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Thanks for looking at my portfolio. I hope you find some images you like.
I read all your comments and look through the gallery, but because of time I may only vote rather than comment.
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  • Goshawk Female

    A cracking capture Mike.
    • 25 May 2018 10:29PM
  • Marsh Harrier and Buzzard Clash

    Superb sequence Neil.
    • 25 May 2018 9:05PM
  • the pansies are coming...

    ...a sci-fi comedy perhaps.
    Yes, a jigsaw of this would be, er, interesting Smile
    • 25 May 2018 9:01PM
  • Oasis

    A great find John.
    I used to work just a five minutes walk from that area.
    • 25 May 2018 8:58PM
  • Grandad's Hat

    All good Richard, V2 is great Grin
    V5 gets my award Smile

    Enjoy tuir travels.

    • 25 May 2018 8:54PM
  • The Queue

    Late again, eh...
    • 25 May 2018 8:52PM
  • Dogwood Blossoms

    Nice one Jenn.
    • 25 May 2018 8:51PM
  • The 245

    Nice one Malc Grin
    • 23 May 2018 7:30PM
  • Thank you

    Excellent capture Cathy.

    • 23 May 2018 7:26PM
  • Wed: Animals !!

    Quote:impossible to ignore

    I couldn't agree more Isabel Smile

    • 23 May 2018 7:25PM
  • The meeting point

    Sorry to hear that Moira, you have a nice record to go with your memories.
    • 23 May 2018 7:23PM
  • Plenty of space for ballet moves

    i really can't make up my mind between the square crop and the one above with more space in front.
    I think it's one of those images with numerous alternatives.
    Likewise netween colour and mono, both work for me.
    • 23 May 2018 7:21PM
  • Razorbill making a lot of noise

    As Paul says, these are birds that are very difficult to capture well with the eye clearly visible.
    Willies mod shows what can be achieved.

    That said, soft light is good for capturing these birds as it's easier to retain detail in the light and dark plumage and be able to retriee that detail later.
    You've observed your subject and timed the capture well which is a lot of the battel with wildlife.

    Don't be concerned if you have to shoot at iso 800 or even1600 with that camera.
    • 22 May 2018 10:06PM
  • MM

    A fine shot RickieSmile
    • 22 May 2018 9:32PM
  • Fish for babies

    A super capture.
    • 22 May 2018 9:29PM
  • little bug

    It's a weevil, but I don't know exactly what species.
    • 22 May 2018 9:24PM
  • Hummingbird hawk-moth / Macroglossum stellatarum

    A ine shot Nuri.
    • 22 May 2018 8:57PM
  • a quiet afternoon #2

    It looks very relaxing Leo.
    It's very nice to see 'the other side' of Moscow from a local's point of view.
    • 22 May 2018 8:49PM
  • "FLY TRAP"

    Very well presented.

    Quote:A bell-shaped device did crash in America a few years back ... apparently, it was the very same German machine

    One despotic regime to another...
    • 22 May 2018 8:48PM
  • Keeling

    Actually Walt, there wre some Steam Punks there that evening, that's for a later upload Smile

    I may try that another time Malc when it's not under steam, Mad Max meets Mad Midlanders...

    You'd enjoy it Moira. and in the same way I'll have to get to Beamish some time.
    • 21 May 2018 8:19PM
  • `How deep is your love...'

    Quote:Is that a 'Trade Plate' on the dashboard?

    Certainly is Richard, and it begs the question why?
    • 20 May 2018 9:12PM
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker

    A fine shot Ali.
    • 20 May 2018 9:06PM
  • Chelsea...

    I've never liked Chelsea.
    I remember one guy when I was at school who supported them.
    • 20 May 2018 9:06PM
  • Silly Sunday trees

    The Version for me Isabel, looks like a turkey vulture Grin
    • 20 May 2018 9:01PM
  • Green hairstreak (Callophrys rubi)

    Not easy to get as they are very flighty. Last time I saw one was in Bilston (of all places!) last year.
    • 20 May 2018 9:00PM

    It's very underexposed.
    The bright yellow flowers have influenced the camera's meter and the result is less exposur than is needed.
    As a start, try using +1 stop exposure compensation in this type of instance.
    • 18 May 2018 8:47PM
  • Rainy Day Graveyard

    The conditions were dull and flat and that's going to be reflected in the image. Some post processing is required .
    Stretching the histogram is often a good idea but I agree that sometimes this makes the scene more contrasty than it was in real life. Having said that, more contrast is needed as the whole image looks flat and that just isn't visually appealing.
    As you have done, local adjustments can be a good option in this case.

    Dull conditions are fine for retaining detail, which you have in the stonework, so that mean ny manipulation won't have, on the whole, a deleterious effect.

    However, the first thing that I noticed was the very central composition (sometimes that's ok) allied with vast expanses of sky and land both containing very little interest or information. The subject gets rather lost and it really needs a letterbox crop.

    I shall have a go at a few mods - they'll be my interpretation, so you may not like them but hopefully at least they may give you some ideas.
    • 18 May 2018 8:32PM
  • Reflections 4.

    The best one of this little series I think, Jukka Grin
    • 18 May 2018 7:56PM
  • Say cheese

    A very topical post too Grin

    Quote:Probably the least flattering angle that he could possibly choose

    Oh to be a fly on the all of his study when he's downloaded his day's endeavours...
    • 18 May 2018 7:55PM
  • Man in Worcester

    Thanks for the original Julian.
    It's a little underexposed (nothing a little post processing can't fix) but as you used Manual exposure that clearly made a difference depending on whether you metered off a midtone in similar light.
    My first mod uses Levels to give a fuller range of tones and a Curves adjustment to brighten the image and up contrast. I also cropped off excess area at the top which wasn't adding any visual value (we can still see the urban environment which is playing a supporting role but not fighting for ttention, as a background needs to be with such a portrait, so, nicely done there.
    Your mono version is very greay. Mono images rely on contrast so this needs to be increased. My mono mod is done from your original ratherthan the mono. Mono also relies on lines and textuires, which youhave in abundance here so I understand your choice.
    I chose one of he preset in the Nik plugin, adjusted the Red channel to lighten his jacket, boosted contrast and added a subtle vignette. Tyere were many options though, some looked good others looked awful, but there'll be hundreds of interpretations and everyone will like something different. It's easy to spend a lot of time making numerous versions!

    A very appealing capture.
    • 17 May 2018 10:16PM