I am a 42-year old husband and father. I was an avid computer gamer and DOF, F-stops and the like were foreign to me until my wife introduced me to photography.

I began shooting during the latter part of March 2010 and quickly became addicted to it. I started this blog to share my journey and to learn along the way. Special thanks to my wife Eng who encouraged me and to all my friends in Blogosphere who shared their knowledge and taught me to further this craft.

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before and after # 1 - olivia

mouse-over the image to view the unedited one. if for some reason the mouse-over is not working you can still view the edited version here and the sooc here.

31 comments:

Mridula

Oh my god! I will stop taking bird pictures!

Don't Bug Me!

Gorgeous - what species is she?

Dave

@Don't Bug Me!, she's a falcon.

judi

I need that color eye shadow!!!!

Scott

What an awesome shot of that beautiful bird. The detail and color is just fantastic.

LadyFi

Wow - what a gorgeous beauty! And she has a name?

Kathy

A falcon named Olivia? Why not! I think it suits her.

Serline

Very very cool. Love the solemn and majestic look.

faerwillow

~olivia is gorgeous...what a gorgeous bird...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Poetic Shutterbug

What an absolute fantastic shot. This is amazing to say the least, WOW!

Sallie (FullTime-Life)

Awe-inspiring! You do beautaiful work

Annelie

Ooooo, I love Olivia! She´s great! So beautiful...

Kala

Fabulous detail - beautifully done.

Mojo

Okay, I'm officially envious now. Never mind getting that close to the bird (which I can never seem to do), how on earth did you get that kind of sharpness? Seriously, what kind of glass are you using? This is amazing!

betchai

this is awesome, Dave. don't know how you do it, but it is just really awesome.

Iowa Gardening Woman

WOW! Stunningly beautiful, what is the reflection in the bird's eye! One of the prettiest pictures ever.

ChrisC

Absolutely stunning!!!!!!!

Nikki-ann

WOW! What a truly brilliant capture! :)

K Soucy

Wow! I love what you did with the eye.

The Mama Bird

Oh wow...this is beautiful! Love it! :)

Perry

Nicely done Dave. The edit really makes the colors pop and the details float to the surface. Thanks for sharing! Here is my entry.

Mari

Breath taking shot! She is so beautiful! Love the colours and the clarity.

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