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Old Mar 11, 2011, 3:56 PM   #1
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I spied this chap or chapess whilst on the way to the shops. So, I just had to stop on they way back and "snap" him. Even though it was an awful grey day, he put on a good show and was ready and willing to come back for more poses when called and bribed with grass. I could not see his partner anywhere, which made me rather sad to think that he may be all on his own. I hope not, this magestic creature deserves to be with his true love

I will post some close ups of him in the "Close Up Forum" for anyone who wants to have a look.

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Old Mar 11, 2011, 4:07 PM   #2
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Dyane All great shots. Have to go with #5 as my top pick.

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Number 5 is my favourite due to the almost perfect mirror effect

Being critical, 2, 3, and 5 are slightly over exposed, (loss of detail in wings), did you try PP an reducing brightness?
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That is a great series, Dyane-

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Old Mar 11, 2011, 4:27 PM   #5
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Dyane,

very nice shots.
I am not sure, if #3 or #5 is my favorite.

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Old Mar 11, 2011, 4:29 PM   #6
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Yes, I know what you mean, No.2 is the worst for looking over exposed. I have not done any pp.
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Number 5 is my favourite due to the almost perfect mirror effect

Being critical, 2, 3, and 5 are slightly over exposed, (loss of detail in wings), did you try PP an reducing brightness?
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They are all wonderful - what a beautiful bird. You obviously carry your camera around in the car - just in case??
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Diane, what a beautiful bird. The last shot is wonderful, the composition with the water reflection is just fantastic. Nice job!
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I really like #1. I think the exposure in that one is great; true whiteness in the wings but still retaining detail. The wet drip on its beak is a great touch too.
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Hello Everyone and thanks once again for the feedback, advice and encouragement - it really helps - Dyane
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