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snapper036 9 37 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 10:43AM
pin sharp
well done

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Igloo 8 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 11:01AM
Great pic - nice flapping! You've really caught the movement.
deavilin 12 341 1 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 11:03AM
Nice one love the movement in the wings Smile

janet 14 27 England
28 May 2008 11:03AM
Well captured Mark! I love the expression on his face.

28 May 2008 12:07PM
wow great shot i just get a blurr so well done Dawn
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
28 May 2008 12:17PM
Well timed and captured
kris_welsh 9 12 Wales
28 May 2008 12:22PM
PERFECT timing! shame the end of the wing is cropped. Outstading image nevertheless!
challicew 8 1 1 South Africa
28 May 2008 12:23PM
Brilliant capture!
mark1309 9 13 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 12:57PM

Quote:PERFECT timing! shame the end of the wing is cropped. Outstading image nevertheless!

Hi Kris, the cropping was something I was not sure about, there is a leaf over the end of the wing and I decided to crop that out, but here is the original version (V2), I'm still unsure which is the best.
28 May 2008 3:16PM
splendid capture !
slightly prefer #1...
Photospot 9 9 Latvia
28 May 2008 3:39PM
Very interesting capture!
28 May 2008 4:34PM
Great capture. I like the tighter crop in this instance.
Smile Lucy
User_Removed 9 172 1 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 8:05PM
Excellent shot Mark, well captured

TonyFrith 9 3 6 United Kingdom
28 May 2008 8:11PM
I go along with the rest the tighter crop is good
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
28 May 2008 9:05PM
Love the movement in the wings, well captured.

tigertimb 8 40 66 United Kingdom
29 May 2008 1:03AM
Excellent action shot Mark, such wonderful motion in the wings; definitely #2 for me as it's nice to see the context and the whole wing
GeorgeRusky 10 1 4
29 May 2008 10:29AM
Hi Mark,
everyting that I'm going to say further reflects only my personal opinion and under any sircumstamces can be accepted as something more than that Smile
"...but here is the original version (V2), I'm still unsure which is the best."
You are right Mark, the second is better and that is why:
-it gives the whole atmosphere of the nature where this bird feels at home;
-the leaf in the image (something that brings you most at the state of hesitation) tells us that you, the author, do not change the natural environment to make it look different due to your own imagination of how it will look more attractive.
-the main subject of the image dominates and nothing distracts our attention from it. You leave it for the viewer to choose where to fix their attention. There will always be someone who sees far from what you wish them to see Smile
-proportionally it also balanced better. On the first pic the bird is too big.
Thank you for reading
nickyv32 9 135 England
29 May 2008 2:15PM
No 2 for me as well, glad you said he was landing, thought for a minute he had gone mad.... Great shot.

29 May 2008 4:32PM
Great image, very well caught.
And yes, I did give her the web address Mark, I hope she likes them. Got another 3 going on tomorrow.
All the best,

John Smile
SKavanagh 9 312 5 England
29 May 2008 5:48PM
Excellent capture Mark No 2 for me
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
29 May 2008 10:15PM
brillaint capture and well done
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
29 May 2008 11:00PM
Excellent movement captured in the wings, V2 for me also Mark.

Sarah *
VNelson 11 3 United States
30 May 2008 8:17PM
I like both renditions but edge toward #2 as it shows more of the surroundings.

A Booth 14 11 4 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 6:25PM
excellent timed and composed images.
mark1309 9 13 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 8:54PM
Thank you everyone for your comments and valuable advice on this one, they are appreciated,
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
2 Jun 2008 9:57PM
2 for me a stunning shot, well done. - gary
Sahyadri 8 61 2 India
3 Jun 2008 7:30PM
WOW.... cant decide which one i like better cos both are soo good
6 Jun 2008 3:54PM
nice shot
robert5 15 88 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 9:33AM
Great shot and good colours and good use of shutter speed.
sunshot 11 24 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2008 4:57PM
what a brilliant capture, well done.

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