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    Birds And A Rose From Today...

    Dottie and I made a photo trip to one of the lakes in the city this morning. The images below are some of what I captured. C&C welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

    Mute Swans

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    #3 with cygnet

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    Wood Duck

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    Anhinga

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    And because there was a botanical garden next to the lake... the rose.

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    Re: Birds And A Rose From Today...

    All crisp and well exposed, as usual.

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    Fantastic. Enough said.

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    All great shots. Though I do like the birds a teeny bit over the flower particularly Swan 2 and 3.

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    Re: Birds And A Rose From Today...

    Hi Joe. All very nice, as always. Number 3 is fantastic, IMO. Thanks for sharing...

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    Hi Joe,

    I love #1 - I don't think it isn't level, judging by the reflection, but the angle of the wake works a treat in this composition and the lighting and exposure is gorgeous.

    Talking of exposure, I felt (perhaps mistakenly) that the Wood Ducks were a touch bright - well I'd have made the a 1/3 to a 1/2 a stop less

    I also like the Anhinga shot.

    Anyway, exemplary series as usual,

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    Re: Birds And A Rose From Today...

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    All crisp and well exposed, as usual.
    Hello Geoff, thank you for viewing and commenting.

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    Re: Birds And A Rose From Today...

    Quote Originally Posted by JPS View Post
    Fantastic. Enough said.
    Thanks John, very much appreciated.

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    Re: Birds And A Rose From Today...

    Quote Originally Posted by Otavio View Post
    Hi Joe. All very nice, as always. Number 3 is fantastic, IMO. Thanks for sharing...
    Hello Otavio, thank you for taking time to view and comment. Fortunately this year the eggs were more protected and watched, last year a street person was stealing them for scrambled eggs.

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    Re: Birds And A Rose From Today...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Hi Joe,

    I love #1 - I don't think it isn't level, judging by the reflection, but the angle of the wake works a treat in this composition and the lighting and exposure is gorgeous.

    Talking of exposure, I felt (perhaps mistakenly) that the Wood Ducks were a touch bright - well I'd have made the a 1/3 to a 1/2 a stop less

    I also like the Anhinga shot.

    Anyway, exemplary series as usual,
    Hello David, you are right on all counts. In a rush to post I neglected to straighten the first image. Regarding the Wood
    Ducks I think you must be reading the history that Lightroom stores for every image. When I finished post processing I thought that the thumbnails appeared a touch dark so respectively I raised the exposure by 1/3 and 1/2 stops. Most likely a result of the bright room in the afternoon making the images appear underexposed. I now have restored the original exposure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jprzybyla View Post
    Regarding the Wood Ducks I think you must be reading the history that Lightroom stores for every image. When I finished post processing I thought that the thumbnails appeared a touch dark so respectively I raised the exposure by 1/3 and 1/2 stops. Most likely a result of the bright room in the afternoon making the images appear underexposed. I now have restored the original exposure.
    No EXIF peeping occurred, honest.

    Better now

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    Re: Birds And A Rose From Today...

    Nice set of images. Well done.

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    Re: Birds And A Rose From Today...

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernFocus View Post
    Nice set of images. Well done.
    Thanks Dan, I appreciate you taking time to view and comment.

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