butterflies

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Carrie, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Carrie

    Carrie Guest

    I know. I try and second guess them. The same with bees, you can kind of
    tell how long they will stay in one place before moving to another. I'm
    always trying to get a clear picture of a bee (like honeybee) in flight. I
    end up taking rapid sequence pictures of things that move around a lot. If
    I'd thought about it more, I'd have cropped the butterfly pictures closer
    before posting them here. I sometimes put affirmations and sayings on
    pictures like that, and use them on my desktop (or print notecards) so I
    like a pretty color, slightly blurred background.
    Didn't realize there was a right and wrong way of taking/cropping butterfly
    pictures I'd get lectured about.
     
    Carrie, Jul 11, 2011
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  2. Carrie

    Carrie Guest

    I have a digital SLR and it seems to have all the settings I remember
    my 35mm film cameras did (one was a Pentax K1000). It never really mattered
    to me how it worked. Just the results. And now I can take hundreds of
    pictures and see them instantly. For someone who loves to take pictures and
    film/processing was expensive, this is a dream come true. (now watch
    someone tell me I should have developed and printed my own... I did do b&w
    ones for awhile)
     
    Carrie, Jul 11, 2011
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  3. Carrie

    Carrie Guest

    Funny but I haven't seen one post by Voivod yet. I see them in what
    someone else responds to. I don't have anyone blocked. I looked on Google
    Groups and it says Voivod's posts are set to be deleted after a time and not
    archived, maybe that's why they aren't showing up on the Usenet group.
    From what I see in the responses I'm not missing much.
     
    Carrie, Jul 11, 2011
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  4. Carrie

    Drogon Guest

    No it isn't. get a new life, imbecile
    what a wise-ass
     
    Drogon, Jul 11, 2011
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  5. Carrie

    Voivod Guest

    I never said you did. *I* said they were shitty... because they are.
    It's no wonder she got run off whatever wackadoo religious newsgroups
    she was in before she decided to prattle on in here.
     
    Voivod, Jul 11, 2011
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  6. Carrie

    Voivod Guest

    My ass is only part of my wise-ness. Fear my nads, they're even wiser.
     
    Voivod, Jul 11, 2011
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  7. Carrie

    mike fee Guest

    I had no intent to lecture about anything - but it is the nature of
    newsgroup postings that the intended spirit of the message doesn't
    always get across. But on the other hand when I occasionally post
    images, although I appreciate compliments (doesn't anyone), I also
    accept well-meant criticism and/or advice, even if I sometimes feel it
    is a case of grandmothers and egg-sucking.

    Mike
     
    mike fee, Jul 12, 2011
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  8. Carrie

    Carrie Guest

    I wasn't referring to you, Mike. Sorry you took it that way.
    I don't understand the grandmothers and egg sucking.
     
    Carrie, Jul 12, 2011
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  9. Carrie

    tony cooper Guest

    Granny Carrie should have been at my camera club meeting tonight. It
    was competition night with 91 entries in three categories: color,
    mono, and creative (in which any manipulation can be done). There
    were three judges: a university photography teacher, a professional
    photographer and former photo-journalist, and a member of the club.

    I'd say that about a third or more of the critiques suggested the
    composition could be improved by cropping differently or shooting
    tighter. Exactly what I suggested to Granny.

    In the critique of my own entry it was suggested that some of the top
    area should have been cropped out. Looking at my image on the big
    screen, I agree with the critique. Fresh eyes make you look at your
    own work differently.

    There are some people who react to any suggestion as a criticism and
    get huffy about it. Granny's one of them. People like this don't
    tend to progress.
     
    tony cooper, Jul 12, 2011
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  10. Carrie

    JD Guest

    The proper term would be wise-nads-ass or wise-ass-nads?

    So the butterflies will know.
     
    JD, Jul 12, 2011
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  11. Carrie

    tony cooper Guest

    He is saying that he sometimes feels people are telling him things he
    already knows.

    "Do you teach your grandmother how to suck eggs?" is an expression you
    might use to reply to someone who tells you how to do something you
    already know how to do.
     
    tony cooper, Jul 12, 2011
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  12. Carrie

    Voivod Guest

    I don't think the butterflies care about my nads.
     
    Voivod, Jul 12, 2011
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  13. Carrie

    mike fee Guest

    And it has always struck me as a somewhat strange expression, as I have
    blown many an egg at Easter before painting it. But have never sucked an
    egg and couldn't imagine why I, or any randomly chosen grandmother,
    might want to.

    Mike
     
    mike fee, Jul 12, 2011
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  14. Carrie

    Carrie Guest

    Might depend on what one is trying to make progress with. As I stated
    several times, the only reason I posted the pictures was because someone
    else had posted keyboard shortcuts, saying it was an effort to keep some
    active posts on the group.
    Maybe you should forget about butterflies and think about your skills at
    getting along with other people. Though I don't think this has always been a
    top priority on the internet, especailly unsenet groups.
    People like you tend to drive other people away.
     
    Carrie, Jul 13, 2011
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  15. Carrie

    Voivod Guest

    If it's winning friends and influencing people, you're failing.
    Here's an idea, douchebag, try discussing Photoshop.
    You don't seem to be doing too good at it either, old timer.
    Is it working? Drive, putt, train, plane, bus... what'll it take to get
    you the **** out of here?
     
    Voivod, Jul 13, 2011
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  16. Carrie

    tony cooper Guest

    It's intended as a nonsense thing to say. Other versions are "Don’t
    teach your grandmother how to milk ducks", and "Don’t teach your
    grandmother to steal sheep". If you don't want to say "I know", then
    give them a nonsensical reply.
     
    tony cooper, Jul 13, 2011
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  17. Carrie

    mike fee Guest

    Makes sense, I never thought of it that way because the other sayings
    are new to me (although the sentiment is not). Also, a number of my not
    too distant ancestors may have been into a little sheep-rustling.

    Mike
     
    mike fee, Jul 13, 2011
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  18. Carrie

    Voivod Guest

    A family of sheep fuckers. That explains a lot...
     
    Voivod, Jul 14, 2011
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