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Great White Flyby.

By accipiter  
Many thanks for the support and the complimentary comments on my Swift upload and special thanks to Lynne for her UA - very much appreciated.
I promised some 'silhouette' type images - actually I am addicted to the witching hours of dawn and dusk and the shots I get are often silhouette or what I prefer to think of as 'semi-silhouette' as I like to try and capture enough detail to make the image less flat - a problem with hard silhouettes which can easily end up with a 'cutout' look.
V1 is a composite of a Great White Egret flyby at Shapwick two days ago. Both shots used were taken in the same spot with a long lens, but with very different apertures - I could not have frozen the egret with a small aperture which I needed to get some decent dof in the landscape.
V2 is another composite of a group of three displaying Shovellers taken a couple of months ago at Greylake. The dof problems are similar to the first image.
V3 is a straight shot of a pair of Teal searching for a nesting site at Greylake taken very late on a very bright orange evening. Despite many Teal at Greylake in the spring I can now find no breeding pairs there. The Peregrines love them, of course, and stayed on at this site well into the spring. v4 is a shot of one of the 'regulars' at this restaurant.
Hope you like them. A

Tags: Wildlife and nature Great White egret Shoveller Teal Peregrine Shapwick Greylake Somerset Composite images

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Leilani 12 29 3 England
30 May 2012 11:27AM
Beautiful Smile

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moiral 6 12 Scotland
30 May 2012 12:04PM
Excellent set of shots Arthur. V1 and 4 are my favourite. Both very good captures.
Am so excited just now. Between doing my C&Cs on here, continually scaring the crows off my feeders, and gawping down the garden with binos, I have just spotted a woodpecker on the house roof at the end of the garden. First time I have been aware of it near my garden TongueGrin. Ah simple things amuse simple people! Moira
Glyn1 7 4 1 England
30 May 2012 12:35PM
Beautiful set of images.

Glyn
Dwaller 9 5 1 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 12:36PM
Brilliant shot, love the tranquility of the shot, well done,

David Smile
30 May 2012 12:48PM
just love V2 so much
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
30 May 2012 1:04PM
I particularly like these composites you produce, Arthur: they look completely natural and if you did not admit how they were obtained, then I for one would not have suspected they were not 'ordinary' photos.
And the in flight shot at V 4 is captured so crisply.
ronnie.
30 May 2012 1:09PM
Wonderful set of nature images, V1 is looks so serene.

Len
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
30 May 2012 1:24PM
Excellent set, Arthur. As a confirmed landscaper I have to say the first two are excellent, the lighting is beautiful. As Ronnie says, if you hadn't let on I would not have known they were composites.

Dave
xwang 7 55 8
30 May 2012 1:46PM
Beautifully captured image, I especially like v1&v2' sun set. V1's bird is superbSmile.. Keep well..
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
30 May 2012 2:00PM
A great set particularly V4. - gary
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
30 May 2012 2:25PM
Excellent set, especially version 2.

Ken
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 2:46PM
v1 for me Arthur - love the pink tones SmileSmile
Helen
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
30 May 2012 4:10PM
Wonderful series Arthur. V1 IMO is absolutely superbGrinGrin The light is second to none and you have captured the bird in the perfect position. FantasticGrinGrinSmileSmileTongue
Ron
saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
30 May 2012 4:25PM
Fantastic and lovely set of image,All very beautiful indeed,
saeid
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
30 May 2012 7:44PM
V1 is a real corker and is my favourite from this set
30 May 2012 10:05PM
Another stunning set Arthur,V1 is amazing,well done..Lin
goso 10 2 1 Australia
30 May 2012 11:51PM
A top set again Arthur ...Bill
Jocelia Plus
5 2 1 Australia
1 Jun 2012 12:45AM
Great inflight shots, V1 for me…………Fantastic……Jocelia
zapar40 6 66 5 Wales
1 Jun 2012 6:20AM
Lovely work to produce beautiful images.
ant.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
1 Jun 2012 12:44PM
no 2 for me, just fantastic!
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2012 8:04PM
Splendid images with wonderful light and subjects. Well done you... IB
3 Jun 2012 9:33PM
Another terrific set Arthur, brilliant images, esp. like V4
Johanna
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 6:47AM
Superb set Arthur. Yes a Peregrines dinner can be a tasty Teal. Love the peregrine in flight. Great timing. paul
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
5 Jun 2012 6:13PM
An excellent set Arthur, when you mentioned v4 I expected to see a photograph of the Big O sat at a picnic bench!Wink
A lovely set Arthur Smile

Mark
evelen 11 5 England
8 Jun 2012 2:23PM
wonderful set of shots .
eve.Smile

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