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Thank you so much for all the feed back on the shot I posted yesterday. I felt so encouraged, I had to go back and see if I could at least get a shot with the coot in focus!

I spent about an hour freezing to death until a coot showed up.

Comments always welcome.

Camera:EOS 10D
Lens:100-400L @ 400
Recording media:RAW ISO 400
Title:Golden pond
Username:kit-monster kit-monster
Uploaded:26 Mar 2004 - 7:58 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Miles Herbert
26 Mar 2004 - 7:59 AM

LOL, but it was worth it. Much better with the coot in focus, well done.

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naturenut
naturenut  111801 forum posts England
26 Mar 2004 - 8:11 AM

Well done, I took a similar shot recently, all I have though is a long trail right across the photo and the coot is nowhere to be seen ! Smashing colours and reflections in this. Click.
Margaret.

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trahern
trahern  11863 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Mar 2004 - 8:16 AM

Now its excellent.

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Timecatcher
26 Mar 2004 - 8:17 AM

Works fine even better..than yesterdays but I would sugguest you to flip it horizontally having the coot on the right side it is easier on the eye to run across a picture from left to right an even more when you start on an empty space and end up on the main subject..Just a little way to reinforce it. Well deserve Click.Great Great Work.
Pat

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mkenney
mkenney  1164 forum posts
26 Mar 2004 - 8:18 AM

Yep, it is better with the coot in focus. It is a smashing shot.
click. Mags

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kit-monster
kit-monster e2 Member 113685 forum postskit-monster vcard Singapore2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2004 - 8:23 AM

Pat - I spent ages thinking about flipping the shot! Oh well, I'll just have to back again . . .

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dclarke5
dclarke5  11147 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Mar 2004 - 8:28 AM

Personally I think this works better with the Coot on the left. Better than yesterday's.

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Paul H
Paul H  1163 forum posts
26 Mar 2004 - 8:34 AM

Both pictures are good, but having the coot in focus does add something. A great image.

click.


Paul

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tandav
tandav  10
26 Mar 2004 - 8:40 AM

Fantastic shot! Love the colours, reflection, reeds, coot. CLICK
David

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FrankThomas
FrankThomas e2 Member 112762 forum postsFrankThomas vcard United Kingdom
26 Mar 2004 - 8:48 AM

Smashing shot - the Coot is bang on a junction of thirds too

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helenh
helenh  11
26 Mar 2004 - 8:53 AM

Well worth the second shot. I too like the coot better coming in from the left.

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blindpilot
blindpilot  1069 forum posts
26 Mar 2004 - 9:16 AM

what was the coot doing just out of shot for 24 hours???? - at least he's going home now, betterlate than never

much better.

*click

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iscramble
iscramble  1190 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Mar 2004 - 9:23 AM

Much better but I did like the first one anyway Smile
Cheers
Phil

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zippie
zippie  101329 forum posts England
26 Mar 2004 - 9:26 AM

Stunning Image.

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110369 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2004 - 10:05 AM

I prefer this shot. I also think that the movement of the coot fits with the way I read an image, so I like it as it is. This would make a great wall hanging,

click

Brian

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warb
warb  10839 forum posts
26 Mar 2004 - 10:06 AM

hahaha i looked at this thinking hmm i cud maybe go for something like this for my wildlife challenge and its you!!! oh you bugger! haha very nice, click.

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kit-monster
kit-monster e2 Member 113685 forum postskit-monster vcard Singapore2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2004 - 10:11 AM

Danny - hee hee! I only mentioned wildlife because it's the only area you're not bloody brilliant at - judging from your portfolio that is. Apart from the fish of course . . .

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vfr400w
vfr400w  1053 forum posts
26 Mar 2004 - 10:19 AM

I like this better than yesterdays seems easier on the eye, BTW image would look good without the coot as a sort of abstract.

chris

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Origami_Owl
26 Mar 2004 - 11:25 AM

Superb image! love it.
Paul

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niamh
niamh  1134 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Mar 2004 - 11:47 AM

fabulous colours, such a sense of warmth, and the textures are great

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xanda
xanda  10244 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2004 - 12:37 PM

Stunning. Love the colours.

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alansnap
alansnap e2 Member 10529 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2004 - 1:05 PM

Another cracking shot. The fact that the bird is in focus makes an already good image into an outstanding one. I particularly like the way you get the feather detail even in a low res image.

Just lovely - now where did say that pond is?

Alan;o)

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pperilla
pperilla  10
26 Mar 2004 - 1:20 PM

perfect

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billma
billma  10119 forum posts United States
26 Mar 2004 - 1:56 PM

This is beautiful. You have dedication and perseverence.

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pebbles
pebbles  10106 forum posts
26 Mar 2004 - 2:38 PM

Its the reflections that grabbed me when I saw your first shot, they are just magic.

Ok its good with bird too, and left or right makes no difference to me.

You've got something special here.

Well done on persevering, its paid off.

Alethea

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magda_indigo
26 Mar 2004 - 4:26 PM

Briliant again, click (*:*)

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IanA
IanA  113048 forum posts England12 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2004 - 7:51 PM

Nice one. Know the feeling!
Have a click.

Ian

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ronr
ronr  10 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2004 - 12:29 AM

All been said above, a fantastic shot, click.
Ron.

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jeanie e2 Member 105971 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2004 - 2:44 PM

You get a click for the photo - and another for the patience!!!
Jeanie Smile

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Gary_Williams
27 Mar 2004 - 4:51 PM

Well worth the effort, superb shot.

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deviant
deviant  103024 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2004 - 7:50 PM

Well worth the wait. Love this shot. Really well planned and brilliant in the execution.

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flossie
flossie  111557 forum posts
29 Mar 2004 - 3:15 PM

This is beautiful, something a bit different, I was just looking at the first one and this is better. I clicked them both!

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russtbird
russtbird  10 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2004 - 8:22 PM

Perseverence pays! Excellent shot.
Russ

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corkonian
corkonian  10 Ireland
1 Apr 2004 - 7:58 PM

WOW!
Superb - although you might be classed as a bit of a coot yourself for waiting about so long! LOL!

*Click*

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sandrish
sandrish  1036 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Apr 2004 - 8:43 PM

Thought I would have a look at your portfolio after you had commented on my Windermere picture. I obviously did not see this when posted - it is a brilliant shot with wonderful colours. What a good portfolio you have.

Click

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  11121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2004 - 10:08 PM

Excellent graphic image. A real eye-catcher. Well done.

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daringdaphne
10 Apr 2004 - 5:31 PM

Where do reeds grow that tall? It's got symetry, colour; and matching frame!

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akciz  10
19 Apr 2004 - 11:50 PM

It's a beautiful shot. Great reflection and colors.

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old timer
old timer  1055 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2004 - 7:19 PM

I really like this shot - colour, reflections, the bird in exactly the right position - perfect.
Click.
Jim

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