cjf2

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On photo Arctic Tern in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (6 comments in total)

Thanks both.
It's a 24mm on full frame so it is pretty close but not as close as it was just before or after as it pecked the camera. It is protecting its young or eggs as I walk with others on a marked path through the nesting colony on Inner Farne. Over all the ones that nest next to the path have better breeding success probably due to reduced predation close to human contact. The island is only open for 3 hours a day and if it is raining it is closed as the downy chicks would get wet when the parents flew to attack. There are rangers in place watching to ensure the birds don't get hurt by panicking visitors.
As Ruth knows I've been here a few times before but this is the first time I've had a long period with blue sky as a background. They appear white to the eye but as the sun is above them in photos the underside can look quite dull so I used flash to illuminate the underside. I was pleased with the result though as you can imagine there were lots of scrap pictures too!

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 12:29 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo A Pony in the Random Items - Challenge 15 challenge (1 comment in total)

Very good entry.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 05:38 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Hampstead Heath, London in the Local Park challenge (2 comments in total)

Strong composition making a great picture.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 05:34 UTC as 1st comment
On photo He's Got a Silver Machine in the A Silver object challenge (3 comments in total)
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SamTrekker: Fascinating! Is this real life action photo? Would love to hear details!

Yes, SamTrekker, it's a restored aircraft flying at an airshow at Duxford in England last year. This year's show is next weekend if you can get over! It does have a kind. Of model like look for some reason but not deliberately created. Glad you liked it.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 04:35 UTC
On photo Reflection of Sunrise over Pacific in the Best Picture Period! challenge (1 comment in total)

Great lighting on a great cloud. Looks like a jellyfish.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 12:46 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Full Cycle in the From Little Things, Big Things Grow challenge (2 comments in total)

I love this picture. It captures the size of the trees and the damp green depths of the forest.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 06:30 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Not so ugly ducklings in the From Little Things, Big Things Grow challenge (3 comments in total)

This was my favourite. Great angle and they look so unaffected by the presumably close proximity of the camera and you.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 06:26 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Our sense of sight - Focussed c in cjf2's photo gallery (3 comments in total)
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Mister Spock: Wow. Nice DOF and pin-sharp focus.

Thanks. It is a captive bird but pleasing all the same.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 20:07 UTC
On photo Our eyesight - Fisheye view with a 400mm lens in cjf2's photo gallery (2 comments in total)
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Mister Spock: Lovely shot!

Thank you. Funnily enough I was photographing Puffins today on the same islands. Got rained off but nice to see the birds again.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 20:04 UTC
On photo Steam Train in a Caribbean Paradise in the #6 Memory challenge (2 comments in total)
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Buzz Lightyear: Fabulous shot. As I've said before: your train shots are unparalleled.

Thanks Buzz. This one is extra special as it was the first revenue earning steam train I'd seen since the 1960s. The log laying across the front was for use of the derailed on the poorly maintained track. They've learned to make do and mend in Cuba.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 21:35 UTC
On photo Reach the beach in the Best picture period! challenge (1 comment in total)

I'm sure there'll be a challenge on day for which will be the perfect entry. Be patient!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 05:39 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Golden Sphere in the geometric challenge (3 comments in total)

Great, er, thing. What is it and how big is it?!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 05:36 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Triangles in the geometric challenge (1 comment in total)

The perfect picture for this challenge!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 05:34 UTC as 1st comment
On photo toots in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

I had this as 4th equal. I really liked it but it would be better still if the male in the background was out of focus. Maybe start with a good accurate selection and blur all of the background.
Anyway nice shot of the child, well done.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 22:18 UTC as 1st comment
On photo White Rose in the All white challenge (2 comments in total)

This was the winner for me. Perfect for the theme and an object of beauty. I think I'd prefer it with a bit more cropped off the bottom.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 12:34 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Striker in the Hockey challenge (1 comment in total)

This was my favourite. I suppose the hockey stick is a bit indistinct for this challenge but overall it is a very pleasing picture.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 16:42 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Barrel Cactus In Bloom in the Electric! challenge (2 comments in total)

Great picture and that is the first time I'd known of the existence of a lightning trigger so thanks for posting!

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 06:25 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Best picture period-friendly contest for a space in the Best Picture Period! challenge (2 comments in total)

Please reply Mr Maiti

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2016 at 20:21 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Best picture period-friendly contest for a space in the Best Picture Period! challenge (2 comments in total)

Out of interest:-
1.Why did you enter this picture twice with slightly different title and notes?
2.Was it an experiment to see if they got different votes?
3.Why did you pick this picture for this "Best" challenge when you have better pictures in your back catalogue?

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 12:35 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Nankeen Kestrel Preening in the Your Best Bird Photos challenge (8 comments in total)

The stand out photo for me in amongst so many entrants. Sixth is good but I'd have put it first. Maybe re-enter in a similar challenge with a lower entry limit. Also may be worth cloning out the top two twigs on the right hand side.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 06:14 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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