BeDewelled

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If you’re a late sleeper, or a casual observer at the start of your day, physiotherapist Miroslaw Swietek has, both, gotten the jump on you, And brought it all back, alive, for you in a set of crisply (as fresh lettuce is crisp) photographed fuzzy, sharp clawed, alien-eyed creatures. The following blog post contains some of his -and some of two other photographers- images from similar frontiers:

http://bestiarumvocabulum.wordpress.com/2010/03/30/bejeweled-insects/

Winter’s Flight is pretty much done. . .

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This jet trail dominated our wintry sky, the other day, and begged a foreground to make it work. Daylight leaving at jet speed, I chose the first vantage point I could find, and was fortunate to find three elements I liked for it.. the view of the expanse of sky, the hard lines and contrasts of the parking lot lights, and the bare trees.. the Birds were an absolute bonus. I would have waited another few seconds, for the car at bottom to leave, but was rudely interrupted by someone behind me who didn’t know what I was up to, and therefore just thought I was daydreaming or something.. this in a parking lot that had other exits besides mine, but.. OhWell.
I did have time to bracket for HDR combining, and though I chose not to open up the shadows so much, since most of what was on the ground wasn’t key to this photo, I think the image benifits from the HDR treatment. I used a trial version of Unified Color’s HDR Studio 2. ( www.unifiedcolor.com/ )