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JouŠo 18 56 Finland
5 Jan 2006 9:18AM

jasonewell 17 34 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2006 9:25AM
Cracking shot....just superb.
ericfaragh Plus
18 149 6 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2006 9:25AM
Lovely clarity, well caught.
deemac 16 6 11 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2006 9:26AM
Lovely, Gra. On my next free weekend with good light, I must get over there. The lighting here is particularly good.

There seems to be a hairline across the bottom left corner of the tail feathers. If you weren't shooting digital I might have suggested a scratch on the negative! However, that's clearly not so. Perhaps there really was a hair there - your lens is sharp enough to pick it out if so. I'd definitely spend a minute to clone it out.

davidcollins 16 108 1 Scotland
5 Jan 2006 9:27AM
a stunning shot with lovely colours great comp and a nice clean background.
webjam 17 292 11 Netherlands
5 Jan 2006 9:32AM
Beautiful detailing, the colourscheme from the whole image is wonderful as well. Very well done,
John_Lee 16 1 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2006 9:49AM
That's just super Gra! Being extreeeemely picky, I don't see any reason for including as much of the twig as you have - it's getting more OOF the further down the pic you go. If it was bang in focus I'd say fine - as it is I'd crop a bit more off. Other than that - wow :^) !
albi 17 68 1 England
5 Jan 2006 9:51AM
Superb shot,doesn't matter if its another stone chat when its of this quality.
DOF spot on and a butter smooth BG.
Can I have your 2xtc please?

Great work.
lizziew 17 5
5 Jan 2006 9:51AM
beautiful capture with lovely warm colours, you have some lovely pics in your p/f...............liz
5 Jan 2006 9:56AM
what a beauty, nice capture
tim g 18 13 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2006 10:02AM
excellent image.

carterart 17 74 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2006 10:05AM
They don't come much better than this.
carterart 17 74 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2006 10:06AM
PS - with that set-up were you on manual focus?
leeg 18 165
5 Jan 2006 10:51AM
Thanks for the encouraging comments...

Deemac - it's actually a spiders web or something on the twig. It's a lot clearer on the original. I will clone it out. Didn't think it was that noticeable unitl you're mentioned it. Sticks out like a sore thumb now!

John_Lee - I see what you're saying and yes, it did bother me and I then thought it didn't matter at this size of image, but yes, it is distracting. cheers

Carterart - no it was AF. The beauty of the kit is the autofocus at 1000mm. One of the reasons I bought it....
brian usher 18 70 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2006 10:54AM
A classic shot! lovely.

carterart 17 74 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2006 11:06AM
Thanks for that info - always thought had to have a 2.8 to get a 2x extender to work with AF
John_Wannop 17 109 Wales
5 Jan 2006 11:32AM
Another great capture,well done,

User_Removed 17 825 Lithuania
5 Jan 2006 8:41PM
5 Jan 2006 9:14PM
Stunning !!

Chris & Holli
jimbo_t 18 959 England
6 Jan 2006 12:10AM
Lovely photo, never seen a Stonechat in the UK, however they are quite abundant in Ireland.
PeterLondon 17 366
6 Jan 2006 3:44AM
Stunning shot ... the soft similarly toned but out of focus background with the pin sharp bird jumping out make this shot for me
jasonewell 17 34 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2006 3:49AM
I hoped you got an award for this Graeme, beautiful work and a well deserved EC.
VinceJones 17 862 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2006 6:45AM
Totally agree with the above comments, what a cracking shot & a well deserved EC, nice one Lee

liparig 17 233 United States
6 Jan 2006 7:18AM
excellent shot, detail and sharpness well done
foot_loose 18 113
6 Jan 2006 8:37AM
and another great shot too.

Well done

David 20 32 Scotland
6 Jan 2006 9:18AM


turtle1 18 41 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2006 9:49AM
Absolutely superb
glazzaro 17 70 23 United States
19 Jan 2006 3:26AM
I think you nailed the detail and expsoure on this one and the comp is very nice, congrats on the award, well done! Spot on! Click!!!

albi 17 68 1 England
31 Mar 2006 11:00PM
Had a clear out Graeme, shame as I often popped in for a browse.

Normally end up staring at this one for most of the time, love it.
leeg 18 165
1 Apr 2006 5:07AM
Cheers Tony. Surpised you like this... I reckon it's one of my weaker images...funny how different people see images diferently!!
Yeah deleted them and I'm a bit disillusioned with this site at the moment... I'm sure I'll forget why I'm miffed soon and start uploading more regularly... still pop in from time to time. Cheers
John_Lee 16 1 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2006 1:07PM
I'm with Tony - disappointed to see the images disappear as I also often pop in for a browse too, just to see where I've been going wrong and to get a few tips for how on earth I can wangle an EC :^) (too late for that now, methinks). I really don't think this is a weak image although think you have posted even better ones, but can't say which 'cos they're not here any more :^( .
StevenPrice 17 30 2 England
13 Nov 2006 7:02PM
an absloute belter.

16 May 2008 6:26PM
brilliant shot

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