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    What do you think of this one.

    This was an accident, but i kind of like it. Reminds me of yin and yang...................

    What do you think of this one.

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    Well, I love silhouette shots, so it gets my vote. very nice colours.

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    Love this one. Seems like a silhouette but some colour sneaks through on the RH bird. Background is also superb. All comes together for that yin yang feeling, as you mentioned.

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    Is it just me, or is the crop a little unusual on the right? It almost appears that the bird's wing is bent up against the frame. I'm not objecting, it looks great.

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    Re: What do you think of this one.

    Hi Steve,

    Great shot.

    Quote Originally Posted by rick55 View Post
    Is it just me, or is the crop a little unusual on the right? It almost appears that the bird's wing is bent up against the frame. I'm not objecting, it looks great.
    Yes, that would be my only comment.

    If mine, I think I would've extended the canvas on right by about 15 pixels and cloned on some more sky to give a wing tip not quite touching the frame.

    Still a nice shot though,

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    Thanks everyone for the great comments. I like the fact the light sky has the dark bird and the dark hillside has the light bird. Very well balanced i think.

    I wish i could add some to the right, but that was the edge of the frame as i caught it. I was following the bird on the left and clicked when i saw the flash of the other bird crossing and that is how it ended up. I cropped the left to match and balance the frame. I really didn't do much, but add some vibrance to the sky and sharpen. A happy accident, that turned into a gem.

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    Very nice capture. Might need air traffic control.

    Chuck

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    Re: What do you think of this one.

    Lovely colors, beautiful silhouettes. +1 for a crop with more space around the birds (just follow Dave's advice and you should be good).

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    Re: What do you think of this one.

    Quote Originally Posted by rick55 View Post
    Is it just me, or is the crop a little unusual on the right? It almost appears that the bird's wing is bent up against the frame. I'm not objecting, it looks great.

    Cheers,
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    Great shot.

    I was going to say the same thing. A touch more room on the right.

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    Re: What do you think of this one.

    Steve
    You're really starting to take this into the realms of the publishable. As everyone else, and you, has stated, the absence of a bit of space on the right-hand side is the one drawback. But, having captured this once, then it's got to be repeatable (although the models mightn't line-up exactly the same way for you). You know what the lighting was like. You know your settings. Now all it needs is time and patience!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Steve
    You're really starting to take this into the realms of the publishable. As everyone else, and you, has stated, the absence of a bit of space on the right-hand side is the one drawback. But, having captured this once, then it's got to be repeatable (although the models mightn't line-up exactly the same way for you). You know what the lighting was like. You know your settings. Now all it needs is time and patience!
    Well, I hate to say this as I usually frown (heavily) on Photoshop trickery, but this is one of those "once in a lifetime" shots where I might be tempted to do some manipulation in PS to add a bit of room on the right.

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    Re: What do you think of this one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Tedor View Post
    Well, I hate to say this as I usually frown (heavily) on Photoshop trickery, but this is one of those "once in a lifetime" shots where I might be tempted to do some manipulation in PS to add a bit of room on the right.
    A bit like this you mean Terry?
    What do you think of this one.

    I hate doing that when there's a border, but I think I just got away with cloning it

    Rats, forgot to move the watermark right a bit, oh well

    Cheers,

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    Thanks for spending the time dave. It looks much better. I'll have to do a proper job with the original and repost. After seeing this, i'm thinking a touch more on both sides.

    The odds of recapturing this is very low, and a clone is in order here. I could prob. get a single bird with similar results , but i doubt i could get crossing birds again.

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    Re: What do you think of this one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
    Thanks for spending the time dave. It looks much better. I'll have to do a proper job with the original and repost. After seeing this, i'm thinking a touch more on both sides.
    No worries,

    Yes, or just less added on right - I extended by 15 pixels (640 to 655).

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
    The odds of recapturing this is very low, and a clone is in order here. I could prob. get a single bird with similar results , but i doubt i could get crossing birds again.
    I know the problem

    Cheers,

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    Re: What do you think of this one.

    Thanks everyone........................here is a re-edit with a little room on the sides

    What do you think of this one.

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    Re: What do you think of this one.

    Beautiful, Steve. This is a unique shot.

    Cheers,
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    Re: What do you think of this one.

    Steve,
    Outstanding! How many Herons are roosting there? I've noticed the nests driving on I-70,but didn't realize they were bird nests.Actually thought they were huge squirrel nests
    I'll have to get on Wheeling Creek and start scouting for feeding spots.Good luck with your panos!

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    Re: What do you think of this one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
    Thanks everyone........................here is a re-edit with a little room on the sides
    Yep, that's nailed it, well done,

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    Re: What do you think of this one.

    Jim, there are less roosting this year than last, but there are at least 20 pairs. There are 3 roost trees with nests. If you want to go, you're more than welcome. Let me know. Be prepaired for one hell of a hike though.

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    Re: What do you think of this one.

    Yes Steve, exactly what I had in mind. Perfect! Nicely done.

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