Faux-tography Tip #1

© Tess L. Yee

Faux-tography Tip #1

Tess L. Yee 2/1/2010 4:55:56 AM

When youíre on a shoot, itís important to know the subject youíre stalking. For example, a nice gentleman was at the park yesterday. Armed with a giant telephoto-equipped SLR, he was happily shooting away as his subject posed nicely in a tree.

He hadnít been at it long when the Nikon Monster appeared, armed with her macro-equipped SLR. I wonít swear to it, but I think I heard him chuckle as he imagined her aiming those tiny 105mm upwards, valiantly hoping to return home with an image of something vaguely resembling a fuzzbutt.

To his utter dismay, his subject descended from his picture-perfect perch, and bolted straight over to the Nikon Monster (along with several of his furry compadres). The gentleman wandered around aimlessly, eyes green with envy, wincing with every click of her shutter.

Finally, he stomped off to his vehicle and drove away, no doubt mortified that his big equipment had been no match for her bigÖ.nuts.

For certain, he probably has a fine collection of wonderful squirrel images in their natural settings, but she has a warm and endearing collection of intimate portraits. And thatís because the Nikon Monster knows her subject well!

Tammy M. Anderson 2/1/2010 5:05:39 AM

Great story and wonderful close-up, Tess. #8346514

Amy M. Wilson 2/1/2010 5:11:03 AM

Wonderful close-up capture and details, Tess! #8346551

Ujjwal Mukherjee 2/1/2010 5:12:19 AM

Terrific close-ip,Tess and a great story !! :-) #8346559

Sabrina Ryan 2/1/2010 5:27:21 AM

Beautiful bokeh, sharp details, cute story and a wonderful capture, Tess! #8346642

Christine Lobsinger 2/1/2010 5:31:25 AM

OMG, your words are hilarious!!!! Cracked me up! LOVE THEM!!! A great story Tess!

Your 'closeup' beauty is magnificant!!!


Dominick M. Dimacale 2/1/2010 5:35:51 AM

Outstanding animal portrait, Tess.

Dominick #8346676

Jeff Robinson 2/1/2010 5:38:55 AM

You have to know your subjects - Excellent capture Tess! Jeff #8346684

Freddy Bland 2/1/2010 5:45:56 AM

Oustanding image, Tess!! LOVE the Nikon story!! #8346712

Hayden Cannon 2/1/2010 5:47:18 AM

Fantastic squirrel portrait Tess, great colors, lighting, comp and details and a fantastic story great work! #8346723

Gord MacEachern 2/1/2010 6:07:22 AM

LOL.. too funny Tess, Diamond brand wins over priceless telephoto lens LOl..
Lovely capture and great story!! #8346793

Mary L. Graham 2/1/2010 6:19:24 AM

Thank you for the chuckle this morning Tess...Beautiful Capture!! =) #8346843

Bojan Bencic 2/1/2010 6:21:24 AM

Great tip and intimate portrait, Tess. Fantastic. #8346849

Bonnie C. Lackey 2/1/2010 7:16:51 AM

LOL, I bet he was..."annoyed"! Wonderful story to go along with this terrific portrait. #8347034

Monnie Ryan 2/1/2010 7:33:55 AM

Ah yes, nuts -- don't leave home without them! Cool, well detailed capture, Tess! #8347105

Carol Eade 2/1/2010 7:39:31 AM

Wonderful clarity, DOF and composition, Tess, and funny story to go along with it! #8347117

Gina Cormier 2/1/2010 7:41:08 AM

Well...that story was frankly...nuts!! ;-) Loved it. The detail and clarity on this furbutt is outstanding!!!!! #8347122

Jack Ryan 2/1/2010 8:19:19 AM

Excellent close up image with outstanding detail...interesting story as well. Nicely done. #8347239

Margaret R. Barry 2/1/2010 8:33:07 AM

Beautiful capture, Tess. Great clarity, detail and comp.! #8347291

Tess L. Yee 2/1/2010 10:47:37 AM

Thank you for all of these fabulous comments! At a balmy 25 degrees, it's a real joy trying to hand-hold a camera while crouching down to Faux-level! Her fuzzy face makes it all worthwhile. #8347552

Kerry Hill 2/1/2010 11:24:34 AM

Excellent details and clarity Tess, wonderful capture!! #8347625

Ann Myers 2/1/2010 3:45:34 PM

Super image and enjoyable story, Tess! #8348163

Mark Dodge 2/1/2010 4:42:27 PM

A Nikon monster with big nuts? Sounds a bit intimidating :o) Love the story, Tess, and this wonderful portrait. Excellent work... as usual. #8348235

Carolyn Morgan 2/1/2010 5:19:20 PM

Thanks for the tips and the laughs and the delightful photo. #8348298

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/1/2010 6:17:45 PM

I guess you showed him, Tess!!! LOLOL Incredible shot of this little cutie!!! :-) k #8348420

Kathleen Brennan 2/2/2010 9:14:25 AM

A fabulous intimate portrait, indeed! #8350326

Tess L. Yee 2/2/2010 10:21:21 AM

Ah, Mark...you SHOULD be intimidated by the big-nutted Nikon Monster!

Thanks for all of the fab comments Kerry, Ann, Mark, Carolyn, Kitty, and Kathleen! #8350493

Stefania Barbier 2/3/2010 6:51:41 AM

fantastic clarity and capture! #8352876

Christian Rosito 2/3/2010 7:24:57 AM

Nice to know the story, this is a great animal close-up, fantastic! #8352985

Susan M. Campbell 2/3/2010 8:17:00 AM

These guys are so cute and entertaining. I love how close this is. I feel like I can reach in and pet him. Nice shot. #8353118

Marcel J. Fernandez 2/3/2010 8:20:53 AM

Lovely color and tack sharp. Great work, Tess. #8353127

Melissa Olsen 2/3/2010 9:53:43 AM

LOL...I totally was amused with your story...great writing and capture! Love the chuckle you gave me. #8353277

Jyri Vissak 2/3/2010 10:37:48 AM

Beautiful portrait here! Great timing. Well done. #8353399

Jyri Vissak 2/3/2010 10:39:05 AM

Beautiful portrait here! Great timing. Well done. #8353403

Melissa G. Meiselman 2/3/2010 11:11:38 AM

Fantastic close up portrait taken with amazingly sharp detail and wonderful story to go with it, Tess!! #8353470

Tiia Vissak 2/3/2010 12:13:49 PM

a wonderful portrait! #8353635

Karen Bacon 2/3/2010 1:15:07 PM

Nice shot Tess! #8353744

Brett Dolsen 2/4/2010 1:18:28 AM

Well the Nikon Monster tells a great story to go with her brilliant closeup!!Long live the local knowledge!! #8354891

Susie Peek-Swint 2/4/2010 3:58:35 AM

Wonderful capture Tess ~ your words have me smiling ... you do have a way with the squirrels ~ well done! #8355171

Debra R. Harder 2/4/2010 8:55:51 AM

This is such a great image, Tess!! It's amazing how close you're able to get. The details, clarity, colors and lighting are excellent!! Fantastic!! Deb #8356007

Marty Straub 2/4/2010 11:21:12 AM

GREAT title, and love the story. Way to back it up with such an amazing photo, Tess. Love the light in his eye. Is that a reflection of you? #8356264

Alan L. Borror 2/5/2010 5:48:58 AM

Great image, Tess! The story gave me my laugh for the day. #8357976

Jim Huffield 2/5/2010 6:56:45 AM

Nice tip and image, Tess. Jim #8358204

Renata Gusciora 2/5/2010 9:18:29 AM

Awesome macro,Tess!Superb details! #8358515

Tess L. Yee 2/5/2010 10:19:23 AM

When I see Faux (hopefully this weekend), I'll let her know how many wonderful comments she's gotten from her BP fan base!

(Thanks for each of those comments, by the way!) #8358583

Nadia Paul 2/6/2010 12:19:05 AM

What a wonderful story - made me smile - can see how well you know your subject - this is one fantastic capture! #8360090

R. J. Laudenbacher 2/6/2010 8:26:40 AM

LOL :) I love your story with this shot and I can just see it unfolding. This is a wonderful shot and your details are fantastic, no matter what you had to resort to, to capture it! LOL Great work as always! #8360991

Tess L. Yee 2/9/2010 4:21:13 AM

Thank you Nadia and Becky...really appreciate the very generous comments! #8367982

John Connolly 3/13/2010 11:46:21 AM

I love your title and great story, Tess! Thanks for my first smile of the day! #8453137

Tess L. Yee 3/26/2010 7:24:29 AM

Glad you enjoyed, John! Thank you for the wonderful comment. #8482032

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