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kokobrown 14 1.9k Scotland
18 Oct 2005 9:04AM
another cracking shot...
great DOF


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Chris_H 14 1.5k 1
18 Oct 2005 9:06AM
Nice and sharp and wonderful colours.

Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
18 Oct 2005 9:14AM
I flinch when I pick some EC's these days, especially ones where I'm going to be accused of favouritism, bribes or subject bias. But I won't be dragged down... lol.

I don't favour Cheryl...she hasn't paid me anything... and I'm not totally fussed about birds of prey. But this is super sharp, perfectly exposed, well framed and all round top photography. Well done.
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
18 Oct 2005 9:23AM
Well done Cheryl & congratulations..I think Pete has covered just about everything,so I'll just tell you I like it.
mcc28_x 13 33 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2005 9:24AM

futura 13 75
18 Oct 2005 9:25AM
Really nice shot, razor sharpness and spot on composition.
shane 13 7 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2005 9:25AM
brilliant. so sharp

Miles Herbert Plus
15 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2005 9:32AM yawn... another EC...

nahhh...just kidding, you deserve them Cheryl.

...and the birds don't hate you! :-(
katieb Plus
14 255 4 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2005 9:44AM
Fantastic capture-so much detail.
A well deserved EC congrats.
mellyleth 14 212 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2005 9:51AM
Can't argue with this one - it's a cracking shot. Congrats (again..!)
rickie 13 98 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2005 10:03AM
super sharp
flowerted 14 105 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2005 10:32AM
great shot cheryl well deserved ec
Pete_g 13 327 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2005 10:34AM
Congrats on EC Cheryl...very jealous .
ValSaxby Plus
12 146 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2005 10:39AM
Wow, that is a super shot. Well done on EC well deserved.

martin.w 16 522 22 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2005 10:58AM
Pin sharp, just superb.
glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
18 Oct 2005 4:34PM
Congrats on a well taken shot, love the detail and overall presentation, congrats on the EC, well deserved!

Pete, now who would ever accuse you of favoritism? Wink

eafy 14 9 Australia
18 Oct 2005 11:08PM
No need to explain yourself here Pete, this is pure quality!
jasonewell 13 34 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2005 11:22PM
Quality Cheryl.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
19 Oct 2005 12:36AM
Thought this might be yours. Congrats on the EC! Oh, but an RC is still missing. Oh well, have one, why not... Wink

csurry 16 9.2k 92
19 Oct 2005 1:26AM
Er, wow. Very surprised at this one Pete. I have lots of really good shots of this bird in different poses, but personally I chose this one because the bird just looked so comfortable.

I guess that probably sounds strange, but of all the images I just liked the way it looked. It was pleasing to me and I hoped others would like it, but really only expected a few to do so.

Still in shock

Thanks for all the comments.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
19 Oct 2005 1:28AM
Oh, come on - be honest: How much did it cost you this time...? ;-D

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
19 Oct 2005 1:38AM
Yeah yeah, whatever you say.....LOL
Well done mate...

IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2005 3:16AM
Many congrats on your EC, Cheryl - richly deserved. I don't believe it's possible to extract more detail from an image as you have done from this one. Sublime.
davidbailie 14 457 7 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2005 11:17AM
Yes fine shot

PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
19 Oct 2005 3:14PM
Wow! Better late than never!
suleesia 13 176 Malaysia
19 Oct 2005 6:38PM
wonderful eye detail, the plummage detail is beautifully captured. Excellent work!
csurry 16 9.2k 92
20 Oct 2005 7:04AM
Thanks guys (after my last comment, they all are). Still shocked at this one. Thought it would be as popular as the not for vegetarians series. Of which there are more ;-(

Conrad, I have no money at the moment, I think Pete felt sorry for me.

Thanks Ade, Ian, Dave, Patrick and Su.
Se7enUK 13 114 England
20 Oct 2005 9:13AM
Well done... :O)

Bmarie 12 77 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2005 8:03AM
Just brilliant great exposure and composition

regards Marie x

and thanks for visiting.
vickyrking 14 13 Wales
23 Oct 2005 1:25AM
Well done Cheryl, this is fantastic. Well deserved EC Award.

paulstefan 13 509 1 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2005 1:32AM
Nice one - congrats on POTW, Cheryl
heidilee 14 901
24 Oct 2005 1:50AM
This is going to look great on canvas!!

csurry 16 9.2k 92
24 Oct 2005 2:13AM
24 ECs and at last a POTW, thanks Pete Wink)
mellyleth 14 212 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2005 2:26AM
flakeyflower 12 17 Scotland
24 Oct 2005 3:49AM
great photo.... :o)

Tom_H 13 48 1 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2005 3:56AM
Great shot, and a well deserved EC and POTW; now if I could only get Pete to look at my pictures ...

IanA 14 3.0k 12 England
24 Oct 2005 3:58AM
Bloody favoritism!! Wink)

Bmarie 12 77 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2005 5:44AM
Congratulations - a well deserved EC

Big Bri 17 16.4k United Kingdom
24 Oct 2005 7:29AM
Larger than normal wad of fivers this week was it Cheryl ? Wink

Fantastic photo in every respect, helped enormously by having such a beautiful bird to photograph.
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
24 Oct 2005 8:59AM
Just noticed you've Cow.....LOL
Well done, I spose...

csurry 16 9.2k 92
24 Oct 2005 10:23AM
Agreed Bri, I did say on another post that it is hard not to take good photos when presented with such wonderful looking animals.

Bankrupt now by the way. Peanuts no more is the order of the day, he's moved on to cashews.
leedsgh 13 496 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2005 3:09AM
faultless image. Classic BOP photo.

MartinjD 13 171
26 Oct 2005 2:16PM
Stunning shot Cheryl

Well deserved recognitions for this

peterjones Plus
16 4.7k 1 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2005 7:04AM
one of the best ever Red Kite shots Smile

leeg 15 165
28 Oct 2005 5:45AM
Stunning shot Cheryl... love it from all aspects. was this hand-held, tripod? QWhat aperture?

csurry 16 9.2k 92
28 Oct 2005 6:14AM
That's a good question.

1/180th @ f/7.1, but as to the tripod, no naughty me just a monopod.
leeg 15 165
28 Oct 2005 6:32AM
Well that's good skills to get this as sharp as it is with a monopod and such a slow shutter speed. Thanks. well done again.
csurry 16 9.2k 92
29 Oct 2005 2:37AM
It was only cos I didn't have the right plate for the 300mm which I was intending to use most that weekend (but didn't). So I was lazy and just took the monopod.

Actually for these sorts of sessions I find a monopod easier - gives me more flexibility to move around the bird and other photographers.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
5 Nov 2005 2:58PM
Good job! I like these birds.
Hawkgenes 13 10 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2005 11:16AM
Great shot of this magnificent bird

liparig 13 233 United States
22 Dec 2005 8:04PM
stunning shot great sharpness
liparig 13 233 United States
22 Dec 2005 8:04PM
stunning shot great sharpness
liparig 13 233 United States
22 Dec 2005 8:04PM
stunning shot great sharpness
jmbphoto 11 1
17 Mar 2007 10:12PM
great detail get such good bg's and perches...nice image
16 May 2008 5:54PM
brilliant shot
Wilmot 9 338 1 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2008 6:22PM
Great shot.

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