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    Portrait of a Brolga

    Sometimes you get lucky, but it took 15 years of trying to get this close to a Brolga (Crane). Both shots taken with a 200mm at F:8, 1/200 and 100 ISO. Any suggestions to improve these two images would be appreciated. I have cropped both so have room to play.
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    Re: Portrait of a Brolga

    Wow 15 years? Well at least you got what you wanted and a set of excellent shots at that.

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    Hi Wayne, #1 is very good with great detail and eye contact, to be critical I would clone out the light areas (lilies?) as my eye is distracted . #2 IMO the grasses on the left and the blade that falls across the crane is a distraction, but hey that's what it is placed in its environment.
    Thanks for posting as it's a bird I've never seen before.

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    Re: Portrait of a Brolga

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Wow 15 years? Well at least you got what you wanted and a set of excellent shots at that.
    Thanks Bobo, I still want to get this close when they are dancing as that would be the money shot. This bird has an amazing courting dance. Hopefully not another 15 year wait.

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    Re: Portrait of a Brolga

    Quote Originally Posted by botspur View Post
    Hi Wayne, #1 is very good with great detail and eye contact, to be critical I would clone out the light areas (lilies?) as my eye is distracted . #2 IMO the grasses on the left and the blade that falls across the crane is a distraction, but hey that's what it is placed in its environment.
    Thanks for posting as it's a bird I've never seen before.
    thanks Clive, I have thought about doing just that with the distracting lilies and grass but I tend to make a mess of it so will leave it natural.

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    Re: Portrait of a Brolga

    Stunnning portrait of the Crane.

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    Re: Portrait of a Brolga

    Nice shots. Worth the wait!

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    Re: Portrait of a Brolga

    Thanks for your comments, I quiet liked this one too and have re-cropped it since posting it before.Portrait of a Brolga

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