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    The birds are leaving

    Summer ones anyway. Then of course there are those that will start coming down from the far north for the winter.

    Though it would be "normal" to crop #1 and #2 so that the birds are in the left of the shot, these have been cropped deliberately with more space behind the birds to convey a "going away" feel. Does this work?

    Appreciate any input and comments as usual.

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    Canada Goose heading south. Flying even late at night.
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    The birds are leaving

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    The birds are leaving

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    Re: The birds are leaving

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Though it would be "normal" to crop #1 and #2 so that the birds are in the left of the shot, these have been cropped deliberately with more space behind the birds to convey a "going away" feel. Does this work?
    Yes it does. Wonderful thinking Bobo and equally good execution of the idea. Up to your normal standard.

    In terms of migrating birds, I now one of, I'm sure, many thousands who are tracking, on Google Earth, the journey of 'Blue 44' the osprey chick born at the Loch of the Lowes reserve close to us. He left the loch on Sunday morning and courtesy of the tracking device fitted to him at 6 weeks old, his journey is being plotted on Google Earth as he, hopefully, makes it all the way to Africa. I didn't realise that only 50% of chicks make it through their first year.

    There are an awful lot of hazards in his way between here and Africa, but given that I watched the webcam on the nest as he emerged from the egg, I've now got to stick with his journey.

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    Re: The birds are leaving

    I think your idea works especially in #2 & #3. I also love the changing of the leaves that add that color to #2. And, well, what's not to love about the action caught in #3? Great shot!

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    Re: The birds are leaving

    Thanks Terri.

    Thanks Donald. That is an interesting event that you are following. Is there a web link?

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    Re: The birds are leaving

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Thanks Terri.

    Thanks Donald. That is an interesting event that you are following. Is there a web link?
    Bobo - I'm out on the road at the moment. Will post up the link when I'm at home this evening.]

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    The blog at which you can read Blue 44's progress (and get the link to the tracking data) is - http://blogs.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/osprey/

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    Re: The birds are leaving

    Clever stuff, mate. For me, the crop in #1 is what does it. Great thinking and execution, as Donald says.

    And for those of a certain age "Who knows where the time goes?"

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    Re: The birds are leaving

    Thanks Donald - off there now.

    Thanks Dave. I am trying lately to forget about the rules...

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    Re: The birds are leaving

    Ilike the positioning of your subject to convey departure. Great work Bobo. Oh yea I hope you dont mind that technique being duplicated.

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    Re: The birds are leaving

    Great captures B. Nicely conveys the departure concept. Glad you held back on cropping. Too many people over crop and come a cropper ( groan!) because they lose the over all perspective of what caught their eye in the first place by focussing in too tightly in pp work up. This of course is only my opinion.
    Nice work Bobo.

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    Re: The birds are leaving

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Bobo

    The blog at which you can read Blue 44's progress (and get the link to the tracking data) is - http://blogs.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/osprey/
    Neat link! Thanks for posting it. It looks like the second Osprey, Blue YD is off and heading south as well!

    OK, Now I'm hooked!

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