"A Hint of Life"

by Tsoi Wilson

a hint of life seeking critique tsoi wilson

Gallery: Animals & Wildlife

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Nature

Published: Monday 13th of September 2004 05:00:45 AM


Anticip........... Aside from my being a RH fan (not going to explain ; ) Ok, not that Im tapping my keys or anything but seeing as it's now Sept of 05 and with my posts on your pages now telling a not so secret (anymore) story (a more quiet fan of your work has been looming ; ) um, did you ever get that Macro Lens? If so, ok now where is the repost of the original to this-one of your many awesome shots? It was early on in my revisit since I posted this and I guess you did but I don't see as yet you reposting for this particular shot....I'll keep looking in case I've missed it as yet.

Sondra Kicklighter
Beautiful butterfly and good detail, wonderful dof, love the colors. Cheers, Sondra

Wilson Tsoi
M-USA, Sondra, Thank you both for your kind words. M-USA, I didn't bother posting the original and only leaving the small upload above as reference. Thanks again for checking it out! ^_^

Cristina Fumi
I like this one. different from your work, but extremely nice. 7/6

Lou Ann Aepelbacher
Wilson ... I also like the color version better. As I've been telling some of our pals here, I am no good at critiquing macro shots, so I'll just say that I like the colors and the DOF. Nice work! :-)

Wilson Tsoi
David, here's the original, "Full of Life" version. Of course, y'all be the judge. ^_^

David McCracken
Much better! You are playing with us Wilson! YES! The original is much better but the butterfly doesn't stand out as much. It will be interesting to see what others say!

Kim Slonaker
I like the original (color image) better; just wish the entire butterfly was sharp - the blur on the wing bothers me. Great colors and composition.

David McCracken
Difficult one to critique! Wilson, This is a difficult picture to critique as it is not True Tsoi. It is a good picture but we are so used to seeing your frames filled with vibrancy. Certainly the out of focus buttercups top centre pull the eye away from the butterfly and as such this doesn't work. Away from the buttercups and butterfly there is just too much gray! The butterfly is wonderful! Also the positioning of the two other buttercups is fine!

Ken Beilman
Wils I love my Canon 100mm f2.8 USM. Don't think you can go wrong with it but I'm also very impressed with Peter's Tamron macro lens. Of course, the photographer also has something to do with it. With you skills, either one would be a great tool for you. However, I do remember that your travel camera is a Nikon. I'd be surprised if Nikon doesn't make a great macro lens.

Wilson, a choiced composition! DAVID: No question what I would prefer: http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=2656575 . RE

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY
Wilson I like this one. Yes....it is different from your usual, but the beautiful positioning of the flowers with respect to the butterfly and the superb lighting on the butterfly is genuine "Tsoi". So it's not so far off from your norm of vibrantly stunning images. It seems so poetic to me and gentle. A selective beauty. 7/7 So.....creative and such simple beauty. You never cease to amaze and inspire.

Ray Wei
I like the original better too. Or as an alternative, split the difference between the orignal and the final and see what happens. Very good composition.

Wilson Tsoi
Thank you all so far for your valuable feedback. Yeah, this is neither a true macro (hint 80-200, closest focus is 5 feet,) nor captured in a zoo. This guy was flying around in front of Painted Church (south of Kona,) and I was chasing him around for 5 minutes. I figure I have no fighting chance against true macros, so had to do something "different" for it to work. Sometimes it works, some times...oh well. ^_^ Okay, gotta go shop for a true macro lens then. So what would you all suggest in terms of focal length (or zoom) and whether manufacturer or third party? Thanks.

Ray Wei
Macro Lens Go with Nikkor 60mm Micro -- a superb lens -- I've had it for some months now, and I just love it.

Marc Aubry
I just love it

Ken Beilman
Wils My honest reaction to this is I'd like to see more butterfly and less background blur. Aside from that, you did well with what you have here. Looks like the butterfly is not sharp enough for a real closeup.

Howard Dion
IMHO this is true Tsoi..ism. The thought is 3 steps and I'm home free. Love how you handled the background.

Andrea Endisch
nice little guy! I'd prefer the full-colour version, just because there you can feel the light shining through his wings, know what I mean?

Wilson Tsoi
Thanks again for all your valuable opinions. Looks like gonna have to post an original soon. ^_^

Wilson Tsoi
"A Hint of Life," does this work for you? Would appreciate your feedback. What works, what doesn't. Thanks in advance for your time.

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