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The coot is a little out of focus. It was getting late, light was failing and I'd waited ages to get some foreground interest.

Comments always welcome.

Camera:EOS 10D
Lens:100-400L @ 400
Recording media:RAW ISO 400
Title:Reed bed
Username:kit-monster kit-monster
Uploaded:25 Mar 2004 - 8:06 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Timecatcher
Timecatcher e2 Member 10120 forum postsTimecatcher vcard Canada
25 Mar 2004 - 8:09 AM

Beautiful shot with great reflection. very well composed. GREAT WORK. I love it
Pat

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Miles Herbert
Miles Herbert e2 Member 121814 forum postsMiles Herbert vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2004 - 8:10 AM

I really like this one, the coot looks a little soft, but I love the golden pattern made by the reeds.

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trahern
trahern e2 Member 11863 forum poststrahern vcard United Kingdom
25 Mar 2004 - 8:19 AM

Shame the coot looks a bit soft otherwise this is good picture, colour, texture and composition.

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blindpilot
blindpilot e2 Member 1069 forum postsblindpilot vcard
25 Mar 2004 - 8:29 AM

lovely - i particularly like the broken reeds which 'break' the lines of the others.

it is a small shame that the coot is soft, but it's not too bad as without it the picture would not be nearly as good.

*click

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blindpilot
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25 Mar 2004 - 8:29 AM

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kit-monster
kit-monster e2 Member 113685 forum postskit-monster vcard Singapore2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2004 - 8:36 AM

Thanks for all the comments. I'm still learning a lot, so these comments are a great source of education.

I had to open the aperture right up as I didn't have my tripod and light was going fast. The reed beds were about 200 yards away as well!

The lake is on my way home and this was taken on my first reccy, so I'll be back with more.

Edward

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2004 - 8:43 AM

A wonderfully graphic image that sums up this type of reedbed reserve to perfection.
Fine photography...& a very well deserved click!

Mike

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iscramble
iscramble e2 Member 1190 forum postsiscramble vcard United Kingdom
25 Mar 2004 - 9:02 AM

Very nice work indeed.
Cheers
Phil

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dclarke5
dclarke5 e2 Member 11147 forum postsdclarke5 vcard United Kingdom
25 Mar 2004 - 9:25 AM

Nice and simple Edward. Shame the coot is a little out of focus but it still gets my click.

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geegee
geegee e2 Member 1129 forum postsgeegee vcard England
25 Mar 2004 - 9:33 AM

Great shot, despite the softness of focus of the coot it is still perfectly positioned in the frame and contributes to the overall beauty of the image.
Click.

George.

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stompie
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25 Mar 2004 - 9:48 AM

Very nice, as everyone has said, it's a shame the coot isn't perfectly sharp, but that aside it is excellent. As one who normally dislikes frames I have to say yours sets the picture off really well.

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tigertot
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25 Mar 2004 - 10:06 AM

Very nice! Fantastic reflection and like the tones of this. Well caught.

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sze4j
sze4j e2 Member 1056 forum postssze4j vcard Singapore
25 Mar 2004 - 10:25 AM

Wow. lovely. If the coot was sharp it would really be excelent! It is a really excellent photo composition..click!!

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Terry L
Terry L e2 Member 11580 forum postsTerry L vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2004 - 10:25 AM

Very nice image, with a lovely golden tone. Well taken.

Regards
Terry.

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mkenney
mkenney e2 Member 1164 forum postsmkenney vcard
25 Mar 2004 - 11:00 AM

Great composition and lovely colours.
Well done
Click. Mags

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geo
geo e2 Member 1146 forum postsgeo vcard France
25 Mar 2004 - 11:13 AM

Veru graphic, very strong lines, great shot!
George

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davidbailie
davidbailie e2 Member 11451 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2004 - 11:32 AM

Creates a beautiful graphic

Dave

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muzzeyman
muzzeyman e2 Member 11293 forum postsmuzzeyman vcard United Kingdom
25 Mar 2004 - 11:48 AM

Lovely colour, and composed well too. *click*

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answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012713 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2004 - 12:07 PM

Works for me, well done
K

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alansnap
alansnap e2 Member 10529 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2004 - 1:33 PM

Lovely eye catching shot. Pity about the bird though, just stops it being a winner. the light and composition are excellent.

Alan

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billma
billma e2 Member 11119 forum postsbillma vcard United States
25 Mar 2004 - 1:50 PM

Very stiking image. Agree with all the above.

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magda_indigo
magda_indigo e2 Member 11418 forum postsmagda_indigo vcard England
25 Mar 2004 - 2:05 PM

SUPER, wow, loveit click (*:*)

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Gary_Williams
Gary_Williams e2 Member 1138 forum postsGary_Williams vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2004 - 6:09 PM

Cracking shot.

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gibbsy
gibbsy e2 Member 11403 forum postsgibbsy vcard Wales
25 Mar 2004 - 6:47 PM

I was going to comment on this shot this morning. But the birds were singing, the dogs were anxious to go for a walk, the sun was shining......hang about it was p***ing down. So no chance of a shot like this.
Love it, the inclusion of the coot adds to the depth and context of the image. The lighting is beautiful. The joys of shooting RAW (you listening CB). Click.

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pebbles
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25 Mar 2004 - 7:32 PM

Simply magical shot, the reflections are just amazing, probably make an abstract all on their own.

Excellent.

Alethea

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helenh
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25 Mar 2004 - 7:43 PM

Good shot. Gets my vote.

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
25 Mar 2004 - 11:01 PM

A shot with great impact. Wonderfully composed and the texture is brilliant. Really well done

Mari

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ronr
ronr e2 Member 11ronr vcard United Kingdom
26 Mar 2004 - 12:19 AM

All been said above, fantastic shot.
Click, Ron.

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paul_indigo
paul_indigo e2 Member 11259 forum postspaul_indigo vcard United Kingdom
26 Mar 2004 - 12:29 AM

Quite simply brilliant.

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a2jlp
a2jlp  11165 forum posts Scotland
26 Mar 2004 - 9:58 PM

I keep coming back to this one and have decided (for me) its more of a pictorial photograph and a bloody good one too. I just love the colours, the presentation and hey, no sky, brill.

John

Click too even on dial up.

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105978 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2004 - 2:43 PM

Ab Fab Pic!!!!! Well caught,
Jeanie Smile

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh e2 Member 11121 forum postsericfaragh vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2004 - 10:06 PM

Marvellous shot. The background and reflection make it a really striking image. Well done.

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