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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

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 300 prime
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:1 for the bin
Username:pluckyfilly pluckyfilly
Uploaded:11 Nov 2010 - 7:56 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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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


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.

11 Nov 2010 - 8:46 AM

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  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 8:50 AM

Nice set Ann - I have yet to get out and even see one

kazzy1963  6 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2010 - 8:58 AM

Nice set Ann

mrswoolybill Critique Team 9825 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1314 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 9:22 AM

I do like what you've done, it has hints of oriental art. Very graceful and cool.

11 Nov 2010 - 9:46 AM

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  6 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2010 - 9:57 AM

Well done on all Ann, V2 rocks my boat, looking for them now.

11 Nov 2010 - 10:01 AM

Well done Ann really pleased you got them beautiful set of images well done.


Shroomer  8 England167 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 10:06 AM

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


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


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  8 England167 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 10:32 AM

Tried the Mod Ann but it reverts to EPZ Blue for the bg


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 - 2:36 PM

To even get one in the viewfinder is a credit to you Ann, V2 for me,


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

Last Modified By TrevBatWCC at 11 Nov 2010 - 3:17 PM

Done a mod on V2 Ann - tidied up the branches and tried to ' pretty ' the image up a bit. Mostly done in Capture.


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.

johnjones  6 England
11 Nov 2010 - 5:27 PM

Nice set v1 has got something about it that i like but can't put my finger on it.


V1 is really great
Love it
The other piccies all very good as well

11 Nov 2010 - 6:17 PM

#1 is an really excellent piece of work


V2 All the way Ann Smile

OAKEY  7 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2010 - 7:16 PM

Great captures Ann, V2 for me too, very nice indeed.

11 Nov 2010 - 7:48 PM

Love V2 Ann, Like Brian's Mod too!


Love V1, a strong oriental influence, as has been mentioned, excellent manipulation Ann.

RTDS  7 Cyprus
11 Nov 2010 - 8:33 PM

I like them all.
Great captures Ann.

brownbear  6 England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 8:56 PM

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  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 10:54 PM

Excellent work, Ann - wonderful images - I think they are looking very similar with a japanese painting art


goso  9 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2010 - 8:06 AM

Vers. 4 for me this time Ann - well done...Bill


i think there great

12 Nov 2010 - 9:26 AM

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  839 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2010 - 9:33 PM

V1 is beautiful Ann! I love the effect you have achieved - like a Chinese silk! They are beautiful birds.


13 Nov 2010 - 10:25 AM

I do love #1 and have given it my UA

13 Jun 2012 - 4:52 PM

I like itSmile Yes, it is like a chinese paintingSmile

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