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  • Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)

    Hi Ray, A good set of images although for me, one or two lack critical sharpness. V1 & V7, probably do it for me. Although V8 is good too, apart from that dead branch. You have lovely catch lights in the eyes in most of them and the images show the bird well in its natural environment. Yellow can sometimes be a difficult colour in digital images - might be worth trying selecting the bird and de-saturating it ever so slightly.

    • 15 Apr 2010 10:03AM
  • Great Oyster Bay

    Thanks, Ray & Mavis. Yes, my wife wants me to make an A3+ print and frame it to hang in an empty space in our lounge.

    • 15 Apr 2010 9:52AM
  • Mt. Field National Park

    Thanks for the award, Jon, it's much appreciated. To be honest, I processed this several months ago and have been quite unsure as to whether this treatment works or not - the positive feedback from you and others is re-assuring!

    • 6 Apr 2010 10:54AM
  • Great Tit (Parus major)

    Wonderful study of this bird, Ray.

    • 28 Mar 2010 2:58PM
  • ***

    Great presentation.

    • 28 Mar 2010 2:56PM
  • Lake St Clair (Revisited)

    Thanks, Ann - I got a real buzz out of the LRPS when I achieved it almost 3 weeks ago. Strangely, though, after 4 or 5 months concerted effort there's a bit of anti climax about it now! I need some new projects, I think.

    • 28 Mar 2010 2:46PM
  • Easy Rider

    I wholeheartedly agree, David. It suited the subject on this occasion and in any event, I wouldn't want to repeat the several hours (over several attempts) to get such a difficult selection right too often!!

    • 25 Feb 2010 11:18AM
  • Dunnocks, Great Tits, Robins and Early Birds

    What a lovely set, Ray.

    • 17 Feb 2010 7:41PM
  • Freycinet Peninsula

    Thanks for the feedback, Geoff. I very carefully lined up the horizon (RH side of image) when processing in Photoshop. The land on the far side of the bay is at an angle to the viewpoint, creating an apparent illusion of a sloping horizon. If I "corrected" it as you suggest, we would have the skyline slipping away to the right!

    • 3 Feb 2010 4:36PM
  • Cascade

    Thanks everyone for the feedback.

    Interesting comment, Jann. I included the figures to provide a point of interest and give a feeling of scale.

    • 20 Jan 2010 10:33PM
  • Time breaking

    Creative idea - Well done!

    • 10 Jan 2010 2:35PM
  • European carpenter bee (Xylocopa violacea)

    It's V2 for me as you have cropped this closer to get rid of the intrusive background. As has already been suggested, an even closer crop might well do the trick.

    • 10 Jan 2010 2:31PM
  • ****

    Great "full-on" composition of this flower. I agree with the earlier comment about sharpening - sometimes difficult to get this right with a subject of this nature.

    • 10 Jan 2010 2:25PM
  • Red N Blue

    Wonderful saturated colour on the lower half of the image which is the strongest part of the composition. Gets my vote.

    • 10 Jan 2010 2:23PM
  • The Green Dome

    Thanks for the comments everyone - To be honest I was concerned about the bug in the fold of the petals (bottom centre). I had several attempts at cloning it out, but couldn't do it without making it obvious.

    • 13 Nov 2009 11:58AM
  • There you are !

    Great capture of this bird in flight - very difficult to achieve. I wonder if you have over-sharpened it a bit though as there appears to be a halo around the bird.

    • 13 Nov 2009 11:53AM
  • Ely Way, Early Morning

    You made the right choice with colour - works even better large.

    • 13 Nov 2009 11:51AM
  • Its a funny old game!!

    You've captured the action well here.

    • 13 Nov 2009 11:49AM
  • neighbourhood watch

    Great composition and crop.

    • 13 Nov 2009 11:48AM
  • Midnight in Paris

    Great portrait.

    • 13 Nov 2009 11:45AM
  • Untitled 7

    What a wonderful macro.

    • 13 Nov 2009 11:42AM
  • Peek A Boo

    Excellent capture.

    • 13 Nov 2009 11:40AM
  • She's Grand

    Interesting comparison between mono and colour. It's the colour version for me too. I suspect you might have had more interest had the colour shot been the thumbnail on the gallery too.

    • 13 Nov 2009 11:39AM
  • Molten

    You have inspired me to add this to my list of "things I must try". I gather you are going to have another go at this and will be interested to see the results. Got to say I've enjoyed these.

    • 13 Nov 2009 11:36AM
  • Barnard castle steam fair

    Wonderful record of this historic vehicle. Might be worth considering de-saturating the background to make the truck really stand out.

    • 13 Nov 2009 11:33AM
  • Reflections in puddles

    Really interesting set of images - For me, the abstract nature of V2 is a winner. Well done.

    • 13 Nov 2009 11:30AM
  • Autumn Light

    Love the simplicity and the tones. V2, I think for me.

    • 13 Nov 2009 10:40AM

    A splendid collection of images - Thanks for your notes too.

    • 13 Nov 2009 10:38AM
  • Leaf

    Beautiful tones - great image.

    • 13 Nov 2009 10:37AM
  • The plains

    Stunning landscape.

    • 13 Nov 2009 10:36AM