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patgrant10-Jan-2020 08:43
love the sensitivity of your images, congratulations, thanks for sharing
Denis Vincelette22-Nov-2017 14:13
Un niveau artistique divin ! Délicieux pour les yeux et pacifique pour l'âme ! Toutes mes félicitations.
Kramer 08-Jul-2014 18:02
Love your galleries. Photos are incredible. I like how you describe the species before the pictures. Remarkable talent. I would love to have your pictures on my walls. 31-May-2014 05:13
good articles
Guest 30-Nov-2013 15:04
Hi Gabiella Your a very great photograph
Muskrat's Photos30-Aug-2011 02:43
Your photographs are truly inspiring!!! Amazing images!!!
Sharon 29-Jul-2011 01:10
I just want to say that I love your art and that I am new to infrared and wonder if you could share some of your techniques ie. post processing software? which infrared filter you use? do you use a converted digital SLR? etc etc. do you give classes at all and are you in Canada?? thanks so much and I do hope to hear back from you. Your shots are amazing and I am so thrilled to have found you when I did an infrared photo search. all the best to you and please keep up the awesome work and thanks for sharing.
Usequenet 15-Jul-2011 04:18
Thanks For This Blog, was added to my bookmarks.
optodielmived 11-Jul-2011 05:36
Awesome Blog. I add this Blog to my bookmarks.
effildIncitle 11-Jun-2011 12:31
I’ve been visiting your blog for a while now and I always find a gem in your new posts. Thanks for sharing.
aluco03-Feb-2011 12:57
Me and my wife has spend an our and watch your amazing photos! You are an exelent photografer! One of the best in fact!
Janet Sheard 15-Dec-2010 17:49
Your images illustrate the passion, emotion and love that you feel for your subjects.
Mike Bishop27-May-2010 15:16
Yes, Canada and Canadians suck eh? NOT!

nice photos, btw
Guest 08-Apr-2010 15:20
I so viewing your galleries. You are such an inspiration and I am grateful that you share your talent with the rest of us.
Brenda McMahen 22-Nov-2009 16:40
Beautiful,..absolutely stunning photography! What an inspiration you are, thank you.
Dave Bosch 30-Aug-2009 21:03
Thanks so very much! You are an inspiration to me.
Antonio 30-Apr-2009 07:07
Brava!!! I like very much your photo.
They're felt in your heart and in your mind before in your camera.
Rick 21-Feb-2009 19:37
Thank you for the many years of enjoyment with your love for nature
Marko Srdoc 12-Jan-2009 08:44
Your photos are realy impressiv, congratulations
Marc Vermeulen09-Jan-2009 01:09
Best wishes to you and to yours at 2009!
And thanks that you visit my site regulary.
Guest 20-Nov-2008 15:23
Awesome photos! I especially liked your series of Fall Colors.
Martin 04-Jun-2008 12:00
Daniella, I have been looking at the pictures in your galleries and must say, they all look amazing, the Infa Red shot below with the wolf in the shot is outstanding, I presume the wolf was added in Photoshop because know one is that lucky. You are definitely going in my Favorites list for future reference.
Best Regards,
Guest 30-Apr-2008 10:08
Beautiful images Daniella. I could feel the loneliness of Bodie. So powerful. A real inspiration for me and clearly lots of others! Thanks for sharing you images, Mike - UK.
jeroenrep24-Apr-2008 17:28
Daniella, your work most definatly is a big example for me. Stunning landscape and bird images. I hope to make photo's like these one day!
Andrew Fortuna 10-Apr-2008 22:10
I am truely amazed by ur work!!! Superb, Id surely like to know how u process ur images if any (raw? program?) Im a nature lover and birdwatcher myself so I can appreciate the difficulty in the photos u have achieved. Please write back if u can and share ur experiences. Im a Canon user too!
Marty 07-Apr-2008 03:32
Daniella you are truly a professional. Your work is stunning. Every photo a masterpiece. Thanks for sharing. I had a good look at your Yellowstone shots. I'm going there in about a month for two weeks. I just wish that some of my shots will look as beautifull as your's........ Marty......
Luis 22-Mar-2008 01:08
Hi Daniella!! How wonderful your gallery is!! Amazing work, beautiful, superb, stunning!!
I love nature photography, and you have an extraordinary talent.
Thanks a lot for sharing your work,
Raf20-Mar-2008 20:20
This is really enjoyable photography. A great eye behind the lens and well presented work. Thanks for sharing these beauties.
Paul Kelly 11-Mar-2008 22:17
Just dont know how to put my thoughts of your work into words, so I shall try awesome! (Eire).
Marty J. Bober04-Mar-2008 15:06
Just stunning. This shows that a real pro is behind the lens.. Love them all... Marty.
Gary Retterbush26-Feb-2008 10:58
Certainly one of the most impressive collections of wildlife images I've ever had the pleasure of viewing! Absolutely stunning work in every respect.
Michael Baginy18-Feb-2008 18:10
What wonderful shots! They truly reveal your talent and love of nature. Please keep up the good work so we'll have even more beautiful images to enjoy. All the best!
André 01-Jan-2008 13:56
Une des plus belles galleries qu'il m'ait été donné de voir. C'est superbe! La maîtrise technique est exceptionnelle tant dans la lumière, le cadrage, la mise au point et l'exploitation de la profondeur de champs. La nature en liberté est un sujet difficile qui demande énormément de patience. En plus, ces photos sont empreintes de poésie et d'humour. Une source d'inspiration pour tous les amateurs. Du grand art, vraiment....
Guest 08-Dec-2007 21:45
So impressed, almost at a loss for words. Thanks so much; something to aspire to.
Guest 06-Dec-2007 14:01
I really enjoyed all your galleries ! Thank's for sharing....Superbe !!!
Ronald Kamphuis27-Nov-2007 22:19
Absolutely Stunning galleries Daniella. Your work is amazing.Keep up the good work
Guest 15-Sep-2007 19:24
This is a beautiful gallery Daniella, well done
Greg Rushlow23-Jul-2007 11:00
Excellent IR work. Thank you for the inspiration.
Monte Stinnett22-Jul-2007 03:41
Been in pbase about a month and this has to be best bird gallery I have seen. Not only great shots but really well organized. How do you get so many good shots? You research the areas where the raptor is and then go there? Camp out? Use blinds? Love the kites, harriers, and falcons.......Been trying to get merlin but they are so shy and so fast.
Guest 20-Jun-2007 08:20
I can tell that you put a lot of effort into your pictures.
Jim Conwell07-Jun-2007 01:30
Your work is an inspiration...I enjoyed all your galleries. Great work!!!!!
Robert Houde22-May-2007 16:26
Salut Daniella, de multiples galleries avec de multiples belles et superbes photos, bravooooo.
Photohiker01-May-2007 01:15

Your photos are an inspiration and convey a great sensitivity for nature. I hope many others discover and appreciate your galleries as I do.


P.S. Thank you for correcting the ID on one of my hawk shots!
Guest 14-Apr-2007 23:14
I have discovered your Pbase work via the DPreview forums; my is it breathtakingly brilliant. You stand out as one of the very best I have seen, especially for your bird and nature shots - your gallery defines nature's beauty closer than any other I have seen so far. You clearly love what you do and I say keep it up!
Ágúst Jónsson14-Mar-2007 19:24
I've spent most of the day admiring your photos. I think they are among the very best on Pbase. Great work!!
Jim Jensen10-Mar-2007 17:54
Absolutely Stunning! Thanks for sharing your talent!
Guest 08-Mar-2007 22:40
Nice Gallery
Guest 07-Mar-2007 15:22
You're a true artist.
anuschka16-Feb-2007 09:51
Hi Daniella,
Found you through topics of someone else. Happy I did. You are one hell of a photographer.
Seems a bit trivial to add words to all this, but I feel compelled to express something because of my feelings while looking at your photos.
Thanks for all those beautiful images where we see details we would not even notice with our own eyes.
regards anuschka
yoram shpirer06-Feb-2007 19:50
Hi Daniella
Nadav Casuto sent me the shortcut to your gallery and I'm glad to visit in your gallery, you have some superb Birds shots. Definitely added to my favorites list! Yoram
Jean-Paul PLUME04-Feb-2007 09:02
Je découvre à l'instant vos photos. Je vous félicite pour ce travail de très haut niveau et apparemment très constant dans la qualité. Bravo à vous!
Paradoxal Studio Classic17-Jan-2007 21:43
Many of the most beautiful pictures I ever seen on the Web.
Shelly- VA Beach17-Jan-2007 02:51
A friend sent me your link - absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to look at them all again!
Guest 16-Jan-2007 17:30
Amazing galleries and images, what more can be said. Bob Walker member of the Syracuse Camera Club with postings on pbase also.
Carol Keeler10-Jan-2007 02:49
Your images are extraordinary! You have a great talent. Carol Keeler
Guest 02-Jan-2007 05:37
You are a very talented artist, with a keen eye for composition. I find your post processing to be very tastefully done as well. Keep them coming, we cannot wait to see the next shoot!!

Guest 22-Dec-2006 12:34
Superb photos, regards - Flavijus (
Guest 19-Dec-2006 23:40
I saw a few of your galleries with my mouth open, this is absolutely fantastic!
I def. come back here to look at the other galleries, thank you for sharing!
Greetings from Holland,
philippe 10-Dec-2006 21:33
I'm speechless at some of these shots.. Something to aim for.. thks!
Guest 09-Dec-2006 15:10
I love how your photos draw me in to the scene that you are depicting! I both awestruck and inspired. Thank you!

Doug Nemura 28-Nov-2006 03:15
You are truely an inspiration. I have read your comments in DPReview and look forward to reading your inputs because after seeing your gallery, I can learn by what you have to say. I am so indebted to you for contributing to this forum because you make a lot of sense to this confusing hobby of photography. It's your gallery and those of, say, National Geographic, that I inspire towards....please keep posting and informing. You are one of the best.
ciro 23-Nov-2006 18:16
your love for the nature is immense and your pictures are the confirmation !!!
If the majority of the people in the world would love the nature as you do, the condition of this planet would have been better !
Guest 15-Nov-2006 09:42
Beautiful work and fantastic images! It just made my day :)
jamesMD 24-Oct-2006 00:49
I just can't say it enough. Daniella I love your work. You have such a great eye and produce such stunning images. So very well done.
Paolo Giallonardo08-Oct-2006 07:17
All fabulous images in your site!!
Tina Turk 20-Sep-2006 12:31
Hi Daniella. I am so glad I found your site and read your informative posts at I have saved thousands by buying a 300D, kit lens, and a used 400 5.6 and have captured images that have shocked several members of my photography class who invested thousands in pro gear. I love it. : )
Mike in Palm Springs 20-Sep-2006 12:27
Daniella you are such a great photographer! I've been watching your posts for the past year and love your work. You prove that it isnt the camera but the mine behind it. I just sold all my Nikon pro gear as I have been able to produce better images with a lightweight Canon 350 and lightweight Canon lenses. The heavy pro gear was killing my arm and back and the image quality was not that great. I picked up a 400 5.6 and love it. The rest of the $ is in my son's college account where it belongs! Once again, Nice work!
KeithC 29-Aug-2006 06:37
Hi -pleased to see that you are still on form. Miss you on DPReview - stay happy ! Keith C
William Hartshorn24-Aug-2006 08:00
Daniella.......your eye and imagination are creating some magical images!!!!!!
Best to you....... William
Ryan 26-Jul-2006 04:47
I have been shooting for a long time, and it is this kind of work that inspires me to continue to do what I love. It's one thing to take a picture, but another to capture moments with such intensity. Keep inspiring us.
Ken Geer 25-Jul-2006 05:49
Stunning work! No words to describe your work, you have an excellent eye and a gift. Definitely inspirational!
Brenda 16-Jul-2006 06:25
best regards, nice info
Paul Smirnoff 16-Jun-2006 12:59
I love this site, there is so much information to be found. Thank you. 23-May-2006 15:40
Very interesting. Mike
Guest 11-May-2006 11:08
Stumbled upon your gallery this morning. So happy I did. Awesome work!!
may 05-May-2006 09:15
my hat's off!
you're incredibly talented, especialli in your infrared shots!
Guest 29-Apr-2006 02:39
Very nice work. I enjoyed your photos
Guest 25-Apr-2006 09:58
Daniella you are a true artist with the camera,amazing photo's

Regards Raoul 19-Apr-2006 09:24
Fabulous site.
Guest 17-Apr-2006 16:20
Beautiful work Daniella. Truly inspiring.
Rene 08-Apr-2006 04:10
You are an artist. Beautiful work.
Kumar 02-Mar-2006 23:49
Awesome! I am inspired to take my camera again. Are they digital?
Guest 26-Feb-2006 23:35
Hi Daniella,
your work is awesome! so sensitive, artistic and unique.. I really enjoyed travelling through your galleries. A true pleasure!
rbfresno14-Feb-2006 16:25

"this look like a Sainson's hawk instead of a red-tailed. look it up in a bird ID book. "
Hi Daniella,

Yep, you are right (I looked it up. The leading white wing markings are one identifier). Thanks for the tip. I'm mostly a photographer, and tend to shot first and ID later!. Thanks for taking the time to look and comment!
Guest 09-Feb-2006 09:20
Wow, you have so many amazing pictures! I have such a great time going through and looking at your galleries. It's quite a treat. I especially like your wolves and coyotees gallery. I have never seen wolves photographed so beautifully. Thanks for sharing. :)
Derek 08-Feb-2006 09:52
Hi Daniella,

I am a photography student and I have read eveything I could find about your incredible success with the 400 5.6L + Tamron 1.4Tc combo (on this page, dpreview, and FM). You are the most active and clever photographer and poster that I have ever seen! Your work is a true gift to all of us who are in the world of digital photography.

I just have one important question that I could not find the answer to:

Which camera body gives you the best AF results when you are shooting birds in-flight with the 400 5.6L + 1.4 Tamron combo?

I just bought a 350D and I have been worried that it will not work as well with this combo as at has for users with the 20D in this regard.

I mean not to bother you with such a tired question, but I am exhausted trying to find which camera you used for most of those in-flight action shots that you report good AF performance with.

Kind regards from a new admirer,
Derek (aka Shakt on the FM threads)

PS. No worries if you do not have the time to answer my question, I am just curious and thought I would try.
Guest 05-Feb-2006 19:54
Daniella. Your images are inspiring and make me want to take the next two months off of work to do nothing but travel and take pictures. I'll be a regular visitor!!
Aad 03-Feb-2006 17:26
Hello Webmaster,
Keep up the good work ;-)
Greetings from Aad ( Nederland)

Aad's Website ( )
Steve 31-Jan-2006 05:36
Awesome pictures that inspire!

I only ask this question after trying to figure it ouot and "reproduce" it on my own: With the picture IMG_9421mss.jpg and others in the "Bodie the Ghost Town' gallery, would you mind sharing what sort of post processing was done? They have such a soft unique look to them. I have tried many different digital filters to try to get that look....but have not hit on anything.

Thank you for your beautiful work!
Guest 21-Jan-2006 16:13
Well done! Your pictures are really stunning.
FalconBirder29-Dec-2005 19:29
Season's Greetings Daniella T,

Many thanks for sharing your absolutely FABULOUS images.

I've only had a chance to view your shots of birds of prey but there are some truly CLASSIC ones in your portfolio - in fact some of the best I've seen of, for example, White-tailed Kite.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a highly successful 2006 - may you capture many more UPLIFTING images.

Thanks again and best wishes,


Nick P. Williams, MSc.
Raptor Ecologist
Bristol, England, UK.
Ian Birch22-Dec-2005 18:13
Nice to see you in the popular galleries, you should be at the top.

Regards Ian Birch
JW 16-Dec-2005 23:34
Great pics Daniella, but who are these people that keep asking you questions??!! Do they think you owe them something or get paid per reply? I've just scrolled through these comments and it's question after question! C'mon everyone! Give her a break, and actually "EXPERIMENT WITH" and "USE" your cameras and lenses - you might learn something for yourselves!
Yuvensius 03-Dec-2005 02:32
Hi Daniella,
Those pictures are absolutely beautiful and astonishing. I am just a beginner and still learning to take agood picture.
Tom Storey29-Nov-2005 15:18
Hi Daniella,
Lovely pics. Can I ask you what lens you used to take image 3475 (white eagle). It was taken at 200mm. Thanks Jim and Tom
Marc Vermeulen02-Nov-2005 22:46
I bought myself today a 400/5.6 and I hope that my photos are half as well as yours.
Guest 31-Oct-2005 06:32
I went through all your galleries and I wanted to leave some comments on your best photos but the only problem was that ALL your photos are great. Thank you for sharing your talent and I will be check back often to see your new masterpieces. Take care.

Jom 14-Oct-2005 11:23
Hi Daniella,

I bet even if they take away your will still create this beautiful images your own way like a painter...A great artist!
Bobby Wong Jr.20-Sep-2005 12:42
Excellent work!
Jim 10-Sep-2005 15:49
I just wanted to send you a quick note to tell you how much I appreciate your advice on Rebel XT camera settings and techniques. The -2 contrast and + 1 saturation setting to improve dynamic range has helped me take much better pics. This week I used it for nearly black moose in sunlight and white swans in nearly black water.. worked great. Again thanks!
ES.Enrique 05-Sep-2005 13:56
I'm already in love with you(r work).
Thank you for sharing.
Guest 30-Aug-2005 21:13
I just sent you a private message; would you please e-mail me?
Guest 17-Aug-2005 23:44
Daniella, wonderful! If i can fix my 300D's shutter problem, i will start to take photos again. I love your photos. Thank you.. Sancak
Joel 14-Aug-2005 03:49
Beautiful images, Daniella. Enjoyed touring through your art.
Calgary AB
sara turner12-Aug-2005 23:11
daniella- awesome photos. im overwhelmed with your talen. btw...what does zylen mean? sara (from dpreview)
Guest 11-Aug-2005 15:50
Hi Daniella,
amazing galleries!! such a beauty art in each one, full of life and incredible colors. A true pleasure for my senses.
Best regards,
Andre Lamothe 03-Aug-2005 23:34
J'adore lire tes interventions et voir tes photos. En fait je pense que si jamais tu donnais un cours, je m'inscrirais... Continue de m'épater !
St-Cesaire, Quebec
Guest 28-Jul-2005 14:15
Havent visited your site in quite a while, but what a pleasant surprise! I am very impressed with your work. Please keep it up.

Also, ever think about making a coffee table book or something? Just a thought! ( I would buy one hehe)
Yuriy Stakhnyuk 15-Jul-2005 05:23
Ur pic's Catch my eye!!! Will u tell me how can u make such amazing pic's???

keithallenlaw14-Jul-2005 04:10
I can't find words for your galleries. You are inspiring. Thanks for all the hard work you displayed here for me and others to enjoy. Bless you.

Guest 07-Jul-2005 06:30
Alex Pataky 30-Jun-2005 23:28
Fantastic photos, Daniella.

I wish I could "see" and shoot only a fraction as well as any of yours. Any tips would be appreciated.

By the way, I am down under in Australia so the possibilities here are awesome if you know how.

Thanks for some great inspiration

Guest 24-Jun-2005 09:55
Great gallery Daniella.
Love your birds shots.
I use P&S cameras, tried some DSLR cameras, still looking for a
perfect one for me.
Do you shoot in RAW or JPEG?
Klaus 24-Jun-2005 00:55
Love your color IR pics.

Did you finish the "How to" for the IR pics yet. How can I get
a copy?

Gregory Maxwell 19-Jun-2005 21:03
Hey Daniella, I've been a fan of your work for eons, mostly seeing it on the dpreview forum swhen I dare visit that ugly over-moderated place.

In any case, Wikipedia (the free encyclopedia) could really use a good example near IR photograph for and I think that any one of your pieces would be terrific. In general wikipedia is in need of high quality illustrations which fit well with the articles, ... you might be interested in contributing.

Wikipedia requires that media in the articles be as free as the articles themselves, so you need to release anything submitted under the GFDL or Creative commons license... but since you put screen resolution images up on your pbase page where plenty of people probably steal then without attribution, the GFDL would probably be an improvement... and good exposure. :)

If you have any questions feel free to email me, or write on my wikipedia talk page connected to my user page at:
Stephen Schwartz 19-Jun-2005 06:12
I am very impressed. I would love to meet you and to show you my own work.

Drop me a line.
Guest 10-Jun-2005 05:17
This must be the most incredible Gallery here on PBase...I saw a lot of nice ones...but this one is really the best...and has so much variaty.. the colours are so vibrant...and the compositions unbelivable.....I can spend hours in here studing and learning from you!!! I have added you to my "favorit artists" and will be back here very often. I can see that you and I like the same kind of pictures - you are welcome to visit my gallery, but mine are not at this level. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!
Guest 07-Jun-2005 11:16
I miss you at dpreview also -not sure what happen but I do hope to see you back.
Robert Temple07-Jun-2005 03:58
you are misssed on dp review. heard you have a forum called danilla p. review but it's not coming up on google. do you have a link?
Steve Albano30-May-2005 15:22
I am impressed by your work, and have reviewed your Eastern Sierra Gallery. Looking foward to spending more time in your other galleries.
Kath Brewer23-May-2005 23:12
Fantastic gallery. Thanks for sharing and keep up the excellent work.
John Beck15-May-2005 13:11
Your gallery is most impressive. Very 'professional'. I think your photography makes a great yardstick for which to measures one's own endeavors.

Guest 06-May-2005 05:34
You have some really strong work on these pages. I think that your sense of composition is great. As well, the crisp, vibrance of the colors makes it all pop.

Daniella T.09-Apr-2005 18:56
I am sorry but I have no experience with that lens at all and I did not even know it existed until I read your message. You can ask in the Canon SLR lens forum and I am sure there will be someone who know how the lens perform.
Guest 09-Apr-2005 10:31
Nice and superb pictures you've got there with the Canon Digital RebelXT. I bought the 350D in this part of the world and I a have also purchased the Canon EF 90-300 mm USM lens. I don't know if I have done the right choice by buying the above lens, please advise on that. I love to take photographs of nature and this lens really give the advantage of not having to go near the subject. If there is any advise as to another lens model around the same magnification, please let me know I may be able to return thie for another. Thanks.
Daniella T.04-Apr-2005 06:32

My lens AF a lot faster than yours so I have no problem with ducks in flight. I shoot in Av or M mode and with single focusing.
Steve 01-Apr-2005 01:28
Great gallery!

I have been ataking some photo's of owls and ducks. I got real lucky with the owls but the ducks in flight is a challenge. drebel, 70-300 usm is, shooting in sports mode and manual. My dificulty is focusing with auto it seems to hunt an awful lot and very rarley gets the duck sharp? I've shot in manual at 500-1000 shutter speed and wider F stops to get a deeper DOP but still the results are unsatisfactory. Do you shoot in manual or sports mode? Sports mode does not allow for much DOP but it is supposed to hel with tracking? Let me know your thoughts. TYhank you in advance for your comments.
Daniella T.22-Mar-2005 23:15
hello, I think your photos look good. I use USM in PS amount 400 to 450, 0.2, 0. I don't sharpen my photo on the original size at all, just on the resized image for the web because after resizing the photo loose a bit of sharpness. for resizing I use the default in PS, not sure what it is.
Photos by Shane21-Mar-2005 19:46
Great gallery, I hope to take pictures as good someday. I was wondering what settings you use to sharpen your photos? Also what settings do you use to resize your photos as well (ie, bicubic, bicubic smoother, bicubic sharper). Everytime I resize and sharpen my pictures, you can see jaggies along the edges of contrasting colors, the edges dont look smooth or anti-aliased. Any help would be appreciated.

Didier Vanderperre13-Mar-2005 14:24
I had seen some of your birds pictures at DP review, now that I see them all together your bird galleries are nothing short of incredible. I had a chance to browse through your other galleries who are just as good.
Bryan Thompson 02-Mar-2005 06:40
Hi Daniella, happy to see you're back on dpreview. I am not a member with dpreview but I have learned alot from you by reading your posts and seeing the pictures you take. Keep up the good work. I recently bought a 20D and love it. I tried to register on dpreview but my e mail address was not accepted. Guess i'll have to contact Phil and see what I need to do. Thanks, Bryan.
Daniella T.21-Feb-2005 22:13
I think the Canon with the taped pins is slower than the Tamron. Maybe taping the pins is impairing the AF more. In any case, the 1.4x should give fast enough focusing for panning a bird in flight. if the bird is coming directly at you then that can be a problem even with the bare lens. So when I tried the Canon 1.4x with the 100-400 L lens, I definitly had the feeling that the AF was very slow..and to the point where it was impairing the photos. I did not get that feeling with the Tamron 1.4x adn I don't need to tape the pins, but I did not test this very deeply so I am not sure.

My best advise is to go to a local camera store and try a Tamron standard 1.4x tc and see if it makes a difference.
Steve 21-Feb-2005 21:21

First, let me mention that I greatly admire your work! You are an inspiration for me to continue to learn and a benchmark for what I would like to achieve.

Second, I nedd some help. I have the Canon 400mm f/5.6L lens and the Canon 1.4 tele-extender with the 300d. I've taped the pins, but AF is hit or miss. Lots of hunting and also very slow, especially when I am trying to pan a bird in flight.

What's your secret? I am amazed that you can get it to work with the 2x! Could it be that my mirror is dirty?

Whoops, the rain has stopped. Need to get out and take some pix.

Thanks in advance. Direct e-mail is fine.
Daniella T.09-Feb-2005 00:54
Hi, I cannot know what is best for you between the 100-400 and the 400mm prime. the prime is sharper but does not have the IS. the prime focus faster and work better with a 1.4x teleconverter. I went with the prime becuase not only I am at 400mm most of the time..but I have to use the 1.4x tc most of the that bring me to 560mm without the crop factor about 80% of the time and sometimes I also use the 2x tc for 800mm about 15% of the time..the rest is about 4% of wide angle shots with the kit lens and 1% missed shots because I am too close. when I am too close with the 400mm prime..I take birds panorama if the bird is not flying away. that compensate for the lack of zoom and give me great res :) I choosen the prime for its sharpness wide open and fast focusing. If you need IS then the choose is easy. Both are excellent and you can't go wrong either way.
Guest 09-Feb-2005 00:21
Hi... I've enjoyed looking at your galleries over the past months. I have a question or two for you... I hope you don't mine. I am deciding between the purchase of an EF 100-400 and an EF 400 f/5.6. It looks like you have used both lenses? I am curious... do you find you use the entire zoom range of the 100-400? And in terms of the 400 prime, do you find the lens difficult to shoot hand held?

I'm sure you've heard these type of questions before, but if you wouldn't mind sharing your thoughts with me, I would appreciate it. Thanks, John
Guest 30-Jan-2005 21:43
Hello there! I must say, your photos are quite beautiful. I think it will take me weeks to view them all, but I'll enjoy doing so. I noticed that you used both the Canon EOS 300 Digital Rebel and the Canon EOS 20D, among other cameras. I'm currently trying to decide between the two and would very much appreciate it if you could tell me what you think of each one in hopes of helping me come to a decision. Thanks in advance and keep up the great work! Mark
Ole Krogh22-Jan-2005 08:31
Hi Daniella,
Thankyou very much for all the nice comments at my site.I will answer you in a few days.I was inspired by your answer on dpreview and your pictures to keep the iso up at 400 and got some very good shots yesterday in good light of the Great Northern Diver.
Daniella T.17-Jan-2005 06:16
I use the Tamron standard. It does not report to the camera so no need for taping the pins. The pro TC will report to the camera and thus the camera will not AF unless the pins are taped. I am not sure the 2x Canon will not be sharper though, I have not tried it.
Rod Kampf 17-Jan-2005 02:18
That is an astounding pic with the 2.0x. I'm sold...the 400mm it shall be (sorry bigma). One question: Tamron makes two versions of both the 1.4x and the 2.0x. The "SP Pro" (more expensive versions) and the regular (cheaper) ones. I'm going to eventually get both the 1.4 and the 2.0. With that nice "L" glass I'm assuming I should get the more expensive versions of both? Or does it really matter? Thanks for all your time and trouble!
Rod Kampf
Daniella T.16-Jan-2005 19:02
If you are a sharpness freak get the 400mm F5.6 L prime. No way the bigma will have the same sharpness, contrast and colours, even at 400mm and stoped down. the 400mm prime is so good that it can be used wide open and there is no difference. that will not happen with the bigma and I can see the lack of detail especialy at distance on photos taken with that Sigma lens. it is a good Sigma lens but there is just no comparison with the L prime. If you want to use a 1.4x tc, the prime will give you a lot better result and super sharp 560mm. if you wnat to use a 2x the prime will still give you better results.

Yep..I can't see much difference between the 400mm prime alone and the with the 1.4x tc. and here is one with the 2x tc wide open, 100% crop unprocessed:

I find the 2x tc degradation to be more noticeable at far distance but still not bad. I can see the degradation when stacking both 1.4x and 2x tc on the 400mm prime, or maybe it is just me who can't manualy focus right, not sure.

the Tamron 1.4x is better because it will not report the aperture to the camera. the Canon 1.4x should be a tad better for quality but it will report to the camera and you will need to tape the pins. your choice. I personaly have such good result with the Tamron that I coudl not care to pay more for the Canon tc and have to worry about the pins taping.

Rod Kampf 16-Jan-2005 18:00
Hi Daniella
Have enjoyed your work and opinions on FM, PBase, and DPReview. Am currenty shooting with a DRebel and have turned into a SHARPNESS FREAK after getting a 17-40L. Am deciding between a Bigma + 1.4x and/or 2.0x Tamron......or going to a 400/5.6L with same tc's. The idea of a zoom is nice but if the 400mm will have more "pop" in terms of sharpness/contrast I'll buy the prime.
1. Will the 400mm have noticeably more sharpness?
2. Is it true that you can't tell much difference with the 1.4x over the bare lens with the 400(I belive you mentioned that in FM's reviews)?
3. And if I go with the 400 would the more expensive 1.4x be better than the cheaper Tamron?
Many, many thanks!!! I appreciate your opinions after seeing your work-
Rod Kampf
Daniella T.16-Jan-2005 04:40
I have the time to do all this because I never sleep :)

I am not sure what frame you are refering too but I don't have any action to do this so any one of them is custom made in Photoshop.
Leif 15-Jan-2005 17:52
Hi Daniella,
just bought a 20D and a couple of lenses. Came across you in several forums a zillion times. How dou you find the time to do such amazing shots, post a few hundred forum threads ... , amazing.

One question. Would you reveal how you create your frames and matte. Commercial set of PS actions or selfmade. I tried to locate you workflow gallery, but could not find it. Any comments greatly appreciated, you could be a real time saver.

Keep up the great work.
Leif, Germany
Daniella T.15-Jan-2005 08:15
hi, I am not sure what image you don't see. There are problems with pbase and many of my photos show only a broken link but I had many replies yesterday for a thread with lots of images and no one mentioned not being able to see the images, so not sure.
Howard 14-Jan-2005 20:12
I have been following your postings in the Digital Rebel dpreview forum for quite a while. I have greatly enjoyed your images and advice. Recently, I have had a problem viewing your images. Early on, I was able to view your images as part of your dpreview forum postings. Recently, your images to not show up on the dpreview forum postings; the text portion of the posting comes though just fine. Almost all images of other forum participants display just fine in their postings. I have Comcast broadband internet access. Question: Is there a problem with the pbase server?? Your sight is popular; do you have a total bit limit on the server? Any suggestions on how one can see your images on dpreview forums? I found your pbase gallery address in one of the replies to your posting of today. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Daniella T.11-Jan-2005 04:47
thanks :) I am afraid that the birds get most of the merit on that one :) 10-Jan-2005 17:38
Hello Daniela,

Just wanted to give respect for your wonderful photography. I especially love your beautiful bird photography - thank you for taking the pictures I could only dream of capturing.

Great work!

A new regular visitor,
Daniella T.02-Jan-2005 03:07

I don't think I have a Knob Billed hornbill. but what ever I have on my web site is all I have.
Jon 01-Jan-2005 02:07
Hi Daniella,

I am working a mount of a knob Billed hornbill For my local museum of natural history, and by doing a google search, you're picture was one of the very few that showed up.

Do you by chance have any other photos of this speices that show the whole bird. Especially some that would show good eye color detail?

Thanks so much!
Guest 22-Dec-2004 11:02
Hi Daniella,
Congratulation for the infrared images. I had never seen anything similar.
I read, in one of your guests' comments, that you explained the procedure you use to enhance their colors.
Is that explanation still available? I would love to read it.
I also read something you answered about hot spots and hot mirrors on a digital camera, but I could not find the original question, or the rest of the subject. Can you tell me how to find it?
Thank you, very much,
Joao Carvalho
Daniella T.15-Dec-2004 02:58
Hello, I use the 80-200 F2.8 L for the people candid photos and the kit lens for most of my landscapes..the fall photos were taken with the kit lens for the most part.
Aaron V 14-Dec-2004 18:04
hey Daniella,
Your pics have a lot of pop to them! Great job. Do you mind my asking what your predominant lens is that you use for the bulk of your work? Especially the people shots and the fall landscapes.
lorin niculae07-Dec-2004 14:28
visiting your galleries was a visual delight!
trully inspiring...
Daniella T.04-Dec-2004 17:17
I shoot .jpg 95% of the time. I set it to sharpness 0, contrast -2 and saturation +1 always. I rarely have to post process my photos except for occasional lelvel adjustment and resizing and USM.
Dom 04-Dec-2004 12:51
Hello Daniella

When I see your pictures I just can say one word ... wow ! I like them a lot, there are just like I'd like them to be. I wish I'd be able one day to make such great pictures too.
Ted Torres 03-Dec-2004 19:28
Hello Daniella,

Stunning and Professional Photography throughout Your Portfolios!!! As others have said, You Certainly Prove the Potential DSLR has as The Photographic Medium of the Future! AMAZING WORK! I'm Very new to DSLR and photography in general and hope you don't mind if I try and learn from your work and emulate the successes you've achieved! I have a Long ways to go! If by chance you can visit My site, it is at, username is "torretab"! I'd Greatly Appreciate and Value Your Opinion for Improvemnts!!!

Thanks for Sharing Your Talents!

xianan26-Nov-2004 00:50
Daniella, I became a frequent visitor to your gallery a long time ago. I really like the pictures you have here. really wonderful. As I remember, you told that you did not use the raw to shot with your 300D, is that right? How about with your 20D, do you shot with raw or still with JPG? If you use raw, do you mind showing us how you process your pictures? like use what software, or what skills you use? If you still use JPG most of the time, usually what parameters do you use with the 20D? What do you do usually for the post-processing? I am a beginner with a 10D , I believe I can learn a lot from you.
Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful work.
Xianan 23-Nov-2004 03:18
Hi Daniella, It's an old friend from the Minolta forum, stopping by for a visit. Someone posted a link to your site, as proof of how good digital can look. They were arguing about digital verses film. You made the digital side of the argument look pretty good. LOL!!
Seriously Daniella., gorgeous galleries. Glad to see your still making art through your lens. Are you still pursuing the 3D graphics work? Would love to see how some of that turned out.
Anyways, come by and see us sometime. There's still some of the old regulars there. Jose, Desmond, myself, and many others now have our long awaited 7D. And we're veeeery happy about it. :-D
Stay cool, Daniella.

'Charter Member of the Konica Minolta 7D Adoption Society'
Daniella T.22-Nov-2004 20:40
Hello, Sorry I never owned a 10D but a 300d (digital rebel). I am not sure what is your shapness problem but you must know that Canon cameras don't have a weak AA filter like the Nikon d70 does. They require a bit more sharpening because of that. the 20d is 8 mp instead of 6, so there is an increse in res but it is not all that much I think. Here is a comparison between the 300d and the 20d:

I find the 20d about the same sharpness of the 300d when used with the same lens..and that is the main thing here..the glass! cheapo glass give cheapo results. the increase in res is there no doubt..but it is not enough to justify an upgrade I think. I beleive that you may have other problem than just resolution if you can't get sharp prints. I do even with the 300d when I print at 16 x 20. you may have AF problem with your 10D, or it might be that your lens is not sharp enough. Hard to tell without knowing what you use as lens and what is the problem you have.

The level of noise from the 300d to 20d is amazing..for exemple, the level of noise from the ISO 400 on the 300d is about the same as the ISO 200 on the d70, but the ISO 800 on the 20d is about the same as the ISO 200 on the 300d.

here is a 100% crop, no resizing and no sharpening, straight out of the 20d:

and here is one with 2 teleconverter stacked, again 100% crop, no resizing or sharpening and straight out of the 20d..yes it still AF fine with all that, just a bit slower.:

Guest 22-Nov-2004 14:36
Hi Daniella,
I've seen you have tested/owned both Canon D10 and D20. I would be grateful to hear your advice about sharpness increase of D20 vs.D10. I own both D10 and Nikon D70 and would be ready to upgrade from D10 to D20 if it's worth in terms of increasing size of my prints. My preferences are landscape and wildlife photography.
I've seen several pics taken with D20 on Pbase or on the web-reviews but my impression is that, also with more resolution, D20 images have details that are less sharp than D10.
Could you tell me your impression about that?
Many thanks in advance and kind regards.
PL Spezzati
Tom 19-Nov-2004 12:16
Impressive Efforts ! Do you know of Live Journal ? I have seen and read your comments on . Besides your comments and photos you seem to be a mystery ? I guess that sort of lends to you being such a legend, mmm . . . Anyway, you are an amazing photographer all the same it seems. LOLove.
Tony Botelho15-Nov-2004 03:48
You are truly an inspiration Danille.Great style and most excellent work.Iamsure alot of us will try to catch up to you.Congratulations and keep up the excellent work
Tony Botelho
Jim Woodworth06-Nov-2004 02:52
The 20D looks like a great camera. Yes, I now that it's the photographer who creates the image, but the photographer needs adequate tools. The body of work in these galleries shouts over and over that you are a great photographer.

You've heard it over and over again, I hope you don't get tired of it - you do outstanding work - thanks for the inspiration.
Kris 30-Oct-2004 11:00
Hi Daniella,

As photographer I also represent other collegues. And You have really nice work .
Cooperation will bring some money for You , I believe. If the tecnical side is okay ( 6 mio pixel is a must ) you will be published on cards,calendars and other printing stuff. Please contact me,after visiting my online library. Kris Coppieters
Guest 21-Oct-2004 17:08
Daniella, I must say I am envious of your eye for great shots. I hope I may be as great of a photographer as you someday.
Daniella T.20-Oct-2004 20:53

to know how to set up a shopping kart, log into your paypal account and click on help. the shopping cart is from paypal, not from pbase..then you paste the code here in your image description in pbase. You must get your own code from paypal.
Kay Goodman 20-Oct-2004 18:18

We have a mutual friend, Tim J. He sent me a link to your work. It is fantastic. Can you tell me how you set up the program so that people can order your prints. Pbase says they did not help you with this. I would be interested in doing something similar. THANKS! Keep up the great work. Kay G.
Sam 13-Oct-2004 12:28
First I wanted to thank you for your wonderful pics. They are magnificent.

Second, I followed up the links from dpreview, and I must say that your Quenya-poem is great!

Keep up the great work!
Guest 29-Sep-2004 21:06
It's the only term that comes close to adequately describing your work. You are what I want to be when I "grow up." GREAT work!

Richard 28-Sep-2004 22:14
IDs available through Sidney W Dunkle's book 'Dragonflies through binoculars' Oxford UP
Richard Rowe 28-Sep-2004 03:33
really impressive dragonfly photos, was the auto set to sports mode?

Al Sheppard 15-Sep-2004 04:15
Dear Daniella: I have enjoyed your infra red photos many times. I am a 79 year old photographer. My wife and I will be in San Jose Thursday and Friday for some business and might have a couple hours free. Is there any way we might have a quick meet with you to talk about photography?

YOur work is beautiful.


Al Sheppard
Guest 19-Jul-2004 02:56
YOU ROCK!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Werner 13-Jul-2004 18:31
Hi Daniella,

I just followed the link from a dpreview posting. Really great pictures, some of the most fantastic landscape pictures I've ever seen (any pictues from Australia in the future? One's like Peter Lik or Peter Jarver are earning big money with less quality pictures!).
I'm quite surprised about the quality of the pictures shot with the 300D and the kit lens! I wasn't so satisfied with it and so I waited for the D70. But obviously it depends on the one at the shutter botton too ;-)

Phil Preston 02-Jul-2004 21:46
Daniella - Enjoyed looking at your photos very much. Excellent work. I wondered if you would like to be a guest photographer on my website If you are interested, please email me and I will send further details.

Regards, Phil
Kevin Peer 29-Jun-2004 21:16
Hello Daniella,

You are doing beautiful work - it's a real pleasure to see how you interpret the landscape!

I was wondering what professional printing facility you use. I have had too much of a headache trying to print my own work and would like to take it to a facitily that really knows what they are doing.

Many thanks,
Kevin Peer
Randy Harrison26-Jun-2004 16:50
You have some beaufiful work. Very inspiring. I miss not having an option to shoot Infrared as I was just starting to enyoy it.
Randy Harrison
chyeheng22-Jun-2004 02:46
Hi Daniella,

Your works are excellent! I like the way you master over composition and light. Some shots really wonder are those really on this planet called Earth? Thanks for letting us see the beauty of this world
fkg 03-Jun-2004 17:22
Hi Daniella. Great Photos you take and present to us. Pity we cannot understand the comments that accompany your posts. I mean this kindly as when I follow threads in dpreview forums it is not kind of you to make us wonder what you are saying to the reader
Daniella T.03-Jun-2004 09:59
I have not seen any snakes. in any case, they stay away from humans.
CJ 03-Jun-2004 04:47
You got some amazing shots at Joshua Tree NP. Did you run into any of those pesky snakes while shooting out there? My wife cannot stand snakes, so I don't know how I'm going to get her to visit that location with me.
Daniella T.01-Jun-2004 05:21
It's a lot of post-processing to make the color IR. Black and white is just converting to grayscale.
Alex 31-May-2004 11:07

Hi Daniella,
congratulations for your photos!

I own a Minolta Dimage 7 and I would like to shoot some IR photos.
How much do you work on your color IR photos (with Photoshop, I mean) to obtain the wonderful results we can see?
Tobias Lundgren 24-May-2004 08:27
Hi Daniella.

I must say your pictures are all fantastic. I own a 300D myself and really trying to take nature pictures all the time. I really love nature.
Keep up the good work.
You really have the eye....
Best regards

//Tobias Lundgren, Sweden
gregoryb23-May-2004 16:14

You have some fantastic images in your gallery! I didn't look through all, but your composition, IR technique and PS skills really show. Makes me realize how insignificant my own skills are! :)

Thanks for sharing them!

-- Greg
Daniella T.05-May-2004 09:31
it was taken in later afternoon. It is in Joshua Tree national park, California.
Chris 04-May-2004 04:05
The lighting on the Joshua tree photos is just amazing. It almost looks like Mars or something. Were those sunrise or sunset photos? I must visit that location someday, it really doesn't look like anything I've ever seen on this planet. Where were they taken?
Chris 04-May-2004 04:03
Daniella, your photos are inspiring to this novice photographer. You are obviously blessed with an amazing backyard, and more importantly an eye for great shots. I'm saving for a D70 right now, but you have at least 2 prints I've just got to have (the Joshua tree - wow!).

Do you make your living as a photographer? I would certainly hope so with talent like that. You make me want to go our and shoot, shoot, and shoot some more. Thanks for the inspiration.
Daniella T.01-May-2004 01:26
the shopping cart is a paypal feature. refer to your paypal help for how to set it up.
Guest 29-Apr-2004 19:36
Hello Daniella,
You are a wonderful photographer.. something definitely to aspire to.
How did you set up your pbase account with software that would let you display and sell your work with the shopping cart?
I want to eventually do that once I get a big enough collection of work I think would sell.
My gallery is over at bytephoto.
I have a small gallery here but nothing to write home about lol.
Thanks for any tips you can give me.
Guest 27-Apr-2004 22:11

You have such wonderful photo's and a great website. Thank you for all the great input you provide at DPReview. Your abilities are astounding. O.K.... Now, I really love your layout and was wondering if I could use your design on my PBase sight (slightly modified of course to use one of my photo's). Would that be O.K.? Of course, I don't even know if I could do it as I have no clue how to really go about modifying and using stylesheets.

Have a great day. Pam
Guy Schmickle27-Apr-2004 02:16
And one more thing...sorry for the typo of your name. It's been a long day and I'm getting a little blurry-eyed! :-)
Guy Schmickle27-Apr-2004 02:13
Hey Danielle. Thanks for taking the time to wander through my galleries and all the comments you left. They mean alot coming from one as talented as you. In my opinion you have one of the best collection of landscape images on PBase. It doesn't seem to matter what camera you're using (as with most good photographers). So keep on shooting and I'll keep dropping by to have a look!
Guest 23-Apr-2004 02:02
I really find your photos exciting and I loved them. Did you take them in Arizona?
well to make this short I will just say I admire your ability to take great shots!
Good luck!
Ken Dunn 18-Apr-2004 03:10
I love your infrared shots, so much that i had to go and buy me a D7 to play around with, lol. I am usually a realist ( but I need to try something different. Thanks for sharing, and I will let you know how it works!! Keep it up, Kenny
Matt 17-Apr-2004 10:00
Hi Daniella

I don't have a pbase account but I was given your link from someone at Bytephoto. Your work is amazing. Thankyou so much for sharing such wonderful pictures. You are an inspiration.

Anna Pagnacco16-Apr-2004 10:13
Thank you for visiting my gallery so I had the chance to find out yours....
Great work on Infrared favorites.Congratulations! Anna
Daniella T.06-Apr-2004 20:40
This can only be a genetic defect. it is not an evolutionary breakthrough :) Bad genetic mutation happen often in nature but there is not much chance that this bad mutation will be passed on because such mutan usualy don't find mate if they manage to survive.
Matt Turner 05-Apr-2004 05:18
A genetic response to a rapidly changing world?
Daniella T.01-Apr-2004 05:40
that bird does have a deformed beak. I don't know if it's from DDT but I would doubt it since DDT has been banned so long ago and this bird is not so old.

I saw him again and he was in the same state, so yes that beak is deformed. I was also wondering why but he seems to be living fine with this condition.
matt 01-Apr-2004 04:03
Whats up with the Western Bluebirds beak (image IMG_6581canoncrop.jpg)? It almost seems like the bird has DDT related disfigured beak. Maybe it's just the angle of the shot...probably nothing. Like the rest of your work. Very Nice!!!
Paul Robinson 30-Mar-2004 15:04
Very impressive shots! Very inspiring!!
Vladimir 27-Mar-2004 01:00
Intoxicating and fascinating! I have not seen such strong and beautiful images in a long time. Would love to see some of your Black and White work.
Alan Reinhart 22-Mar-2004 17:28
Greetings Ms. Daniella!

I'm moved by the quality of your work add my voice to the chorus of praise you've gotten for your photographs. I love the smooth creamy look you've gotten in the LA views and redwood pano's. Well - they ALL seem to have that great 'look' you've developed. Good Stuff! I will pass a link on to friends.
Paul Hagood 20-Mar-2004 02:51
Hi Daniella -
Your work is some of the most beautiful I've seen - period! You have a great eye. I went to your link for your IR workload, but there were just photos (OK, just Great Photos) on it. Would you be willing to copy the text of your intended IR workflow page to me, or give me the correct link?

Thanks so much for sharing your work!
Andres Posada 16-Mar-2004 17:32
Your work is just stunning!! I am glad I happened to stumble into your galleries, they haver been of much inspiratrion for me.
Thank you for sharing. Take care,
Andres Posada
Guest 16-Mar-2004 12:10
I realy like your photos.
Kropot 09-Feb-2004 17:33
Stunning shots. Gone do some with my 300D soon. Very inspirational.

Flavio Fagundes 30-Jan-2004 12:13
Your photos are beautiful, one day i will take pictures like that.

Flavio Fagundes

ps.: I have a 300D and bought this Sigma 70-300 APO Macro Super II, But the autofocus never worked since I received it. The worst part, is that here in brazil has no sigma servece and this lens a friend bring from US to me. You AF works fine?
markarts 25-Jan-2004 07:36
I love your photography and your sence of capture, I thought that if I was going to ask anyone about something you might just be the person to ask.

If you mind can I ask you a few questions about the canon rebel?

I have more than a few questions and love to get your direction on my thoughts if thats not a problem.

Take care
looking forward to talking with you.
Chris Gregerson 22-Jan-2004 05:23

I would like to know if your photos are represented by a stock photo services.

I found your pages when searching for "infrared" and "Canon digital rebel". I see you're selling prints, but don't see a way to license your images for stock photography. Are they included in a catalog somewhere?

I didn't see an email address on your pbase site, but please reply by email.


Chris Gregerson
Zane Paxton16-Jan-2004 01:00

I am really moved by the depth and quality of your work. Your web presentation skills are impressive as well.
Guest 08-Jan-2004 22:51
I was lucky enough to find your pages today because you were loading some photos to:

Boy do I feel cheated that I have missed not having you on my favorite artist list since I joined this past spring. So many good galleries to see – you live in an area that is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


Now I have you on my favorite list!
Guest 24-Nov-2003 14:47

Your death valley shots are awsome! By the way, Ansel would like his camera back. (I read this comment somewhere else and I thought it appropriate for your work.

Tom 21-Nov-2003 14:19
Oh Daniella, SIGH . . .Your Art leaves me speechless !!! LOLove > > >
Eric 19-Nov-2003 16:25
First i would like to tell you that your pictures are beautiful. you do excellent work. Second, I was wondering if you could tell me a little more about how you have done your IR photographs. I know you said you use the hoya R72 filter. Have you shot any of them with your Dig Reb? What is your workflow? i know that the pics with the R72 come out very red. how do you make them so beautiful like the park scenes. How did you get the trrees white with the bench and sky natural colors? I would love for you to email me to help answer these questions. MY email is . Thank you so much.
Anthony 17-Nov-2003 03:44
Hello Daniella...

First of all I must compliment you on your great pictures, I think you have captured many scenes beautifully.

Second, can i ask you....I was looking at your Death Valley pics and zoo pics and was wondering if you use a filter like a polariser at all? Do you use any sort of filter on your Oly700. I have the oly C730 and have a polariser filter that I use outdoors.

Could you please email me the answer to
I am going to America this year and would love to capture some pics like yours.

FastUno 15-Nov-2003 22:48
Love the bird shots. What kind of lens do you use? Can you recommend one over another. I am currently using Sigma 70-300 & Sigma 28-80mm. I would very much appreciate your comments. Check out some of my pics......
Mike T 06-Nov-2003 20:09
Hi Daniella,

I couldn't get my normal handle "Mike T" that I have used online since 1985, so I am known as wild-mike on

Your photos are very nice, I have shown them to other members of my family too. I especially like the Bryce and Zion photos. I lived in Arizona for 20 years and hiked in the Grand Canyon about 30 times on the unmaintained trails.

Please visit a website that I put together for boaters in my area (Western New York). The address is

I have posted a lot of pictures this past year. Keep up the great photography.

Tom Grey 06-Nov-2003 16:54
Hi Daniella -- On a forum on dpreview, I think you asked me about digiscoping birds (you linked to the woman in Manitoba who does really great digiscopes), and also where to find particular birds, like kites and night-herons. I answered you there, but it was after the thread had died out, and you may not have seen it.

In case you're still interested, a good spot where you can find both kites and night-herons is Shoreline Park in Mountain View, go in at the San Antonio Road entrance. Black-crowned Night-herons are in the Forebay, the basin right as you walk in, and White-tailed Kites will fly overhead and perch in trees along the levee trail. Email me if you'd like to know more about where to find birds for photographing around here. You take such great pictures, I'd love to see the results!

I have lots of bird digiscopes, most of them not as good as the woman in Manitoba. Mine were taken with a not very good Olympus p & s, though with a good scope. I've recently bought a Canon 300D and am starting to supplement the digiscoping with photographs through that. Just starting to learn -- have a couple of first efforts posted.

Best, Tom Grey
Daniella T.05-Nov-2003 22:53
I guess you shooted the fall in different lighting condition that I did. you must wait until that is a less harsh light without direct sunlight and use a tripod with longer exposure. that also help to blurr the water and that is a nice effect on that waterfall.

the photo was shot in RAW..but this it not why the light is is because it is late afternoon and the sun is not the harsh noon sun directly above.

We did had some scary moments in the Sierra when there was lighting and thunder at 12,000 feet...You seem to be really close to the lighting when it happens there. I wish that I had the 300d then.

As for the shot of the bay bridge...I did not knew about this...nobody bothered us and there was some police car at some point but they did not ask us what we were doing. Why would they forbid picture of the bridge because what hapened in New York? after all you can take the bay bridge easily from the other shore.

I don't know where we took it..we had to walk and hike and park farther was not really a street but sort of in the field. We took it from Mistery Island. We parked the car down there and there was a lot of people taking photos from the parking but we walked up the hill in the direction of the bridge. Are you sure about that the authority will not let people take photo? this place seem to be private..not a governement place.
Karl Gohl04-Nov-2003 20:00
I got here from the your post in the DPReview 300D forum. I looked at many of
your pix -- very nice! I'm guessing you live in Northern California since you have
pix of some of my wife & my favorite places: SF, Big Basin, Mammoth Lakes area,
Little Lakes Valley, and Saddlebag Lake area. (I live in Los Altos.)
BTW: you sure had nice clouds in the sky for a lot of your Sierra shots -- often when
we've been there the sky is cloudless blue (beautiful to be under, but some clouds
sure help the pix.)

If you have the time to answer a couple of questions, I would appreciate it. My
email is

1. Your shot of Berry Creek Falls: Were you able to get so much shadow detail because
you used RAW? Here is my picture from earlier this year:

I had to blend multiple JPEG exposures to get detail in the shadows without having the
water blow out. Did you try a JPEG of the same shot and find that you were unable
to get shadow detail when exposure was low enough to keep the water from blowing out?
Or were you just lucky that the whole face of the falls was evenly lit (I've probably
been there 20 times, and don't ever recall seeing it so evenly lit.)
Although I've had my d30 for 2 years (and Rebel for a couple of weeks), I'm still trying
to get a good feel for how much RAW buys.

2. Your shot of Bay Bridge from Yerba Buena island: I have a book that lists places to
take pictures in SF and it calls it "The picture you can't take". IIRC, it says that
after 9/11, the authorities won't let people take that shot. If it's not a secret,
could you tell me how you got the shot -- where did you park, did anyone hassle you,
do you "know somebody", etc.

Thanks again for sharing you pix.

Guest 30-Oct-2003 19:52
I found this gallery several months back and I keep returning to it over and over. They are beautiful photos Daniella. I enjoy your other galleries as well.

Guest 29-Oct-2003 09:41
best pics on the whole pbase!
Guest 23-Oct-2003 07:51
Great pictures. Are you the Daniella that was such an enthusiast for the C2100 and the C700? Or is your name just the same. If so, you have moved on a bit since then!
scott 19-Oct-2003 14:58
Hi Daniella, could you drop me an email and let me know where you get your prints done, I have a poster I did that is approx 20 x 20 and some people want to buy one so I need a good place to order it from. thanks Scott Bass
Pratibha 19-Oct-2003 01:21

Marvellous Pictures..keep clicking....
Thanks for sharing..
Chimera 11-Oct-2003 08:29
Hi Daniella,

I'm litteraly charmed by your photos, they have something very elegant in the composition and poetic. I have not seen a lot of IR shots but your ones were truly wonderful and I am greatly surprised by the atmosphere it gives to the pictures. Well, not only the IR photos, the others are a true pleasure for the eyes either especially the black and white ones. Btw, they deserve much more than my words so thanks.

Thank you very much for sharing this, you've a great talent!
Bonne continuation!

Jean Chimera.
Dave Lloyd 26-Aug-2003 03:31
Daniella, I'm a photographer working in bangkok. Just want to say your work is inspiring. I visit your site often to get ideas. Keep up the good work.
Zane Paxton11-Aug-2003 07:42
A visual feast for the eyes. Beautiful, beautiful work.

Zane Paxton
buddy boy 08-Aug-2003 08:10

Awesome visions! Never seen something similar since Ansel Adams!
Guest 06-Aug-2003 02:35
Absolut-ly inspiring stuff.
Daniella T.05-Aug-2003 04:50
For everyone who asked me how to set up a paypal shopping cart, you have to login into your paypal account and get the code from there. You have to view the help file in paypal if you don't know how to set it up. Then you copy the code and past it into your image description here at pbase.
JD Anderson03-Aug-2003 15:54
Hello Daniella,
Your photographic style is amazing to me. You have captured some amazing sights in a way that others miss. You have a great eye and I enjoyed looking at your work. Several people have asked you about how to set up the shopping/Paypal on your Pbase site. Any advice you may have to offer would be greatly appreciated!
JD Anderson
onlyamoment28-Jul-2003 17:18
Hi Daniella, love your IR work and am saving up for the proper filter for my D100. My question is about how to set up a Paypal purchase system on my site like you have on yours. Would you mind sharing with me how you did that, or direct me to the help I might need to do that? Thanks in advance,
digipixels 28-Jun-2003 19:44
Daniella! Your infrared images are such an inspiration to me! I am a Canon SLR user but my first digital camera was the Minolta 7 and I just recently found out that it can capture infrared. It is now being dusted off and ready to experiment! I've been surfing all day looking for information as to the best filter to use. Have you used anything other than the Hoya R72?
Guest 14-Jun-2003 12:44
Wonderfull. I didn't know that colour IR's could be so beautifull. Or... may be you combined two pictures - IR and regular... Anyway - pictures are very nice. I'll try colour IR's myself. And another thing I learned from you - option to sell your pictures from pbase pages. Very nice option. So thank you a lot. ;-)

Brent 14-Jun-2003 12:09
Your work is excellent! The IR photographs are very very impressive.

How do you get such nice nive and sharpness in your IR photographs. Any help in this regard would be deeply appreciated.

Guest 13-Jun-2003 21:58
Hello Daneilla! My name is M. Dulany and I post on pbase. I take mostly sports action pictures. You may view my work on I think your work is outstanding and requires a great eye. My complliments to you.

I had written Emily Humprey inquiring how to automate payment on pbase, and she referred me to you. I am a paypal member, but do not know how to set it up. Would you consider sharing information with me. My e-mail address is Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks! M. Dulany
Guest 06-Jun-2003 00:53
Infrared advise needed
I have a new Canon A70 camera. The filter I am using is a Tiffin #87 filter. It is black, and sees only IR light.
The results I am getting are very Infrared, indeed, but the focus is crap. How is it your pics are so sharp? I know the G1 does great IR...but still.....
Could it be the filter I am using is too much for the camera? I am going to get a r72 filter also.
Any ideas on how to focus? What do you do?
Guest 05-Jun-2003 18:04
hello daniella, the mistic woods is so beautifull, i have a olympus d-550 zoom and share your comments about it, it's a great camera. thanks a lot
Cheryl 04-Jun-2003 21:25
Rachel was nice enough to give me your link so I could see all your wonderful IR photos. I haven't seen them all yet but so far I am very impressed. I'd love to know how you get the colors etc. very fine work!
click03-Jun-2003 23:20
URL correction:
click03-Jun-2003 23:14
Your use of pBase for an online shop for your photos is very impressive. I'm very interested in how you did this. If I'm able to do somthing similliar, then I'll put some of my best pictures on this site.

I tried to send you a message, but this feature seems to be disabled. I can look at your HTML code to get some Idea. Could probably copy then modify some of your code. How much business are you getting as a result of this approach?

Links to my other OL pictures can be found at the following URL:
Guest 02-Jun-2003 22:52
Hi Daniella!
I'm Gino from France. I recently ordered an Infrared filter: Hoya RM72. Which filter model do you use in the IR galleries? What would you say about B+W or Tiffen filters? The Hoya RM90 model seems to be perfect, what do you think?
Again great IR galleries! I'll share mine but I ordered yesterday my Hoya filter at B&H web site (cheapest than anywhere else)
Bye ans thanks again!
Guest 13-May-2003 09:57
The pleasure of envy does not often manifest but can be so in seeing young talent such as yours.
Edward 12-May-2003 22:15
I am new to IR and I am about to order the D7.I really love your work.Is it possible to aks you a few questions about how you do certain things.One thing I am really interesed in is the ability to capture shots with the cyan and light red color tones.Is this feasible with this camera.?I have read a few forums about your work and it appears you use Photoshop to manipulate your images.I suppose once I take the shot in NIR then the sky is the limit as far as manipulating the image to your own personal tastes and liking.
Again,your work is wonderful.
Michele08-May-2003 13:32
Your photo's are terrific. I strive to get to where you are. Have you taken photography classes ?? Glad you posted on Sony Forum or I would have missed this.
Laurence Matson05-May-2003 08:44

Thanks for your comment on this image:

In looking through your images, I am very impressed. I like the way you use the additional tools for filtering. And of course I love the dogs.

Donato 25-Apr-2003 14:24
Hi Daniella. I took a peek at your galleries after someone posted a link to it on the canon slr forum on dpreview. You've taken so many beautiful photos. You're clearly very talented and no doubt you extracted far more keepers than I or many others would have in the same situation. Keep up the great work and thanks so much for sharing your work. it's truly inspirational!
Bruce Omori 25-Apr-2003 00:02
Hi Daniella! Came across one of your posts at DPR and followed your link to your photos... Awesome!!! You are a very talented photographer! Your photos are so well composed with great emphasis on the lighting... Superb!!! I wish you much success in selling your photos. I know you'll do well! :)

Jal23-Apr-2003 13:55
Hi Daniella,
Thank you for your nice comments on my 'Rust' Gallery.
I feel honored as it comes from a great photographer like you.
Your work is very inspiring for amateurs like me.
Franziska Lang18-Apr-2003 13:31
Daniella, you have some incredible photos here. Wow. I especially looked through your Death Valley gallery (found that one on the front page of PBase and that's how I came here) and your photos have really made me want to go there, too. I'll be stopping by again to see your latest photos. Thanks for sharing! Franziska.
Don Northup17-Apr-2003 23:46
Hello Daniella, :) :-) Thanks for your comment on my big fish thread, I am glad you liked the red one. Even with that focus style. I got sick of the flame in that thread so I am posting at Network 54-photoshare side. You should post ir over there, it would draw nice critiques, and we would be happy to see you. DPR to full of rookies, too many for me now so I hope you stop in or drop an email. Bye. I am looking at your soft stuff now. I will miss chatting with you, if you don't stop in!! Bye.
John 25-Feb-2003 16:29

Thank you for sharing your pictures, you took with the C-700. I have one and it is a great camera, but the person taking the pictures makes for great pictures. You are one of those people.

Thank you,

Guest 12-Feb-2003 08:13
Hi Daniella,
This is just to inform you that I am now banned from posting in Dpreview.
This happened dispite the fact that none of my postings contain abrusive remarks against any person in particular, except to warn posters not to feed the trolls.
I have sent an email to They have not reply yet.
I am not sure what will be my next step to get myself back. I could use another name, but I would prefer a more proper way.
Anyway, if I cannot find my way back, I will still be happy. This is because I once have the opportunity to know all the nice people in the Minolta Forum, especially you. Your IR technique have given me one of the best time of my life in photography.
Let just remember me as a good sacrifice for acheiving peace in the Minolta Forum.
Please accept my heartfelt thanks for all the advices and tips you have willing give for the benefits of all.
Do sent me an email once in a while to inform me of any new developments in your IR.
Best regards
Guest 06-Jan-2003 15:41
Thanks Daniella, Coming from you, this comment is a great reward for me. Happy New Year, Michel.
Angel 27-Jul-2002 03:11
I found your photo gallery when I was doing some research on an Olympus C700 camera. Your shots are sweet, did you take all of those with the C700? If you want to see some of my work you can visit my site at: I am a beginner photographer. I used the HP Photosmart 318, but I want to move up to the Olympus C700 and get more serious about photography.
Ian Yates 26-Jul-2002 18:54
I was shocked to see no protection of any kind on the acrobat standing on the horse. What if dhe had fallen on her head?

The shasta picture with the railway line was lovely. The line directs the eye towards the distant Mt Shasta.
Wayne Barsky 20-Jul-2002 15:04
Hi Daniella. Loved your galleries, even the monster trucks! Thanks for your kind words on my gallery...when can we see your Mono Lake shots?
Ron Horloff19-Jul-2002 04:52
I really enjojed browsing through your galleries; you have some amazing pictures. How long have you been doing this?

Thanks for the comments on my galleries.

Keith 13-Jul-2002 22:17
Have you found anything that you really dislike about the C-700 or any serious problems now that you have had the camera for a while?
Russ 28-Jun-2002 01:26

Hello--My pictures are not as vibrant as yours and not as great. I would like to know what setting you use to get such sharp pictures
Daniella T.13-May-2002 21:27

My advice would be not to use the Auto mode. I prefer to use P mode instead and set the ISO to 100. The rest is just experimenting and getting to know your camera well :)
Guest 11-May-2002 09:30
Hi, i really like your selection of olympus c700 photos. I've recently bought one and trying to get used to it. Me and my friend have set up a pbase site also...
tell us what you think, at the moment its a little bare but we're off to London today to get some nice photos, we could do with any advice you can give heh so feel free to do so.

hopefully speak to you soon.

Laurence and David
Guest 19-Apr-2002 20:39
Appreciated your comments....will try harder on next batch. Looked over your galleries and enjoyed many of the images. Love your use of time exposures. Keep up the great work.

Richie 15-Apr-2002 16:16
Just wanted to let you know that your photos are tremendous. I have a Kodak digital camera that I've used for 2 years now. It's basically a point and shoot (no zoom on it at
I wanted to move up to something that gave me a decent zoom and the Olympus c-700 seems to be the only one with that kind of powerful zoom.

I guess I'm just asking your opinion, as I want to start doing some more advanced photo stuff (depth of field adjustments etc). Do you think this is a good choice? You seem to have put the camera thru it's paces, and everything looks great--at least to me!

Also, I have seen this camera with prices on the web ranging from $380-$600! Do you have a recommendation as to where you got yours? (I live in NY--have bought on the web before, and would do it again , but would like a second opinion on a trustworthy .com
to buy from (if there is such a thing!!!).

Would appreciate any info you can give.

Again, good luck. Nice photo work!

Richie Phillips
Daniella T.02-Apr-2002 23:07
That is some awesome gallery you have! Really good work :)
Daniella T.02-Apr-2002 23:06
hehe yes i have changed a bit the way people see the C700 now...they use to think it was a they take it a bit more seriously.
Daniella T.02-Apr-2002 23:05
Glad to know that :) don,t forget to post some of your photo in the Oly forum at !
Daniella T.02-Apr-2002 23:04
I am not sure about the lowest temperature but I used it at -20 no problem. I did couple of print at 8 x 10 and they were beautifull.
The 2.1mp is not ideal for landscape though, because i would prefer 5mp for leaves details. But well, I have a great camera with an
awesome zoom for less than 400$ so i am very pleased with it.

Yes i miss the faster auto focus of my SLR, I got use to the new way of taking photo and I use manual focus or I prefocus to about the same distance of the object.

Strong light is not much of a problem,in worse case i use the EVF which is very clear even in bright light. The problem is seing through the LCD and EVF
(electronic viewfinder) in very low light...that can be really dark and difficult to frame a photo in very low light.
Daniella T.02-Apr-2002 23:03
some were taken by my SLR in the SLR gallery and in the A50 gallery they were taken by the Canon A50..all others are done with the Olympus C700.
Daniella T.02-Apr-2002 23:02
yes totally, even if you are a beginer, you will be happy to have a camera that let you experiment as your skills grow. The c700 can be used as a point and shoot but it still have all the features to let you be creative if you wish to give it a try.

Digital does not cost you learn very quickly by experimenting.
Daniella T.02-Apr-2002 22:59
No i think its not a good idea to get a point and shoot as it cannot grow with you as your skills improve. The C700 can be used as a point and shoot if you use the P mode. Leave the camera to P mode instead of Auto mode, as Auto mode will some time boost the ISO value to 400 and give you very grainy photos. In the P mode you can fix the ISO value to 100 but all the rest is the same as in Auto mode and will give you better result.

Once you start to learn more about photography, you will be happy to have a camera that can let you experiment, as opposite to a simple point and shoot.
Daniella T.02-Apr-2002 22:57
the maximum movie clip in one shot is 15 seconds at maximum quality and i think 30 seconds at lower quality. It is not dependant of the memory card but dependant on the memory buffer on the camera itself. Each clips can be up to 4 megs long, so if you have a big memory card you can store many clips.
Daniella T.02-Apr-2002 22:55
This is common to pretty much all digital cameras and it only appear in very specific situations like in strong backlited objects or if the photo is overexposed with strong contrast. It can be avoided by not overexposing the image, Using F8 or F6 and also it is easy to correct in editing software like Paint shop pro or Photoshop Element which come with the C700 i think. My box did not included Photoshop element but i called Olympus and they have sent me a cd by mail.
Daniella T.02-Apr-2002 22:54

My email is quite limited in space, but you can create a gallery here at and upload your photos for others to see :)
Robert 26-Mar-2002 15:45
Hi Daniella,
Thanks for great inspiration - Pics and Olympus. I have 4 questions:
-Lowest temperature limit to use camera?(up to Your experience, when it still really works)
-Quality of the printouts on A4 paper?
-If You don`t miss faster automatic focusing?
-Is contrast of camera display sufficient during strong light conditions?
Thanks in advance
Sean Chan 25-Mar-2002 03:19
Hi Daniella,

Thanks for your tips on the CA problem with my C3020 camera. Just had a look at your photos..they are AMAZING! I'm hoping that I'll reach your standards some day. Looking forward to more pictures from you here... BTW, were all the pictures captured using your Oly Digi Cam?

Excellet picts..!

Pat 16-Mar-2002 16:18
Your photographs are beautiful. Would you recommend this camera as a first digital camera purchase? I'd like my first digital camera to be of good quality, but not so advanced that it would be too hard to use.
Geir Roestenskar 09-Mar-2002 16:34
Hei Daniella
Your pictures was very good. I`ve been reading about your tips and everything, so
i am going to buy my self the C-700 now. Thanks for sharing !!

Geir R.


Harry 04-Mar-2002 03:22
Really nice pictures. Your "birds in flight" are great.

(I'm also a C-700 fan -- you can see my gallery at
Donna 21-Feb-2002 01:01
I've been reading the Olympus forum for a few weeks now and have just acquired the C-700. I love your pics . . . some of the best I've seen and I also love your defense of the C-700 when others try to dis it. You truly have the makings of a professional!

t.c.o. 19-Feb-2002 04:11
Hi Daniella
I really liked your picture of the waterfalls. that was great and after reading your comments and tips i have bought the c700 uz and hope to get some great shots.
Tom Woodgeard 18-Feb-2002 14:47
Daniella, you are HIGHLY regarded on this forum concerning the Olympus C-700. I am still learning how to navigate around the menus. Maybe, I should have gotten a much less complicated camera as my first digital. Anyways, I would like to keep in touch while i'm learning how to use this camera. I think you don't mind stupid questions. Many do. Thanks again... Tom Woodgeard
fred 17-Feb-2002 15:13
Thanks. Much appreciated.

How long of an an mpeg can you take (or is that dependent on memory) and can it be left unattended to take the movie or must one hold down the button the whole time?

I want to by one today, but i know i can get a better price by ordering it on the web and waiting.
Jim Baze 15-Feb-2002 21:59
Your pictures do not have the reported purple haze. Can that be avoided with aquired skill?
leigh 12-Feb-2002 03:25
Delightful pictures Daniella! Thank you very much for taking the time and trouble to put these up and post your Olympus review - your work has helped me decide on a camera and inspired me to start hiking again!
Daniella T.11-Feb-2002 09:38

No I don't miss the image stabilizer much. I found that for me it would be usefull between 1/2 and 1/10 but those are shutter speed I very rarely need. All the acrobat shots were taken without fact the only time i used the tripod was on the waterfall photo and the night photos if i remember correctly. Most people will be able to hold the camera at full zoom up to 1/60, but that all depend on your ability. Most people also improve after having the camera for some time. For me it never has been much of a problem not to have IS.
Desmond 17-Jan-2002 02:43
I also bought the c700 and I'm using it now for 1 month with 100% pleasure! A very good camera!
I can mail you some pics from Aruba if you want too....
Rachit 13-Jan-2002 03:15
Hello Daniella

Those were some awesome pictures, esp. the horses and the acrobatics...I presume you are one of them..Thanks for sharing your pics with everybody...I was almost done with my decision to buy 2040Z until I saw ur pics, I will have to see whether I can get a 700Z at an affordable price though...

Maria 06-Jan-2002 03:49
I was look at the reviews for the Olympus C700 and I can across your pictures.....they are amazing....thank you for you time to post these has inspired me....
Keep on wishes.....Maria from Long Island, New York
Jim Greenough 29-Dec-2001 08:15
Thank you for sharing your pictures! I am considering purchasing the C700 because of its 10X zoom and relative small size. Although the Olympus C2100 has an image stabilizer, its large size is a concern to me. Have you missed not having the stabilizer?

Were your horse / acrobatics pictures taken with a tripod?
Have you taken any pictures of moving objects (i.e. sports) that you used the zoom at max (or almost) and did not use the tripod?

Jim G.
Gerry Kennedy 29-Dec-2001 00:04
I just ordered a C700 and am anxious to receive and try it. I visited this site to see the capabilities. Photos are great. Hope I have similar success once I learn to use it.
thanks for sharing.
Omar 26-Dec-2001 22:01
Congratulations!!! Great pictures!!!
I have a C700 and share your comments about it, it's a great camera.

Keep up the good work
Stacy 19-Dec-2001 16:05
Thank you for your review of the C700UZ digital camera. I am definitely going to buy one now. You should get commission for all the sales you turn to Olympus!

Have a wonderful holiday.