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    Goldfish hunters

    Yup, osprey again - you guys are probably bored of them by now.

    Somewhat different this time - instead of the usual closeups I have tried putting them into a sort of landscape/environmental setting. Not that there was much choice, they were further away then usual but why waste the opportunity to try something different?

    Does this work?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Goldfish hunters

    Hi Bobo

    Firstly, great shots, it wasn't until I looked a second time that I noticed the fish. No. 2 is my favourite and I think this is because of the birds positioning. In my humble opinion, the background in this shot adds to the clarity and detail of the subject. (I hope I have used the right terminologies here)

    Soozie

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    Re: Goldfish hunters

    Hi Bobo,

    Nice captures as usual.

    I find them a little too dark - I know you don't want to blow the white plumage, but wonder if there's a possibility of using a gray Levels setting of about 1.3 to lighten things a bit?

    Perhaps try that on just the subject even.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Goldfish hunters

    Nice captures Bobo. Are the goldfish in someone's pond or are they natural in your ponds?

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    Re: Goldfish hunters

    Thanks Soozie.

    Thanks Dave - yes should have pulled back some on the vignetting - the trees on the left were far too bright. I thought that doing this to the full image before cropping would reduce the effect somewhat but apparently not enough. Not sure if the larger size in lightbox is giving a similar view. Will try the 1.6 suggestion - always good to learn something new.

    Thanks Joe - nope not natural. This is the only pond I know of with a big Koi population. Probably someone released them some years ago and they have since flourished.

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    Re: Goldfish hunters

    I really like #2 for its clarity and the contrast between subject and background. The background is not as busy as in #3. Very nice captures.

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    Re: Goldfish hunters

    very cool! I love the background in these!

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    Re: Goldfish hunters

    Thanks Terri and Gretchen.

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