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Firstly, many thanks to you all for your support on the Eagle shots, all very much appreciated as awlays.

A special thanks to PhillipMinnis for the GEA on yesterdays shot, and to Ianrobinson for his UA on my recent image, "Forever chasing rainbows".

Another shot from Mull, this evening, a Curlew.
Just love listening to these whilst just relaxing in the beautiful peace and quiet of Mull.

Thanks for looking.

Phil

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 170-500
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-4/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Curlew
Username:phil_j phil_j
Uploaded:19 Jul 2011 - 8:37 PM
Tags:General, Wildlife / nature
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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2011 - 8:41 PM

Delightful colour and detail Phil - from a comp point of view I would have liked the space underneath the bird to suggest that the feet wasn't cut off - I know my head might roll for that but only a suggestion not critism - Ina

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vandalp
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19 Jul 2011 - 8:41 PM

Lovely sharp detail Phil.
Vanda

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8683 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1529 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2011 - 8:43 PM

Beautifully taken, Phil, I like the light area on the grass just in front of the curlew, the dof and detail. That's a lovely stance, showing the back feathers off nicely. At least you didn't get lost in your reverie listening to these birds, and took some pictures tooWink.

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aftertherain
19 Jul 2011 - 8:45 PM

Perfect light, beautiful shot.

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janty66
janty66  6 England
19 Jul 2011 - 8:46 PM

Brilliant shot...

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cassiecat
cassiecat  539 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2011 - 8:51 PM

beautifully captured.lesley

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2011 - 9:24 PM

Superb light and colour with excellent detail. A lovely shot.
Steve.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4132 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2011 - 9:44 PM

Excellent shot, Phil.
Ronnie.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 329 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2011 - 9:45 PM

A lovely shot with superb detail. Carole

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2011 - 10:04 PM

Classy Phil,very well captured mate Wink

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2011 - 10:13 PM

Perfect!

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2011 - 10:16 PM

superb detail and pin sharp but Ina does have a point about the feetWink

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2011 - 10:32 PM

Exxcellent Curlew Phil. Superb shot.
Ron

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DaveBartlett
19 Jul 2011 - 10:34 PM

Great capture!

Dave

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2011 - 11:51 PM

Weird birds, but a cracking shot Phil.....

Ade

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7124 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 5:42 AM

A beautiful image, Phil. Carol

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 7:33 AM

A beauty Phil, these elusive birds are normaly seen flying away!! Ron.

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franken
franken e2 Member 112913 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 9:06 AM

Another fantastic capture Phil.

Ken

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 3johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 12:35 PM

This is a great natural photograph, love the environment and the way the bird stands out from it. Top work

Johnjo

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Samuel_Aron
Samuel_Aron Junior Member 3 England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 3:16 PM

Excellent shot!
Sam.

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MikeGreaves
20 Jul 2011 - 7:20 PM

Superb shot,great image Smile
Mike

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chase
chase Critique Team 81104 forum postschase vcard England231 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 7:57 PM

Great clean shot Phil,lovely light on the feathers,brings the detail out well.

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