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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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CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 8:07 AM

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

Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 8:35 AM

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 8774 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1264 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

phil99 Plus Member 845 forum postsphil99 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 10:14 AM

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 Member 7391 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 10:19 AM

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

Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 11:35 AM

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,

TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 3:16 PM

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

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bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 3:28 PM

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

HobbitDave Plus Member 7HobbitDave vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 4:47 PM

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  5 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.

barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 6:00 PM

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!

chalkhillblue Plus Member 6146 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 8:20 PM

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

RTDS  6 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

sparrowhawk Plus Member 6272 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2010 - 8:31 AM

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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