I am commenting only on those images where I have something to say. My\nfailure to comment on any other images should not be taken to mean\nanything other than I am sometimes lazy.\n\nAlan Brown 1\n\nI like the interplay of the shadows and chair, As Tony Cooper said, this\nimage would be stronger without the upper left distraction.\n\nWatchmaker 2. Interesting use of OOF to emphasize the subject and give\nit context.\n\nWatchmaker 3. Nice concept. I would like to see a bit more shadow detail.\n\nMax Duryee 1 - Good clean and simple design. Perhaps the use of a filter\nover the strobe unit would cut the glare.\n\nMax Duryee 2 - Fits the theme. My personal preference with this type of\nimage is for both to be explsed evenly. I am distracted by the highlight\non the left.\n\nMax Duryee 3 - Nicely done repetition. I like the interplay of the\nstrong vertical lines and the weaker diagonals & curves. Good seeing.\n\nDuck 1 - Not clear which repetition is central. Looks a tad cluttered to me.\n\nDuck 2 - to my eye a pano shot of just the bottom of the boat, from the\nrail line down, and ending at the bow, would make a stronger image.\n\nDuck 3 - Good concept. I think the image would benefit from a tad more\nsaturation in the canoes, and elimination of the upper left bright spot.\n\nOtter 1 - good pattern seeing.\n\nOtter 2 - I like the contrast of the orange seat in the green rows. I\nhave previously given my thoughts on a diagonal presentation.\n\nOtter 3 - Unique POV. The transmission towers fit the theme nicely. If\nyou crop at the left of the leftmost building, the theme will be stronger.\n\nKurtP 1 - well exposed. There is too much merger between the dark\nglasses and the background for my taste.\n\nKurtP 2 - I am not a big fan of table top, but this one works. Happy to\nsee you did not try to show the complete glasses. Well done.\n\nKurtP 3 - Unique and nicely composed.\n\nTony Cooper Lorikeets - Nice to see Tony stepping outside his comfort\nzone. We have beaten the color issues to death. I think you have\naccurately represented the species. Unfortunately, the two birds are\njust there. They are not really relating to each other. Also, I would\ncrop out everything below the top of the branch.\n\nRailroad tracks. - I like the bottom using the entire width and the\ntracks merging down to a hair. The lack of detail in the trees and\nbrightness of the sky detract from this nice composition. Please don’t\ntake this wrong, but this image cries out for judicious use of HDR.\n\nMarmosets - The one on the right is too bright. And the animals are\nnot relating to each other. It is like two separate pictures.\n\nCleary C. Bird fight - The right moment was captured. Both birds are\ndefinitely relating. A dark background would make a stronger image. The\nbackground can easily be made darker by setting the camera to use high\nspeed sync. Then use a manual exposure of say f8 at 1/4,000. Assuming\nthat is possible with her camera.\n\nCleary C. Pair of Lovers. - Nice capture. See my above comments.\n\nCleary C. Sunflower - Quite creative . It takews a good eye to recognize\nthe beauty of the back of the flower. Well done.\n\nDave C. Pair of Drops - Good seeing. The two top Fuschias are merged as\none so that we have a nice triangle with the drops as a base. Too bad\nthe topps just a tad OOF.\n\nTim Conway 1 - It is hard to capture the white feather\ndetail. But you have succeeded. Unfortunately the birds anre not\nrelating to each other.\n\nTim Conway 2 - Good exposure, nice color. It would be helpful to see\nmore of the reflection.\n\nMe. Parade - Saw these folks walking towards me, so I shot the image\nalmost as a goof.\n\nEricS 1 - Good seeing and nicely presented.\n\nEricS 2 - Highly imagininative and it works. Well done.\n\nEricS 3 - Sorry, the subject is too small and the colors too muted for\nmy taste. Perhaps a tighter crop would help.\n\nMG Mates, Reflections - fits the theme. Nicely composed. Are you having\nan issue with color saturation, or do you like to shoot foggy?\n\nMG Twins - Cute image. Too bad they are OOF and the h8ighlights blown.\nPerhaps you might set your exposure on the white and/or underexpose by 2\nstops.\n\nMartha Coe 3. Interesting. I wonder if cropping to the left of the\nmiddle of the gable would strengthen the image.\n\nBowser 3. - Nice seeing.\n\nDan Petre 1 - Good seeing. I wonder if a Siskerized sky would help the\nmerger between the building and the skyu.\n\nDan Petre 2 - What’s to say. A nicely done well planned and executed\nimage. IMHO one of the best.