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This was taken at Bushy Park.

What do you think?

Tags: General Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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BURNSIE 13 25 4 England
8 Nov 2008 10:02AM
Great capture, nice detail.
Shroomer 15 14 167 England
8 Nov 2008 10:26AM
This is the shot I failed to get unfortunately, fantastic timing
jdenman 14 19 5 Spain
8 Nov 2008 10:32AM
Cracking capture.
8 Nov 2008 10:37AM
Well spotted and captured!
fishing 14 4
8 Nov 2008 10:44AM
Hi all

Thnks for the lovely comments.

Hi Richard this was not taken on the day that we where there.

P S one of many shots


CathR 15 151 564 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2008 11:05AM
It's a fascinating record of the interaction between the magpie and the animal. Even though the bird might have been doing the animal a favour by eating the stuff inside its ear I cannot imagine it would tolerate having it there for long, so you have done well to capture the moment.

Looking at the scene as a photo you have captured the animal and the bird well - nice and sharp and the colours have come out true. It is likely that such an animal will be surrounded by foliage and this will always pose a problem for the photographer. I find it a little bit distracting that the foliage in the front is blurred. It distracts from the animal. You could crop some of it off down the left hand side?

A lovely shot though with lots of interest

fishing 14 4
8 Nov 2008 11:18AM
Hi Catherine.

Thanks for your lovrly constructive comments.


rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
8 Nov 2008 11:28AM
Hi Sue, one of your best from that visit, love the natural interaction. Ron
fishing 14 4
8 Nov 2008 11:33AM
Hi Ron.

thank you.


Tigress 14 Scotland
8 Nov 2008 11:58AM
Great timing and it looks like the deer is enjoying his grooming! Is that a smile?
FeatherFriend 14 38 217 England
8 Nov 2008 12:23PM

Quote:Hi Sue, one of your best from that visit, love the natural interaction. Ron

Yes it's such a well timed shot.
iancam 13 23 England
8 Nov 2008 12:35PM
Cracking shot, Great timing
DOGSBODY 13 1.4k 30 England
8 Nov 2008 2:00PM
A truly excellent image. Well done. Andy
HSTONEY222 14 20 1 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2008 3:43PM
fishing 14 4
8 Nov 2008 4:42PM
Hi all thanks.


pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2008 5:01PM
Hello, Sue. What a great moment you captured, lovely interaction between the deer and bird. The deer really does look as if it is smiling. So, a fine image with lovely colour and detail, and you've put it in the Critique Gallery, mainly, I think, because of the blurring that has resulted from the proximity of the bracken. Yes, it's a natural part of such an image, but the image is so good, I feel an attempt should be made to get some detail back. Firstly, I cropped close to deer and bird, then used the clone tool to put some fur back where it was blurred, not all of it, but the important parts, especially the facial features. I used the burn tool on the white parts of the ears, took the highlights down, deepened the shadows and did a curves adjustment. I then selected the eyes, nose and mouth, and added some contrast and sharpening to them. In my first modification, I selected a circular picture frame. Each of these modifications is attempting to eliminate a lot of the blurred areas. In my second modification, I used a white vignette. In the third, I used "buttonize" with the rich brown, which gave a vignette effect to the edges and covered the blurring even further. See what you think. I can't make up my mind which I like best, lol.
harrattp 15 11 4 England
8 Nov 2008 5:27PM
Thanks for being the 30th voter on my Barn Owl Sue.

How do I get booked in for a clean and ploish in this salon? A wonderful capture.

OAKEY 14 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2008 6:51PM
Super capture. Shaun
SurreyHillsMan 14 27 2 England
8 Nov 2008 6:58PM
Lovely Sue..... I was looking over your shoulder on this one Smile

fishing 14 4
9 Nov 2008 7:17AM
Hi Pamela Paul OAKEY and Jon.

Thanks for the lovely comments.

Pamela thank you for the time that you have bot in to the mods I like all of them " I can't make up my mind which I like best," me too.

what is buttonize? and wera is the "depth-of-field option"?


pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2008 7:22PM
Oh dear, Sue, I was using PaintshopProX1 and you must have Photoshop. I don't know where these options or the equivalent are in PS. I would suggest the dof can be done under the "blur" command, and the buttonize under the "vignette" option. If you have problems, I can always enlist the aid of someone else with PS.
fishing 14 4
9 Nov 2008 9:57PM
Hi Pamela.

That is nice of you thanks.

I fink I know what the equivalent are in PS I well thet you know if I have traball>



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