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Quivira's Phantastic Photography

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:42 pm
by Quivira
LUL U LIKE MY TITLE

Decided to make a photography topic of my own finally after meaning to for a long time. Photos were taken with my Samsung Galaxy s5 so they aren't as good as they could be, but I think they're fairly decent. Been getting more into photography since I made an Instagram recently a few months ago (for my bird lol he is more popular than me), so I've been thinking about getting a legit camera.

Well, I don't really have much to say. Here's the first five pics and I'll link to weekly posts of more in this first post here.

These first five were taken on a trip to Costa Rica I took last June. I like portrait mode so forgive me lol.

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^ When we took a tour of a really dense part of the rainforest while it was drizzling. It was a super peaceful and neat experience. Nightingales were singing everywhere and it was just really nice.

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^ Up close of the Heliconia plant, which is also known as the lobster-claw or false bird-of-paradise. Those are the leaves of it and they have some stunning flora there!

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^ A waterfall we saw. We saw a bigger, much louder one, but I'll post pics of that one next week or so. Now my phone hates ANYTHING that is in motion and will blur it to the best of its abilities, so I was surprised that it made this one at least somewhat clear. There also has to be a pretty intense lighting from the Sun, which was not present here either, so again, I'm surprised it took a decent picture here. I'm also triple surprised because it was in a waterproof case, which usually hinders the quality a lot.

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^ CROCODILE. We saw him and many others on a tour down a Costa Rican river, along with a ton of other wildlife. It was pretty neat!

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^ My only landscape mode lol. This was taken on a sky tram into the canapy of the jungle. It was so stunning to see how tall the rainforest got at the top. I was in awe at just how big and intimidating it looked. Imagine being in the middle of that, lost![/spoiler]

Re: Quivira's Phantastic Photography

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:04 am
by Sambhur
The last 3 pics are my favourites. The waterfall is gorgeous and so is the canopy, while I also have a soft spot for crocs...

Re: Quivira's Phantastic Photography

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:06 am
by twinlinskis
delete urself from the internet pls that title is atrocious

but man quiv i like these a lot. i think i love the waterfall picture the most! and tbh i didn't even notice there was a crocodile in the water so i just kinda sat there like, "why did she take a picture of some mud"

Re: Quivira's Phantastic Photography

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:06 am
by paperpaws
I expected elephants. I am disappointed.

Only in your title though! These are all really nice, I like the variety of subjects you've gone for. I think the crocodile one is my favourite, but the first one of the rainforest is really cool too!

Now go take some pictures of elephants to justify that title.

Re: Quivira's Phantastic Photography

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:55 pm
by Kivia
Aw man, I almost went to Costa Rica this winter. I love your pics though- I think the waterfall is my favorite, with all of the lush greenery surrounding it. I like the angle too. The landscape photo you have as well is very nice. Gotta love how scenic Central America can be.
When I was in Peru last winter I saw some of those same lobster-claw plants. I thought they were so rad looking.

Thank you for sharing- I'm eager for more photos of your adventures! =D

Re: Quivira's Phantastic Photography

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:08 pm
by Legendary Sucker
Hahahah, I like your title! Those pics are amazing! I didn't have time to test my dear new smartphone, but after that waterfall pic my hopes were all high! The rain forest was one of my favorites too! I just missed the jaguar XD Now serious, really really beautiful pics! I'll wait for more!

Re: Quivira's Phantastic Photography

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:52 pm
by -FireBreaker-
Those pictures are great! I really like the waterfall pic.
But the others are really cool too! I look forward to see more from you c:

Re: Quivira's Phantastic Photography

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:35 am
by D0m
Love them all, Quivira! I my favourites are the Waterfall, the first one and the crocodile. The others are really neat as well!

Re: Quivira's Phantastic Photography

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:58 am
by Quivira
OKAY TIME TO RESPOND
Sambhur wrote:The last 3 pics are my favourites. The waterfall is gorgeous and so is the canopy, while I also have a soft spot for crocs...
THANK U FRIEND And yeah, I love being in environments like these. It's so peaceful. AND YES, CROCS.
twinlinskis wrote:delete urself from the internet pls that title is atrocious

but man quiv i like these a lot. i think i love the waterfall picture the most! and tbh i didn't even notice there was a crocodile in the water so i just kinda sat there like, "why did she take a picture of some mud"
ok literally i dont think your opinion really matters

BUT THUNK U MART. And oh my gosh, i wheezed so hard when i read that
Anduril wrote:I expected elephants. I am disappointed.

Only in your title though! These are all really nice, I like the variety of subjects you've gone for. I think the crocodile one is my favourite, but the first one of the rainforest is really cool too!

Now go take some pictures of elephants to justify that title.
IM SORRY FOR CONFUSING TITLE

AND THANK UUU! It means a lot. AND I WILL SOON HOPEFULLY
Kivia wrote:Aw man, I almost went to Costa Rica this winter. I love your pics though- I think the waterfall is my favorite, with all of the lush greenery surrounding it. I like the angle too. The landscape photo you have as well is very nice. Gotta love how scenic Central America can be.
When I was in Peru last winter I saw some of those same lobster-claw plants. I thought they were so rad looking.

Thank you for sharing- I'm eager for more photos of your adventures! =D
It's a really nice place! Thank you bunches though! It is really beautiful down there and that's awesome you went to Peru! REALLY want to go there too and YES! The flora is so amazing there, oh my gosh...

And thanks a bunch again!

-Rogue- wrote:Hahahah, I like your title! Those pics are amazing! I didn't have time to test my dear new smartphone, but after that waterfall pic my hopes were all high! The rain forest was one of my favorites too! I just missed the jaguar XD Now serious, really really beautiful pics! I'll wait for more!
Thanks! 8D It really is a pretty place and I wish I saw a jaguar! Thanks again!
-FireBreaker- wrote:Those pictures are great! I really like the waterfall pic.
But the others are really cool too! I look forward to see more from you c:
Thank you so much!

LupaValdo2001-2014 wrote:Love them all, Quivira! I my favourites are the Waterfall, the first one and the crocodile. The others are really neat as well!
Thank you!

Re: Quivira's Phantastic Photography

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:05 am
by Sambhur
No worries! I'd love to see some more eventually. (;

Re: Quivira's Phantastic Photography

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:10 am
by Quivira
Sambhur wrote:No worries! I'd love to see some more eventually. (;
Boy do I have news for you! I need to post more so here is one for you.

It's a Barrel Cactus from the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix Arizona. Took it with my Olympus camera, which I lost on a kayaking trip a few years ago... Still peeved about that. Anyways, even though the Costa Rican environment was beautiful, the desert environment has always been my favorite, especially the Sonoran Desert. Cacti is cool.
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Re: Quivira's Phantastic Photography

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:21 am
by Sambhur
Oh that's a nice shot. Reminded me of fractal art for a second - cool stuff.

Re: Quivira's Phantastic Photography

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:13 am
by twinlinskis
yo man i love that picture. it's so focused and clear! i really love how i can see like... the ridges in the little needles. [thumbs up emoji]

Re: Quivira's Phantastic Photography

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:33 pm
by Kivia
Is it weird if I really want to grab that cactus? For some reason I really want to touch it haha.

That's a really cool shot though- close-ups can really change your perception of what your photographing. I really like this one.
And I still want to touch it.

Looking forward to more! =D

Re: Quivira's Phantastic Photography

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:25 am
by Rikkuzilla
Oh, I'm such a sucker for waterfall photos. But I LOVE the crocodile photo! <3 Great job, Quivira! :mrgreen: