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Good day to one and all, many thanks for all the C&C's on yesterdays Bearded tit, I'm chuffed Smile

Today we have a small wader/shore bird, a Turnstone on the shingle bank at Dungeness a couple of days ago, this bird was one of seven that allowed me get fairly close. The difficulty with them was the similarity of colours and tones between the stones and the birds, in my opinion the best shots were from a very low view point

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Title:Which stone shall I turn ?
Username:Mike_Young Mike_Young
Uploaded:24 Nov 2011 - 8:32 AM
Tags:Bank, Bird, Dungeness, Shingle, Turnstone, Wader, Wildlife / nature
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martin174
martin174 e2 Member 8martin174 vcard United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 - 8:36 AM

A great low view point shot showing the dof at its best. Well done.
Martin

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 3johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 8:38 AM

A lovely photo of a great bird Mike, I agree the low angle is great and creates a lovely pool that is in focus and highlights the bird, whilst still showing it in its natural environment.

Top work

David

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Alan_Coles
24 Nov 2011 - 8:47 AM

Stunning pair of images Mike

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jonny250
jonny250  760 forum posts Guernsey
24 Nov 2011 - 8:53 AM

the low angle works very well, i like v1 especially.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 9:10 AM

Great dof use. Lovely image (and humerous title).

Dave

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 329 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 9:13 AM

Two stunning shots with a wonderful low angle. Carole

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Mike_S
Mike_S  2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 - 9:49 AM

Thats a belter. Beautiful sharp image of the bird against the colours of the stones.
I agree about getting low - although my recent effort were in the muddy creek of Brancaster Staithe
so I would be lying in mud.(My wife would say "Whats new"Grin
Mike

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England53 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 9:49 AM

Great pair especially #2

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 9:53 AM

Wonderful dof - and I agree about the pov - v1 for me.
Ann

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skewey
skewey  731 forum posts England
24 Nov 2011 - 9:56 AM

V1 for me great view point.


Paul

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 10:10 AM

You've done well so get so close, the little beggars always fly off long before I et anywhere near them.....Good set Mike, V1 I guess would be my fave...

Ade

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achieverswales
24 Nov 2011 - 10:52 AM

V1 for me Mike, stunning detail on both.

Regards

Trev.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 10:58 AM

V1 for me too Mike
regards Richard

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103958 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 11:23 AM

you're right, the angle makes all the difference...the're reasonably tolerant of humans (at least around our way!) so it's good to get different viwe points Smile

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 1:07 PM

V1, like the pov. A great detailed capture............Sandy

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4395 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 2:37 PM

Wow !!!....V1's a stunner !!!.....the bird stands out so well against the uncluttered B/G, it's almost 3D quality !!!.....love it !!

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 430 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 5:53 PM

v1 is a classic shot executed superbly. Definitely my favourite of the two.
Jason

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85744 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 7:47 PM

Excellent work Mike - spot on where it mattersSmile

Adrian

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Samuel_Aron
Samuel_Aron Junior Member 3 England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 7:49 PM

Stunning captures!
Sam.

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franken
franken e2 Member 112918 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 8:33 PM

I like the low viewpoint - excellent images.

Ken

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Peagreen
Peagreen  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 10:35 PM

Two superb captures, Mike, brilliant colour and detail. ExcellentSmile
Take care, Pauline

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2011 - 8:17 AM

Two great shots Mike - glad to meet up with you - lets hope I am a little more free on your next visit

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Mike_Young
25 Nov 2011 - 8:34 AM

Thanks all Grin

Was good to meet up Ray, I enjoyed our couple of hours.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2011 - 9:03 AM

Superb capture Mike. Your low POV has managed to isolate the bird from the BG very well indeed.
Ron

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gingerdelight
25 Nov 2011 - 9:30 AM

Two beautiful captures.
Carol

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
25 Nov 2011 - 11:06 PM

Wonderful captures. Sharp focus on the bird but the pebles looking also beautiful IB

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2011 - 8:50 PM

Two rippers Mike, the low viewpoints work so well and the colourful pebbles make the perfect foreground

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pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 8:33 PM


Quote: A lovely photo of a great bird Mike, I agree the low angle is great and creates a lovely pool that is in focus and highlights the bird, whilst still showing it in its natural environment.

Top work

David

your expertise shines thro Mike

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