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Tuesday Turnstones

By NDODS    
A couple of images which I captured yesterday whilst spending a few hours with my Support Worker at Allhallows.

Thank you all so very much for all your wonderful comments and votes following yesterdays upload, with a further mention going to the following: alsopdigitalart (John), Gavin_Duxbury (Gavin), LynneJopyce (Lynne) and Caziwinkles (Carol) for presenting me with their User Awards.

The sun is shining once again, but unfortunately after a rather disturbed night I am somewhat downtrodden and have not got the energy to do much, so a quiet day will suffice.

I hope that you all have a wonderful day, take care and thank you all once again.

Regards Nathan

Tags: Kent Coast Turnstones Wildlife and nature Allhallows

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ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 9:38AM
A very nice clear sharp image..
A very nice comp as well...
Well done...


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24 Apr 2013 9:40AM
Lovely low PoV. Well captured.
johnke 5 223 15
24 Apr 2013 9:40AM
You have all the detail in the whites Nathan and a great, coupled with a super POV,...John
orts 7 4 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 9:49AM
Beautiful sharp image.
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 9:51AM
One of my favourite little birds, hope you regain your energy, have a good day Nathan, a great shot,

Ali GrinGrinGrin
alistairfarrugia 5 164 88 Malta
24 Apr 2013 9:52AM
V1 and V2 are the best, V3 seems to be slightly out of focus, with the foreground rock being a bit sharper than the bird's beak/eye area. Also, bokeh isn't as smooth as one would wish it to be, but that has nothing to do with your skill as such, it's a question of lens characteristics I guess.

Regardless, it's an interesting set of images and I particularly like the subject isolation achieved in V2, with the low POV and shallow depth of field used. Well taken! Definitely my favourite.
senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
24 Apr 2013 9:57AM
wonderful trio here ! ..
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 9:57AM
Cracking set of images Nathan, beautifully captured and presented

Blakey_Boy 8 1 2 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 10:02AM
I've a lot of respect for these photos Nathan. One of my favourite waders since I was a lad... and getting close enough, even with 500mm of focal length is to be admired.
Version 1 is a 'classic' shot, which I like
Version 2 says more about the bird, I think
I love the colourationof the plumage in Version 3, but agree it is slightly out of focus... But still better than anything I've done.
Nice set Nathan,
regards, Brian
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
24 Apr 2013 10:08AM
three super captures, Nathan, especially V.1. Carol
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 10:19AM
A lovely set here Nathan.

xwang 9 56 8
24 Apr 2013 10:20AM
I quite like V2, the bird on the left looked the other way, made it more interesting...sort of birds' social life. I might give the bottom part a bit corp.
BTW, thank you for the MOD, Nathan.
24 Apr 2013 10:20AM
Excellent shots Nathan, V1 my favourite,
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
24 Apr 2013 10:23AM
Three great captures Nathan, I have come to respect members images of birds taken out in the open with nowhere to hide, I have tried and mostly been unsuccessful....well captured....hope you feel stronger later...have a great sunny day....GrinGrinGrin
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
24 Apr 2013 10:29AM
Good shots...fascinating little birds who don't stand still for very long WinkGrinGrin

V2 is my favourite here Smile
great piece of work .

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
24 Apr 2013 10:39AM
Lovely images Nathan ! The small group in V2 gives me more of an idea of their size Smile Excellent ! I trust you will rest well today Smile
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 10:45AM
v1 for me today nathan brilliant detail wonderful comp and tones a cracker nice one Wink
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
24 Apr 2013 10:46AM
The 500 at full length Nathan, tripod mounted? Beautiful Turnstones.
24 Apr 2013 10:51AM
Super capture.

24 Apr 2013 10:52AM
Three well taken shots, Nathan!
Hope you feel better as the day progresses.
24 Apr 2013 10:54AM
Wonderful captures Nathan.
Take care

Jenny Smile
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 11:15AM
Great set, Nathan.
luckybry 8 3 Scotland
24 Apr 2013 12:19PM
lovely sett of wildlife images
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
24 Apr 2013 12:22PM
Excellent captures in their natural environment Nathan like them all.


24 Apr 2013 12:29PM
Hi Nathan, Sharp focus & detail in the whites makes a good bird pic, all the rest, and there's plenty in here, is pure bonus. Take care, best regards, Si
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
24 Apr 2013 12:29PM
V3 for me. Very good DOF
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
24 Apr 2013 12:34PM
Good shots from the limited DOF and at far telephoto range, Nathan.
Lovely focus colour and good point of view which was probably the first thing I learnt in photography.
If you are taking mountains then get an aeroplane.BlushGrin
Well done Nathan. WesternRed.
24 Apr 2013 12:42PM
Una captura excelente..
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 12:44PM
Super shot's Nathan.
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 1:10PM
Nice set Nathan and even though V3 is a little soft it still gives great plumage detail. If these had been mine (hah, I wish) I would have cropped out the blurry stones at the bottom of V2. But hey, these are yours not mine and you have every right to be pleased with them.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
24 Apr 2013 1:23PM
Just enjoying their day. A nice set Nathan......Sandy
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
24 Apr 2013 1:33PM
A wonderful set, Nathan, but V1 has to be the winner for me Wink
Trev Smile
footloose 7 1 England
24 Apr 2013 2:16PM
V1 for me also, classic pose,nice one.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
24 Apr 2013 2:30PM
Good focusing on these interesting and delightful birds!
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3893 Canada
24 Apr 2013 2:37PM
V1 and 2 are really good shots Nathan. I especially like that narrow dof on V2, with the bokeh in both V1 and V2, but its a little more obvious in V2.

Peace through photography, and that shows here. You take advantage of the sunshine when it comes.


dudler Plus
14 706 1354 England
24 Apr 2013 3:15PM
I am constantly amazed at your output, Nathan.

They say artists transform suffering into beauty.

You are a true artist.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 3:30PM
3 great images Nathan well captured V2 for meSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

24 Apr 2013 4:01PM
Quite superb your V1 and V2 is growing on me Nathan it's wonderful to see you having a go at birds you may find it rewarding, hope you had a great day.
A Booth 16 11 4 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 4:21PM
excellent profile capture with good d o f. good work.
Good detail and colours Nathan nice DOF good captures job well done I say.
24 Apr 2013 4:38PM
Beautiful set, Nathan. Can't say I've seen these before but very attractive.
Working through the pebbles, running here running there.

Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 5:24PM
Three good shots there Nathan,
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 5:30PM
All three are super shots
24 Apr 2013 5:38PM
Smashing shots Nathan, V1 straight out of a Text Book.

John Smile
paulbroad 10 123 1250 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 5:42PM
V1 is a fine image and shows how good the 150/500 Sigma can be when used correctly. The other two shots are spoilt by the other birds. They are pulling the eye from the main bird in each case.

Look how many comments there are here. A good shot, but why don't people comment on other images too?

mooreish 6 2 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 5:52PM
Beautiful image and clarity
User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 6:01PM
A super set of images Nathan.
Regards, Alf.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
24 Apr 2013 6:15PM
They are brilliant, Nathan. I like the shiny, lovely colourful bokeh produced.
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 6:19PM
An excellent selection of shots, Nathan. Very well captured.

24 Apr 2013 6:25PM
3 crackers
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 7:04PM
Another excellent series, Nathan with good plumage detail.

24 Apr 2013 7:16PM
Excellent captures, beautiful details, Nathan !
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 7:24PM
Lovely shot Nathan.
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 7:32PM
Great set of images Nathan - alas I am unable to choose one above the others as all have great detail, colour and composition.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 7:37PM
Super captures Nathan.
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
24 Apr 2013 7:44PM
Good stuff as always Nathan, apologies if I haven't been commenting much, still very poorly here, but I won't bore you Smile
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
24 Apr 2013 7:51PM
A great set of images

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
24 Apr 2013 8:10PM
Three gooduns Nathan, Full of detail and photographed in their natural habitat.
24 Apr 2013 9:23PM
Wonderful, sharp and beautiful images,and a fine bokeh, especially number one! Exellent,once again,Nathan!GrinGrinGrin ------- As to your questions about my Oravalampi images,I try tomorrow tell you something about them! The very best regards!Smile Jukka.
24 Apr 2013 9:39PM
G reat light on this handsome -looking bird, Nathan
24 Apr 2013 9:45PM
Three superb captures Nathan, especially V1.
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
24 Apr 2013 9:51PM
V1 is the standout Nathan so sharp with great detail Smile The other two are a wee bit messy Smile

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
24 Apr 2013 9:54PM
A Great setSmile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 10:36PM
Great to see you've been out and about Nathan - we know that's great treaty for you.
To capture the turnstone in V1 as you have is wonderful - a bird image any twitcher would be happy with.
Sure V2 and 3 aren't such good images but don't people realise it was the birds that moved not youTongue
As anybody who has ever tried to photograph knows, it is no easy task!
Keep well.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 12:38AM
I love the subjects in V1 and V3 for the green algae or is it kelp? and the lovely poses, but the textures in V2 are just great! A very eye pleasing trio Nathan! GrinGrinGrinGrin
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 7:26AM
It has all been said NathanSmile V1 for me out of this first class set.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
25 Apr 2013 10:59AM
V1 is my favourite with its composition, beautiful detail and colours.
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 2:45PM
Cracking shot
CharlieW7 5 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 12:44AM
These birds are really good fun to take pics of. Nice shot Smile
Ayoob 7 Australia
28 Apr 2013 12:38AM
Excellent shot , Nathan.....Grin
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
28 Apr 2013 11:01AM
V1 is especially good.
Super detail on this pretty bird.
Very well done.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
28 Apr 2013 8:23PM
V1 is a superb sharp shot using the sigma lens that I own. Many thanks for the advice you gave me on yesterdays upload of the bunting. That lens seems to work best when just below 500mm or if it can be kept completely still

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