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Old Sep 8, 2016, 8:31 PM   #1
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My local camera club has as its set subject this month the topic of "feet"

What do you feel about this entry?


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Phill, the bird looks soft to me and I see a lot of noise in the sky. How much of crop is it?

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Attention getting. There is no doubt the feet are the eye magnet. The composition works, with the eye going from feet to head to wing to tail back to feet. Birders will probably hate it for the multiple violations of their world's conventions.
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The bird looks like its only two feet away. Two feet away, get it?
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The bird looks like its only two feet away. Two feet away, get it?
Great reply - love it

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Phill, the bird looks soft to me and I see a lot of noise in the sky. How much of crop is it? Jehan
G'day mate

The CC's rules of entry are that each image must not exceed 768 px high, ready for display via a data projector.

This bird was some distance above me, and a 768 px square crop directly off the 4000px wide original gives this shot.

The lens used was the 14-140 panny zoom so sharpness is not / cannot be compared with NHL's & Squirl033's beautiful birding shots via their 'magic' lenses

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Phil, just curious about the feet. Are they really that red?
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Phil, just curious about the feet. Are they really that red?
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Excellent Question

Here's others from the same bird, same time ...


Maybe our gulls [like our pelicans] have a slightly different colouration from northern hemisphere ones? ~ like our swans are black & the European swans are white?

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A little bit noisy, just as Bynx says, looks like it's only two feet away lol
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G'day all

And the judge's comments were ...

"The saturation of the bird's feet draws our attention initially but there is a lot of white that competes with this. The photographer needs to think more about what they are trying to say with their image."

Ah well - there's always another time & judge
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