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I would be interested in members views as I grabbed this image and tried to blur the background using PS but found it almost impossible to get a true effect and not being a fan of black and white generally I found this worked for me, I will add the variant then you can judge for yourselves if you please, thanks for all c/c's on yesterdays upload and to LonelyOryx for his mod very much appreciated. A very wet start to our day here but not to be daunted will be out and about, hope you have a good one. F11 s/s1/200 iso 400

Lens:300mm Nikon
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Title:stretch
Username:pluckyfilly pluckyfilly
Uploaded:19 Jan 2009 - 8:05 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2009 - 8:09 AM

looks good to me in mono

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2009 - 8:22 AM

Very nice mono work...
V1 for me V2 needs to have something added to inhance the shot water and sky may be...

Dave

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2009 - 8:42 AM

Well captured, Ann, like V.3 the best. Carol

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 - 8:43 AM

Great shot,i like vi as well.
Dave

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jdenman
jdenman  6 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2009 - 8:45 AM

Really like the mono version !
John

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goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2009 - 8:57 AM

Vers.3 for me Ann - well done........Bill

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hellsbells8868
19 Jan 2009 - 9:34 AM

V3 for me, looks like an angel with his wings like that.

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Sylviwhalley
Sylviwhalley e2 Member 797 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2009 - 10:02 AM

Like v1 and 3 best , though v2 looks quite surreal, he looks as if he's flying more like an angel.
Sylvia

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DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 6DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2009 - 10:16 AM

Its V1 + V3 for me this time Ann, I can't make my mind up about V2 but as I said the other two are good. Smile



David.

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janty66
janty66  7 England
19 Jan 2009 - 10:41 AM

V1 for me, works really well in mono..

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dianah
dianah  724474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2009 - 11:10 AM

I love version 3 especially Ann..the colour really brings the image to life.
Di

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photophantom
19 Jan 2009 - 1:27 PM

super shots Ann

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Adam_H
Adam_H  662 forum posts United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 - 2:21 PM

I love V1 & i like the unusual V2 as well, Well captured and it suits Mono.
Adam..

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2009 - 2:59 PM

Fantastic work Ann, V1 for me.
Bob

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PeterLaw
PeterLaw  6 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 - 4:10 PM

Great Series of shots, Ann.
I like V2 myself.
No upload today no time left after medical.Just commenting and Voting.
Peter

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
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Well timed capture Ann - sorry there is a but - in V2 I would suggest that you dont blurr the foreground cause it makes it look as though the swan is suspended in midair, the blurr works really well but how about uploading a version where foreground is not blurred or less blurred. Regards Ina

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 - 5:08 PM

Great B/W image V1 Ann but V3 i think for me the comp and detail in these images is spot on. Shaun PS great camera too, LOL LOL

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2009 - 7:07 PM

Fine shots Ann.
Ron

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Dinney
Dinney  6 England2 Constructive Critique Points
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Like V1 mono Ann but prefer V3. I think you are worrying a bit too much about blurring the bg Ann if this is really what you want try doing it in camera by selecting a larger aperture like f5.6 this will give a much shallower dof.
Kev

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2009 - 7:58 PM

I am not worried but one does have to try these things and I need the PS experience

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andy210966
19 Jan 2009 - 8:41 PM

Hi Ann!

I have posted up mod for you with what I think you were after!? The explanation is on the Mod write up.

Lovely shot by the way that, for me, works better in colour though the Mono is very nice too.

Andy

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Rylands
Rylands  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2009 - 9:26 PM

Three nice images Ann, but V1 takes the day
Ray

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2009 - 10:42 PM

V2 made me laugh Ann, it looks like an aggressive angel with that pose.
Have you thought about V1 being in mono but colouring the beak only, might work.
Nice pieces of work, you're braver than me at PS
Richard

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2009 - 11:52 AM

It seems a very co-operative swan, Ann..is it the same one as previously? Like V1 best, think V2 makes it look like it's suspended in mid air!
TrevB Smile

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2009 - 4:11 PM

Well it's worth having a go to hone your PS skills Ann, but do bear in mind that even if you use a small DOF to blur the BG this would still leave the swan an in focus platform to stand on. Version 2 doesen't work but I'm sure you know that already. A splendid attempt.
Geoff.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2009 - 5:43 PM

v2 is definitely an interesting shot! I like v3 myself.
Helen

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vandalp
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20 Jan 2009 - 8:50 PM

Nice collection of swan shots Ann, thanks for your comment on mine and for puting the ss that you used, that give me a guide.
Vanda

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2009 - 9:26 PM

Nice mono shot Ann,well timed and captured....................

Tony.

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whiteswan01
21 Jan 2009 - 12:05 AM

stuning great shot
Dawn

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gillykins
gillykins  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2009 - 7:27 PM

V3 for me Ann.
Gill

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