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dwood
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« on: January 26, 2010, 06:18:56 PM »
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The Merganser (I think that's what it is) on the right side of the frame would just not leave when I made this picture. I waited for quite a while but it refused to move on. So, the question is, is the Merganser disruptive to the image or does it work. I have mixed feelings. Of course, if you have any other comments, they're welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2010, 06:43:34 PM »
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I find two elements distracting: the whatchamacallit and the white-sh lump of snow/sand/rock in the left-hand corner. Ideally, the houses in the background would also disappear in the gradually thickening early morning mist or fog... add a 10x ND to smooth the water surface and you would get a... ok, I know, wishful thinking   Or perhaps that would be.. a pre-visualization?
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2010, 06:44:43 PM »
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The Merganser (I think that's what it is) on the right side of the frame would just not leave when I made this picture. I waited for quite a while but it refused to move on. So, the question is, is the Merganser disruptive to the image or does it work. I have mixed feelings. Of course, if you have any other comments, they're welcome.

-Doug

Doug,

The bird is fine...might you have an exposure that does not cut off the tops of the pilings?

I find myself following the lines up the frame and then....it just stops.
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2010, 07:05:41 PM »
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Doug,

The bird is fine...might you have an exposure that does not cut off the tops of the pilings?

I find myself following the lines up the frame and then....it just stops.

Hi Joe,

From this angle, I wanted to capture some of the detail of that first piling and these things are pretty tall. Here's another angle of the pilings that gives a sense of the height of these things.

-Doug


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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2010, 07:12:46 PM »
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Hi Joe,

From this angle, I wanted to capture some of the detail of that first piling and these things are pretty tall. Here's another angle of the pilings that gives a sense of the height of these things.

-Doug

Doug,

I like this one much better, especially the bird
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2010, 07:16:38 PM »
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Doug,

I like this one much better, especially the bird

Thanks Joe. Just wasn't gonna be a bird free day. Ha.
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2010, 06:42:23 AM »
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Can't tell from a web jpeg, but I'd say it's not a merganser just from the body and bill shape. More likely a loon of some sort [edit: or possibly a grebe.] Where did you shoot this? Can you provide a very tight hi-res clip of the bird by itself?
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2010, 08:20:29 AM »
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Can't tell from a web jpeg, but I'd say it's not a merganser just from the body and bill shape. More likely a loon of some sort [edit: or possibly a grebe.] Where did you shoot this? Can you provide a very tight hi-res clip of the bird by itself?

Yeah, I really have no idea what it is but is was suggested to me that it might be a Merganser. Here's the subject in question...


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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2010, 03:06:42 AM »
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It seems to me that the presence of the bird (whatever it is!) improves both shots.

Jeremy
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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2010, 06:19:05 AM »
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It's a common loon in winter plumage. The overall coloring (black on the back, white underneath) and the bill (heavy and daggerlike) make it a winter loon, and the white indentation on the neck further identifies it as a common loon.

The bill length was throwing me for a minute (it's not long enough,) until I realized that his head is turned slightly away from the camera.

Mergansers have very narrow bills, and different body and neck patterns.
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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2010, 08:44:34 AM »
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It's a common loon in winter plumage. The overall coloring (black on the back, white underneath) and the bill (heavy and daggerlike) make it a winter loon, and the white indentation on the neck further identifies it as a common loon.

The bill length was throwing me for a minute (it's not long enough,) until I realized that his head is turned slightly away from the camera.

Mergansers have very narrow bills, and different body and neck patterns.
I now know who to direct all future ornithology related questions to.
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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2010, 10:14:44 AM »
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My eye immediately goes to the bird in both images.  I like em.
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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2010, 05:41:59 PM »
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I now know who to direct all future ornithology related questions to.


Ha ha. We all need a hobby, birding happens to be mine. Gets me away from the cameras.
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