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rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
2 Dec 2010 11:10AM
A beauty large Cheryl ! Ron.

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2 Dec 2010 11:21AM
An excellent capture
Cormy 9 3 England
2 Dec 2010 11:37AM
Super quality,Cheryl.
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 11:44AM
Excellent shot, Cheryl.
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
2 Dec 2010 12:47PM
Excellent details and timing too, congrats on the HC.
Regards Richard
Karrol 8 29 England
2 Dec 2010 1:11PM
Superb capture.

2 Dec 2010 1:30PM
They don't come any better.
2 Dec 2010 3:02PM
LeeFisher 7 59 8 England
2 Dec 2010 3:20PM
congrats on the award, though to my eye the colours do look a little flat in this shot. Like the fish and the water drops though Wink
2 Dec 2010 4:00PM
It does look to flat for me to be honest great pose and good to see the fish but the light is poor, most of your work deserves the highly commended but I do question this one, when I see a lot of excellent images on here that never get a look in, I know that is nothing to do with you, but I do sometimes wonder why
Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 7:33PM
Just the tweak in V2 makes all the diference - cracking shot - Ina
LeeFisher 7 59 8 England
2 Dec 2010 7:38PM
Agree with Gezina, V2 works for me too Smile
2 Dec 2010 8:16PM
Agree V2 much better
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 8:28PM
Yes its V2 Cheryl Smile Congrats on the HC
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
2 Dec 2010 9:59PM
Surprised you even uploaded V1 knowing yourself that it was not up to your standard.
V2 looks fine and shows no sign of being oversaturated imo Smile
csurry 14 9.2k 92
3 Dec 2010 8:34AM
Thanks all.

Thanks Tom for the UA, appreciated. In fact I was going to delete the image, but as someone had awarded their personal award that would be a touch rude.

Why upload the one without full processing, well I wanted to prove that it was as I thought flat, but I am sure if V2 was there by itself it would have been described as over-staurated. I think it proves that comparison is more powerful than viewing a single image in seeting a baseline.

To see how the images really look on the RAW file these early ones are completely flat straight out of the camera due to the atmospherics that were still around. It was very misty and poor light. In days of print though would I have just binned this because the initial print would have been poor? Probably, so digital gives us more flexibility to draw the image out, something which quite often I am too lazy to fully explore. Hence why I have so many never seen images on my hard drive. Maybe one day I'll fully process them and find some hidden gems.
Pete Plus
15 18.8k 96 England
3 Dec 2010 1:48PM
Anyone who disagrees with my choice please don't get upset...volunteer for the Guest Editor role for a week and show us how it should be done. Smile
10 Dec 2010 6:28PM
Nice one Cheryl! V2 for me though!
DRicherby 7 269 725 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2010 6:54PM
For me, #2 is a teensy bit over-saturated but that may just be my uncalibrated screen. I definitely prefer it to #1, which does seem a bit flat. Love the fish and the flying water drops.
Shellio 5 2 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2011 6:29PM
Outstanding photography. Kingfishers have excellent colouring.

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