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Yep mushy foregrounds are back Grin

Sorry a style of shot I love, but also generally a marmite shot here on ePZ. Love 'em or hate 'em.

Hopefully colours better than yesterdays rather red GSW. Being shot on the D3 this is processed in C1 using my normal very slight adjustments. I really need to read up on NX2 as I have not yet found the WB adjustment which I think was the cause of problems yesterday.

I may yet have to upgrade to C1 v5 Sad

Camera:Nikon D3 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:500mm
Title:Merlin
Username:csurry csurry
Uploaded:12 Feb 2010 - 9:34 AM
Tags:Pets / captive animals
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Excellent !!

Chris

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
12 Feb 2010 - 9:39 AM

Lovely taken, a fine image.
cor.

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6142 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2010 - 9:39 AM

I love it.... mushy is good...

lol

Linda

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Shane136  1163 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Feb 2010 - 9:46 AM

Thumbs up here..
Shane

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Mari
Mari  111825 forum posts Wales
12 Feb 2010 - 9:52 AM

No, just love mushy marmite foregrounds myself Cheryl Wink

Superb shot, fantastic detail where its needed

Mari

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victorburnside
12 Feb 2010 - 9:52 AM

Very nice.

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Kingfisher8
12 Feb 2010 - 10:07 AM

Beautiful capture well done.

Keith.

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cdm36
cdm36 e2 Member 10391 forum postscdm36 vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2010 - 10:16 AM

Dont like marmite, but I do like this Smile

Chris.

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RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2010 - 10:19 AM

Lovely shot, Cheryl. Agree with all the others re. the selective focussing. Excellent work.
Ronnie.

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2010 - 10:19 AM

Beautiful image congrats
Alexa

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scott_jessuk
12 Feb 2010 - 10:22 AM

Very good capture, great composition.

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Ray_Seagrove
Ray_Seagrove e2 Member 5Ray_Seagrove vcard United Kingdom
12 Feb 2010 - 10:23 AM

Great shot well done.
Ray

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Charlesmoss
12 Feb 2010 - 10:33 AM

Wonderful capture full of detail and colour
Regards Charles

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2010 - 10:35 AM

Wow.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2010 - 10:36 AM

Simply superb - spot on pof and love the "mushy" foreground too. FAB capture.
Sylvia

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Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2010 - 10:38 AM

I'm getting into these fg's with water Cheryl. They work well and give the image that discreet appearance especially here. It gives the impression of a good stalk to the bird and wild capture
Great image
Richard

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RogBrown
RogBrown  73006 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2010 - 10:38 AM

Beautiful shot. The limited dof really makes the bird stand out.
Oh, and I love Marmite. Smile

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clicknimagine
12 Feb 2010 - 11:09 AM

this is an amazing quality...

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GarethRobinson
GarethRobinson e2 Member 81004 forum postsGarethRobinson vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2010 - 11:14 AM

The foreground and dof used is what makes a picture like this more interesting and makes it stand out from the crowd. As usual you focus and metering is spot on.

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SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 727 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2010 - 11:23 AM

Superb Cheryl.... have my gong!

Jon

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CathyI
CathyI e2 Member 10344 forum postsCathyI vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2010 - 11:38 AM

Yes to marmite and yes to "mushy foregrounds" - they concentrate the attention in exactly the right place!

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SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2010 - 11:55 AM

Stunning, beautifully detailed capture.
Steve.

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Vince_S  5 England
12 Feb 2010 - 12:26 PM

The detail in the Merlin on large is great, that for me makes the image and the mushy foreground does not detract from that.
Vince

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arhb e2 Member 72462 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2010 - 12:50 PM

Nice...

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RTR  5 United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2010 - 1:13 PM

Based on that, I must try Marmite...... this shot is stunning. Rich.

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JouŠo
JouŠo e2 Member 1056 forum postsJouŠo vcard Finland
12 Feb 2010 - 1:51 PM

this IS good!

Jouko

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FredF  8 France
12 Feb 2010 - 3:10 PM

Superbly taken.

Fred

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2010 - 3:12 PM

Thanks all.

Thanks Jon for the award, most appreciated.

Still very tired from the drive home, so will try to comment on some shots later.

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Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2010 - 3:43 PM

Can't beat lashings of Marmite

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EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2010 - 3:58 PM

Congrats on the award - well deserved. Super image.
Joan.

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motorsportpictures

An amazing shot, perfect

Scott

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Phil_Morgan
12 Feb 2010 - 4:26 PM

Love Em! Wink

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2010 - 6:29 PM

Thanks everyone.

Think this (or a variation) will form part of the first exhibition. Loaned a couple of canvasses to a local garden centre to decorate their cafe and they have had interest in buying them from customers, so I need to get my act together pretty quick. So some business plans to be drawn up this weekend.

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chalkhillblue e2 Member 6143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2010 - 9:41 PM

Congratulations, such fine photography, one really lovely image, to my eye more deserving of a HC than your previous image, may I wish you every success with your first exhibition.
David

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Geofferz e2 Member 6Geofferz vcard United Kingdom
13 Feb 2010 - 8:22 AM

Brilliant capture.
Geoff

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2010 - 10:58 AM

I also prefer this to the GSW David.

Have lots more mush shots, so will post some others later.

Thanks all.

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