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Barnack No 9

Barnack No 9 by tomcat

Now I bet that surprised you Adrian Grin Wink

However, I think you have worked hard over the last couple of years to try improve in a couple of specialist areas of photography and this is a great example of your work with butterflies.

Most jealous as I would love a shot like this - though of course might help if I actually got out and tried to take one Grin

The curious one

The curious one by Angi_Wallace

Reminds me of the old cartoon of Chad which was the little face and two hands peeking over a wall.

Red Squirrel

Red Squirrel by tripodted

Some nice tufts there.

Reds always better at this time of year for photography. About 6 weeks until I get to photograph them again! And again! And again!

Can never have too many photos of red squirrels. Now you've started you'll not be able to stop.

The Grab

The Grab by ajh2008

Not bad for a Canon user Tongue


Welcome to ePZ Andrew.


CRY OF THE STAG by LeeFisher

You sure can run fast when being chased by this "beast" Wink

Misty Stag

Misty Stag by Brian_Scott

Did not get that quality of lit mist when I was there. Shame as the potential for a shot like this is enormous. Still just means I'll have to go back Grin


Claire by ade_mcfade

Hope you clean up the dust bunny before printing Wink

Snowy Egret in Mallorca

Snowy Egret in Mallorca by MikeRC

Hi Mike, whether the image works or not is down to does it represent what you wanted to capture?

For me personally I would go for a slower shutter speed, but that is because I like some movement in the wings if possible on a shot. Why? Well for me I never like my images to look like I could cut and paste the bird on to another background. Blurring the wings for me appears to "anchor" the bird in to the image. I suppose it is comparable to taking pictures of prop driven planes and showing the props as completely static. The dynamic aspect of the image is lost. Or motorsport images where the wheels and spokes are completely frozen.

Of course the slower the shutter speed the harder the shot as you will need to match your panning of the bird to the effect that you are striving for.

That said, of course, the initial aim has to be a sharp shot. From there your technique can be adapted to achieve different results such as the wing blur.


Captions please ;)

Captions please ;) by Angi_Wallace

Reminds me of the attitude of Vinny the panda from the adverts



That's funny I was going to upload something rather similar, so have posted a crested tit instead.

Students' Down Time

Students' Down Time by Aggers

A good people study here.

For me there are two separate images created by the way the people are looking.

Cropping at the column's left hand side leaves the three guys all looking right. Meanwhile to the left of the image are the two sat together. For me the two separate images are stronger than the whole.

Not easy with multiple people in the frame to find the strongest composition and I do like the image as is, but like all photography sometimes the image taken is not the one that appeals to the viewer.

Blue Tit

Blue Tit by LukeParkinson

V1 is a more balanced composition for me personally.


BOAS by Paintman

V1 for sure, I think the backlighting won in V4 Tongue

Anemone Blanda

Anemone Blanda by cattyal

Ooooh you've reminded me that it's been a while since I photographed one of these flowers - how many current ePZ members would be surprised if I uploaded a flower shot Wink

Nice one. I think I may have moved the leaves from bottom left out of view, but that's just me Grin


Merlin by khump3

Hi Keith, having attended a very similar session if I may I will add some critique.

The idea with the shot is to use the heather to obscure the perch on which the merlin is sitting. I have not uploaded one from this year, but LeeFisher who has voted on this has, so if you follow this link you can see the difference that this makes to the final shot. Clearly the light on the two days was different, but you get the idea.

Here's a link to one from last year where the perch is just about visible.

I know when there are 10-12 people taking a similar shot that finding a good line can be difficult, but I am not sure if you were aware of the intended result or not.

If there were a little more heather in the bottom left then the image would work better, but as it is at the moment the eye is drawn down and out of the bottom left of the shot.


TopicDate Made
Old 120 Roll Film Seeking Good Home21/09/2013 - 12:44 PM
Sandisk Extreme Pro - Problem Reading Files08/07/2012 - 12:46 PM
Fly Ball Photography07/05/2012 - 11:17 AM
Nikon D4 - Why do you need one?08/01/2012 - 1:26 PM
CVs - Format Question28/11/2011 - 12:21 PM
Procrastination28/11/2011 - 11:08 AM
Laptops with two hard drives08/08/2011 - 6:05 PM
Unique Photo Challenge01/07/2011 - 4:11 PM
Jessops Customer Service - NOT!12/05/2011 - 4:23 PM
Wordpress Hosting07/05/2011 - 7:02 PM
Email Faux Pas21/03/2011 - 7:23 PM
Nature Porfolios08/01/2011 - 3:30 PM
Nature Photography - Workshops, Holidays and Courses04/01/2011 - 2:39 PM
Nature Photography Discussion Group03/01/2011 - 2:45 PM
Why post?13/12/2010 - 7:46 PM
TopicDate Contibuted
Gimbal Heads - Difference in Price22/09/2013 - 11:28 AM
Old 120 Roll Film Seeking Good Home21/09/2013 - 3:19 PM
Countryfile photo competition 201301/09/2013 - 7:59 PM
Carrying Heavy Equipment26/08/2013 - 6:19 PM
My Post deleted?20/08/2012 - 7:01 PM
Sandisk Extreme Pro - Problem Reading Files13/07/2012 - 7:43 PM
Fly Ball Photography08/05/2012 - 8:31 AM
MS Project05/05/2012 - 10:59 AM
wildlife photography (in snow!)31/03/2012 - 2:52 PM
We wish you a speedy recovery Sue30/03/2012 - 8:54 PM
Critique rankings . . . ?27/03/2012 - 8:35 PM
Blocking telephone numbers - effective methods17/03/2012 - 3:13 PM
Trolley for carrying a your rucksack29/01/2012 - 1:29 PM
Nikon D4 - Why do you need one?08/01/2012 - 4:11 PM
Nikon have done it again!07/01/2012 - 10:30 AM
PortfolioAdded Date/Comment


Added Date: 12/10/2013 - 11:18 AM

Thanks Colleen


Added Date: 28/09/2013 - 11:28 AM

Thanks Mark


Added Date: 04/08/2013 - 1:31 PM

Thanks Ian


Added Date: 06/05/2013 - 1:37 PM

Thanks Andy


Added Date: 01/04/2013 - 2:50 PM

Thanks Paul


Added Date: 25/06/2012 - 6:53 PM

Thanks Martin and Jamie. Did not mean to ignore your comments, but had not visited my portfolio page for a bit.


Added Date: 04/04/2012 - 8:14 AM

Thanks Ronnie


Added Date: 17/03/2012 - 1:39 PM

Thanks Phil


Added Date: 25/10/2011 - 3:58 PM

Thanks Del

Most appreciated


Added Date: 27/08/2011 - 11:14 AM

Thanks Jayatu

Mike been a bit busy at work this year - hence not many postings on here at the moment. Hoping things will slow down a bit in a couple of weeks time and I may actually get out with the camera.

Hoping to visit the nature reserve tomorrow, but I get the feeling work will get in the way yet again!


Added Date: 25/06/2011 - 7:29 PM

Thanks Phil. Much appreciated.


Added Date: 31/05/2011 - 8:27 PM

Hi Bernie, thanks for the comment.

I use Nikon cameras and lenses. Mainly a D3s these days, but sometime a D300s. Lens choice is either 300mm or 500mm. HTH. Cheryl


Added Date: 04/04/2011 - 5:43 PM

Thanks Jay


Added Date: 27/03/2011 - 9:15 AM

Thanks Martin.

Always appreciated when people take time to comment on the portfolio as well as individual images.


Added Date: 12/03/2011 - 2:23 PM

Thanks Aled Grin