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Old Aug 4, 2010, 11:46 AM   #11
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wonderful shots, you should think about cropping the last shot as a tight portrait around the shadow/reflections.

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Thank you for all the comments, guys.
Yes, Lou. I was very pleased with the the variety and close up view we got.
I had no idea what to expect as, this was my first visit to this zoo, and my first for any zoo in 20 years at least.
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wonderful shots, you should think about cropping the last shot as a tight portrait around the shadow/reflections.

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Thanks for the suggestion, I'll give that a shot and post the results.
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Old Aug 4, 2010, 7:22 PM   #14
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OK, Now I need some help.
I tried several crops, which do you prefer?
Or, make a suggestion as to what might work better...


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Another wonderful bird series with great details and fine color, as well as excellent captures of the personalities (especially that very handsome stork!)
I agree that the first looks like a red-shouldered hawk...
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Hey Mole,
Thank you for the comments. Can you explain the differing eye colors, is it just the lighting playing tricks?
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Nice shots, GW. Too bad that bird didn't speak English to know what he was so upset about. He certainly was about something!

I like the third crop best. I didn't really notice the ring of water until I got to that one.

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Hey Patty, how's my little sister doing?
I'm glad you like them.
I just want you to know you are in my prayers daily.
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Old Aug 5, 2010, 12:19 AM   #19
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I like #1 best of the crops John. I like the colour that the grass introduces, although if presented as an 8x10 it would of course be less vertical (elements of the shot go both horizontally and vertically so for me the dimensions as posted above could be improved upon) and if you could upload a larger version the 'rings' Patty mentioned may be more obvious !
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Good pictures, GW. However, you have two different hawks in the first series - #1,5&6 are a Red-tailed Hawk and 2,3,4 & 7 the Red-shouldered.

I prefer the third crop of the Scarlet Ibis - the first two are too tight, at least on the right side, and crowd the Ibis too much in front (it needs some space to look off into).
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