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BrianSS 11 400 39 England
22 Nov 2012 1:06PM
A tremendous shot, well done!

I wonder if a touch of Curves might make it even better, just a thought. Grin

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22 Nov 2012 1:08PM
Great capture of this lovely bird Smile
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
22 Nov 2012 1:13PM
Wonderful eye contact, detail and colours.... well done Ann.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
22 Nov 2012 1:47PM
Superb head on portrait of this gannet, the gaze straight down the barrel of your lens, and that is a rather mean countenance.
Wonderful detail.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
22 Nov 2012 1:48PM
Excellent photo of this stunning bird! Great detail Grin
debu 8 India
22 Nov 2012 1:49PM
Very nice detailed image.
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 2:11PM
Very up close and personal
great shot
fantasick shot lovely eyes and i like the water on its head nice and sharp. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
22 Nov 2012 3:01PM
Stunning close-up.
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
22 Nov 2012 3:28PM
Have now added a variant, having taken BriannSS's advice and applied a touch of curves. I wonder if I have done this correctly and if it is now better? Ann.
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 3:46PM
Ooooo....terrific shot !!......wonderful 'look', & so crisp.....with V2 having a bit more 'zing'....1st class !!!

If it were mine, I'd be tempted to crop 10% from both sides.....but that's being picky ??.Smile
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
22 Nov 2012 4:07PM
What a wonderful shot and you have done so well to hold all that detail in those whites. The water on its plumage is a bonus.
myrab 12 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 4:28PM
A fabulous, fabulous shot.

BrianSS 11 400 39 England
22 Nov 2012 4:31PM
I think with V2 you have made a super shot even better! Grin

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 6:06PM
Well done Ann - this is an excellent shot with full on eye contact and super detail!
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 6:26PM
Wonderful close up, Ann, fills the frame beautifull, fantastic detail and colours, luv the water droplets, which really lift the image.
well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile x
22 Nov 2012 7:26PM
Brilliant piece of work, well done Ann.

John Smile
Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
22 Nov 2012 7:39PM
A cracking close up.
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
22 Nov 2012 9:25PM
Gosh, this is the most votes I have ever had on EPZ, so a big thank you to everybody as I feel so humbled and honoured. Ann.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
22 Nov 2012 9:50PM
What an expression and certainly not one I'd want to be on the receiving end of! Outstanding capture.

banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3894 Canada
23 Nov 2012 1:48AM
Excellent shot. V2 is improved. I would also suggest that you apply a little more sharpening after re sizing and before uploading; the colour temp is slightly warm, a touch cooler looks better, ad you can add a lot if the simply touch the eyes with a 2 pixel white brush on a layer, then adjust opacity to place a hint of cathclights to bring some life to those big eyes. And, if you can tone down highlights a touch, theres some great feather detail that pops out.

Good idea to turn mods on occasionally?


23 Nov 2012 7:47AM
Wonderful image Ann
23 Nov 2012 8:40AM
He must be jealous of your 100/400mm.
ZoeKemp 5 31 England
23 Nov 2012 2:22PM
lovely portrait. the feather details and the water droplets are nicely captured. for me the birds eyes are the draw in this photograph. they are really staring at you. you have my user award today.
23 Nov 2012 8:12PM
What a excellent shot brill detail.
Wonderful detailed shot and eye contact.
User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 2:38PM
Superb image, No1 for me.
The gaze of a bewigged High Court judge looking down on some miscreant whose about to get his comeuppance.


V2 without doubt.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
28 Nov 2012 2:45PM
Superb detail and expression captured Ann and some very good advice from Will on processing, love it,
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 7:40PM
Looks great to me Ann.
Tibetan 6 3 England
30 Nov 2012 10:09PM
Ann, I am proud to receive you vote thank you regards! Leon, a wonderful photo GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
1 Dec 2012 9:39PM
Feel so humbled by so many positive remarks and votes. I have so much to learn but feel very encouraged to go out there and try to improve. A big thank you to everybody who took the time and trouble to vote/make comments. Ann
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2012 1:55PM
The droplets are so crisp and what superb eye contact!
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2012 9:57PM
Top portrait. Details are excellent.
6 Dec 2012 10:47PM
Brilliant,well done..Lin
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2012 11:50PM
Some good advice here Ann.
Nevertheless a brilliant image to start with.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2012 9:02PM
Wow, what a stare!
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2024 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2012 9:53PM
A beautiful image to start with, Ann, but you have definitely improved it in V2.
Glashutte 11 21 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2014 12:19AM
Flipping 'eck--- just saw it now

Got to get into National Geographic- how did you do it?

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