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Which stone shall I turn ?

By Mike_Young
Good day to one and all, many thanks for all the C&C's on yesterdays Bearded tit, I'm chuffed Smile

Today we have a small wader/shore bird, a Turnstone on the shingle bank at Dungeness a couple of days ago, this bird was one of seven that allowed me get fairly close. The difficulty with them was the similarity of colours and tones between the stones and the birds, in my opinion the best shots were from a very low view point

Tags: Dungeness Bird Turnstone Shingle Bank Wader Wildlife and nature

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24 Nov 2011 8:36AM
A great low view point shot showing the dof at its best. Well done.

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johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 8:38AM
A lovely photo of a great bird Mike, I agree the low angle is great and creates a lovely pool that is in focus and highlights the bird, whilst still showing it in its natural environment.

Top work

Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
24 Nov 2011 8:47AM
Stunning pair of images Mike
jonny250 11 60 Guernsey
24 Nov 2011 8:53AM
the low angle works very well, i like v1 especially.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
24 Nov 2011 9:10AM
Great dof use. Lovely image (and humerous title).

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 9:13AM
Two stunning shots with a wonderful low angle. Carole
Mike_S 7 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 9:49AM
Thats a belter. Beautiful sharp image of the bird against the colours of the stones.
I agree about getting low - although my recent effort were in the muddy creek of Brancaster Staithe
so I would be lying in mud.(My wife would say "Whats new"Grin
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
24 Nov 2011 9:49AM
Great pair especially #2
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 9:53AM
Wonderful dof - and I agree about the pov - v1 for me.
skewey 12 31 England
24 Nov 2011 9:56AM
V1 for me great view point.

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
24 Nov 2011 10:10AM
You've done well so get so close, the little beggars always fly off long before I et anywhere near them.....Good set Mike, V1 I guess would be my fave...

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
24 Nov 2011 10:52AM
V1 for me Mike, stunning detail on both.


Richsr 11 91 223 England
24 Nov 2011 10:58AM
V1 for me too Mike
regards Richard
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
24 Nov 2011 11:23AM
you're right, the angle makes all the difference...the're reasonably tolerant of humans (at least around our way!) so it's good to get different viwe points Smile
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
24 Nov 2011 1:07PM
V1, like the pov. A great detailed capture............Sandy
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 2:37PM
Wow !!!....V1's a stunner !!!.....the bird stands out so well against the uncluttered B/G, it's almost 3D quality !!! it !!
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 5:53PM
v1 is a classic shot executed superbly. Definitely my favourite of the two.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 7:47PM
Excellent work Mike - spot on where it mattersSmile

24 Nov 2011 7:49PM
Stunning captures!
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 8:33PM
I like the low viewpoint - excellent images.

Peagreen 7 1 1 England
24 Nov 2011 10:35PM
Two superb captures, Mike, brilliant colour and detail. ExcellentSmile
Take care, Pauline
Ray42 10 3 England
25 Nov 2011 8:17AM
Two great shots Mike - glad to meet up with you - lets hope I am a little more free on your next visit
Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2011 8:34AM
Thanks all Grin

Was good to meet up Ray, I enjoyed our couple of hours.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
25 Nov 2011 9:03AM
Superb capture Mike. Your low POV has managed to isolate the bird from the BG very well indeed.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2011 9:30AM
Two beautiful captures.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2011 11:06PM
Wonderful captures. Sharp focus on the bird but the pebles looking also beautiful IB
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
2 Dec 2011 8:50PM
Two rippers Mike, the low viewpoints work so well and the colourful pebbles make the perfect foreground
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2011 8:33PM

Quote:A lovely photo of a great bird Mike, I agree the low angle is great and creates a lovely pool that is in focus and highlights the bird, whilst still showing it in its natural environment.

Top work


your expertise shines thro Mike

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