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Well I had a go at sitting in a bird hide down at Westhay nature reserve - no birds and to be honest I seriously doubt I have the patience to be a birder.

This is a genuine shot through the bird watching slot o fthe hide (you can just see the shelf for resting your bins on (I am assured this is a perfectly legitimate thiing for birders to do).

Technical details:

taken at 1/180 sec on F6.7 and Iso 100 - night to day issues not handled brilliantly. Wanted to make the shot look a little like a THE END screen from the cinema because thats how I saw it.

Over-processed intentionally - as is my want - one day I will return to the idea of a light hand on the helm.

Camera:Pentax K10D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:18 x 55mm Kit lens
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The Bird Hide
Username:ketch ketch
Uploaded:6 Dec 2009 - 8:48 PM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel, Wildlife / nature
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Imagephotographics

Excellent image - well taken

Chris

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2009 - 8:53 PM

glorious work

Linda

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 566 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2009 - 8:54 PM

Very successful too, it does look like an end shot, great light and love the bright tones.know what you mean I sat in a bird hide for ages the birds were too far awy , none came near, wish I had thought of this
Regards Mary

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alighalam
alighalam  5 Iran, Islamic Republic of1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2009 - 8:54 PM

Stunning landscape shot, very well seeing & captured.
Ali.

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Blueberry69
6 Dec 2009 - 8:54 PM

What a brilliant shot and very well executed.

Its fabulous.

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comma
comma  697 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2009 - 9:15 PM

classy

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2009 - 9:17 PM

On the thumb I thought it WAS a picture house capture ( for whatever reason ) a grand image well captured the PP is perfect and adds to the wonderful tone of it all, an excellent addition to your PF thanks for sharing Colin

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2009 - 9:21 PM

Well it gave you a super shot of the view even if you didn't get any birds
Helen

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7417 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2009 - 9:45 PM

Best shot I've seen from a hide, by several miles. Who needs feathers?
I had a 'frank exchange of opinions' a while back with a site member who opened his attack with 'I build my own hide and sit in it for five hours, that's real photography.' It put me off birds for life. Sorry, maybe I should rephrase that.
Moira

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ketch e2 Member 6770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2009 - 11:24 PM

Thanks all for you lovely comments - very much appreciated (the birders down at Westhay are quite strange I have to say - god I hope there aren't any listening!!).

Cheers

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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2009 - 11:31 PM

what a good idea and great execution,lesley

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adrian2208
adrian2208  10240 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Dec 2009 - 1:02 AM

top notch stuff this is my fav shot of the day by far, great work
adey
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photophantom
7 Dec 2009 - 11:49 AM

top work Team
Dennis

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PeterLaw  6 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2009 - 12:16 PM

A really good shot, well captured.
Peter

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2009 - 2:55 PM

Good shot and well presented too.
And thanks for your additional info on my image !!
Mick.

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RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2009 - 4:06 PM

An interesting shot and given the wide aperture, I'm amazed at how sharp the image is from f/g to b/g. I like whatever you've done to the original very much. Well done.
Ronnie.

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
7 Dec 2009 - 9:37 PM

Great looking shot.

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stevie
stevie e2 Member 101198 forum postsstevie vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2009 - 12:48 PM

Nice idea

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Platchet
Platchet  7 Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2009 - 6:21 PM

An interesting image, agree about the end credits look. Not thought about doing this myself despite spending lots of time in them!
best regards
Gary
(Brirdwatcher!) Wink

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PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2010 - 12:51 PM

Nice framing idea. Works well. Paul

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wood1963  4 Greece
24 Feb 2010 - 10:18 PM

cool effect. Love the picture too.

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hairymonkey
5 Apr 2010 - 4:07 PM

This is a stunning image..... Absolutely beautiful.

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