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Another of the more experimental shots.

This time a low vantage point and using the long grass to blur the foreground detail.

Not a very pleasant experience taking this one as the ground was rather wet Smile

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:200-400
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Kestrel
Username:csurry csurry
Uploaded:25 May 2008 - 2:57 PM
Tags:Blur, Falco tinnunculus, Kestrel, Pets / captive animals
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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96363 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2008 - 3:03 PM

Worth getting wet for Cheryl!

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2008 - 3:06 PM

Like it.

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Silverzone
25 May 2008 - 3:10 PM

Lovely subject, beautifuly framed. Sylvia

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Barbaraj
Barbaraj  7450 forum posts England
25 May 2008 - 3:11 PM

It was worth getting wet for.
Barbara

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110597 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2008 - 3:18 PM

Aren't you ever tempted to put a second rate shot Cheryl? Smile

you keep on turning out these wonderful images

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2008 - 3:23 PM


Quote: Aren't you ever tempted to put a second rate shot Cheryl?

I thought they are all second rate, Brian.....

lol

:-p

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martyb20
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25 May 2008 - 3:23 PM

Very nice shot.
Martin

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2008 - 3:30 PM

Super shot, really lovely. Glad you braved the damp.

B.

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2008 - 3:47 PM


Quote: I thought they are all second rate, Brian.....

Good job you're not Pete then Tongue

Thanks all.

Looks like it was worth getting wet for, but I expect Dan will find something he does not like Wink

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JohnParminter
25 May 2008 - 3:50 PM

What's fascinating for me is that beedy eye and look of the Kestrel.
John

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2008 - 4:54 PM

Haha, didn't notice your award Cole, thanks Grin

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
25 May 2008 - 5:01 PM

ita worth getting wet for,excellent

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10988 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2984 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2008 - 5:07 PM

Superb.

W

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stevie
stevie e2 Member 111198 forum postsstevie vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2008 - 5:11 PM

Well done Cheryl, what a photographer you are.

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whiteswan01
25 May 2008 - 5:36 PM

superb low angle well getting wet for it brilliant Dawn

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EDWARDPARRISH
25 May 2008 - 5:38 PM

Nice one Cheryl. I like the Diffused grass in th FG. Like it.
Ed

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fatmod
fatmod  8 England
25 May 2008 - 5:46 PM

superb great feather detail

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 74063 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2008 - 6:39 PM

Brilliant capture Cheryl, can only aspire to this level. Congrats on EC well deserved.

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Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2008 - 8:05 PM

Simply enchanting - wonderful image.

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
25 May 2008 - 8:47 PM

great shot and very nice comp, love the blurred grass. its a cracker. Shaun

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 727 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2008 - 10:49 PM

Fantastic.. class and a well deserved EC

Jon

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clive burrow
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25 May 2008 - 10:57 PM

worth getting wet for Cheryl, congrats on a well deserved EC

Clive

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Gaucho
Gaucho e2 Member 132446 forum postsGaucho vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2008 - 12:30 AM

Personally, I would have wet myself to get a shot like this. Very beautiful.
Malcolm

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91929 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2008 - 10:35 AM

An absolute gem - as if you did not already know. Smile
Brian.

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2008 - 12:03 PM

Thanks everyone.

I was having the mickey taken out of me during this shot as well, which doesn't help concentration. It seems that amongst friends of friends I have a reputation for these blurry foreground shots. Which apparently a particular one of these friends hates Grin

Still never mind! Thanks for the comments.

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Phil_Morgan
26 May 2008 - 1:19 PM

Well I certainly don't hate them!! Superb capture Cheryl, have a much rarer award than that old EC thing!! Wink

Phil.

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2008 - 1:43 PM

Thanks Glynn and Phil for your awards, so much more exclusive than a Pete award Wink

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2008 - 1:45 PM


Quote: Which apparently a particular one of these friends hates

named and shamed, I say... Smile

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2008 - 1:52 PM

Not an ePZ member Smile

Just someone I have met a few times on my falconry days. He doesn't attend any more apparently because he hates this style of shot and possibly feels that I set up too many of them! Still you don't have to get down for them if you don't want to Smile

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suleesia
suleesia  10176 forum posts Malaysia
26 May 2008 - 2:39 PM

So inspiring! so beautiful!

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conrad
conrad  1010877 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2008 - 7:38 PM

Oh no! Not another ... er ... rather ... er ... excellent shot! Grmmmph. Hmmm.



Well, there it is, I managed to say it!




Wink

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2008 - 10:02 PM

Just out of curious: may I know what focal length and aperture you used here?

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1015119 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2008 - 5:40 PM

another EC.... must be bored of them by now Wink

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 6:36 PM

Just for you Cole 280mm.

Thanks all.

Not at all Ade, 42 is a good number, even if some of them are currently hidden!

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CathyI
CathyI e2 Member 10344 forum postsCathyI vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2008 - 12:12 PM

Congrats on the EC! I love the prey's-eye view and the blurred foreground grass.

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tigertimb
tigertimb  740 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2008 - 8:58 AM

Excellent shot Cheryl and thorouly deserving of the EC in my opinion. You could always try a right-angled viewer when you don't fancy the ground
Tim

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nolongeramember
11 Jun 2008 - 12:23 AM

Pure class... fabulous

Nikki !

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newty1
newty1  8 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 - 11:18 PM

super shot

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User_Removed
18 Dec 2008 - 4:05 PM

Stunningly stunning. I'm stunned Smile

Beautiful photograph up to your usual high standard

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David_Hartshorn

An incredible photograph mate, of a favourite bird of prey of mine.
Dave

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