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WOW! Your phtoto's are wonderful!! And you have no idea how much some of them are helping me out, I'm planning an oil pastel drawing Lesson for fourth graders of Birds of Paradise and I'm using some of your Bird photos (I am telling the kids your name and everything too) These bird photos are just going to be so perfect for this lesson, I'm really excited. I have to teach them about foreground and background elements as well and they are such great examples of that too. I know the student will think these birds are awesome when they see your photos. Thank you!
i love birds
Ria de Nijs
I wandered through your galleries; a trip full of highlights.
The variety and the way you make the compositions and do the lighting are superb!
Thank you for sharing!
I have just started to look at your fantastic pictures ,thanks for sharing them they bring back great Memories from our trip to the Orient
I would like to use the file:Pink-backed Pelican.jpg that you placed in the Wikipedia Commons in a book that I am publishing. I would like to publish it under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. I wondered if you would approve.
What a delight to view your photos! They are so beautiful and show such variety in the wonderful creatures with which we share this planet. Thanks for the gallery and your website. Kay
Thanks for the Beautiful Picture you've uploaded.
Planning to use one of your vanda orchid photos from singapore botanical gardens to make to design something special for someone special.
I love the close up photo of the Golden Eagle too. Thanks =)
WOW! Thanks for sharing!
These birds photos are awesome.... you did fantastic work!!!!
You are the best!!! Thank you for sharing... Doug*~*
Thank you for such a beautiful collection of bird photos.
A delight to look at.
I'm Jaejoon Kim in Jeju Island, Korea.
Great and Beautiful Pictures!
Wonderful photos - thoroughly enjoyed viewing your amazing bird galleries and will pop in to look at the others soon!
Oh shucks , . Doug, I forced myself to stop viewing your stuff. Is either of these pictures of YOU? 33174949_L.jpg OR "a well balanced photo" 1076_Legko.be(1).jpg ???
I would be interested in buying a copy of your Northern Crested Caracara photo. What is the size of your "original" print and how much would it cost. Many thanks. Mona Wilson
Just came back from Bangkok, Thailand Wat Pho - nice pictures and job well done
I found your site by accident - but I am awed by your pictures, Thank you for sharing your vast visual experience with the world. These are not just pictures you are sharing but your life adventures.
Rebecca from California
Alex Hannah Johnson
I really appreciate that you took the time and effort to put out these wonderful big cat pictures. I think it's very generous of you to share your amazing work with the people around the world. Keep shooting and I'll be back to write.
Alex Hannah Johnson
It's me again and I am loving your photos. I looked at your whole collection of big cat pictures and I am thrilled and bewildered at the amazing talent and skill you have as a photographer as well as the color and effort you put in. Your pictures are truly amazing to behold and I must say they are the best big cat pictures I have ever seen in my life. Awesome job, and thanks for taking them!
Alex Hannah Johnson
Oh my god!
Great pictures! How did you manage to shoot such great photos? I could never have done that and stayed alive that is!
Great job! They're awesome and incredible!
I especially liked your White Bengal Tiger photos! They're so hot!
Your pictures created with love care and imagination are not in any way a selfish endeavour for such delight can be shared by all.
Muhammed Basheer pp
Iam a research scholar, working on the breeding biology of Rufous Tree pie. While searching in the internet images,I saw a beautifull photograph of indian Tree pie posted by you. Is it have ring on the right leg ? have you any literature about this bird. It will be a great help if you give photos or any information about this bird to include in my theses.
Higher Secondary School Teacher
Just blown away.
Love the photos makes me want to visit the farEast often.Check out my web site of course not as good as yours but I try
Tena koe Doug (greetings in Maori).
Following your learned advice you provided in the 'Digital Camera' forum to a 'noise' problem I have, I came to your site to admire. Wow! It will take me days to get thru all of your albums but I will, I can learn so much from what you have on show.
My admiration sir. Should you get a moment, I would really appreciate your opinion of some of my albums (tedchappell)
Kia ora (thank you, regards, in Maori)
Your galleries are filled with not only beautiful, but also educational pictures of many cultures. I enjoyed looking through them all and will be checking back to see where your next journey takes you!
I chanced upon your wonderful galleries when I was looking for a photograph of a Palm Cockatoo to put in a book of animal and bird photos that I am making up for the four-year-old son of a good friend. Your shots are wonderful. Not only do they show these birds in minute detail but they capture their wonderful presence. It is clear to me that you were enchanted by these creatures when you photographed them, and you have created wonderful, enchanting, photographs. Then I looked at the rest of the birds - similarly enchanting. Then the Chimpanzees and other creatures. I hope you are pleased to know that I will make up book after book that will bring pleasure and fascination to this intelligent boy who already sees the world as a series of miracles. Thank youso much. Warwick Wakefield
This is a really nice web site Doug
Pbase needs more galleries like yours.
Just having some lunch here in Hong Kong and thought i'd browse some popular galleries and came across your Burma gallery which i think is great....you appear to shoot and capture things in a very clean, honest, no nonsense way....without any ego getting in the way, and i really like that. Having been in Asia myself 13 years i can attest that your photos are excellent and certainly not given on a plate. If this is only a hobby you should seriously consider doing it full time. Congrats Doug.
I really envy your pictures.
Doug, I've thoroughly enjoyed the peruse through the China galleries.
In the words of the now Governor of California, I'll be back !
How Do Doug- As a retired geographer, I extend my gracious appreciation for your unique ability to illustrate both the natural and cultural dramas in other corners of the world. You have made visible in a very professional manner, what most folks can only read about.
A wonderful body of work my friend.
Hi Doug, thanks for nice comments.
I have checked your galleries and found them excellent.
Stay in touch as the site is updated often
Doug, thanks for visiting my galleries and for leaving the nice comments. You have some amazing images. I especially like the ones from Vietnam. Thanks again.
thanks for visiting
I would love to post the EXIF data, which my camera records but for some reason I can't make it happen..I don't know how:-(
Thank you for your kind words.
I looked through your albums, and they look really wonderful, especially the ones of Asian cities.
Thank you again, and best wishes,
Lots of great galleries Doug!
The quality of your pictures is amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed watching them.Thank you.
Absolutely incredible...Your gift is beyond incredible.
Your photos are amazing. They are stunning. You should be very proud of your work.
I came across your website while browsing through the internet for information on Nanxun. Your photos are amazing!!!!!! Were they taken with a digital camera?
Could you give me some advice on Nanxun since you've been there.
A) Is it convenient to get to Nanxun on your own with the public transport from Shanghai?
B) Is this a small village with teahouses, shops, family run hotels?
C) How many days would you recommend in Nanxun?
D) Are there lots to do there (I love photography, cultural and nature sightseeing)?
E) I know there are several famous water-towns like "zhouzhuang", "TongLi", "Xitang" ..not sure if you've visited these places before, but would like to know which of these you strongly recommend a visit (getting away from the crowds).
Hope to hear from you.
awesome pictures. I feel like I took a vacation there just by visiting your site.
Take care, Indiana, www.breakingbricks.com
Dr Reginald Tsang
I love your pictures. They are vivid and touching. I teach Sunday School and will use to help the children understand other cultures. God bless you PS I was just in Shanghai. Reggie
Doug, these galleries are a feast of colour and atmosphere.
Compelling scenes which I will visit again and again.
Great work, good eye and feel.
Greetings from Brazil (south america)! The photos on this site are marvellous. Congratulations.
Hi Doug, Thanks for your comment on my Myanmar gallery -what a great place it is for photography! You haven't posted anything new for a very long time - you need to get the camera out again!
Thanks for taking the time to look through my galleries, and for the comments you made. I'm very new to pBase and photography and its really encouraging to have someone who takes such good photos as yours make a comment.
i am planning a trip to thailand in Feb 2006 and i loved your photos! i cant wait!
I found your galleries quite interesting and had a great time viewing your excellent photos. Thanks for allowing me the chance to see the world from the comfort of my home! Take care.
I really enjoyed your gallery's. I love your china pics the most. Keep them coming.
Doug, you allowed the Avian Health Group to use your photo in this years calendar. The USDA has asked us to find out if you would consider contributing to a national day planner that they are putting together. Rather than give them your name I told them I would ask you first..Thanks, Layton Smith Avian Health Group..firstname.lastname@example.org
I really like your Burma gallery, I might go there one day. How much time did you spen in the country ??
I had an opportunity within my company for job in Asia, a good opportunity.
Just curious, what inspired you to more to Asia?
A great collection of photos from around the world Doug, I enjoyed my visit.
(On my screen your main gallery is too wide, this meens I get a horizontal scroll bar along the bottom. There is an option to narrow it if you didn't want it do this) This is not meant as criticism, just thought maybe you would want to know ;-)
Regards, Mark L (Wamberal, Australia)
Thank you for sharing your pictures. I especially enjoyed the photographic tour of China and your wonderful bird photos.
Very thougthful images, thank you for the ride around the world. Interesting and unusual photography
no place like home
I love the Singapore gallery. Absolutely great. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Thierry from Luxembourg
I have bookmarked your galleries in my folder of pbase masters. Thanks for being a bright lighthouse in a vast ocean.
Truly enthralling galleries. Thanks for sharing and PLEASE keep up the good work.
I visited Bangkok two years ago. (home is California) I didn't have my 10d at that time. Since March of 2003 my 10d has been active. Check out some of my adventures
Thanks for sharing your beautiful journey
Thanks for the comments FastUno. The shots include a wide range of light conditions, camera settings, DOF, lenses, etc. I frequently use fill flash (-2 flash comp, high speed sync, Av) to reduce shadows and bring out a little more color. All of the animal and bird shots are either with a monopod or handheld and receive some post processing with moderate sharpening. The lack of sharpness in some is attributed to the lack of skill or errors by me (Im learning), the camera settings (shallow DOF, long shutter times) and sometimes motion. Ive sent you an email with more details.
First off, you have some of the nicest animal pictures that I have seen. Funny thing, some of the nicest animal pics come from Singapore, as I have seen from others. Do you guys have some special lighting there or some other tricks?
I would like to discuss sharpness & photo editing with you. Do you use any photo editing? If so, what techniques? If you look at your pictures real closely some are unbelievabl SHARP, while others are not quite there. Colors are just about always magnificent, while sharpness is in question. When you look at the settings there appears no reason for the pics not be be consistently sharp. I have a Canon 10d too and I have big issues with sharpness of photos. Generally the photos come out soft & requires me to edit them. Sharpness seems to be hit or miss on my part. Please take a look at my website (www.fastuno.myip.org) and let me know what you think. You can email me from there. Much thanks for your pics, they are an inspiration.
May I know which mode did you use to take the night shots of Singapore with the S45?
I set it to night mode, but it did not seems to work well. What else should I adjust? Please advise.
How do I contact you regarding your photo's? I am working on a project and your bat picture would be perfect (this is a book project). Thanks!
Did your S45 firmware work for you? I'm trying my best to make sense of the Canon "instructions" but cannot get the camera to display FIRMWARE UPDATE in Procedure 3.
Their instructions are screwy; they co-mingled updating w/ CF reader and updating via USB. I'm doing USB and it WILL NOT WORK! Will you lend me a hand?
BTW, I just got a 512 Transcend card. Should I install it before or after firmware?
Thanks in advance.
As I'm considering purchasing a Canon PowerShot 45, I'm really impressed with the quality of photographs you took using that camera. Granted, I have very little experience in photography and I don't expect to magically be transformed into a pro--but it's really nice to know that this camera offers such possibilities.
I know everyone says "wonderful photos" all of the time and it loses it's meaning. I do think it applies here though. I looked at a few (will look at rest later) and they are excellent! Everything is right on they money!