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Golden pond

By kit-monster    
Thank you so much for all the feed back on the shot I posted yesterday. I felt so encouraged, I had to go back and see if I could at least get a shot with the coot in focus!

I spent about an hour freezing to death until a coot showed up.

Comments always welcome.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: trahern, warb, naturenut and 29 more

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Miles Herbert Plus
15 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2004 7:59AM
LOL, but it was worth it. Much better with the coot in focus, well done.

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naturenut 15 1.8k England
26 Mar 2004 8:11AM
Well done, I took a similar shot recently, all I have though is a long trail right across the photo and the coot is nowhere to be seen ! Smashing colours and reflections in this. Click.
trahern 14 863 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2004 8:16AM
Now its excellent.
Timecatcher 14 120 Canada
26 Mar 2004 8:17AM
Works fine even better..than yesterdays but I would sugguest you to flip it horizontally having the coot on the right side it is easier on the eye to run across a picture from left to right an even more when you start on an empty space and end up on the main subject..Just a little way to reinforce it. Well deserve Click.Great Great Work.
mkenney 14 64
26 Mar 2004 8:18AM
Yep, it is better with the coot in focus. It is a smashing shot.
click. Mags
kit-monster 14 3.7k 2 Singapore
26 Mar 2004 8:23AM
Pat - I spent ages thinking about flipping the shot! Oh well, I'll just have to back again . . .
dclarke5 15 147 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2004 8:28AM
Personally I think this works better with the Coot on the left. Better than yesterday's.
Paul H 15 63
26 Mar 2004 8:34AM
Both pictures are good, but having the coot in focus does add something. A great image.


tandav 14
26 Mar 2004 8:40AM
Fantastic shot! Love the colours, reflection, reeds, coot. CLICK
FrankThomas 15 2.8k United Kingdom
26 Mar 2004 8:48AM
Smashing shot - the Coot is bang on a junction of thirds too
helenh 14
26 Mar 2004 8:53AM
Well worth the second shot. I too like the coot better coming in from the left.
blindpilot 14 69
26 Mar 2004 9:16AM
what was the coot doing just out of shot for 24 hours???? - at least he's going home now, betterlate than never

much better.

iscramble 14 90 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2004 9:23AM
Much better but I did like the first one anyway Smile
zippie 14 1.3k England
26 Mar 2004 9:26AM
Stunning Image.
brian1208 Plus
15 11.4k 12 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2004 10:05AM
I prefer this shot. I also think that the movement of the coot fits with the way I read an image, so I like it as it is. This would make a great wall hanging,


warb 14 839
26 Mar 2004 10:06AM
hahaha i looked at this thinking hmm i cud maybe go for something like this for my wildlife challenge and its you!!! oh you bugger! haha very nice, click.
kit-monster 14 3.7k 2 Singapore
26 Mar 2004 10:11AM
Danny - hee hee! I only mentioned wildlife because it's the only area you're not bloody brilliant at - judging from your portfolio that is. Apart from the fish of course . . .
vfr400w 14 53
26 Mar 2004 10:19AM
I like this better than yesterdays seems easier on the eye, BTW image would look good without the coot as a sort of abstract.

Origami_Owl 14 786
26 Mar 2004 11:25AM
Superb image! love it.
niamh 14 34 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2004 11:47AM
fabulous colours, such a sense of warmth, and the textures are great
xanda 14 244 2 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2004 12:37PM
Stunning. Love the colours.
alansnap 14 577 26 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2004 1:05PM
Another cracking shot. The fact that the bird is in focus makes an already good image into an outstanding one. I particularly like the way you get the feather detail even in a low res image.

Just lovely - now where did say that pond is?

26 Mar 2004 1:20PM
billma 14 119 United States
26 Mar 2004 1:56PM
This is beautiful. You have dedication and perseverence.
pebbles 14 106
26 Mar 2004 2:38PM
Its the reflections that grabbed me when I saw your first shot, they are just magic.

Ok its good with bird too, and left or right makes no difference to me.

You've got something special here.

Well done on persevering, its paid off.

magda_indigo 14 418 England
26 Mar 2004 4:26PM
Briliant again, click (*:*)
IanA 14 3.0k 12 England
26 Mar 2004 7:51PM
Nice one. Know the feeling!
Have a click.

ronr 14 3 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2004 12:29AM
All been said above, a fantastic shot, click.
jeanie Plus
14 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2004 2:44PM
You get a click for the photo - and another for the patience!!!
Jeanie Smile
Gary_Williams 14 38 3 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2004 4:51PM
Well worth the effort, superb shot.
deviant 14 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2004 7:50PM
Well worth the wait. Love this shot. Really well planned and brilliant in the execution.
flossie 14 1.6k
29 Mar 2004 3:15PM
This is beautiful, something a bit different, I was just looking at the first one and this is better. I clicked them both!
russtbird 14 5 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2004 8:22PM
Perseverence pays! Excellent shot.
corkonian 14 1 Ireland
1 Apr 2004 7:58PM
Superb - although you might be classed as a bit of a coot yourself for waiting about so long! LOL!

sandrish 14 36 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2004 8:43PM
Thought I would have a look at your portfolio after you had commented on my Windermere picture. I obviously did not see this when posted - it is a brilliant shot with wonderful colours. What a good portfolio you have.

ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2004 10:08PM
Excellent graphic image. A real eye-catcher. Well done.
daringdaphne 14 82 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2004 5:31PM
Where do reeds grow that tall? It's got symetry, colour; and matching frame!
akciz 14
19 Apr 2004 11:50PM
It's a beautiful shot. Great reflection and colors.
old timer 14 55 1 Scotland
18 May 2004 7:19PM
I really like this shot - colour, reflections, the bird in exactly the right position - perfect.

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