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Jun 23, 2022 05:17 |  #586

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I've always thought they are striking looking birds, they are greedy and skittish and full of character and I always find them fun to photograph

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I agree. And those are great shots.


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Jun 23, 2022 05:30 |  #587

sidknee wrote in post #19394854 (external link)
I've always thought they are striking looking birds, they are greedy and skittish and full of character and I always find them fun to photograph

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I saw one briefly yesterday, for the first time in years. As you say, they are very skittish. Not a hope of a shot!
Your pics are lovely; I really like that first one.




  
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Jun 23, 2022 07:33 |  #588

Indeed the Jay's are skittish, I,ve just got a few(not very good) pictures from the last 10 years.

And while not ugly I can't call them beautiful, especially when wet :p.


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Jun 23, 2022 08:47 |  #589

Well they do say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, maybe I just need new glasses :lol:

Tern having a shake after a dive

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Jun 23, 2022 09:13 as a reply to  @ post 19378474 |  #590

Brilliant photo, congrat’s!




  
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Jun 23, 2022 09:17 |  #591

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And while not ugly I can't call them beautiful, especially when wet :p.

Yeah, but then they preen and look lovely after. Actually, they're from different days.  :p


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Jun 23, 2022 09:34 |  #592

I went to Waterland day before yesterday. Sun wasn't up yet and I was greeted by this: a thick blanket of mist over all the fields. It took a long time before the sun had cleared it up. I took some shots of it, stitched them together in Photoshop, added some light as it was much darker than this. On the left you can see the first light of the sun. It looks tilted but that's because of the mist. I used the reflections in the water as a guide.


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Mist, damp, cold light. So I started like this. It was not a good day to be out.


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Jun 23, 2022 10:27 |  #593

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I went to Waterland day before yesterday. Sun wasn't up yet and I was greeted by this: a thick blanket of mist over all the fields. It took a long time before the sun had cleared it up. I took some shots of it, stitched them together in Photoshop, added some light as it was much darker than this. On the left you can see the first light of the sun. It looks tilted but that's because of the mist. I used the reflections in the water as a guide.
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Mist, damp, cold light. So I started like this. It was not a good day to be out.
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Now if you had your R7 you could have stitched it all together in camera :lol:

I rather like the second one actually, very moody.




  
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Jun 23, 2022 11:09 |  #594

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Now if you had your R7 you could have stitched it all together in camera :lol:

I rather like the second one actually, very moody.

Thanks, Mike. I don’t think it’s a bad pic either, just no light to speak of and that thick mist. I added a little bit of light in post but had to leave it at a minimum as adding more made the pic look off. I’m processing more pics at the moment so hopefully have better ones to share later.

Funny you mention the ability to stitch pics in camera. I actually thought of that as I was taking the shots! :-D


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Jun 23, 2022 11:12 |  #595

Levina de Ruijter wrote in post #19395147 (external link)
I went to Waterland day before yesterday. Sun wasn't up yet and I was greeted by this: a thick blanket of mist over all the fields. It took a long time before the sun had cleared it up. I took some shots of it, stitched them together in Photoshop, added some light as it was much darker than this. On the left you can see the first light of the sun. It looks tilted but that's because of the mist. I used the reflections in the water as a guide.
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Waterland looks like a fabulous location for photography.




  
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Jun 23, 2022 17:07 |  #596

Levina de Ruijter wrote in post #19395147 (external link)
I went to Waterland day before yesterday. Sun wasn't up yet and I was greeted by this: a thick blanket of mist over all the fields. It took a long time before the sun had cleared it up. I took some shots of it, stitched them together in Photoshop, added some light as it was much darker than this. On the left you can see the first light of the sun. It looks tilted but that's because of the mist. I used the reflections in the water as a guide.
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You did a great job of stitching the pics together, Levina. The second one is so lovely, full of detail; my eyes go from the bird to the light falling on the reed, and then the droplets on the grass.




  
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Jun 23, 2022 17:10 |  #597

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Waterland looks like a fabulous location for photography.

It is. It’s a vast area (for Dutch standards anyway), with farmlands, some wetlands, marshes, lots of water and lots of birds. I love the place and go whenever I can.


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Jun 23, 2022 17:21 |  #598

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You did a great job of stitching the pics together, Levina. The second one is so lovely, full of detail; my eyes go from the bird to the light falling on the reed, and then the droplets on the grass.

You noticed the droplets! It’s one of the reasons I like the image, despite the awful light. Settings have become increasingly important to me over the years. I also took shots of a reed dweller that I could crop substantially to get the bird to fill the frame, but I like the setting too much so I’m not cropping. I’ve selected one for editing and will post it tomorrow.

As to stitching the shots, that was Photoshop. :-P

Thank you, Finola.


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Jun 23, 2022 18:00 |  #599

From very cold to very warm light: first rays of sun. It's just a Grey heron but I like how the light plays with the grass.


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Jun 23, 2022 22:22 |  #600

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