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OK, I was going to upload the cropped version of the first image, but then I realised that I had yet another version (sad I know).

Not sure if this addresses the issues as stated or not, so I'll leave it up to he audience to decide Wink

Well Pete decided, so it's not a fair comparison now - I do think it makes Dan the EC crit king as it's not the first time I have uploaded a version to his description in previous critique that has gone on to get an EC

Correct version is now in the mods - must pay more attention, but allowed normal workflow to be disturbed by trying to do too many things after a 14 hour day!

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Title:Great Grey take III
Username:csurry csurry
Uploaded:25 Mar 2008 - 8:02 PM
Tags:Great grey, Pets / captive animals, Pine forest, Strix nebulosa
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shooter632
25 Mar 2008 - 8:11 PM

Full marks for this one. Its as it should be, A wonderful image. Im only permitted to give one vote though

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2008 - 8:14 PM

Like this, it gives the appearance of a fine pencil drawing now with the tones.
Very nice Cheryl
Richard

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sospan  7 Wales
25 Mar 2008 - 8:15 PM

Superb image.
Andy

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fishy2  6
25 Mar 2008 - 8:15 PM

spot on.
jase.

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richardwheel
25 Mar 2008 - 8:16 PM

superb....

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2008 - 8:19 PM

One of the quickest EC?

Last Modified By Coleslaw at 25 Mar 2008 - 8:19 PM

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2008 - 8:20 PM

Doh, was just gonna delete this as I forgot to convert to sRGB! Sad

Aaaarghhh! Now I'll just have to live with it - thanks Pete Smile

Looks almost black and white on my laptop, which isn't necessarily bad, just not as I intended originally.

That'll teach me not to try and answer PS questions for Suziblue.

Last Modified By csurry at 25 Mar 2008 - 8:22 PM

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sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2008 - 8:20 PM

Best yet Cheryl, superb and well worthy of the EC!!!

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SeanyP  7 England
25 Mar 2008 - 8:23 PM

Great shot
Sean

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paulstefan
25 Mar 2008 - 8:24 PM

Jeez, not another EC Wink

I might like this even more in b+w
Smile

Cheers, Paul

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csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2008 - 8:28 PM


Quote: Jeez, not another EC

I might like this even more in b+w


Cheers, Paul

I have a whole page to myself (+1) even with the maximum viewable Wink

Have now uploaded file as intended as a mod!

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rangerpaul
25 Mar 2008 - 8:31 PM

Well if the first got an EC what's the mod gonna get????
Beautiful image.
Paul

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bricurtis e2 Member 91894 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2008 - 8:31 PM

Yes I reckon you should have deleted this too Cheryl. Wink
Seriously,the desaturated colour of the owl and the tree against that bg looks wonderful.Super image.
Brian.

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Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2008 - 8:33 PM

I think V1 works much better.

Quote: I have a whole page to myself (+1) even with the maximum viewable

Showing off....:-p

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csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2008 - 8:36 PM

Stating a fact Cole Wink

Well I have to say that I do like the desaturated version as the background was quite brash in comparison, just it was a mistake Smile

Cheers all.

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Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2008 - 9:10 PM

hmmm...I prefer V3...Wink
Ta!

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fauxtography
25 Mar 2008 - 9:13 PM

3 for me Wink

Actually I prefer v1 but then i would Grin Congrats Cheryl

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culturedcanvas
25 Mar 2008 - 9:17 PM

This is the business as far as I'm concerned. Great shot and thanks for the comment.

Nice to see I've not lost my touch on the critique side of things Wink

Dan

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csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2008 - 9:20 PM


Quote: Thisi s the business as far as I'm concerned. Great shot and thanks for the comment.

Nice to see I've not lost my touch on the critique side of things

Dan

No and it is appreciated Dan. Eventually I would have gotten around to loading variants, but my excuse is that ViewNX is so slow that I just tend to process one of the early ones of each perch Wink

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conrad  1010873 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2008 - 9:27 PM

Oh my, another one! Haven't you considered doing things like getting awards in moderation or something?! Anyway, I'm afraid I have to admit it deserves it... Wink

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csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2008 - 9:42 PM


Quote: Oh my, another one! Haven't you considered doing things like getting awards in moderation or something?!

This is moderation only one in 2008!

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Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2008 - 9:44 PM

I think you should try to bring your camera indoor again....lol
Smile

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2008 - 9:48 PM

Oh yes more water drops and paint splashes. Or I could borrow Lucky and put him on a perch!

Nope, sorry have a few trips for real wildlife (hopefully) planned for April, then finish the month with two days at the MWFC. So I'm afraid more of the same! Though some new ideas hopefully for the MWFC sessions, birds and falconer willing Wink

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ZInaNMooner
25 Mar 2008 - 9:51 PM

Great shot in did.

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conrad  1010873 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2008 - 9:37 AM

Forgot to comment on the shot itself. And now that it's back I did have to take a look again, didn't I...

I think that what I like most about it, is that the owl's feathers look so much like the bark on the tree.

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ripleysalien
27 Mar 2008 - 10:07 AM

Stunning as ever, great work.

Steve

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2008 - 10:51 AM

Oh d*mn, it is back again....:-p

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sherlob e2 Member 82283 forum postssherlob vcard United Kingdom123 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2008 - 12:54 PM

Hi Cheryl,

See Pete's still a fan - although with images of this quality anyone who isn't needs to go away and lie down in a darkend room. Superb as usual.

Two quick questions:

1) What is version 3 all about???
2) Do you think cropping (sorry I know you are not a fan of this) a little more from the tree would balance the composition a even more? Note: not that the composition is anyway poor, this is more of an academic point of interest.

Rgds,

Adam

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Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2008 - 1:28 PM

Stunning image Cheryl.

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csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2008 - 1:40 PM


Quote: Hi Cheryl,

See Pete's still a fan - although with images of this quality anyone who isn't needs to go away and lie down in a darkend room. Superb as usual.

Two quick questions:

1) What is version 3 all about???
2) Do you think cropping (sorry I know you are not a fan of this) a little more from the tree would balance the composition a even more? Note: not that the composition is anyway poor, this is more of an academic point of interest.

Rgds,

Adam

Version 3 was that Cole suggested on a forum thread that this image was underexposed and that seeing the histogram from shots like this would help people give better critique. I pointed out in this case, dark bird in dark forest on a predominantly dark tree and guess what the histogram is biased to the left, however, the exposure is good.

As for cropping you will see there have been a few variations loaded already, and I have probably another 20 that I will not bother people on ePZ with. Smile

Thanks all.

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sherlob e2 Member 82283 forum postssherlob vcard United Kingdom123 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2008 - 2:07 PM

Cheers Cheryl.

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ade_mcfade  1014740 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2008 - 3:03 PM

another EC?

Smile

quite a lot of character in this one, can see why the gaffer went for it

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Milla  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2008 - 3:39 PM

Now, that's a cracking image, one of the very best animal shots I've seen, and I really mean it. Would gladly have it on my wall, excellent work!

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NickBrandon
28 Mar 2008 - 8:34 AM

Just excellent, quality work, deserving of the EC,

well done. Nick

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2008 - 9:13 AM

Actually I did have another reason with regard to Adam's comment and it has to do with the direction that the owl is looking.

If the owl was facing more into the image then a crop of the left hand side would work, but as he is facing that way I think it would look a bit odd.

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chase Critique Team 81116 forum postschase vcard England235 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2008 - 5:39 PM

Nice one Cheryl & deserves it's place in your EC file too.
I like the way the feathers of the Owl almost mirror the shape & textures of the tree,a little closer to the trunk & you wouldn't see him Wink
Janet

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ToothPilot
9 Dec 2008 - 6:35 PM

High quality photography Cheryl. I love the similarity of the texture of the tree surface and the look of the owl's feathers.
Beautiful.
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Stunning shot.
Scott

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Emmog  538 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 8:01 PM

Both are beautiful shots.
Matt

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Bonico  4 Romania
9 Jun 2010 - 9:14 PM

Incredible eyes, V2 for me!

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