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andylea 11 37 1 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2010 11:48AM
now this shot ia a bit tasty wonderful detail cracking tones a real beauty shortlisted brilliant work like this a lot nice one Wink
andy

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poetcrs 10 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2010 12:34PM
Great action shot, looks like hes about to assault the camera
Diana 13 2.0k 19 Netherlands
21 Mar 2010 12:50PM
I think its great Smile

that's one big scary gull up front

Diana
DOGSBODY 11 1.4k 30 England
21 Mar 2010 1:15PM
A very good first go at layers. It's good fun playing isn't it, and you have done a grand job here. Andy
Niknut Plus
10 2.6k 82 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2010 2:18PM
A great looking shot, with a sort of sinister humour to it ! One suggestion would be to swap the f/g gull around by 180 degrees, & reposition it in the RH empty sky, so that it doesn't compete with those lovely old posts, & reposition the other 2 gulls above the posts....worth a try ?????
21 Mar 2010 2:35PM
great capture well timed shot.Dave
Animalsmagic 10 2 1 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2010 3:08PM

Quote:A great looking shot, with a sort of sinister humour to it ! One suggestion would be to swap the f/g gull around by 180 degrees, & reposition it in the RH empty sky, so that it doesn't compete with those lovely old posts, & reposition the other 2 gulls above the posts....worth a try ?????


Yeah definately worth a try, thanks

Mark
Endangered 10 5 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2010 4:21PM
Love the shot. Very good layering.

Andy
Diana 13 2.0k 19 Netherlands
21 Mar 2010 4:29PM
well I am not so sure with niknuts suggestion to be honest....

.. I think you need that empty sky to the right or the frame becomes too crowded

I think the comp works and you have gone with your feelings that's usually the best way forward

and I think you would lose the impact of the sinister gull if you put him to the back

but its up to you, it's good to play.... and try different ideas Smile

Diana
clicknimagine Plus
10 660 101 India
21 Mar 2010 4:34PM
absolutely fantastic shot...
iancatch 13 4 45 England
21 Mar 2010 5:36PM
Firstly I love the title. Secondly this is great use of layers and here is why. Its an image that you would never get in a million years and I feel that if you could then whats the point of the layers. You have composed it very well. Love the large fg gull that looks like it might mean business but you have the perfect composition in that it runs diagonally with its wings. All this busyness on the left is then offset by more space on the right which you have managed to keep interesting with the too smaller gulls in different positions and directions.

Getting away from the layers a little the bg start image is also very good in that you have the motion of the water and a good lead in.

The only thing Im not sure about is the mono treatment as there is alot of greys in there. This could be remedied by increasing the contrast a little but like I say its only a small thing.

well worked

Ian
karen61 12 1 Scotland
21 Mar 2010 7:02PM
This is fantastic.
Jestertheclown 11 8.2k 253 England
21 Mar 2010 8:04PM
A great image, especially as a first attempt.
As for the title? I think the gulls probably have more talent!
jools59 11 4 1 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2010 2:08PM
Fabulous work Mark...well done you...Jools
NobbytheNobster 11 33 5 England
25 Mar 2010 4:12PM
Superb image, really good layering work, you really know your stuff.
Ricky.
DRicherby 11 269 726 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2010 11:20PM
Excellent stuff. Great composition and the compositing looks fairly natural.
I would have this on my wall, brilliant Smile
Claire
shreel 10 7 1 India
5 May 2010 6:02PM
nice image...great work in manipulation...would have loved the background pic as it is..bt surely the gulls have made it better...i thing which i feel can b improved is the DOF of the largest bird...dosent match with the DOF of the background...giving the picture away..try manipulating with a bird who is captured with a lesser DOF..or else u can even try n show the bird in perspective with the same DOF...im not sure abt this..im not good at manipulations..keep posting...
-shreel

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