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Morning everyone !

Thanks for your comments & votes on yesterdays CLOSE ONE - much appreciated.

Todays' image was taken on the same day of some birds out on the lake, they were all on posts, which reflected in the water, and the reeds to the background were such a lovely colour. When I looked at the image it struck me as if the cormorant was doing a bit of conducting, so hence the title.

I've added a texture filter to the image just to give it a bit of a painting effect - hope you like it ?

Have a good weekend.


Tags: Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: morpheus1955, clearbluesky, Living-Dolls and 89 more

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morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2009 2:53AM
Superb image, very well spotted and captured and I do like the precessing Wink

26 Sep 2009 3:10AM
Fantastic image, what a beautiful scene, perfect title.

Rogerex 15 32 12 Australia
26 Sep 2009 3:21AM
Made me smile. Well caught, and nice treatment. I wonder if it may look even better with some of the top cropped off.
PS, just looked at it on a different screen which is lighter, and I can see the tops of the reeds, so I think my crop suggestion may not help.
26 Sep 2009 3:38AM

Quote:Made me smile. Well caught, and nice treatment. I wonder if it may look even better with some of the top cropped off.
PS, just looked at it on a different screen which is lighter, and I can see the tops of the reeds, so I think my crop suggestion may not help.

Glad it made you smile Roger, & thanks for your comment, be a pitty to crop off the beautiful colour of the reeds which add to the over-all effect I feel.

agne 12
26 Sep 2009 3:52AM
I like this a lot ! ! ! ! !
iancam 13 23 England
26 Sep 2009 5:08AM
Chris this is Superb, Made me smile as well. I like the texture filter effect.
VIKI 15 18 1 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2009 7:18AM
Love it. Great fun and I love the title!
koka 13 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2009 7:40AM
wonderful shot - perfect title - great fun Katie
pendo 12 2 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2009 7:47AM
How funny, the bird at the back is taking it all in.
david357 12 12 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2009 8:06AM
Lovely colours well seen image.
Rock 19 10 2 England
26 Sep 2009 8:31AM
Well spotted!

Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2009 8:40AM
that really made me laugh, it is wonderful well spotted and is a really great....

26 Sep 2009 8:51AM
fine image again my friend
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2461 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2009 8:52AM
Brilliant observation! I love the bass line at the back waiting for their entry.
mudge 19 1.0k 75 England
26 Sep 2009 9:10AM
Great shot and title
I was of the same opinion as Roger, that the top needs cropping!
Unless the reeds can be lightened to see more detail / colours, I would crop off half way between the top and the comorant's head

Nver-the-less it's still a great shot as it is!
porty2003 18 97 Scotland
26 Sep 2009 9:15AM
Yes,see where you'r coming from re title Smile and a fine image
26 Sep 2009 9:32AM
I dare say that this is the " Morning Chorus " !

Made me smile, have a good day !

baclark 12 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2009 9:35AM
Wonderful title, nice shot too!
martinjp 12 2 3 England
26 Sep 2009 9:56AM
fab image and lovely title, superb Chris...

Brian65 12 2 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2009 10:01AM
Great image, love the paint look. Brian
goso 15 2 1 Australia
26 Sep 2009 10:18AM
Top pic and title Chris...Bill
foxtolbot 12 8 3 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2009 10:23AM
haha i love it , super title,
Neeka 12 16 Wales
26 Sep 2009 10:26AM
Hi Chris! LOL ~ what a well timed capture!! Splendid.
Cor 12 Belgium
26 Sep 2009 11:15AM
Very well seen and taken.
agingrocker 12 28 1
26 Sep 2009 11:16AM
Brilliant shot - great title. Antony
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
26 Sep 2009 11:16AM
Love this! Such a brilliant title to go with it too. Always a fan of shadows and reflections, this was going to be a hit with me immediately!

26 Sep 2009 11:21AM
danbrann 17 640 17
26 Sep 2009 11:36AM
I can hear them from here. Superb.
somnathchatterjee 12 67 175 India
26 Sep 2009 11:51AM
lovely reflection on the water, well spotted.
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
26 Sep 2009 1:11PM
Really fine shot Chris. Seen this type of shot many times but your clever and imaginative title has made this far better than anything I could do. Spot on.
Tom-Melton 13 2 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2009 1:18PM
lol what a setting for rehearsals love it
Sezz 16 619 15 England
26 Sep 2009 1:52PM
Good fun shot, looks great Smile

Sarah *
Shootme 12 England
26 Sep 2009 3:01PM
Brilliant shot, great title, Cormorants are so cool!

Bob_V 14 1 2 United States
26 Sep 2009 3:08PM
A super image and title, such great work.
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2009 3:44PM
Great shot
And the title is spot on
User_Removed 12 80 1 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2009 4:19PM
Superb image, very well captured
leginR 13 England
26 Sep 2009 4:23PM
Great shot lol
gingerdelight 15 298 11 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2009 5:21PM
Oh, very well spotted and captured! Excellent shot with a very apt title!
Eviscera 15 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2009 5:26PM
Super Orchestration !
maggieh 13 4 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2009 5:39PM
So well seen, I wonder what the piece of music was. Great image and fun too.
26 Sep 2009 6:26PM
fantastic capture chris.ray
pmorgan 14 217 13 England
26 Sep 2009 6:30PM
superbly seen and caught!

26 Sep 2009 8:20PM
Great capture and treatment. the title is brilliant, it made me smile.
Roly 14 Wales
26 Sep 2009 8:43PM
Well spotted.Nice shot and title.
exposure Plus
17 6.0k United Kingdom
26 Sep 2009 8:49PM
Brilliant detail and Title Chris
Mikelane 14 1 Wales
26 Sep 2009 9:23PM
Oh yes chris ,excellent composition ,and i really love the title too
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2009 9:42PM
Caught at just the right moment - excellent!

Dave_Holdham 12 4 1 Wales
26 Sep 2009 9:49PM
Superb capture and a fitting title, great job. Smile
User_Removed 12 718 9 England
26 Sep 2009 10:06PM
Very nice image, love the title, it really does look as if they are being conducted by the bird with outstreched wings. And the texture works well Chris, very pleasing to the eye.

Alison H
Growmore 12 4 3 England
26 Sep 2009 10:31PM
Superb capture love the reflection of the post in the water, me thinks he is talking politics and their all fed up because they have heard it all before. Gary
twordley 15 360 England
26 Sep 2009 11:46PM
cracking title - suits the image well
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
27 Sep 2009 8:57AM
what a delightful image
angie44 12
27 Sep 2009 11:11AM
very delightful . angie
BarbaraB 16 53 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2009 2:56PM
LOL! Love it! Brilliant title!
wyatturp 16 2 England
27 Sep 2009 7:19PM
Cadid wildside Smile
Mavis 19 143 2 England
27 Sep 2009 7:25PM
All together girls . Made me smile. Another great image .
27 Sep 2009 9:33PM
Cracking image and great humour ... I got a shot of a group of Flamingos all on one leg with a gull in the foreground also standing on one leg ... similar humour, but not image quality LOL

PaulLiley 12 2 13 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2009 5:48PM
Simply brilliant shot. Paul.
Suehh 14 39 6 England
28 Sep 2009 6:22PM
Cool capture! Great processing. Love it. Susan
29 Sep 2009 5:16AM
Thanks everyone for your comments & votes, very much appreciated.
Glad you liked this image and it made you smile.

xwang 12 56 8
3 Oct 2009 11:42AM
EXcellent composition!
accipiter 12 61 England
6 Oct 2009 5:25PM
Delightful fun picture. A
10 Oct 2009 1:03PM
Excellent composition.

11 Nov 2009 11:29AM
This is a great shot!
I really like the name, it made me smile!

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