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Another image from Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum yesterday.
Thanks for taking the time to look,
Mark.

Camera:EOS 400D
Lens:Sigma 70-300mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Smooth Landing
Username:mark1309 mark1309
Uploaded:28 May 2008 - 10:35 AM
Tags:Bentley wildfowl, General, Wildlife / nature
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snapper036
28 May 2008 - 10:43 AM

pin sharp
well done

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Igloo
Igloo  6 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 - 11:01 AM

Great pic - nice flapping! You've really caught the movement.

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deavilin
deavilin  10322 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 11:03 AM

Nice one love the movement in the wings Smile

Charlotte

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janet
janet  1227 forum posts England
28 May 2008 - 11:03 AM

Well captured Mark! I love the expression on his face.

Jan.

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whiteswan01
28 May 2008 - 12:07 PM

wow great shot i just get a blurr so well done Dawn

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 12:17 PM

Well timed and captured
Richard

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kris_welsh
28 May 2008 - 12:22 PM

PERFECT timing! shame the end of the wing is cropped. Outstading image nevertheless!

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challicew
challicew  6 South Africa1 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 12:23 PM

Brilliant capture!

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mark1309
mark1309  7 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 - 12:57 PM


Quote: PERFECT timing! shame the end of the wing is cropped. Outstading image nevertheless!

Hi Kris, the cropping was something I was not sure about, there is a leaf over the end of the wing and I decided to crop that out, but here is the original version (V2), I'm still unsure which is the best.
Mark.

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pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 637 forum postspascalg vcard France
28 May 2008 - 3:16 PM

splendid capture !
slightly prefer #1...

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Photospot
Photospot  6 Latvia
28 May 2008 - 3:39 PM

Very interesting capture!

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LuzDeNoche
28 May 2008 - 4:34 PM

Great capture. I like the tighter crop in this instance.
Smile Lucy

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User_Removed
28 May 2008 - 8:05 PM

Excellent shot Mark, well captured

Mark

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TonyFrith
TonyFrith  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 May 2008 - 8:11 PM

I go along with the rest the tighter crop is good
Tony

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dathersmith
28 May 2008 - 9:05 PM

Love the movement in the wings, well captured.

Darren.

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2008 - 1:03 AM

Excellent action shot Mark, such wonderful motion in the wings; definitely #2 for me as it's nice to see the context and the whole wing
Tim

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GeorgeRusky
29 May 2008 - 10:29 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Mark,
everyting that I'm going to say further reflects only my personal opinion and under any sircumstamces can be accepted as something more than that Smile
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"...but here is the original version (V2), I'm still unsure which is the best."
You are right Mark, the second is better and that is why:
-it gives the whole atmosphere of the nature where this bird feels at home;
-the leaf in the image (something that brings you most at the state of hesitation) tells us that you, the author, do not change the natural environment to make it look different due to your own imagination of how it will look more attractive.
-the main subject of the image dominates and nothing distracts our attention from it. You leave it for the viewer to choose where to fix their attention. There will always be someone who sees far from what you wish them to see Smile
-proportionally it also balanced better. On the first pic the bird is too big.
Thank you for reading
Sincerely
George

Last Modified By GeorgeRusky at 29 May 2008 - 10:30 AM

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
29 May 2008 - 2:15 PM

No 2 for me as well, glad you said he was landing, thought for a minute he had gone mad.... Great shot.

Nicky

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lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2008 - 4:32 PM

Great image, very well caught.
And yes, I did give her the web address Mark, I hope she likes them. Got another 3 going on tomorrow.
All the best,

John Smile

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SKavanagh
SKavanagh  6312 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2008 - 5:48 PM

Excellent capture Mark No 2 for me
Steve

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2008 - 10:15 PM

brillaint capture and well done

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2008 - 11:00 PM

Excellent movement captured in the wings, V2 for me also Mark.

Sarah *

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VNelson
VNelson  9 United States
30 May 2008 - 8:17 PM

I like both renditions but edge toward #2 as it shows more of the surroundings.

Verne

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A Booth e2 Member 12A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 6:25 PM

excellent timed and composed images.

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mark1309
mark1309  7 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 - 8:54 PM

Thank you everyone for your comments and valuable advice on this one, they are appreciated,
Mark.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6515 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 9:57 PM

2 for me a stunning shot, well done. - gary

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Sahyadri
Sahyadri  661 forum posts India2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 7:30 PM

WOW.... cant decide which one i like better cos both are soo good

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BlackNinja
6 Jun 2008 - 3:54 PM

nice shot

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robert5
robert5  1378 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 - 9:33 AM

Great shot and good colours and good use of shutter speed.

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sunshot
sunshot  9 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2008 - 4:57 PM

what a brilliant capture, well done.

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