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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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Comments


CarolG Plus
10 198 19 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 Plus
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.
Ron
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.
Carol
Ray42 8 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
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2010 9:22AM
I do like what you've done, it has hints of oriental art. Very graceful and cool.
Moira
Alan_Coles 10 177 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.
Ron



Agree with Ron.. V2 for me - I just wish i could see one.
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2010 9:57AM
Well done on all Ann, V2 rocks my boat, looking for them now.
Brian
11 Nov 2010 10:01AM
Well done Ann really pleased you got them beautiful set of images well done.

Keith.
Shroomer 9 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
Richard
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
8 441 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.
Sylvia
Shroomer 9 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
Lillian
FeatherFriend 9 38 217 England
11 Nov 2010 2:36PM
To even get one in the viewfinder is a credit to you Ann, V2 for me,
Geoff.
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.
Brian.
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.
Dave.
11 Nov 2010 5:27PM
Nice set v1 has got something about it that i like but can't put my finger on it.
jj
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 8 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2010 7:16PM
Great captures Ann, V2 for me too, very nice indeed.
Shaun
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.
David
RTDS 8 Cyprus
11 Nov 2010 8:33PM
I like them all.
Great captures Ann.
Robert
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!
Geoff
DanielD 6 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

Daniel
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
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.
Johanna
Suehh 9 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.

Sue
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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