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Well given the awful light we had at yesterday's BWC meet and the fact I has to shoot at ISO1600 because of it, I don't think this has come out to badly.
Taken using manual focus and the Live View mode, I was trying to get a decent close up of these very cute and fabulous little Water Voles.
Think I scared a few folk there who were watching me take this as at the time I was using a 28-135 IS lens on the camera and was very carefully holding the camera just about an inch above the waters surface and then trying to move the camera as close to the subject as I dared without spooking it. The idea being to give me a different angle of view to all the other images people were taking.
But given the very slow shutter speed (1/40sec), the grain of using a high ISO and the fact it was handheld, I'm quite pleased with the result even if technically the image is far from perfect.......But I do like to try things a little differently Smile I'll let you all decide if it works or not......LOL

Hope you enjoy looking and great to see you all at the BWC yesterday, kindest regards to everyone........

Ade

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:27 Dec 2011 - 3:40 PM
Focal Length:135mm
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:RATTY
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:28 Dec 2011 - 7:13 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Pets / captive animals, Ratty, Water vole, Wildlife / nature
Votes:36
Group Event:7th Annual BWC Meeting

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 7:34 AM

Works to perfection, Ade, but then, doesn't everything for you Wink Carol

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 7:34 AM

Well done for an adventurous shot Ade, looks great
David

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 8:04 AM

Such a sweetheart you are Carol Wink

Ade

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 8:35 AM

Your Canon has handled the noise problem remarkably well, Ade: although you say it's technically far from perfect, it is completely acceptable and if you had not mentioned the difficulties incurred at the shoot, I doubt if many would have been able to pick up on it: perhaps if viewed larger some might show up, but I'm pushed to see any really even at this file size.
Ronnie.

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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
28 Dec 2011 - 9:20 AM

Excellent detail in such difficult conditions you have nailed this one Ade.

Paul

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
28 Dec 2011 - 10:55 AM

Hi Ade good shot , good day out, regards gray.

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Graham_P
Graham_P  7 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 11:23 AM

The low pov works well Ade, nice to see something a little different.

Graham.

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Terry L
Terry L e2 Member 10577 forum postsTerry L vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 11:35 AM

Nicely captured Ade, there were a few people concerned that you may drop your camera in the water but the idea works well. Good to see you and Sue, shame that Sue could only hear me, make sure she gets that trip to specsavers...lol

Regards

Terry.

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 - 11:37 AM

Very well done. It's a great image. That PoV worked a treat for you.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 1:13 PM

Great close up shot Ade..one to be real proud of
Lillian

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 1:16 PM

Spot on as it is Ade, love it,
Geoff.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 2:05 PM

Love his ratty look. A super close-up........Sandy

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42324 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
28 Dec 2011 - 2:07 PM

It works for me Ade - lovely shot! Love the water droplets and his look of total surprise - obviously wondering what the hell you were doing!! Sometimes you have to break the rules..........Wink Lou

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 3:31 PM

Delightful capture Ade. Focus is spot on - right on the eyes and snout !!Grin Sorry to have missed the meet. Should like to have met you.
Ron

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 5:20 PM

Like to life dangerously then Grin ...... pov works for me with some good detail - Ina

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mark1309
mark1309  7 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 - 9:59 PM

Great shot Ade, I think it works very very well, a great result - it was nice to meet everyone on the meet,
Mark.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 11:05 PM

A delightful image of this cute little chap, this one has turned out especially well given the bad light.

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2011 - 9:01 AM

An excellent capture all things considered - well done. I have enjoyed your last few uploads very much. Keep up the good work and all the best for2012. A

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Snapitt
Snapitt e2 Member 5Snapitt vcard
30 Dec 2011 - 9:28 PM

Great image Ade. Your efforts to capture this adorable little vole were well worth it. Love the pov and excellent detail. Very well done!

Jane

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Sezz
Sezz  9617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2011 - 12:46 PM

Aw he/she's kinda cute, I like the water droplets on the whiskers!
It was nice to meet you & Sue, best wishes for the New Year Smile

Sarah *

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