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I was surprised and delighted at the response to my last upload as it was just a record shot, thankyou.
A quick upload today as I'm straight out with the camera to the WWT Arundel. I will try and catch up with you later.
A beautiful Common Eider Duck, another experiment in exposure but not sure if some of the white is blown. Always difficult to get right when you have a mixture of black and white.
Have a great day, I hope to and get some half decent shots into the bargin.
Steve.

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Sigma 150-500m
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Up close
Username:SteveMoulding SteveMoulding
Uploaded:22 Apr 2010 - 10:09 AM
Tags:Arundel, Close-up / macro, Duck, Eider, Wildlife / nature, Wwt
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2010 - 10:35 AM

Have fun "shooting"

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2010 - 11:04 AM

Lovely capture
Kaleena

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VidB
VidB  5 United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2010 - 11:29 AM

Nice image but I thought it was a tad dark and lacking a bit of detail in the eye. I have put up a mod have a look and see what you think.
regards

Dave

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franken
franken e2 Member 123126 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2010 - 11:36 AM

Another excellent capture.

Ken

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2010 - 12:35 PM

brilliant detail cracking colours steve nice one Wink
andy

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2010 - 1:01 PM

It's difficult with blacks and whites in relatively strong light. Do you minus EV, plus EV or go neutral. It's a conundrum.

The blacks on the head seem a wee bit too underexposed to me. Could be my screen and ambient light, though.

This could be solved with highlights depending on the software you have.

Still...good capture, Steve.

Andrew

Last Modified By ChiliMan at 22 Apr 2010 - 1:04 PM

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Adrian_Reynolds
22 Apr 2010 - 2:30 PM

Great black and white shapes, Stephen, very well captured,
Adrian

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2010 - 2:34 PM

What a lovely capture and presentation Steve.
Bob

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gingerdelight
22 Apr 2010 - 3:30 PM

A super close up shot.
Carol

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
22 Apr 2010 - 3:45 PM

A fabulous close up image, Steve, very well captured and presented.
Roy

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Evgenya
Evgenya  4 Russian Federation
22 Apr 2010 - 4:36 PM

Super close up shot, Steve.
Regards, Evgenya

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6609 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2010 - 4:42 PM

The exposure looks pretty good to me. Yes, whites are difficult with digital!
A lovely shot btw!
Anne

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wideangler
22 Apr 2010 - 6:06 PM

Wonderful picture. Viewed large is breathtaking.

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finepetportraits

I think the whites are fine! I really like Dave's modification though as the darks were maybe a tad too dark. Shows that it was all there, just needed a little bit of tweaking. So a great shot! Black and white is always a challenge. Well done. Smile
I hope you had a great time at Arundel today. Are the reed warblers back??

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
22 Apr 2010 - 8:19 PM

Super close up with excellent detail.Well captured Steve.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2010 - 10:16 PM

An excellent close up of this eider drake

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rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2010 - 11:15 PM

Super close up.
RJ.

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goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 6:08 AM

A lovely bird and well taken Steve...Bill

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 7:14 AM

A great shot - always difficult especially with this bird - the mod done by Dave has brought out the eye very well

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 11:14 AM

Really good, as always difficult with the colours on this bird..
hope it was a good day out
Lillian

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 4:16 PM

very well captured with the strong contrasts

Linda

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Great close-up Steve !

Chris

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sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 6:53 PM

great shot nice mod

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ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
23 Apr 2010 - 8:32 PM

A brilliant close up, well done.
Christine

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RTDS
RTDS  5 Cyprus
23 Apr 2010 - 9:27 PM

This one is excellent close up capture Steve.
Well done.
Robert

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patspeirs  7 Scotland
24 Apr 2010 - 11:16 AM

Fine image - and the uploaded tweak does make a difference.- fine work all round.
Pat

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2010 - 10:02 PM

Great close up steve, love it.
Shaun

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maggie9
maggie9  545 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2010 - 7:55 PM

this is wonderful!
i love eiders

maggie

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