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Images to Share / Re: Trapped in floods while doing a bird shoot
« Last post by Douglas on January 13, 2018, 11:05:44 PM »
Sounds dicey for sure but you got some good photos nevertpe less.
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Images to Share / Re: Scarlett
« Last post by Douglas on January 13, 2018, 11:02:16 PM »
Title is certainly apt. Photos look very professional. I like the second best for the expression.
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Images to Share / Re: Scarlett
« Last post by chappo1 on January 13, 2018, 07:41:51 PM »
Lovely shots of a beautiful model.  The first one would be my choice.  Love the expression in the second one but not enough light in the eyes for me....john
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Images to Share / Re: Trapped in floods while doing a bird shoot
« Last post by chappo1 on January 13, 2018, 07:39:20 PM »
It must have been quite alarming Brian.  I looked on Google maps as I visited the Toyota plant in Thames a few times on my trips to New Zealand and remember driving through some flat countryside to get there.
I think though that you were on the other side of the Firth to Thames township.

Some nice images on your feed.  I can see a large caravan in one shot.  No way of getting that out through the water...john
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Images to Share / Trapped in floods while doing a bird shoot
« Last post by BrianNZ on January 13, 2018, 06:35:31 AM »
I went to the Miranda area, Firth of Thames, North Island, New Zealand for three days of photographing bird life. This area is a significant bird life sanctuary with thousands of migrant birds visiting every year, along with New Zealand's own birds. On the third day there was a significant storm surge along with a King Tide, which i got trapped in, it all happened very quickly. When i saw the water coming in ahead of me, i realised it would be too deep for my car after seeing a four wheel drive go thru it, so i turned around to go back where i had just come from only two mins earlier, only to find that impassable as well.  The only way out to safety was up one single farm track, i went inland for 1000 meters and the water at its peak got to within 50 meters of me. I  still had to drive thru 2 feet deep water to get out nearly seven hours later. I have more pictures on my flicker page if anyone is interested. https://www.flickr.com/photos/147066884@N08/










White Faced Heron


Bar Tailed Godwit


Black Billed Gull - this is the worlds most critically endangered gull species and some are predicting they could be extinct within 20 years. Storms such as this one certainly dont help,  the birds nest on shell banks just off the coast and this one was completly destroyed in the storm, wiping out all the chicks from this breeding season.


Black Billed Gull


Oyster Catcher


Tern


Godwitt's and Red Knots









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Images to Share / Re: Scarlett
« Last post by BrianNZ on January 13, 2018, 05:20:40 AM »
love the first one. Im sure you will love the A99. I have taken more photos in my first year with the A99 than i have with my last three cameras put together.
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Images to Share / Scarlett
« Last post by Maccroft on January 12, 2018, 10:17:08 PM »
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Both A99 Sony 50mm F1.4

Had first studio shoot with A99 last weekend.
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Images to Share / Re: part of Scotland's North Coast 500
« Last post by chappo1 on January 12, 2018, 09:25:36 PM »
I agree with Jonathan on first choice but a bit too much sky for my liking.  Removing most of it would focus the eye on the tree and Slioch which balance each other nicely.
The basalt/granite swirls in the rock facing in the last two are fascinating and would make a nice abstract ....john
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Images to Share / Re: part of Scotland's North Coast 500
« Last post by Faldrax on January 12, 2018, 10:22:17 AM »
Interesting shots as always.

My favourite is probably the third of the first set.

I also like the first of the first of that set, but find my eye pulled very strongly from the centre of the image to the bottom right, such that the tall tree / sky seem almost redundant in the image - Looking at possible crops, then making it square either by cropping off the bottom or top both appear to work (probably cropping off the bottom would be my preference).
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Images to Share / Re: part of Scotland's North Coast 500
« Last post by Douglas on January 12, 2018, 01:55:12 AM »
Very impressive images all. Designs on rocks look man made.
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