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Mark HELM
Attended University of Western Ontario
Lives in Dorchester Ontario Canada
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I know there are lots of place suffering from these massive rain storms we have been having lately. Fortunately, we have not had any damage from the rain but the accompanying winds have taken down several very large trees. Well when it rains there is not a lot to  do so I worked on taking images to show the rain drops falling on the sunflowers in the garden, I tried black and white and liked the feel, this image is shot with the Olympus OMD EM-5ll and the Olympus 40-150 f/2.8. Processed in onOne Perfect Effects

For +Rainspawn  curated by  +Shari Mattox - Sherriff +Peter Sherriff +Lady Fran W #rainspawn
For +Rainy Day Photos  curated by  +Angie Davila
For +WaterWorld  curated by  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #waterworld
For +LANDSCAPE Photos  curated by  +Robert SKREINER #weatherandnaturalforces
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+Garry Zeweniuk thanks Garry
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I chose these 2 Papillon or Continental Toy Spaniels,  for the pure energy and excitement they showed as their owner approached. I love the long hair and in the wind they just seemed to explode a subject,  the blur added to the flowing motion,  like,  the effect.



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For +Fido Friday  curated by  +Wes Lum +mel peifer +Lisa Lisa +Suhaib Ayaz #FidoFriday
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Excitement cannot be contained! I like it!
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I have been taking a Blur and Unsharp G+ Mentoring program with +Alex Lapidus and these are two images I did one for blur and the other
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I like old cars and this are very nice.
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Classic Automobile Trim
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+Steven Frost no they sure aren't these days it is had to tell the difference between cars
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+Liliana Coman thank you Liliana
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Spider Warning
I am on a crusade to show people they don't need a macro lens to take close up images. I am also a focal stacking fool and wanted to try the high resolution function of the Olympus em-5 II which produces a 40 meg image. So I took 10 shots, oh the other thing i hear all the time is there is nothing to shoot, well I shot this in the basement 5' from my desk. The lens is the 40-150mm f/2.8   shot at 150mm f/6.3 ISO 200 shooting distance was about 14" . Processed in photoshop cc14 auto align>auto merge, high pass sharpening.
The subjects are a spider and an ant, I was happy overall the leg hears could have been sharper and part of one is out of focus but it is acceptable.
So get out those 150's or 200's and try some close ups you will be surprised. 

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Great capture!
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I am just working on a blogger blog and need to do a test post so I thought I would do a post I did in an community and it is a SPIDER and and unfortunate ant. I shot it a while ago when I got the Olympus EMD ME-5ll and it is a stacked image. It is very difficult to get clear images for the stack because I was shooting from below and the spider was twitching even thought it looked like it was sitting still. I processed it through Zerene Stacker 
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I am not sure what the rain was like were you are but yesterday we go some pretty good downpours so I was trying to get my raindrops working. I caught this violent disintegration of a rain drop and the many micro water trails from the collision. See there is not much to do there when it rains.

For +Rainspawn  curated by  +Shari Mattox - Sherriff +Peter Sherriff +Lady Fran W #rainspawn
For +Rainy Day Photos  curated by  +Angie Davila
For +WaterWorld  curated by  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #waterworld
For +LANDSCAPE Photos  curated by  +Robert SKREINER #weatherandnaturalforces
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I was at a local horse show last weekend and one of the things I noticed in addition to the beautiful horses was that all the riders were young women, I then set about to illustrate the bond between horse and rider. I choose this  subject, because I liked the interaction and tenderness. I hope the blur conveyed the calm, soothing effect of touching and feeling an animal can being. I am unsure if I  accomplished my objective  for this image

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+Cheryl Howarth thank you Cheryl
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Mark HELM's Get Low Move Slow - Floral Collection 
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Lots of memories!
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I am not sure if this is a super family or they are just collecting but 17 is a pretty good brood. They are in my backyard  just outside my window feasting on dandelion green who said they were good for nothing
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"Get Low Move Slow" 
I am Canadian, retired, a hobby photographer, exploring many subjects. 
I love cats big and small, dogs too just not as much.

Olympus  Cameras - OM-D ME-5 camera with the Micro 12-50 lens
Olympus E-1 and E-3 with my main macro lens a Sigma 150 mm HSM f/2.8 macro. My general use lens are the 9-18 Olympus F3.5 and the 50-200 Olympus f:2.8. My tripod is a Manfrotto 055XPPro with a Manfrotto 488RC2 ballhead an acra clamp.

I use Adobe PhotoShop CS/6 and Nik plug-ins, mostly Viveza 2 and Color Efex Pro 4.0 and Zerene Stacker .

All images are the subject of copyright and use of them without my consent is not permitted. 








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