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Hi,
Many thanks for comments on Gadwall. Sorry I havent been around but we had a busy weekend with football and silverstone .

I will catch up later on but here is todays pic a Egyptian Goose. These were imported and escaped to the wild. Think they are reasonable rare expect in East Anglia

Have been unsure about cropping here . wasnt sure to have just the goose or include the reflection . In the end I went for refelction as well.Please let me know what you think

Thanks for looking
Charlie

Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:100-400
Recording media:jpeg
Title:Egyptian Goose
Username:BlackNinja BlackNinja
Uploaded:9 Jun 2008 - 3:43 PM
Tags:Egyptian goose, Rutland, Wildlife / nature
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dickiedriver
9 Jun 2008 - 4:04 PM

Nice shot Charlie, I'm glad you decided to leave the reflecetion as it adds to the picture IMO, nice one

Richard

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Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 4:06 PM

Superb capture.

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SRC15
SRC15  6 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 - 4:07 PM

Yeah same Charlie, like the Reflection too.
Nice one

Stuart

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anpix
anpix  688 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 - 4:13 PM

NIce photo great composition

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 4:15 PM

There is insufficient detail in the shot to go for a much closer crop so your choice of including the reflection was a good one.
Paul

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CherryMartin
9 Jun 2008 - 4:25 PM

I'd call him Jesus Duck, walking on water. Nice capture.

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harrattp
harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 4:26 PM

Nicley done, the reflection helps to balance the image I think. Good colours and nice DOF with a good composition too.
Paul

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 4:28 PM

Great pose - cropped OK for me

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HaydnGreenow
HaydnGreenow e2 Member 6HaydnGreenow vcard Wales
9 Jun 2008 - 4:59 PM

Nice picture, well caught
haydn

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rmr
rmr  7 Wales
9 Jun 2008 - 5:03 PM

another super capture
mark

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janty66
janty66  7 England
9 Jun 2008 - 5:14 PM

Hi Charlie, super shot. Andy(fatmod) went to silverstone too...

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 5:33 PM

What a great pose and so well captured.
Bob

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stevieasp
stevieasp  7 England
9 Jun 2008 - 5:34 PM

Another super shot Charlie. Thanks for your recent comments
on the (kite) it really is a matter of cut and paste, drop shadow.
Hardest part is getting the shadow right,
Steve

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User_Removed
9 Jun 2008 - 5:38 PM

Great poze and timing

dave

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mark1309
mark1309  7 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 - 5:39 PM

Great capture, I like it with the reflection - amazing that these are found in the wild here.
You have an impressive collection of pictures in your gallery, well done,
Mark.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 5:42 PM

this is a great pose and makes a good picture - your doing really well at this game now

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
9 Jun 2008 - 5:53 PM

Wonderful pose and good reflection.
Annette

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whiteswan01
9 Jun 2008 - 6:01 PM

stunning pose well captured charlie well done Dawn

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
9 Jun 2008 - 6:08 PM

Lovely crop, a real show off bird, lovely photo, well taken.

Nicky

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m3lem
m3lem  8 England
9 Jun 2008 - 6:30 PM

An excellent shot Charlie - great reflection.
Andrea

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bryanmw
bryanmw  7 England
9 Jun 2008 - 6:43 PM

another great shot im glad you decided not to crop. and congratulations on reaching 100 votes on your water rail Bryan

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picsbyme
picsbyme  6
9 Jun 2008 - 6:44 PM

I see you like water birds to.

Nice PF you have here .

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GalleryGirl
9 Jun 2008 - 7:00 PM

I think the crop works well with the reflection. Super shot.
Marilyn x

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
9 Jun 2008 - 7:24 PM

A great pose you got and I like some reflection also, gives it a bit more

Peter

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MikeA
MikeA  91166 forum posts England
9 Jun 2008 - 7:50 PM

Well worth the 30 for that pose.

MikeA.

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GMKhamish  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 7:50 PM

Another made up name another 30 votes.( well done again)

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ringyneck
ringyneck  7304 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 7:57 PM

Another super shot....wish I had a longer lens!


Keith

p.s. Hi Charlie you commented on my All Alone........
Pride and preduice ( only know becuase mum watches all the time).
Sorry..tell me how my shot reminds you of this....I need to know !!!!!

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KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 8:04 PM

looks like he's practicing his ballet routine
keith

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lurksalittle
lurksalittle Junior Member 6 England
9 Jun 2008 - 8:13 PM

lovely photo and great timing
Emma

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BonaFideNut
9 Jun 2008 - 8:18 PM

Nice timing. He seems like he's standing up for a stretch.

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ChrisWallace
9 Jun 2008 - 8:38 PM

great image Charlie, well timed with good composition.
Chris

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marriedandhappy

I like the crop was there anymore reflection at the bottom of the picture? kaz

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BlackNinja
9 Jun 2008 - 8:45 PM


Quote: Another super shot....wish I had a longer lens!


Keith

p.s. Hi Charlie you commented on my All Alone........
Pride and preduice ( only know becuase mum watches all the time).
Sorry..tell me how my shot reminds you of this....I need to know !!!!!

Keith see this shot http://chrisglass.com/journal/images/2006/0103-pridepredjudice.jpg Ibve got some of my mum on this ledge as we had to go for a holiday for her to see the place + houses
Ps think yours is better

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VNelson
VNelson  9 United States
9 Jun 2008 - 8:55 PM

Reflection works quite well. Looks to be dancing for joy.

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pamelajean Critique Team 8754 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1588 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 8:55 PM

For me, the reflection, water displacement and ripples are essential, so glad you didn't crop.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 9:25 PM

well captured and good timing. really this pose.

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photophantom
9 Jun 2008 - 9:28 PM

Great one Charlie. Well done
Dennis

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 9:30 PM

You got this one just right Charlie. Good choice.
Fran

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FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 9:40 PM


Quote: There is insufficient detail in the shot to go for a much closer crop so your choice of including the reflection was a good one.
Paul

I agree, good choice and a super shot.
Geoff.

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 10:00 PM

Charlie a very well timed shot with good feather detail - I would agree with the crop but prefer a wind still day for reflection, the slightest ripple in the water cause the reflection to be distorted, however you went for the bird & not for the reflection specifically so it doesn't matter - hope you don't mind. Ina

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vandalp
vandalp  6
9 Jun 2008 - 10:20 PM

Great shot, well timed. Vanda

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ringyneck  7304 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 10:30 PM

Sorry Charlie all I get is a big 404 and I click on it and I get a menu but NO P and P.
Still baffled.

keith

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marc484ie  731 forum posts Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2008 - 10:35 PM

Again wee man great shot. Like the reflection. Well captured.

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chilternsdavid
9 Jun 2008 - 10:42 PM

A very theatrical pose and very well taken.David

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derekv e2 Member 7derekv vcard England
9 Jun 2008 - 10:55 PM

Superb capture, Charlie, excellent timing.
Derek

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Tern2605  7 England
9 Jun 2008 - 11:15 PM


Quote: Sorry Charlie all I get is a big 404 and I click on it and I get a menu but NO P and P.
Still baffled.

keith

Keith maybe I can help. Im charlies dad and was just checking his comments etc to make sure of online safety. I can see charlies point . In the film Keria Keightly stands ontop of an outcrop of rocks very similar in pose and looks to yours. the outcrop is stanage edge. I have found an alternative link it is
http://www.peak-experience.org.uk/tourism/explore-the-guides/peak-experience-gui...

unfortunately this is a close up but if your still puzzled I post a pic of my mrs on the same outcrop

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buxton  6 England
10 Jun 2008 - 12:25 AM

Excellent capture.

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LuzDeNoche
10 Jun 2008 - 4:46 AM

Love the pose.
Smile Lucy (running late because of the football)

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tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2008 - 7:46 AM

Great shot and perfect timing with the wings at full stretch and I like the inclusion of the reflection too
Tim

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Marian  962 forum posts England
10 Jun 2008 - 4:40 PM

I loved looking at this image, your timing was spot on, and he looks as if he's performing in a ballet.
The crop, like others have said is fine, and the reflection adds to the image. I did wonder if you could improve it a little by altering that slanting water, as it goes upwards, and I think it would look better if it was straight. (Get your Dad to show you how to do it if it's something you havn't done before, and see if it does look better, I think it will)
Marian

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clara_bow  7
10 Jun 2008 - 4:59 PM

spot on. what a great capture. i love the pose. i'm glad you included the reflection as well. well done.

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steve_r e2 Member 7steve_r vcard England
10 Jun 2008 - 6:49 PM

GOOD SHOT.Great reflection of a great captured Image,well done regards Steve.

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Portknockie
10 Jun 2008 - 8:06 PM

Looks a great shot to me..beautiful colours and superb detail..

Don

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Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2008 - 8:20 PM

Lovely shot Charlie.
Ron

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StevenPrice
10 Jun 2008 - 8:27 PM

nice shot well captured

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Paul_Self  6
10 Jun 2008 - 9:45 PM

Well captured Charlie, nice one Smile

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Eden e2 Member 940 forum postsEden vcard United Kingdom
11 Jun 2008 - 11:28 AM

Nice pose - like the reflection and detail

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janet  1227 forum posts England
11 Jun 2008 - 8:30 PM

Superb just as it is Charlie. Well worth all the votes.

Jan.

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PEP  6 England
11 Jun 2008 - 10:56 PM

Great shot; the reflection adds balance to the image.

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ShedMan
ShedMan  8 South Africa2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2008 - 9:45 AM

Very good shot, captured just at the right moment. Egyptian geese are very common here in South Africa (we regularly get them in the little marsh beside our house) but I remember seeing some in Hull before I left the UK so I know they do breed there. i THINK YOU DID THE RIGHT THING WITH THE REFLECTION, DEFINITELY WORKS WELL.

ŌæŌ

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Cj-Photography
12 Jun 2008 - 11:08 PM

East Anglia - I used to live there as a kid, great place, but very flat. Nice shot, would have been better with a little blur, just to capture the movement, but overall a great shot.

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brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2008 - 11:23 PM

I believe I can fly
I believe I can touch the sky
I think about it every night and day
Spread my wings and fly away...
R. Kelly - I believe I can fly

Johanna

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boony  7978 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2008 - 3:40 PM

what i really like about this is how youve got the reflection of the bird in as well , to improve this try to include the full reflection if possible.looks like this was shot at high iso , you can see some grain in the top portion of the pic , i use a program called noise ninja to reduce this. if you do a search on google for it you can then download one of the basic versions for free

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MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2008 - 6:04 PM

Yet another super composition, brill focus too, Charlie Smile

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linnc
linnc  6 Norway
27 Jun 2008 - 12:12 AM

Wow - what a fabulous capture. Good job. Linn

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fwatts  6
27 Jun 2008 - 7:10 PM

not bad charlie brilliant well spotted

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Dee73  6 England
27 Jun 2008 - 8:34 PM

great shot, well timed, nice work.
Damon

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mrsvee
mrsvee  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2008 - 8:12 PM

Nice shot well captured.
I like it a lot.
Vee.

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dwoody  6 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2008 - 8:47 AM

Good shot. Well worth keeping the reflection.
David

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GingerC  8
9 Jan 2009 - 10:38 PM

Wonderful gallary of bird shots. You sure have some great shots!!

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