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Libby_M 14 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2008 6:43AM
nice detail
great pose
KarenFB Plus
15 5.8k 183 England
1 Feb 2008 7:28AM
lol!! Brilliantly timed. They probably think it's bread! Could it be one of last years youngsters, never seen the stuff before? Anyway, you've captured the moment brilliantly.
Aurora 17 3 England
1 Feb 2008 8:12AM
Yes, they are very curious little creatures. this one is also very photogenic. Lovely capture.
Marian 16 62 England
1 Feb 2008 9:15AM
No wonder your pleased with this one, it has action, a good background, and it's pin sharp.
User_Removed 17 239 7 England
1 Feb 2008 9:17AM
wow patricia this is excellent. i bet you got a camouflaged suit & camera cover! watch out andy rouse you have competition. this shortlisted

CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
1 Feb 2008 9:20AM
Quite fantastic, Patricia, you really are an expert with these bird captures. Carol
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
1 Feb 2008 9:26AM
You should be pleased for this fantastic capture

PatriciaWilson 17 617 58 Greece
1 Feb 2008 9:42AM
Gerry you're very good at boosting my ego, thanks!!! But I don't think Andy Rouse has anything to worry about LOL!
Thanks each and everyone.
digitall 15 238 6 Wales
1 Feb 2008 9:48AM
Good timing to get this, nice shot.

KJackson 14 7 1 England
1 Feb 2008 10:21AM
Brilliant capture, so sharp too
Cabit 14 104 England
1 Feb 2008 11:00AM
Great capture, nice work.
SKavanagh 14 312 5 England
1 Feb 2008 8:02PM
Excellent shot well captured
canadamon 13 4 Canada
2 Feb 2008 6:43AM
Brilliant shot, excellent
RosaB 14 61 2 Greece
2 Feb 2008 6:49AM
Fantastic shot! You must be chuffed to get such an excellent pro critique!
I see you took this here in Crete! Were you up in the mountains?
PatriciaWilson 17 617 58 Greece
2 Feb 2008 7:00AM
Thanks Rosa. Yes I'm very chuffed with the pro critique, (a smashing addition to ePz).

I live halfway up a mountain overlooking the sea in a remote village, south coast. Back garden wildlife Smile

Thanks everyone, especially Frank, much appreciated!
think it is a very beautiful capture, with more to show than just a bird sitting. Only niggle for me, I think it is slightly oversharpened.
ginz04 17 281 20 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2008 1:34PM
this is a brill picture - super clarity, great timing good depth of field.

Coleslaw 16 13.4k 28 Wales
2 Feb 2008 2:54PM
I agree with Koen.
baxster 14 England
2 Feb 2008 3:35PM
nice capture.
A wonderful image! JNC
IanA 18 3.0k 12 England
2 Feb 2008 9:12PM
Well you get your RC Darling, but I've got to agree with the guys, it is over sharpened!!

Was this up the mountain or nearer home?

(And I've seen the camo gear! Very fetching. Wink )

Ian x x
PatriciaWilson 17 617 58 Greece
3 Feb 2008 4:29AM
OK, always learning. But before these birds I never sharpened after converting to jpeg. Then someone ( Smile ) commented on that, so I 'sharpened' after converting.
I guess it's better to use the USM again then?
Any recommendations on numbers?
banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
3 Feb 2008 4:43AM
Very nice, but a tad over the top with sharpening.

When you re-size, you do have to sharpen a second time, as you lose sharpness in compression, - this just seems a little too much.

PatriciaWilson 17 617 58 Greece
3 Feb 2008 4:51AM
Thanks W, so do you use the USM then?
IanA 18 3.0k 12 England
3 Feb 2008 11:19PM
Hi Pat,

sent you an e-mail on the subject.

Ian x
PatriciaWilson 17 617 58 Greece
4 Feb 2008 8:32AM
Got that Ian, thanks. You're a pal!
Carabosse 18 41.8k 270 England
4 Feb 2008 3:28PM
It is a good capture and deserves a little bit of work. I've uploaded a mod which cleans up the spotty background and attempts to mitigate the oversharpening.
PatriciaWilson 17 617 58 Greece
4 Feb 2008 4:10PM
Carabosse, I waited all year for that bit of snow and you've wiped it out!
Seriously, thanks, always interested in other peoples viewsSmile
My...What big tongue this big tit has??!!

Sorry, Megamuffy couldn't resist that one.....LOL!

Excellent shot, Patricia....Nice snowflake capture.

Hoping all is well with you and the kids.....How was Rhodes??
Hello to Pete and Nicky....Any new family members yet??

Lotsa Luv,
Suzan xoxo
rosie42 17 7 Australia
5 Feb 2008 11:29AM
Delightful capture and a pleasure to view...

Susie :o)
Mavis 19 143 2 England
7 Feb 2008 5:38AM
I thought Crete was fine and Sunny Patricia not cold enough for Snow and our native birds to boot . You learn something new each day here on EPZ . What a fine capture . I have seen my own children dancing around in the snow with their tongue;s out but NEVER seen a bird catching snowflakes . Quite increditable . You must be very proud xxx Smile
PatriciaWilson 17 617 58 Greece
7 Feb 2008 5:47AM
Thanks Mavis! Great tits are one of the commonest garden bird here and they do get quite friendly.
We get snow occasionally on the south coast of Crete, and on the mountaintops, but it only lasts a few hours so I run around like a mad woman photographing everything!
RosaB 14 61 2 Greece
9 Feb 2008 1:58PM

Quote:Carabosse, I waited all year for that bit of snow and you've wiped it out!
Seriously, thanks, always interested in other peoples views

Yes I prefer it with the snow flakes falling too Patricia! Smile
We don't see much snow here especially at sea level but we have had more in the last 2 or 3 years than I have seen in the previous 9yrs!!
17 Feb 2008 5:03PM
Fantastic image, top quality wildlife photography.
LisaRose 15 172 4 United States
18 Feb 2008 6:13AM
This is an amazing image, very good.

gerrymac 14 10 1 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2008 3:36PM
Brilliant capture,great timing

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