi says:

Congratulations wonderfully imaginative.

(2 years and 73 days ago)

Ex-marine life
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friiskiwi says:

Congratulations, a lovely gentle photo.

(2 years and 73 days ago)

Daisy
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friiskiwi says:

Big big congratulations, great photo and a great prize.

(2 years and 73 days ago)

The fly rubs its paws
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friiskiwi says:

Minnesota state flower, pink lady slipper

(2 years and 77 days ago)

Mountain Flower
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friiskiwi says:

Congratulations Dmitry, a great week.

(2 years and 80 days ago)

After the Snowstorm
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friiskiwi says:

Stunning photo, congratulations on the trifecta.

(2 years and 80 days ago)

Fly focus stacking
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Beautifully crafted

(2 years and 83 days ago)

Fly focus stacking
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friiskiwi says:

Congratulations, a wonderful portrait

(2 years and 87 days ago)

Respecting Old Glory
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations, beautifully crafted, as always.

(2 years and 87 days ago)

 Quattuor Elementa
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations, great photo

(2 years and 87 days ago)

The Lone Man
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Great shot

(2 years and 92 days ago)

Waving
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Great

(2 years and 97 days ago)

The fly rubs its paws
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Nicely done

(2 years and 97 days ago)

Looping
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations, a stunning photo.

(2 years and 101 days ago)

Refreshingly blue...
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations on 1st place. Lovely photo, like a chocolate box.

(2 years and 101 days ago)

Mama
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations on 1st place.

(2 years and 101 days ago)

Ready for Business
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

That looks really good.

(2 years and 103 days ago)

Dinner Soon
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Great concept, shame the quality isn't quite up to the idea.

(2 years and 103 days ago)

Wrythmweave
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

I'm certainly no expert, Here are the settings I used for my 'drop' photo last week, taken in a darken room.
Camera: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS 70D
Exposure time: 1/8
Aperture: f/13.0
ISO: 100
From what I have read, the duration of the flash is more important than the length of the exposure for freezing movement.
However I'm no expert on external flashes, Tried to use one today and could not get it right.
On thing I have learnt in the last year, is to not be afraid of noise and higher ISO, there are some brilliant noise reducing programs around. Don't change camera brand, I belong to some sites on Flicker, and look at some of the images there taken a really high ISO on Nikons and wonder If I should change.
Good luck

(2 years and 106 days ago)

Refreshingly blue...
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Thank you, that explains why you have over 60% of you entries in the top 3%.
I certainly can't improve on your inspiration, but one thing you might try to freeze the water is instead of being in a bright place be in a dark room. The time of the flash is much shorter than 1/200 sec.

(2 years and 106 days ago)

Refreshingly blue...
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Thanks for showing us your setup. Now if you could just share your inspiration.

(2 years and 107 days ago)

Refreshingly blue...
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations

(2 years and 108 days ago)

Twins
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friiskiwi says:

Congratulations on 1st place

(2 years and 108 days ago)

Lonely Oak Tree
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friiskiwi says:

Congratulations, so well done.

(2 years and 108 days ago)

In Search of Lost Time.
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Professional. Beautifully done

(2 years and 108 days ago)

Refreshingly blue...
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Lovely

(2 years and 108 days ago)

TEAM
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Thank you, it's not a process I'm familiar with, seems to be only Elements. Which is fine.

(2 years and 108 days ago)

Hot Rod
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Nice photo, and it's great to see you have taken the trouble to set the scene. However, your colour balance needs a bit of tweaking. The shadows are also too dark.
Do you realise you can make adjustments to you photo and replace the entry with the corrected photo.
Good Luck

(2 years and 109 days ago)

Grilled Cheese
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friiskiwi says:

Is a dead tree still a tree?

(2 years and 113 days ago)

Knarled Tree
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Thanks, it looked strange.

(2 years and 113 days ago)

The Horse Whisperer
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friiskiwi says:

What is the thing hanging in front of the hat?

(2 years and 114 days ago)

The Horse Whisperer
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations, great work, as always.

(2 years and 115 days ago)

Time after time...
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations, such a beautiful photo.

(2 years and 115 days ago)

Mayfly
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Looks better in High res

(2 years and 116 days ago)

Wheel
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friiskiwi says:

Congratulations, great photo.

(2 years and 122 days ago)

T is for Train
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friiskiwi says:

Congratulations, wonderful to see something so different.

(2 years and 122 days ago)

Entry number 103511
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friiskiwi says:

Congratulations, great Macro and wonderful colours.

(2 years and 122 days ago)

Chrysolina americana
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations, beautifully done.

(2 years and 122 days ago)

The Sound of Silence.
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Nicely done

(2 years and 127 days ago)

The House of the Rising Sun
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations Rob, and especially for the all over win. Great photos, and thank you for organising the contests.

(2 years and 133 days ago)

Leaf
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friiskiwi says:

Guess they aren't hungry

(2 years and 141 days ago)

Threesome