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I've been told this could almost qualify for macro work.

Camera:Nikon D100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:80-400
Recording media:ISO 200
Title:Close Up
Username:csurry csurry
Uploaded:15 Jun 2004 - 8:12 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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jgriffiths
jgriffiths  1067 forum posts
15 Jun 2004 - 8:16 AM

This is a wonderful bird and a great shot of him- *clicked*

Jayne

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sasam
sasam  10
15 Jun 2004 - 8:46 AM

Sharp shot. Very good. Click!

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TimJ
TimJ  10482 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2004 - 8:50 AM

WOW! This is fantastic. Click

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Shane136
Shane136  1163 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Jun 2004 - 9:01 AM

Nice clean crisp image, well done

Shane

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helendixon
helendixon  1030 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Jun 2004 - 9:51 AM

Beautifully sharp! Congrats on EC. Well done.

Helen

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bzbee
bzbee  10102 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2004 - 10:10 AM

Nice one, Cheryl!! Congratulations.
Linda

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KathyW
KathyW  101793 forum posts Norfolk Island12 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2004 - 10:55 AM

Amazing detail - very well done!

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tiptoe
tiptoe  10267 forum posts
15 Jun 2004 - 10:57 AM

To he** with sharp, it's stunning.
Congrats on the picture and the EC

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whippetrider
15 Jun 2004 - 11:07 AM

Great shot Cheryl. This will give me a benchmark for the pictures that I took.
Jeff

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AlanTW
AlanTW  11342 forum posts
15 Jun 2004 - 12:09 PM

A worthy addition to your excellent portfolio Cheryl

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StevenHanna
15 Jun 2004 - 2:05 PM

Excellent shot, showing amazing detail and sharp focus. Congrats on the EC Award - well deserved.

Steven
-click-

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Terry L
Terry L e2 Member 10577 forum postsTerry L vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2004 - 2:36 PM

Lovely detailed close up Cheryl, pin sharp and good DoF.

Regards
Terry.

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2004 - 5:15 PM

Excellent close up, well done Cheryl and congratulations on the EC.

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2004 - 6:25 PM

Thanks for all the comments. I'm particularly proud of this image, it turned out exactly as I had planned.

Originally I took this image just for me and wasn't intending to post it. However, after feedback on another image where people wanted a closer look I decided to share it.

The positive feedback is indeed gratifying, sometimes images happen by accident but when they come off as planned it is all the more rewarding.

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cal9
cal9  1099 forum posts
16 Jun 2004 - 10:32 AM

lovely and crisp, a well deserved EC

:O)
Alan

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tigertot
tigertot  1136 forum posts England
16 Jun 2004 - 11:33 AM

Lovely shot Cheryl, nice and sharp with good catchlight. Well done.

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IanA
IanA  103048 forum posts England12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2004 - 7:41 AM

Smile)

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kit-monster
kit-monster e2 Member 103685 forum postskit-monster vcard Singapore2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2004 - 8:53 PM

Well done in all the hard work and effort to get what you wanted. The feather detail is superb; the catch light when it's this bright is quite amazing. And to get the shot you wanted without cropping finishes it off - now you can go and get it printed large and put on the wall.

Congrats for the shot.

Edward

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2004 - 8:44 AM

Thanks Alan, Lesley, Ian and Edward, not suer if I want him staring at me off the wall. I'll get it printed and see how intimidating it feels

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banburymike
18 Jun 2004 - 11:36 AM

Great image Cheryl, fine detail, great focus and nice colours. one to be proud of!

Regards

Mike (banbury)

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Timecatcher
19 Jun 2004 - 5:24 PM

Beautiful Shot Cheryl. Colors and sharpness are both great.Keep it up..Great Work
Pat

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speeedyblue2
21 Jun 2004 - 3:45 PM

Superb shot Cheryl. great clarity and detail, a very well deserved EC, well done..

Mary

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vince
vince  1048 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Jul 2004 - 9:08 PM

Great shot and great gallery.

Click!

Vince Smile

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john short
john short  1025 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Jul 2004 - 9:37 PM

Now that is sharp !!! great colour, DOF and tight crop.

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grezza
grezza  10 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2004 - 10:50 PM

Brilliant!!!!!!!!click
Graham.

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jaglin
jaglin  10
19 Jul 2004 - 6:30 PM

Very impressive, a real perfection of the nature!
Click
Stef

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eskimo
eskimo  10
21 Jul 2004 - 3:45 PM

Nice Image. But a shame its not flying free.

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ankita
ankita  10
23 Aug 2004 - 12:15 PM

very nice click, very sharp, attractive yellow color of beak and nose, nicely taken great gell effect of eye. Loved it.

Spikes

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User_Removed
23 Aug 2004 - 5:53 PM

Wonderful quality and beautiful shot. Den

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mwatkins9801
27 Aug 2004 - 7:05 PM

super clean closeup. well done- thanks

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mshepherd
mshepherd  10667 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Sep 2004 - 1:40 PM

great shot is this the one in AP??? Looks even better in the mag!

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2004 - 4:46 PM

Matt, thanks for the comment.

Can't say for sure I have three which are very, very similar, in fact almost indistinguishable from each other. It may or may not be the same file, but as you have noticed it does look better when larger than the 500px limit on this site.

To everyone else who has commented since my last thank you message, also thanks

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Bernie
Bernie  102201 forum posts
2 Sep 2004 - 3:22 PM

Remembered to get my copy of AP today, looking good Cheryl..
Hope your name on the thread the other day never worried you too much, we went through previous threads and compiled a list of members who have said they don't mind honest critique. We can take you off it it bothers you..

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2004 - 3:26 PM

Thanks, No problem Bernie, just didn't realise I'd 'signed up' for something. Have to choose my words carefully in the future.

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Bernie
Bernie  102201 forum posts
2 Sep 2004 - 6:01 PM

Wink)

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hobbs
hobbs  101222 forum posts United Kingdom
27 Sep 2004 - 8:10 PM

Great shot Cheryl, it was nice to meet you on Sunday. Click
Nick

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megamuff8
megamuff8  992 forum posts United States
2 Oct 2004 - 3:19 AM

WOW, Cheryl, What a Wonderful shot!
Click to ya!!!
Suzan Smile

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svengali_uk
16 Oct 2004 - 7:11 AM

This is the picture, when shown in AP, that changed my mind about the quality available from digital cameras. It really is superb, both in quality and content.
Jeremy

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2004 - 7:25 AM

Thanks again everyone and especially Jeremy, it was nice that a few people choose my picture as being enough to convince them of the quality of digital

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missy moo
missy moo  10
16 Oct 2004 - 4:37 PM

What a wonderful picture.
Trevor.

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svengali_uk
16 Oct 2004 - 7:32 PM

The reproduction here really does not do the pic justice. It is worth getting the back number of AP just to see it in all its glory.
You could cut your fingers on some of those feathers.
Jeremy

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BrianM
BrianM  11 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2004 - 8:18 AM

Another superb image I missed, excellent detail and colours, strong composition, altogether magnificent and truly deserving the awarded EC, congratulatuions yet again.

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StevenPrice
29 Dec 2004 - 2:41 AM

Simply stunning.

Steve

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paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2004 - 5:19 AM

Now this is what I mean Cheryl. Beautiful. Well done and congrats. Paul

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paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2004 - 8:33 AM

I keep coming back to this one. Cheryl, I made the changes to Atlas that you recommended. Paul

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paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2004 - 8:50 AM

Thanks Cheryl, advice duly noted. I'll try that experiment. Paul

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mister_phillie
7 Jan 2005 - 1:39 PM

Thanks for your comment on my bird of prey. Looksing through your stuff, I can see why you are qualified to make the comment! Superb work!

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steve_kershaw

some excellent photos in your line up, and thx for the tip on me winning

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cyberhounds
10 Jan 2006 - 1:13 PM

Superb shot, the detail is excellent.

Cheers,
Ben

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