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    The River Clown (pic intensive, sorry!)

    Was parked on a river dredger waiting for goodies to be brought up with the river mud. Did not know there is no weekend dredging.

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    Re: The River Clown (pic intensive, sorry!)

    #7 and #6 are great for me. And #5 is most interesting, probably a oncer shot, as they say
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    Re: The River Clown (pic intensive, sorry!)

    Nice series Bobo...from the looks of it, he stayed at the bar too late last night..

    Like Heron's, they are probably very graceful once they get off the ground.

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    Re: The River Clown (pic intensive, sorry!)

    Thanks Ken and Mike.

    They are more active and walk around quite a bit if they are looking for food.

    It was early evening so not that late. The lens would not have handled the light without going way up on the ISO.

    The barge is towed out to sea every hour or so for offloading. I have seen from a distance a fair bunch of herons and egrets chasing after them and flitting around grabbing stuff. Hope to catch the action as soon as possible. Was going today but weather turned.

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    Re: The River Clown (pic intensive, sorry!)

    Bobo

    Good handling of the tones. I always think that these white birds against darker backgrounds must be a bit of a challenge. But you've nailed the exposure in each one of them.

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    Re: The River Clown (pic intensive, sorry!)

    Thanks Donald.

    Yes whites for me are always a problem so was pretty happy with this shoot. The keeper rate was also fantastic - almost 75%. Will put this down to having a lucky day!

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    Re: The River Clown (pic intensive, sorry!)

    Hi Bobo,

    colors and tones are very impressive as the composition in no.1, 3 and 5 is too! As Donald mentioned, you managed the white colors and the dark background very well. The crop in no.2 is not my taste (but that's not a measure at all ) I might have used a larger frame here...speculating for some reflections of the bird in the water. And no.4 lacks the nice tones - is it maybe slipped trough in the post processing???
    In no.6 I would have placed the bird a bit more to right side in order to archive a more balanced composition.
    No.7...great action shoot!

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    Re: The River Clown (pic intensive, sorry!)

    Thanks Marcus.

    Yes in 4, missed that one but hoped no one noticed But there were 47 keeper shots of just this ONE guy.

    Can certainly recrop 2 and 6. There is plenty of space around the subject. Actually 6 slipped the net as well. That center crop was certainly not the intention.

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    Re: The River Clown (pic intensive, sorry!)

    Wonderful series Bobo!! As Donald said, you really nailed those exposures.

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    Re: The River Clown (pic intensive, sorry!)

    Nice group Bobo.

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    Re: The River Clown (pic intensive, sorry!)

    Thanks George.
    Thanks Scott.

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    Re: The River Clown (pic intensive, sorry!)

    Very nicely done Bobo, my fav, two are the first and last.

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