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    From the watery side

    Hi all,
    Usually I am standing on the edge of the water and wanting to get closer. When I do so, the birds fly away.
    So, donning old trousers (hot day, didn't want to burn) and sandals, out I ventured - with some trepidation I must admit. Salt water and electronics don't mix too well. Nevertheless, water was shallow, I moved with some care and everything turned out well.
    Being on the water side the birds seems content to let me get closer, much to my advantage.

    Plus a couple of landscapes as tide was low and some rocks were revealed. Often kneeling down (water is very shallow for a hundred yards offshore, not even past knees at low tide)
    C&C always welcome.
    Tricoloured heron - been trying to get some decent shots for a while, very happy to get these. I was there for a long time and he/she was quite content to stay there (min distance prob around 25')
    Fishing and environmental (amongst the mangroves)
    Terns - bathing beauties
    Graham
    Tri-coloured Heron - Fishing
    From the watery side
    In the Mangroves
    From the watery side
    Terns
    From the watery side
    Landscape from the sea side
    From the watery side

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    Re: From the watery side

    All lovely shots... Adore the 1st heron shot, those terns sure are cute, and that landscape is stunning.

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    Re: From the watery side

    Agree with Christina, Graham. I like what you did with the Terns. And the landscape colors are gorgeous.

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    Re: From the watery side

    Thanks Terri and Christina,
    For the landscape, trying to come to grips with Nik Color Efex.
    Graham

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    Re: From the watery side

    The landscape is wonderful. It would also make a great monochrome, thanks to the three basic elements (foreground rocks, mangroves and sky).

    I like the donuts created by a mirror lens when they are directly related to the subject, but not so much when they make the background distracting as in the case of the first photo.

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    Re: From the watery side

    Nice Work Graham, your effort was rewarded!

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    Re: From the watery side

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    I like the donuts created by a mirror lens when they are directly related to the subject, but not so much when they make the background distracting as in the case of the first photo.
    Thanks Mike,
    I quite like the doughnut effect, but perhaps I spent too long in Canada (long live Tim Hortons).
    I shall also try to get to grips with SEP for the landscape (brain hurting already with the anticipation).

    Thanks also Pete. I like the saying that 'you get what you pay for'. Emotionally this shot meant more than a drive up and park type shot as I had to work for it and search around. Of course, I now have to figure out sunset (actually the right direction), lighting AT sunset (ND grads - not enough, probably have to bracket) as well as the low tide - PLUS available time and weather. Great, more work .
    Graham

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