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Many thanks for the support and the complimentary comments on my Swift upload and special thanks to Lynne for her UA - very much appreciated.
I promised some 'silhouette' type images - actually I am addicted to the witching hours of dawn and dusk and the shots I get are often silhouette or what I prefer to think of as 'semi-silhouette' as I like to try and capture enough detail to make the image less flat - a problem with hard silhouettes which can easily end up with a 'cutout' look.
V1 is a composite of a Great White Egret flyby at Shapwick two days ago. Both shots used were taken in the same spot with a long lens, but with very different apertures - I could not have frozen the egret with a small aperture which I needed to get some decent dof in the landscape.
V2 is another composite of a group of three displaying Shovellers taken a couple of months ago at Greylake. The dof problems are similar to the first image.
V3 is a straight shot of a pair of Teal searching for a nesting site at Greylake taken very late on a very bright orange evening. Despite many Teal at Greylake in the spring I can now find no breeding pairs there. The Peregrines love them, of course, and stayed on at this site well into the spring. v4 is a shot of one of the 'regulars' at this restaurant.
Hope you like them. A

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR /Canon 7D Canon 400mm f5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 May 2012 - 10:06 AM
Focal Length:210mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Great White Flyby.
Username:accipiter accipiter
Uploaded:30 May 2012 - 11:25 AM
Tags:Great White egret. Shoveller. Teal. Peregrine. Shapwick.. Greylake. Somerset. Composite images., Wildlife / nature
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Leilani
Leilani  1029 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2012 - 11:27 AM

Beautiful Smile

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
30 May 2012 - 12:04 PM

Excellent set of shots Arthur. V1 and 4 are my favourite. Both very good captures.
Am so excited just now. Between doing my C&Cs on here, continually scaring the crows off my feeders, and gawping down the garden with binos, I have just spotted a woodpecker on the house roof at the end of the garden. First time I have been aware of it near my garden TongueGrin. Ah simple things amuse simple people! Moira

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2012 - 12:35 PM

Beautiful set of images.

Glyn

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Dwaller
Dwaller  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2012 - 12:36 PM

Brilliant shot, love the tranquility of the shot, well done,

David Smile

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2012 - 12:48 PM

just love V2 so much

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2012 - 1:04 PM

I particularly like these composites you produce, Arthur: they look completely natural and if you did not admit how they were obtained, then I for one would not have suspected they were not 'ordinary' photos.
And the in flight shot at V 4 is captured so crisply.
ronnie.

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
30 May 2012 - 1:09 PM

Wonderful set of nature images, V1 is looks so serene.

Len

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2012 - 1:24 PM

Excellent set, Arthur. As a confirmed landscaper I have to say the first two are excellent, the lighting is beautiful. As Ronnie says, if you hadn't let on I would not have known they were composites.

Dave

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2012 - 1:46 PM

Beautifully captured image, I especially like v1&v2' sun set. V1's bird is superbSmile.. Keep well..

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6526 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2012 - 2:00 PM

A great set particularly V4. - gary

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franken
franken e2 Member 113106 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2012 - 2:25 PM

Excellent set, especially version 2.

Ken

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2012 - 2:46 PM

v1 for me Arthur - love the pink tones SmileSmile
Helen

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2012 - 4:10 PM

Wonderful series Arthur. V1 IMO is absolutely superbGrinGrin The light is second to none and you have captured the bird in the perfect position. FantasticGrinGrinSmileSmileTongue
Ron

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2012 - 4:25 PM

Fantastic and lovely set of image,All very beautiful indeed,
saeid

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2012 - 7:44 PM

V1 is a real corker and is my favourite from this set

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2012 - 10:05 PM

Another stunning set Arthur,V1 is amazing,well done..Lin

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goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2012 - 11:51 PM

A top set again Arthur ...Bill

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2012 - 12:45 AM

Great inflight shots, V1 for me…………Fantastic……Jocelia

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2012 - 6:20 AM

Lovely work to produce beautiful images.
ant.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2012 - 12:44 PM

no 2 for me, just fantastic!

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
1 Jun 2012 - 8:04 PM

Splendid images with wonderful light and subjects. Well done you... IB

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2012 - 9:33 PM

Another terrific set Arthur, brilliant images, esp. like V4
Johanna

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 6:47 AM

Superb set Arthur. Yes a Peregrines dinner can be a tasty Teal. Love the peregrine in flight. Great timing. paul

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 6:13 PM

An excellent set Arthur, when you mentioned v4 I expected to see a photograph of the Big O sat at a picnic bench!Wink

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lostnspace2011

A lovely set Arthur Smile

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evelen
evelen  9 England
8 Jun 2012 - 2:23 PM

wonderful set of shots .
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