About

My galleries of photographs can be found here:   http://www.rakmilphotography.com

Everyone sees things differently, to me that is what photography is all about. I spend a considerable amount of time looking at other people’s images, just as in my job I spent a lot of time trying to see things through the eyes of others. This challenges me to find my own vision, my own style and my own subjects.

This is not a website about equipment, but for the record I now use a Nikon D500 and D7200. I am a fan of the Nikon 200-500mm, 300mm, 24-70mm and 70-200, but I do use other lenses. I also have Fuji XT-2 and some prime lenses that I am using as a walk around rig. I do edit and post process my photographs.

This website is where I intend to speak to my passion about photography and alert people to new work on my main site (rakmilphotography.com) – where for the most part it is for sale.

I welcome comments and I appreciate your visits, views and follows.

Victor Rakmil

140 responses

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    October 8, 2012 at 7:25 pm

  2. Do you have to travel far for your nature photographs e.g. herons, ducks or are these in your neighbourhood? The places you photograph look lovely. Makes me want to visit them.

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    October 11, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    • Victor Rakmil

      Ottawa is surrounded by great places.

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      October 11, 2012 at 4:33 pm

  3. Thank you for following my photo blog! Much appreciated! Your photos are wonderful…love the contrasts in subject matter! I will look forward to looking through all of your photos very soon….and seeing new ones!
    Best regards,
    Tiffany

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    October 12, 2012 at 8:39 am

  4. Hey thanks for the like on my blog, you have a great blog here.

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    October 16, 2012 at 6:49 am

    • Victor Rakmil

      Thanks. Great Photo.

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      October 16, 2012 at 6:50 am

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking several recent posts. Best to you.

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    October 24, 2012 at 8:37 am

  6. Thanks for stopping by Along the Way and the like. I look forward to viewing more of your shots.

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    October 29, 2012 at 7:15 am

  7. Appreciate you stopping by my blog and liking several recent posts. Best to you.

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    November 28, 2012 at 7:50 am

  8. Thanks for visiting my blog, Victor. You are an amazing photographer!

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    January 1, 2013 at 4:49 pm

  9. Thanks for visiting my blog, You are an amazing photographer!
    Gabriela

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    January 1, 2013 at 6:06 pm

  10. Thank you for stopping by! Great photography sir.

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    January 8, 2013 at 2:03 pm

  11. thank you for following my humble blog.. i’m glad you did because i found out about your blog.. you have a great photoblog.. i love great photos and i hope photography would love me more in the future.. yes, i do believe that fewer words are better than more, that the photographs should speak for themselves..

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    January 10, 2013 at 6:34 pm

  12. Thanks for liking several recent posts. Have a great day.

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    January 11, 2013 at 8:42 am

  13. Thank you for the like on Diary of an Internet Nobody. I’m very flattered, coming as it does from a photographer of your calibre.
    Love the blog.

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    January 13, 2013 at 9:20 am

  14. Thanks for your Like , Victor. I’ll continue to check in here . . . you have a very unique eye. Keep up the wonderful muse! Cheers

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    January 14, 2013 at 12:48 am

  15. Thank you for your like on my blogg.
    Srdjana

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    January 14, 2013 at 12:34 pm

  16. Thank-you for stopping by and liking my post “Sikkim in Snapshots” : http://naiadseye.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/sikkim-in-snapshots/

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    January 14, 2013 at 1:29 pm

  17. Jackie

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and liking my photo! I appreciate it very much. You have a very interesting blog and I look forward to your posts. 😀

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    February 7, 2013 at 8:14 am

  18. thanks for stopping by and the like on my recent post. I appreciate it when a fellow photographer enjoys a shot I took. I enjoyed looking at your work as well. Best Wishes for your new site on Smugmug.

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    February 9, 2013 at 7:06 pm

  19. Thanks for liking my post of Poppy, wheat and sunshine earlier today

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    February 13, 2013 at 1:50 pm

  20. cjnewlife12

    I am flattered by your like on my recent post on 5280LensMafia. Your work is exquisite. I am new to photography and I thank you for your inspiration and your blog.

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    February 21, 2013 at 9:13 am

  21. Thanks for liking my blogpost earlier today. Nice blog you have here!

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    March 4, 2013 at 8:39 am

  22. Thank you for visiting my blog and liking a couple of posts. I do hope you visit again. I look forward to browsing your work. Blessings, Robyn

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    March 7, 2013 at 5:24 pm

  23. Victor, I’m enjoying browsing through your posts. Interesting subjects and captures and an nice body of work. Thanks for dropping by me blog casa.

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    March 24, 2013 at 8:51 pm

  24. Nice blog you have, I look forward to see more of your fine work in the future! I’m your new follower. 🙂
    I have an Nikon D200 and a D5000 and I want to replace the D200 with a better one. Would you say the D7000 is a good choice? Or would you rather go for the D800?
    Thanks! 🙂
    Greetings from the Rhine Valley
    Dina

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    April 1, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    • I can only tell you what I have done. I bought a D7100. Have not had much chance to use it yet but I have good reason to believe its very very good, I have a d7000, very good and a D300, very good. I have not tried the D800.

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      April 1, 2013 at 7:29 pm

      • Thanks a lot for this kind answer. I’ll chew on it. 🙂

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        April 4, 2013 at 3:11 am

        • I will post something more substantive, probably tomorrow.

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          April 4, 2013 at 9:47 am

  25. Thanks for following my blog.

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    April 15, 2013 at 8:04 am

  26. Hello,
    I wanted to thank you for stopping to check out my blog and follow me!
    I hope you continue to enjoy my future posts.
    -Nikon Graham

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    May 5, 2013 at 4:53 pm

  27. Sabrina Gilbertson

    Dear Victor Rakmil,

    I am a gallery assistant at Agora Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in New York. Can I send you some information about our
    gallery and promotional services that you might be interested in?

    I look forward to hearing from you,

    Kind regards,

    Sabrina A. Gilbertson
    Assistant Director / Agora Gallery
    http://www.Agora-Gallery.com
    Sabrina@Agora-Gallery.com
    Phone: 212.226.4151 Ext. 201
    Fax: 212.966.4380

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    May 29, 2013 at 8:18 am

  28. thanks for stopping by and the like on my recent post. I enjoyed looking at your recent work.

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    June 3, 2013 at 7:55 pm

  29. I have nominated you for the The “One Lovely Blog” Award.
    You can find the information on the below link if you choose to accept the award.
    http://theadventuresofcanon1100d.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/one-lovely-blog-award/
    The Adventures of Canon 1100D

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    June 4, 2013 at 10:29 am

  30. Thanks for Liking my Photographyunposed blog! I will be following yours! It looks good!

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    June 16, 2013 at 7:38 pm

  31. Thanks for stopping by “The Sundog Drift” and liking some of my posts/photography. As I am self taught and still in need of teaching I will follow your blog. Nice work.

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    June 17, 2013 at 10:40 am

  32. I love your work! I would like to add your blog link – on my blog (sidebar admired artists) – as I enjoy sharing varied artists who in fact inspire me.

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    June 23, 2013 at 1:56 pm

  33. Thanks for liking some recent blog posts.

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    June 24, 2013 at 9:52 am

  34. Thanks for visiting my humble blog. I’ve learned a great deal just by reviewing a few of your entries. I look forward to reading more, viewing more, and learning more. Thanks!

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    June 25, 2013 at 11:54 am

  35. Thanks Victor for liking a recent post of mine, “Another Tight Squeeze”. Really is appreciated and I enjoy trolling through your own blog. MM 🍀

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    June 26, 2013 at 9:01 am

  36. Victor, you have a great eye. I especially like what you said about pros vs. amateurs. You really just made my day and expressed my inner thoughts better than I could have.

    Cheers,
    Becca Jane

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    June 28, 2013 at 4:09 pm

  37. Nice blog Victor and lovely photos! 🙂

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    July 19, 2013 at 9:08 am

  38. Hi Victor,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog diced imagery. Can you tell me a little about the flash rig you are using in the picture at the top of this page? I use something very similar but smaller. I’m not interested in the specifics of the equipment but more into how you are balancing flash and available light and whether you experimented with smaller diffusers.

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    August 17, 2013 at 4:25 am

    • In one of my earlier posts I speak about diffusion.
      https://rakmilphotography.wordpress.com/2013/08/04/true-bugs-on-green-two-pictures-in-a-series-and-a-technical-discussion-of-diffusion/
      The fact is its hard. I prefer flashes off camera, soft boxes with diffusion, but I am also working with dedicated Nikon macro flash and the design of diffusion to go with that.
      For me its too unwieldy to put the diffusion between the sun and the subject, so its between the flash and the subject. Most of the time I am in aperture and TTL, although some times manual exposure works best to get significant depth of filed in macro. The soft box you see is very workable I have a small lastolite that folds up also very good, and arm helps. Most people create their own to dd to commercial flashes and soft boxes. Visit Beatles in the Bush on wordpress.

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      August 17, 2013 at 4:47 am

  39. ken and agnes photoworks

    hi victor,
    from what i have looked at so far from yuor blog, your photos of flowers and birds have that simplicity quality and beauty to them, and the narrative indicates either deep knowledge of the subject matter or good research. keep up the great work. if i may ask, are you an expert in this field or a photographer first and foremost. wishing you a good week ahead.

    very best regards,
    kap

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    August 18, 2013 at 11:29 am

  40. Hi Victor your photos are stunning, thanks for sharing your tips along the way. As a beginner I am grateful for every little tip along the way. I sometimes wonder if I’ll ever get my brain around things 😦

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    September 7, 2013 at 5:06 am

  41. You make wonderful photos!

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    September 22, 2013 at 9:57 am

  42. Thanks for dropping by “Honey.” signed a beginner photographer.

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    November 18, 2013 at 8:19 pm

  43. Hi Victor, thanks for the like at TheRipestPics. After looking at some of your photography, I wonder if you might enjoy a photo-blog I kept for five years, chronicling the four seasons of a pond in New England. The site is at
    http://www.SilverLining-MaryMcAvoy.com
    if interested.
    I look forward to seeing more of you photography.
    Thanks –

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    January 13, 2014 at 5:28 pm

  44. Thank you for liking my photo post. Your photos are wonderful and I’m following to see more of your work.

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    January 18, 2014 at 12:17 pm

  45. Excellent photography.

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    January 28, 2014 at 9:31 am

  46. Thanks for the recent visit to/follow of my blog. It led me here and I’ve really enjoyed perusing your recent entries. You’ve posted some marvelous imagery and provided some useful tips as well; your macro entry of about a week ago was extremely thorough.

    I look forward to seeing more!

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    February 6, 2014 at 11:52 am

  47. Thanks for following me at Gegeya..”) you have a great eye for photography. Thanks for sharing your work..^^

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    February 9, 2014 at 7:17 am

  48. I finally got around to clicking on your “about” page to learn about you. I also, finally visited your smugmug website. Very nice. And yes, you are very versatile.

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    February 24, 2014 at 1:23 am

    • Thanks. My best work is on SmugMug.

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      February 24, 2014 at 1:27 am

      • Yes, I think it is showing your diversity and many of your photos are inspiring. As I looked through them I gave a number of them thumbs up.

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        February 24, 2014 at 1:31 am

  49. hi Victor, care to dance with DC’s disco flutterby? if you’re game, raise your dancing pen and do the link http://kintal.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/the-butterfly-light-award-disco-flutterby-award/
    ;D

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    April 15, 2014 at 1:06 am

  50. Thanks for stopping by my photo blog and liking some images. Have a great day!

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    July 7, 2014 at 10:27 am

  51. tuinkabouter1965

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and the like on my “jetty” photo. I feel honored 😉
    You make wonderfull photo’s!

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    July 7, 2014 at 7:09 pm

  52. Hey, great photographs Vic!

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    July 24, 2014 at 9:25 am

  53. I enjoy viewing your work on your blog and have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Please go to the VBA site (http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/vba-rules/) to see the rules 🙂

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    July 27, 2014 at 7:08 pm

  54. Thanks for liking a bunch of my images on my photography blog. Have a great weekend.

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    August 1, 2014 at 6:59 am

  55. Thanks for the like! You have lovely images.

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    September 18, 2014 at 10:17 am

  56. Thank you for stopping by Storyteller. — Ray

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    January 23, 2015 at 10:15 pm

  57. Hi Victor,

    So glad you commented on one of my posts because it prompted me to stop by your website to check it out.

    I’m rather new to photography and I think that I can pick up a few good ideas following you.

    Regards,

    Chris

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    February 5, 2015 at 5:03 pm

  58. hi,
    Thanks for stopping by on my street photography post. I see you have a lot of followers. Since I am new to blogging, would you mind giving me a shoutout to help me gain exposure and followers. This would really help me progress as a teen photographer and hopefully future journalist.

    Thanks for your time,
    Carl S

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    February 15, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    • The one rule is patience, looking at others work and commenting, publishing interesting things are two and three.

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      February 15, 2015 at 4:50 pm

  59. Victor, thanks for taking a look at the Hammer Home Street Photography Project.

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    March 7, 2015 at 2:10 am

  60. Adrian Krucker

    Hello Victor, thanks for stopping by at my blog and liking “New pictures added in ‘Photosynthesis'”. Just started following your nice and informative blog. I, too, use the D7000 after I spent a few years using a D80. It was quite a jump for the good, although I still use the D80 on occasion. The lens I mostly use is Nikons 35mm 1.8 for dx and sometimes the 50mm 1.4. Have a nice weekend with good light, Adrian

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    March 12, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    • Those are great lenses. I am a big fan of Nikon. I am now using D 7100s and it’s another great leap forward. Loved your shots and hope you enjoy my posts.

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      March 12, 2015 at 4:38 pm

  61. Hi Victor, your pictures are gorgeous, so thanks for stopping by on my blog! 🙂 Corina

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    March 13, 2015 at 4:13 am

  62. I like your stuff. Very impressed

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    March 15, 2015 at 4:58 pm

  63. Hi Victor! Thanks for visiting our blog. Love the way you capture nature! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    March 18, 2015 at 5:30 am

  64. Hi there! I nominated you for the Creative Blogger’s Award: http://thedarkroomnerd.com/2015/03/23/creative-bloggers-award/
    Love your photos! Keep it up 🙂

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    March 23, 2015 at 8:46 pm

  65. Thanks for liking my Photo 101 gallery. Have a great day!

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    March 28, 2015 at 5:27 pm

  66. Hi Victor,

    We really enjoy looking at your pictures, and therefore have nominated you for the creative Blogger’s award.

    https://derwentvalleyphotography.wordpress.com/2015/03/29/creative-bloggers-award/

    Kind regards
    Lee & Jimmy

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    March 29, 2015 at 9:07 am

    • Thanks. Much appreciated. Honored but I think I have shared quite bit about myself. Thanks for nominating me. It is always a pleasure to see your work.

      Liked by 1 person

      March 29, 2015 at 9:21 am

      • Not a problem Victor, this is the first award we have accepted, and is possibly the last. So we totally understand.

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        March 29, 2015 at 9:26 am

  67. .. and I appreciate as well for your kind visit on my Photo-blog 🙂 Kind regards

    Liked by 1 person

    March 31, 2015 at 7:26 pm

  68. Hello there my friend. Your blog looks amazing and I shall look forward to returning again.
    Just wanted to thank you kindly for visiting and following my own. I really appreciate it.
    Regards
    Bob

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    April 7, 2015 at 11:42 am

  69. Hi Victor, Thanks for liking my blog post on Ama Dablam, Nepal. You have some beautiful images here, I am now following you.

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    May 3, 2015 at 6:33 am

  70. AJ

    Hello, I just nominated you for the versatile award. (https://awritershelper.wordpress.com/2015/05/03/versatile-award-nomination/)
    To participate, you have to tell 7 things about yourself and nominate others. I am not sure where this award is from and what it means but I am nominating you. I think it is just a fun activity. I enjoy your photographs and commentary. I like to keep up with the recent entries.

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    May 4, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    • Thanks. Forgive my reticence to accept but I sincerely appreciate the nomination.

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      May 4, 2015 at 12:09 pm

  71. thanks for dropping by my blog and liking my post on my photography portfolio!hope you enjoyed it – you blog is great.

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    May 10, 2015 at 3:53 pm

  72. I am in awe of your photography. Thank you so much for visiting our blog, and for the ‘like’ on the post about albatross and penguins. It’s very encouraging.
    Alison

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    June 9, 2015 at 9:29 pm

  73. Wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your work featured on http://www.rakmilphotography.com , especially the Merganser ducklings (the one with the dragonfly was serendipitous, eh?). The photographs were so intimate, almost like being one of the flock!

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    August 28, 2015 at 3:41 pm

  74. urbanshutterbuguk

    Hi Victor, many thanks for stopping by my blog & liking my post ‘Attention’, it’s very much appreciated. You have a great looking site & some wonderful macro images, which take skill and a fantastic photographic eye.

    Thanks again, Urban Shutterbug.

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    September 4, 2015 at 9:52 am

  75. chevvy8

    Your photography is stunning and I hope to see more through your lens. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Cheers. Chevvy

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    September 27, 2015 at 7:45 am

  76. IMRH

    Thanks for passing by my nascent blog recently, I see you have a similar attitude to me regarding too much equipment geekery! I’m not averse to a sneaky envious look at a lens catalogue every now and then but in the end I use what I have.

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    November 13, 2015 at 6:24 am

  77. thanks for stopping by and liking our Don’t Give a Hoot post

    Liked by 1 person

    March 22, 2016 at 3:37 pm

  78. As a longtime admirer of your blog and your expert photography, I am so pleased that you would follow Oh, the Places We See. Thanks so much. I’ve learned from you, so maybe you can see if any of my photos are interesting to you. Best wishes for a great spring!

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    April 14, 2016 at 8:00 am

  79. Hey Victor – your Image is now published on http://www.shoot-mag.com – thanks 4 your support 🙂

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    April 16, 2016 at 7:29 am

  80. amazing portfolio and website for photography! Thanks for Sharing with us! Its really inspiring!

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    April 18, 2016 at 4:36 am

  81. Hi. I am compiling a selection of inspiring photographs for a blog post. The aim is only to share some great pictures from blogs that I follow. I’d like to include one of yours (‘Ants and Depth of Field’). I will provide full attribution and links both to your HP and the post. You won’t mind will you? Cheers.

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    April 29, 2016 at 3:30 am

  82. Thanks for visit my site. Your pictures are so beautiful. Congrats. Letty

    Liked by 2 people

    July 1, 2016 at 4:50 pm

  83. Thanx for visiting and following my blog. You have some beautiful photos !!

    Liked by 1 person

    July 11, 2016 at 8:53 am

  84. Lee

    Victor, did you miss this blog? https://leesbird.com/2016/07/12/san-diego-zoos-white-crested-hornbill/ You are honored in this one by me. Did see you had been there. Private.

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    July 16, 2016 at 8:38 am

  85. Thank you for following ZimmerBitch. Your photos here are really inspiring to someone like me, just beginning to enjoy and learn about photography. Cheers, Su

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    August 2, 2016 at 3:22 pm

  86. Thank you so much for following my blog!

    Liked by 1 person

    August 10, 2016 at 8:06 am

  87. digitalgirlie

    I would like to use one of your turtle images on my turtle themed website aimed at children. You can view it here: http://www.samtheyellowturtle.com
    Can you please tell me how (and if) I can obtain permission and what your credit requirements are?

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    September 20, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    • You are selling items on your website, and you want to use my photos. Make me an offer and we can discuss it.

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      September 20, 2016 at 2:53 pm

  88. Thank you for appreciating and following my projects.
    If you have the time and/or the inclination you can find other work here:
    http://molinajavier.myportfolio.com
    Or here:
    http://www.molinabarrios.com

    Regards
    Javier

    Liked by 1 person

    October 17, 2016 at 3:48 am

  89. Hi Victor, Thanks for following my photography blog, Jane’s Lens. Much appreciated. I’ve enjoyed your work for a long time and I hope you’ll feel the same. 🙂 Happy shooting.

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    October 25, 2016 at 9:27 pm

  90. Thanks for following my blog. I’ll be following yours now! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    November 8, 2016 at 6:29 pm

  91. Hello, I am pleased that you found the blog where I write about Photography. Now that I know about you I intend to spend time looking at your photographs and reading what you have to say about your subjects.

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    November 13, 2016 at 4:21 pm

  92. I don’t know why I hadn’t stopped by your blog before today, Victor. Your bird and flower photography is superb. But now that I’m following you, I’ll be able to see your images more regularly.

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    December 16, 2016 at 7:45 pm

  93. Carol Donaldson

    Hi Victor, thanks for following my blog. I was interested in your hairy woodpecker photo as it looks so similar to the European lesser spotted woodpecker. Maybe it’s a case of the same bird but a different name. I will check it out

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    January 2, 2017 at 9:43 am

  94. Hi Victor,

    Many Thanks for the follow at naturestimeline, always welcomed.

    Best Wishes

    Tony Powell and naturestimeline

    Liked by 1 person

    January 17, 2017 at 9:09 am

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