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GordonLack 11 3 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2010 7:10AM
Like the composition of this one Ron

SUE118 Plus
12 8 1 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2010 7:15AM
Well captured.
accipiter 11 61 England
16 Dec 2010 7:16AM
Unusual use of dof blur - works for me. A
dmhuynh72 12 44 3 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2010 7:21AM
Like the b/g, superb clarity image Ron
jeb2012 11 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2010 7:24AM
Excellent captures
pdcche 10 4 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2010 8:01AM
Great capture
16 Dec 2010 9:33AM
Beautiful capture Ron - well done

16 Dec 2010 11:53AM
Birds and animals pass on the knowledge from generation to generation. The young listen to the old, and learn, unlike the human species sadly.

I had the great pleasure of watching a huge flock of geese flying and cackling together way up North in Scotland, they flew in formation up the Bay of Tongue turned East at The mountains and vanished off still cackling to each other, I'll never forget that spectacular sight and the noise.

lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
16 Dec 2010 12:37PM
Like the repetition of shapes
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2010 12:49PM
Great shot of them together here Ron,
and the eye detail is wonderful
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
16 Dec 2010 1:47PM
A lovely capture of him Ron. Food is the magic answer to almost every animal training.............Sandy
16 Dec 2010 4:13PM
A lovely image.
VivienO 10 1 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2010 10:09PM
Great shot. Wonderful colours and love how the dof creats extra interest.
MickS 15 23 14 England
16 Dec 2010 11:07PM
Excellent additions Ron, especially the echoing forms on this.
AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
18 Dec 2010 12:09AM
Nicely captured, and good use of aperture, especially showing the "echo" in the background. Dontcha love Florida!
DRicherby 11 269 726 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2010 11:49AM
White birds are really difficult to photograph in strong sunlight but you've done a good job, here. The highlights are on the verge of blowing out but are held in check. The neck of the snowy egret is rather dark, though — much of it has rendered as a mid-grey, about the middle of the 16 shades of grey at the bottom of this page.

I would suggest a curves adjustment to brighten things up quite a bit. Put in a control point at (230,230) to stop the really bright highlights expanding any more, then grab the curve in the middle and lift it up quite a way. I'd also give a little sharpen, which you should always do after resizing because that takes away the pixel-level detail that makes images look sharp. Unsharp mask with radius 0.8 and strength 50 does a good job of putting back the sharpness that was there in the original. I've been fairly brief with my comments as it looks like you know your way around processing. If you'd like me to explain more or give more detail, just ask!
Camairish 14 1.4k Scotland
19 Dec 2010 1:35PM
Nice capture and well thought through for effect,


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