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I was browsing older shots today, and came across this one from 2010. I suspect the thumbnail will not be particularly appealing, but I like the mood and feel of this.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF200mm f/2.8L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:7 Oct 2010 - 7:39 AM
Focal Length:200mm
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Two Birds
Username:Nigel_95 Nigel_95
Uploaded:12 Jun 2013 - 8:43 PM
Tags:Birds, First light, Landscape / travel, Wind farm
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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2013 - 9:41 PM

Once your eyes settle an extremely detailed image Nigel. Perhaps a comment on wind farms with those birds passing by unharmed !!!
Ron.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom967 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2013 - 9:53 PM

I like this a lot, I'm still trying to work out why. I guess it's the sense of distance and emptiness.
Moira

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8259 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2013 - 10:08 PM

Thanks Ron and Moira. I have read that birds are killed by these turbines, and I have also read that they are not, so I don't know what to believe. I have no doubt though that anything can be put forward as a "fact" if it supports a particular argument. We live near(ish) to a ten turbine farm. From a visual viewpoint, we do not consider them to be a blot on the landscape (fairly flat farmland). I wouldn't like to see them in the Lake District or North Wales though.

Nigel

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 7:47 AM

I agree with everything you've said about wind turbines. They are everywhere in Spain and I like to see the hills there covered in them. However, as you say, never in the Highlands, Lake District or Wales. Love this atmospheric image and, once you look in, there's a lot of detail.
Ann
PS I don't know whether the arguments for or against them are correct but I'm pleased to see these birds flying by them.

Last Modified By AnnChown at 13 Jun 2013 - 7:49 AM

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 8:56 AM

Well I'm in the against camp Nigel, they have started s[routing all over Scotland and I don't like it. Skye is peppered with them, They seem to get the go ahead to build them almost anywhere.

Now back to your image, the birds for me are a good bit in front of the turbines and not in any danger as I see it.

The mood of the image is a delight and the misty light is wonderful. Should look really good on your wall.

Dougie

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Chant57
Chant57 e2 Member 8371 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 9:10 AM

Once the eye adjusts to this image - you can really appreciate the quality and detail. It's subtle and minimalist and refreshingly different and I could see this printed very large in a gallery.
Well spotted opportunity Nigel - it says a lot about your photographers eye.
C

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 11:22 AM


Quote: I like this a lot, I'm still trying to work out why. I guess it's the sense of distance and emptiness.


have to agree

Brian..............

Last Modified By Briwooly at 13 Jun 2013 - 11:23 AM

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8259 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 4:35 PM

Thank you Ann, Dougie, Chant and Brian for your comments and votes. Big thank you to Dougie for your user award, and Pete for the HC award. The comments and awards have made my day Smile

Nigel

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8259 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 5:35 PM

Dougie, I should have included the Highlands and Skye in my list above. like you, I certainly don't agree with them being sited there. I hope they don't have a negative effect on tourism.

Nigel

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Chant57
Chant57 e2 Member 8371 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 9:11 PM

Had to pop back and congratulate you on the HC .
Fully deserved and not in the least bit surprised!
C

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 9:12 PM


Quote: Well spotted opportunity Nigel - it says a lot about your photographers eye

I know you can't tell from the thumbnail Chant, but he does actually have two ... I've met him, so I know Wink

Nicely done Nigel, has a great graphical quality to it, me likey ... congrats on the HC too!!!

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 10:17 PM

Fabulous.
Tom.

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 528 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 10:44 PM

Superb image
Regards
Jeremy Smile

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8259 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 11:07 PM

Thank you Chant, Paul, Tom and Jeremy, and thank you again Tom and Jeremy for your User Awards. Much appreciated Smile

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conrad
conrad  910873 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2013 - 9:38 AM

Unusual shot, Nigel. Works very well.

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Cliff1944
Cliff1944 e2 Member 2Cliff1944 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2013 - 10:06 AM

A subtle image that works very well. We are in the Highlands and small (5 - 10 turbines) windfarms seem to be popping up everywhere.
Congratulations on the HC award.
Cliff

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2013 - 5:36 PM

Brilliantly subtle...or...subtly brilliant. Grin

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
14 Jun 2013 - 6:52 PM

Perfect with one bird/turbine so mooody with the mist

Peter

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8259 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2013 - 10:40 PM

Thank you Conrad, Cliff, Bill and Peter. Thanks too Peter for your user award, much appreciated Smile

Nigel

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2013 - 7:26 PM

Very imaginative image Nigel.GrinGrin
Ron

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8259 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2013 - 8:37 PM

Thank you Ron Smile

Nigel

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oll1e
oll1e e2 Member 755 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2013 - 9:00 AM

Really like this Nigel !,like others have said this will look amazing in print and hanging on the wall ,they have just put 24 of those turbines in the sea at Redcar and they are an eye sore (rant over)Wink
ps congrats on the HC and awards

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