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1 for the bin

By pluckyfilly
Apart from the shape this is nothing like the waxwing, I made a couple of mistakes - not knowing the conditions of the site and the distance the waxwing might be I never took the tele convertor just the 300 prime and the birds were sat high up on a tree, I was not close enough and could never have been, the weather was rubbish BUT I did shoot in Raw so I tried playing with the picture and this is what I came out with, some will hate it and some will like it and I thought at least it pretty if not dreadful. Yesterday I went back to the same place no one to be seen and not a waxwing prepared to settle I cant visit today but weather permitting might try again tomorrow. Thank you ALL for your c/c's on the last of the colour but NO birds and I might have to find another landscape picture - be warned Smile V2 is what another year found for me with the waxwing - taken in 2008 and that was not brilliant either but at least you can see its a Waxwing Smile V4 was saved using Camera Raw in CS5 and is otherwise the same as V1

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
11 Nov 2010 8:07AM
Marmite for me, Ann, I love it! It looks like a Chinese painting, caught my eye straight away from the thumbnail. Superb manipulation imo. Carol

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Maiwand 10 3 72 England
11 Nov 2010 8:35AM
Great effort Ann. I do know that conditions were not good that day. Its easy to get caught out. V2 is pretty much on the mark.
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2010 8:46AM
Yes! I agree with CarolG - a Chinese painting! I like it very much and could see this hanging on my wall! Love the other two shots as well, especially V2.
Ray42 9 3 England
11 Nov 2010 8:50AM
Nice set Ann - I have yet to get out and even see one
11 Nov 2010 8:58AM
Nice set Ann
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1655 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2010 9:22AM
I do like what you've done, it has hints of oriental art. Very graceful and cool.
Alan_Coles 11 178 11 Wales
11 Nov 2010 9:46AM

Quote:Great effort Ann. I do know that conditions were not good that day. Its easy to get caught out. V2 is pretty much on the mark.

Agree with Ron.. V2 for me - I just wish i could see one.
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2010 9:57AM
Well done on all Ann, V2 rocks my boat, looking for them now.
11 Nov 2010 10:01AM
Well done Ann really pleased you got them beautiful set of images well done.

Shroomer 10 14 167 England
11 Nov 2010 10:06AM
V2 definately for me Ann, and would feel it would look so much better with just a very small white border against a black bg.
As I found out yesterday they are so difficult to get in the clear as they go mad for the berries.
I am going to drive around a few known areas today to see if I can find more, if I do I will let you know where they are then all we need is some half decent weather
phil99 10 45 6 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2010 10:14AM
Same for me Ann thought it was a Chinese painting . I think it works pretty well and you have made a lovely image out of what would be deleted .You will be back to get a stunning image of them no doubt pretty soon ....Phil
teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
11 Nov 2010 10:19AM
As a faithful Waxwing capture - V2. However I must admit to liking V1 - reminds me of tapestry work and also, as others have said, an oriental painting.
Shroomer 10 14 167 England
11 Nov 2010 10:32AM
Tried the Mod Ann but it reverts to EPZ Blue for the bg
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2010 11:35AM
Has to be V2 and I also like the manipulated V1 lot of work went into that Ann, good luck finding another lot to capture...nothing here yet, and keep looking
11 Nov 2010 2:36PM
To even get one in the viewfinder is a credit to you Ann, V2 for me,
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
11 Nov 2010 3:16PM
I rather like V1 Smile As CarolG says, it's rather like a Chinese painting. Well done, Ann, for trying something different! Of the others in the set, V2 for me also.
TrevB Smile
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
11 Nov 2010 3:28PM
Done a mod on V2 Ann - tidied up the branches and tried to ' pretty ' the image up a bit. Mostly done in Capture.
11 Nov 2010 4:47PM
Zen art, Ann, one more of your many talents in v.1, which is great.
For v.2, I'd be well chuffed to have taken it, let alone bin it! I do hope Waxwings come south west. I've never seen one yet. Very well done.
11 Nov 2010 5:27PM
Nice set v1 has got something about it that i like but can't put my finger on it.
11 Nov 2010 6:00PM
V1 is really great
Love it
The other piccies all very good as well
11 Nov 2010 6:17PM
#1 is an really excellent piece of work
11 Nov 2010 6:55PM
V2 All the way Ann Smile
OAKEY 9 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2010 7:16PM
Great captures Ann, V2 for me too, very nice indeed.
LukeParkinson 7 30 3 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2010 7:48PM
Love V2 Ann, Like Brian's Mod too!
11 Nov 2010 8:20PM
Love V1, a strong oriental influence, as has been mentioned, excellent manipulation Ann.
RTDS 8 Cyprus
11 Nov 2010 8:33PM
I like them all.
Great captures Ann.
brownbear 7 2 England
11 Nov 2010 8:56PM
V2 for me, his expression, seems to match the slightly dark exposure, good overall effect. we,ve had a good number of these round our way lately, but I've yet to see one!
DanielD 7 1 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2010 10:54PM
Excellent work, Ann - wonderful images - I think they are looking very similar with a japanese painting art

goso 10 2 1 Australia
12 Nov 2010 8:06AM
Vers. 4 for me this time Ann - well done...Bill
12 Nov 2010 8:31AM
i think there great
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2010 9:26AM
They are not know here - they're beautiful! Could it be that they are related to the jay family? A very nice species. Thanks for showing.
Suehh 10 39 6 England
12 Nov 2010 9:33PM
V1 is beautiful Ann! I love the effect you have achieved - like a Chinese silk! They are beautiful birds.

13 Nov 2010 10:25AM
I do love #1 and have given it my UA
13 Jun 2012 4:52PM
I like itSmile Yes, it is like a chinese paintingSmile

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