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Apart from the shape this is nothing like the waxwing, I made a couple of mistakes - not knowing the conditions of the site and the distance the waxwing might be I never took the tele convertor just the 300 prime and the birds were sat high up on a tree, I was not close enough and could never have been, the weather was rubbish BUT I did shoot in Raw so I tried playing with the picture and this is what I came out with, some will hate it and some will like it and I thought at least it pretty if not dreadful. Yesterday I went back to the same place no one to be seen and not a waxwing prepared to settle I cant visit today but weather permitting might try again tomorrow. Thank you ALL for your c/c's on the last of the colour but NO birds and I might have to find another landscape picture - be warned Smile V2 is what another year found for me with the waxwing - taken in 2008 and that was not brilliant either but at least you can see its a Waxwing Smile V4 was saved using Camera Raw in CS5 and is otherwise the same as V1

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 300 prime
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:1 for the bin
Username:pluckyfilly pluckyfilly
Uploaded:11 Nov 2010 - 7:56 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 8:07 AM

Marmite for me, Ann, I love it! It looks like a Chinese painting, caught my eye straight away from the thumbnail. Superb manipulation imo. Carol

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 8:35 AM

Great effort Ann. I do know that conditions were not good that day. Its easy to get caught out. V2 is pretty much on the mark.
Ron

gingerdelight
11 Nov 2010 - 8:46 AM

Yes! I agree with CarolG - a Chinese painting! I like it very much and could see this hanging on my wall! Love the other two shots as well, especially V2.
Carol

Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 8:50 AM

Nice set Ann - I have yet to get out and even see one

kazzy1963
kazzy1963  5 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2010 - 8:58 AM

Nice set Ann

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 9:22 AM

I do like what you've done, it has hints of oriental art. Very graceful and cool.
Moira

Alan_Coles
11 Nov 2010 - 9:46 AM


Quote: Great effort Ann. I do know that conditions were not good that day. Its easy to get caught out. V2 is pretty much on the mark.
Ron

Agree with Ron.. V2 for me - I just wish i could see one.

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
11 Nov 2010 - 9:57 AM

Well done on all Ann, V2 rocks my boat, looking for them now.
Brian

Kingfisher8
11 Nov 2010 - 10:01 AM

Well done Ann really pleased you got them beautiful set of images well done.

Keith.

Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 10:06 AM

V2 definately for me Ann, and would feel it would look so much better with just a very small white border against a black bg.
As I found out yesterday they are so difficult to get in the clear as they go mad for the berries.
I am going to drive around a few known areas today to see if I can find more, if I do I will let you know where they are then all we need is some half decent weather
Richard

phil99
phil99 e2 Member 744 forum postsphil99 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 10:14 AM

Same for me Ann thought it was a Chinese painting . I think it works pretty well and you have made a lovely image out of what would be deleted .You will be back to get a stunning image of them no doubt pretty soon ....Phil

teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 10:19 AM

As a faithful Waxwing capture - V2. However I must admit to liking V1 - reminds me of tapestry work and also, as others have said, an oriental painting.
Sylvia

Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 10:32 AM

Tried the Mod Ann but it reverts to EPZ Blue for the bg

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 11:35 AM

Has to be V2 and I also like the manipulated V1 lot of work went into that Ann, good luck finding another lot to capture...nothing here yet, and keep looking
Lillian

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 626 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 2:36 PM

To even get one in the viewfinder is a credit to you Ann, V2 for me,
Geoff.

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 3:16 PM

I rather like V1 Smile As CarolG says, it's rather like a Chinese painting. Well done, Ann, for trying something different! Of the others in the set, V2 for me also.
TrevB Smile

Last Modified By TrevBatWCC at 11 Nov 2010 - 3:17 PM
bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 3:28 PM

Done a mod on V2 Ann - tidied up the branches and tried to ' pretty ' the image up a bit. Mostly done in Capture.
Brian.

HobbitDave
11 Nov 2010 - 4:47 PM

Zen art, Ann, one more of your many talents in v.1, which is great.
For v.2, I'd be well chuffed to have taken it, let alone bin it! I do hope Waxwings come south west. I've never seen one yet. Very well done.
Dave.

johnjones
johnjones  5 England
11 Nov 2010 - 5:27 PM

Nice set v1 has got something about it that i like but can't put my finger on it.
jj

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 6:00 PM

V1 is really great
Love it
The other piccies all very good as well

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 6:17 PM

#1 is an really excellent piece of work

WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 6:55 PM

V2 All the way Ann Smile

OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2010 - 7:16 PM

Great captures Ann, V2 for me too, very nice indeed.
Shaun

LukeParkinson
11 Nov 2010 - 7:48 PM

Love V2 Ann, Like Brian's Mod too!

chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 8:20 PM

Love V1, a strong oriental influence, as has been mentioned, excellent manipulation Ann.
David

RTDS
RTDS  5 Cyprus
11 Nov 2010 - 8:33 PM

I like them all.
Great captures Ann.
Robert

brownbear
brownbear  5 England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 8:56 PM

V2 for me, his expression, seems to match the slightly dark exposure, good overall effect. we,ve had a good number of these round our way lately, but I've yet to see one!
Geoff

DanielD
DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 10:54 PM

Excellent work, Ann - wonderful images - I think they are looking very similar with a japanese painting art

Daniel

goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2010 - 8:06 AM

Vers. 4 for me this time Ann - well done...Bill

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2010 - 8:31 AM

i think there great

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2010 - 9:26 AM

They are not know here - they're beautiful! Could it be that they are related to the jay family? A very nice species. Thanks for showing.
Johanna

Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2010 - 9:33 PM

V1 is beautiful Ann! I love the effect you have achieved - like a Chinese silk! They are beautiful birds.

Sue

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2010 - 10:25 AM

I do love #1 and have given it my UA

hippysnapper
13 Jun 2012 - 4:52 PM

I like itSmile Yes, it is like a chinese paintingSmile

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