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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
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
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  11863 forum posts 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  1069 forum posts
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
blindpilot  1069 forum posts
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  1190 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Mar 2004 - 9:02 AM

Very nice work indeed.
Cheers
Phil

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dclarke5
dclarke5  11147 forum posts 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  1029 forum posts 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
stompie  10
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
tigertot  1136 forum posts England
25 Mar 2004 - 10:06 AM

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

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sze4j
sze4j  1056 forum posts 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 11577 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  1164 forum posts
25 Mar 2004 - 11:00 AM

Great composition and lovely colours.
Well done
Click. Mags

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geo
geo  1046 forum posts 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 Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2004 - 11:32 AM

Creates a beautiful graphic

Dave

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muzzeyman
muzzeyman  10293 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Mar 2004 - 11:48 AM

Lovely colour, and composed well too. *click*

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answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012609 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 Kingdom22 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  10119 forum posts United States
25 Mar 2004 - 1:50 PM

Very stiking image. Agree with all the above.

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magda_indigo
25 Mar 2004 - 2:05 PM

SUPER, wow, loveit click (*:*)

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Gary_Williams
25 Mar 2004 - 6:09 PM

Cracking shot.

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gibbsy
gibbsy  10403 forum posts 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
pebbles  10106 forum posts
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  11
25 Mar 2004 - 7:43 PM

Good shot. Gets my vote.

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Mari
Mari  111825 forum posts 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  10 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2004 - 12:19 AM

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

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paul_indigo
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 105971 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  11121 forum posts 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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