A trip to Southerndown

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  1. yummifruitbat

    yummifruitbat TPF Noob!

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    Hey all,

    This is my first post at TPF, so to introduce myself I thought I'd post a few pics from a trip my girlfriend and I took in August to Southerndown, near Bridgend in South Wales.

    Any comments/suggestions gratefully received :wink:

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    A Hummingbird Hawkmoth - they really do look like tiny hummingbirds, and they even hum! Probably the coolest insect we get in the UK :D
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    I took this one a few weeks earlier, looking back over the cliffs at Nash Point, just up the coast from Southerndown
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    --Edit: Sorry, have resized enormous image :confused:

    What do you think? Be honest !


    Yummifruitbat
     
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    Who, I really like the hummingbird insect :D
     
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    Thanks, toruonu - anyone else have any comments? ;)
     
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    They are good pictures. I really like the first one. Is the last one photoshopped?
     
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    Thanks! The last one is very mildly photoshopped (just darkened a bit to bring out the blue in the sky). In the sense I think you mean, nope - nothing added, nothing taken away :)
     
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    I like the first shot but I think I would like it more if it were a tighter crop. That moth is very cool, great capture.
     
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    Great shots!! Love them all! But, number 2 is my favorite! :)

    About that Hummingbird, are you sure its an Insect? I thought it was a bird....
     
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    Humming birds don't have antennas ;)
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I like the first one as it is, I really enjoy the DOF in that one with the fine hairs on the flower so well in focus and the divided background of blue and green. And this is a very beautiful flower, too.

    And the last one is great.
    Could become an inspirational poster, if one would want to create something like that. It is a wonderful sight when the rays of the sun just come out of a tiny corner of a cloud, isn't it?
     
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    Wow, those are amazing. I love the first one the that blue and the type of flower, i've never seen that before.
     
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    really cool shots, well done!
     
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    very nice - that flower in the first picture is quite something. I'm with LaFoto, I like it just the way it is.
     

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