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jgriffiths 14 67
15 Jun 2004 8:16AM
This is a wonderful bird and a great shot of him- *clicked*


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sasam 14
15 Jun 2004 8:46AM
Sharp shot. Very good. Click!
TimJ 14 482 2 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2004 8:50AM
WOW! This is fantastic. Click
Shane136 14 63 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2004 9:01AM
Nice clean crisp image, well done

helendixon 14 30 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2004 9:51AM
Beautifully sharp! Congrats on EC. Well done.

bzbee Plus
14 102 3 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2004 10:10AM
Nice one, Cheryl!! Congratulations.
KathyW 14 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
15 Jun 2004 10:55AM
Amazing detail - very well done!
tiptoe 14 267
15 Jun 2004 10:57AM
To he** with sharp, it's stunning.
Congrats on the picture and the EC
whippetrider 14 465
15 Jun 2004 11:07AM
Great shot Cheryl. This will give me a benchmark for the pictures that I took.
AlanTW 15 353
15 Jun 2004 12:09PM
A worthy addition to your excellent portfolio Cheryl
StevenHanna 15 296 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2004 2:05PM
Excellent shot, showing amazing detail and sharp focus. Congrats on the EC Award - well deserved.

Terry L Plus
14 596 5 England
15 Jun 2004 2:36PM
Lovely detailed close up Cheryl, pin sharp and good DoF.

ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2004 5:15PM
Excellent close up, well done Cheryl and congratulations on the EC.
csurry 16 9.2k 92
15 Jun 2004 6:25PM
Thanks for all the comments. I'm particularly proud of this image, it turned out exactly as I had planned.

Originally I took this image just for me and wasn't intending to post it. However, after feedback on another image where people wanted a closer look I decided to share it.

The positive feedback is indeed gratifying, sometimes images happen by accident but when they come off as planned it is all the more rewarding.
cal9 14 99
16 Jun 2004 10:32AM
lovely and crisp, a well deserved EC

tigertot 15 36 England
16 Jun 2004 11:33AM
Lovely shot Cheryl, nice and sharp with good catchlight. Well done.
IanA 14 3.0k 12 England
17 Jun 2004 7:41AM
kit-monster 14 3.7k 2 Singapore
17 Jun 2004 8:53PM
Well done in all the hard work and effort to get what you wanted. The feather detail is superb; the catch light when it's this bright is quite amazing. And to get the shot you wanted without cropping finishes it off - now you can go and get it printed large and put on the wall.

Congrats for the shot.

csurry 16 9.2k 92
18 Jun 2004 8:44AM
Thanks Alan, Lesley, Ian and Edward, not suer if I want him staring at me off the wall. I'll get it printed and see how intimidating it feels
banburymike 14 114 England
18 Jun 2004 11:36AM
Great image Cheryl, fine detail, great focus and nice colours. one to be proud of!


Mike (banbury)
Timecatcher 14 120 Canada
19 Jun 2004 5:24PM
Beautiful Shot Cheryl. Colors and sharpness are both great.Keep it up..Great Work
21 Jun 2004 3:45PM
Superb shot Cheryl. great clarity and detail, a very well deserved EC, well done..

vince 14 48 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2004 9:08PM
Great shot and great gallery.


Vince Smile
john short 14 25 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2004 9:37PM
Now that is sharp !!! great colour, DOF and tight crop.
grezza 13 9 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2004 10:50PM
jaglin 14 6
19 Jul 2004 6:30PM
Very impressive, a real perfection of the nature!
eskimo 14 9
21 Jul 2004 3:45PM
Nice Image. But a shame its not flying free.
ankita 13
23 Aug 2004 12:15PM
very nice click, very sharp, attractive yellow color of beak and nose, nicely taken great gell effect of eye. Loved it.

23 Aug 2004 5:53PM
Wonderful quality and beautiful shot. Den
mwatkins9801 14 190
27 Aug 2004 7:05PM
super clean closeup. well done- thanks
mshepherd 14 667 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2004 1:40PM
great shot is this the one in AP??? Looks even better in the mag!
csurry 16 9.2k 92
1 Sep 2004 4:46PM
Matt, thanks for the comment.

Can't say for sure I have three which are very, very similar, in fact almost indistinguishable from each other. It may or may not be the same file, but as you have noticed it does look better when larger than the 500px limit on this site.

To everyone else who has commented since my last thank you message, also thanks
Bernie 14 2.2k
2 Sep 2004 3:22PM
Remembered to get my copy of AP today, looking good Cheryl..
Hope your name on the thread the other day never worried you too much, we went through previous threads and compiled a list of members who have said they don't mind honest critique. We can take you off it it bothers you..
csurry 16 9.2k 92
2 Sep 2004 3:26PM
Thanks, No problem Bernie, just didn't realise I'd 'signed up' for something. Have to choose my words carefully in the future.
Bernie 14 2.2k
2 Sep 2004 6:01PM
hobbs 14 1.3k United Kingdom
27 Sep 2004 8:10PM
Great shot Cheryl, it was nice to meet you on Sunday. Click
WOW, Cheryl, What a Wonderful shot!
Click to ya!!!
Suzan Smile
svengali_uk 14 470
16 Oct 2004 7:11AM
This is the picture, when shown in AP, that changed my mind about the quality available from digital cameras. It really is superb, both in quality and content.
csurry 16 9.2k 92
16 Oct 2004 7:25AM
Thanks again everyone and especially Jeremy, it was nice that a few people choose my picture as being enough to convince them of the quality of digital
16 Oct 2004 4:37PM
What a wonderful picture.
svengali_uk 14 470
16 Oct 2004 7:32PM
The reproduction here really does not do the pic justice. It is worth getting the back number of AP just to see it in all its glory.
You could cut your fingers on some of those feathers.
BrianM 15 6 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2004 8:18AM
Another superb image I missed, excellent detail and colours, strong composition, altogether magnificent and truly deserving the awarded EC, congratulatuions yet again.
StevenPrice 13 30 2 England
29 Dec 2004 2:41AM
Simply stunning.

paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
29 Dec 2004 5:19AM
Now this is what I mean Cheryl. Beautiful. Well done and congrats. Paul
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
29 Dec 2004 8:33AM
I keep coming back to this one. Cheryl, I made the changes to Atlas that you recommended. Paul
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
29 Dec 2004 8:50AM
Thanks Cheryl, advice duly noted. I'll try that experiment. Paul
7 Jan 2005 1:39PM
Thanks for your comment on my bird of prey. Looksing through your stuff, I can see why you are qualified to make the comment! Superb work!
steve_kershaw 13 2.3k 4 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2005 1:56PM
some excellent photos in your line up, and thx for the tip on me winning
cyberhounds 12 11
10 Jan 2006 1:13PM
Superb shot, the detail is excellent.


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