cjf2

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On photo .....the BLACK-WINGED STILTS 2017/10/10..... in the A Big Year - birds challenge (1 comment in total)

Check your ID. These are definitely not Stilts. Don’t know where you were but try Dowitchers or less likely Godwits. Looking on my phone in too strong sunlight, well that’s my excuse!

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2017 at 14:49 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Ahinga-in-Flight in the A Big Year - birds challenge (1 comment in total)

It’s a cormorant of some sort rather than an Anhinga. Look how thick the neck is. Anhingas have much narrower, snakelike necks and heads, hence the nickname, snakebird.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2017 at 14:43 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Worm's perspective in Spring time in the low challenge (1 comment in total)

Great idea really well executed. I thought it fitted the challenge very well too and was my pick.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 05:39 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Belle époque in the Vintage challenge (4 comments in total)

This was my favourite. Vintage subject and shooting style as well as great post processing. I was wondering if it really was an old photo until I saw your description.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 07:43 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Hook-billed Kite in the A Big Year - birds challenge (2 comments in total)

Great picture of an interesting bird.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2017 at 18:38 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Only small but... in the Flight challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

cjf2: Great shot. I've never had the optimism to think I might succeed in getting a good flying dragonfly picture if I tried!

I need to get inspired by your success and give it a go. I've seen other ones of yours that were good too. Keep up the good work.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 19:41 UTC
On photo Flight of a Puffin in the Flight challenge (6 comments in total)
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maybrit: Great shot and not easy when a bird flies upwards towards you, especially on a windy day! Never managed one of those and yes, the out of focus background enhances what is happening. Whereddid you take it?

Hi there. It's on the Farnes, Inner Farne I think. It's closer to you than me so no excuses not to go!
It was a strong steady wind so when coming into land they were moving relatively slowly relative to the ground. Trouble is they all look down as they are looking for somewhere to put their feet.
It was one of the non breeders sitting in a group that got spooked so all flew off and came back en masse so lots of chances. When they have no fish in their beaks they don't get hassled by gulls so don't need to fly erratically and are easier.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 19:40 UTC
On photo P1010090-Edit in the Flight challenge (1 comment in total)

Well I liked it. Perhaps not a good fit for this challenge but I like the tone and colour combination of the helmet and picture.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 05:26 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Only small but... in the Flight challenge (3 comments in total)

Great shot. I've never had the optimism to think I might succeed in getting a good flying dragonfly picture if I tried!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 05:23 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On photo Flight of a Puffin in the Flight challenge (6 comments in total)
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clicker88: Cute puffin!

Thanks. I was pleased with the out of focus background of other puffins and algae covered rocks.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 05:20 UTC
On photo Flight of a Puffin in the Flight challenge (6 comments in total)
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Joe Rothenberg: Great Photo

Thank you. It was landing close to me in strong wind.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 05:17 UTC
On photo Eye on bunker in the Features - eyes challenge (2 comments in total)

Great shot. I thought this would be the winner.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 05:08 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Nothing doing here. How about over there? in the Yeah... all really interesting challenge (2 comments in total)
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jacqueparees: Love his or her expression and it's "tack" sharp!!!

Thank you. I'm glad you liked it. It was a male Montaigne Gorilla in Uganda.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 04:20 UTC
On photo Bird on railing at Field 10 in the A Big Year - birds challenge (1 comment in total)

I think it is a Ruddy Turnstone.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2017 at 22:22 UTC as 1st comment
On photo American Raven on Santa Cruz Island, California in the Crows, blackbirds or Ravens challenge (2 comments in total)
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anisah: Great picture - well deserved winner. Well done!

Thanks Anisah,
A bit of a plain composition but the bird posed so well it would have been rude not to press the shutter button. I was standing in the open and simply walked up to it as it walked around an open area. Sorry to have pipped your smart Jackdaw.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 19:40 UTC
On photo Alone on the lake in the Alone challenge (2 comments in total)
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man4mopar: I really enjoy this image, great work capturing and processing!

Thank you. It was a very dull misty few days away before Christmas but in this case it provided a chance for a picture unlike I'd taken before. This was B&W but the full colour one was not very different.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 05:16 UTC
On photo Global Reach in the Battleship challenge (9 comments in total)
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GeorgeP71: To me it looks like the photo is NOT sharp enough!?!?
Also it is NOT aBATTLESHIP it is an AIRCRAFT CARRIER.

GOTCHA,

If you look at the rules it said to upload the picture of a battleship or large combat ship. Sorry it was not sharp enough for you.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 05:27 UTC
On photo Global Reach in the Battleship challenge (9 comments in total)
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JT26: Gorgeous image, however I would like to know why ISO 800 and 8000th shutter was used? F4 also? odd

As said below it was not a choice and not something I noticed until I'd downloaded it. I was swapping between this lens and a long lens for close ups of aircraft on the deck so I guess full aperture on 800iso was more useful. The scene had been a couple of stops duller until the sun came out briefly for this picture. I was on a public boat jostling for position so did not have time or space to work with more finesse. I'd have preferred 200ISO and F5.6.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 21:13 UTC
On photo Show of strength in the Battleship challenge (1 comment in total)

I was pleased to see this picture. I went out on one of the Gosport Ferry trips and from boat level the aircraft looked a complete jumble but now I can see they were neatly placed.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 17:55 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Global Reach in the Battleship challenge (9 comments in total)
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Albert Valentino: Powerful. Congratulations

Thanks. I've only recently noticed the rather odd exposure! I was swapping between this lens and a long lens for close ups of aircraft on the deck so I guess full aperture on 800iso was more useful. I was on a public boat jostling for position so did not have time or space to work with more finesse.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 17:52 UTC
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