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If you thought my last gannet photo was of a fierce looking bird, then this one has to even meaner looking! It was taken at the same location, ie Bass Rock.

Thank you to everybody for their comments and votes on the previous gannet image.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:100.0-400.0 mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:2 Jul 2012 - 11:25 AM
Focal Length:275mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.4
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Fierce looking gannet.
Username:AnnJ AnnJ
Uploaded:22 Nov 2012 - 1:04 PM
Tags:Bass rock, Close up., Portrait, Scotland, Wildlife / nature
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BrianSS
BrianSS  7281 forum posts England35 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 1:06 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

A tremendous shot, well done!

I wonder if a touch of Curves might make it even better, just a thought. Grin

Last Modified By BrianSS at 22 Nov 2012 - 1:07 PM

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NobbytheNobster

Great capture of this lovely bird Smile
Ricky

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7109 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 1:13 PM

Wonderful eye contact, detail and colours.... well done Ann.

Trev

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 1:47 PM

Superb head on portrait of this gannet, the gaze straight down the barrel of your lens, and that is a rather mean countenance.
Wonderful detail.
Ronnie.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
22 Nov 2012 - 1:48 PM

Excellent photo of this stunning bird! Great detail Grin

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debu
debu  4 India
22 Nov 2012 - 1:49 PM

Very nice detailed image.
debu

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 2:11 PM

Very up close and personal
great shot
Lillian

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
22 Nov 2012 - 2:14 PM

fantasick shot lovely eyes and i like the water on its head nice and sharp. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 - 3:01 PM

Stunning close-up.

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AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
22 Nov 2012 - 3:28 PM

Have now added a variant, having taken BriannSS's advice and applied a touch of curves. I wonder if I have done this correctly and if it is now better? Ann.

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4547 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 3:46 PM

Ooooo....terrific shot !!......wonderful 'look', & so crisp.....with V2 having a bit more 'zing'....1st class !!!

If it were mine, I'd be tempted to crop 10% from both sides.....but that's being picky ??.Smile

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 4:07 PM

What a wonderful shot and you have done so well to hold all that detail in those whites. The water on its plumage is a bonus.

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myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 - 4:28 PM

A fabulous, fabulous shot.

Myra

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BrianSS
BrianSS  7281 forum posts England35 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 4:31 PM

I think with V2 you have made a super shot even better! Grin

Brian

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 6:06 PM

Well done Ann - this is an excellent shot with full on eye contact and super detail!
Ann

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carper123
carper123  280 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 6:26 PM

Wonderful close up, Ann, fills the frame beautifull, fantastic detail and colours, luv the water droplets, which really lift the image.
well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile x

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 7:26 PM

Brilliant piece of work, well done Ann.

John Smile

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 7:39 PM

A cracking close up.
Colin

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AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
22 Nov 2012 - 9:25 PM

Gosh, this is the most votes I have ever had on EPZ, so a big thank you to everybody as I feel so humbled and honoured. Ann.

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 9:50 PM

What an expression and certainly not one I'd want to be on the receiving end of! Outstanding capture.

Ann

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10821 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2821 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 1:48 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Excellent shot. V2 is improved. I would also suggest that you apply a little more sharpening after re sizing and before uploading; the colour temp is slightly warm, a touch cooler looks better, ad you can add a lot if the simply touch the eyes with a 2 pixel white brush on a layer, then adjust opacity to place a hint of cathclights to bring some life to those big eyes. And, if you can tone down highlights a touch, theres some great feather detail that pops out.

Good idea to turn mods on occasionally?


regards


Willie

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canonfan  4 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 - 7:47 AM

Wonderful image Ann
Jim

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prabhusinha
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23 Nov 2012 - 8:40 AM

He must be jealous of your 100/400mm.

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Mototaur
Mototaur e2 Member 126 forum postsMototaur vcard England
23 Nov 2012 - 2:22 PM

lovely portrait. the feather details and the water droplets are nicely captured. for me the birds eyes are the draw in this photograph. they are really staring at you. you have my user award today.

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johnjones  4 England
23 Nov 2012 - 8:12 PM

What a excellent shot brill detail.
jj

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headskiesfly
25 Nov 2012 - 8:34 AM

Wonderful detailed shot and eye contact.
Rick

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25 Nov 2012 - 2:38 PM

Superb image, No1 for me.

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Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2012 - 2:55 PM

The gaze of a bewigged High Court judge looking down on some miscreant whose about to get his comeuppance.

Dougie

V2 without doubt.

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 2:45 PM

Superb detail and expression captured Ann and some very good advice from Will on processing, love it,
Geoff.

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30 Nov 2012 - 7:40 PM

Looks great to me Ann.
Brian

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
30 Nov 2012 - 10:09 PM

Ann, I am proud to receive you vote thank you regards! Leon, a wonderful photo GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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1 Dec 2012 - 9:39 PM

Feel so humbled by so many positive remarks and votes. I have so much to learn but feel very encouraged to go out there and try to improve. A big thank you to everybody who took the time and trouble to vote/make comments. Ann

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CaroleS
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6 Dec 2012 - 1:55 PM

The droplets are so crisp and what superb eye contact!
Carole

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tonyng
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6 Dec 2012 - 9:57 PM

Top portrait. Details are excellent.

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2012 - 10:47 PM

Brilliant,well done..Lin

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2012 - 11:50 PM

Some good advice here Ann.
Nevertheless a brilliant image to start with.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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brownsilent
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8 Dec 2012 - 9:02 PM

Wow, what a stare!
Johanna

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pamelajean Critique Team 8754 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1588 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2012 - 9:53 PM

A beautiful image to start with, Ann, but you have definitely improved it in V2.

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Glashutte
Glashutte  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 12:19 AM

Flipping 'eck--- just saw it now


Got to get into National Geographic- how did you do it?

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