Michael F. OBrien

has been a member since Apr 2009 and goes by Onggi.

I am a retired art and photography teacher. As a photography teacher I told my students not to judge a photo by the subject matter (subject matter prejudice). This happens here on Judge only the quality of the photo, not the subject. Looked at 1000s of photos and find this to be true. Subjects are not touched even of good photo quality

Since December of 2006 I have used a Panasonic-Lumix DCM-FZ50 - first digital - I love it and the Leica lens! Previous 20 yrs, Minolta MAXXUM

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12 Apr 201329 views, 2 favorites, 2 comments


11 Apr 201320 views, 4 favorites, 3 comments

"Split Leafed Philodendron"

11 Apr 201319 views, 5 favorites, 2 comments

'Caladium Leaf"

11 Apr 201320 views, 4 favorites, 1 comment

"A Bird of Spring"

10 Apr 201347 views, 4 favorites, 5 comments
In "Photo Challenge: Birds of Spring"

"A Sweet Little Ass"

10 Apr 2013199 views, 2 favorites, 1 comment

"Mushrooms on a Celadon Plate"

9 Apr 201324 views, 1 favorite, 2 comments

"Miss Aloha Hula Contestant"

7 Apr 201322 views, 3 favorites, 1 comment

"Mushrooms In Hand"

7 Apr 201342 views, 11 favorites, 8 comments

"Hamakua Mushrooms"

4 Apr 201344 views, 9 favorites, 8 comments

"Bamboo With Moss"

4 Apr 201322 views, 4 favorites, 4 comments

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Michael F.'s votable photos

Enter "B&W"!

Q: I am really into my wildlife photography but cannot afford a super zoom lens, I have a 300mm and am considering a teleconvertor. Has anybody had a experience with these and would you recommend them?

A: Do you know?