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Shooting conditions were horrible. Snow, rain and no light... Raritan River area in NJ. Buddy of mine who is a fisherman was telling me of all the woodies in the area... What I thought was a muskrat ended up being my first NJ mink... While the shots are not great I was still excited to have spotted one.

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Jan 15, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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Jan 15, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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Nice captures. You did well in such weather. Congratulations on spotting the mink.

One nit though. The images aren't level.

And why are we up so early on a Sunday morning?

George



Jan 15, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Duck....Duck.... Mink!


Did very little post processing on these and my brain is a little skewed to the left ... should be cropping better I know. My job sometimes requires me to be up at strange hours any day of the week...


Jan 15, 2012 at 01:49 PM
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What shutter speed were you using & equipment? Have you been to Brigantine for bird photo? Rick


Jan 15, 2012 at 03:19 PM
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The first is really nice with the water droplet. The mink looks a bit overexposed to me. The detail of the bubbles is nice on the last one.
Douglas



Jan 15, 2012 at 03:26 PM
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2 and the last have wonderful sharpness and exposure Fried. You might want to level them if possible.

Morris



Jan 15, 2012 at 03:38 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Duck....Duck.... Mink!


Great captures - especially the mink! Good for you to go out on a miserable day.

Jim



Jan 15, 2012 at 03:47 PM
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endurance wrote:
What shutter speed were you using & equipment? Have you been to Brigantine for bird photo? Rick


7D with a 500mm +1.4. Shutter was 60... it was very dark and rainy... I got lucky with what I got... usually have a beamer on there but was shooting from a blind and did not want to ruin my cover... everything was slow.... bad light...



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douter wrote:
The first is really nice with the water droplet. The mink looks a bit overexposed to me. The detail of the bubbles is nice on the last one.
Douglas

I thought the rain on the back was cool as well.... thanks



Jan 15, 2012 at 04:08 PM
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morris wrote:
2 and the last have wonderful sharpness and exposure Fried. You might want to level them if possible.

Morris

I should have leveled them... I kind of liked them at those angles... was different...



Jan 15, 2012 at 04:09 PM
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endurance wrote:
What shutter speed were you using & equipment? Have you been to Brigantine for bird photo? Rick

I go to Brigantine a few times a year... I used to go a lot more often but kids happened....... Love to meet up one day if you like... I usually hang out with a few naturalists who have some access to some beautiful areas....



Jan 15, 2012 at 04:11 PM
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Those minks are cute and vicious! They sure like frogs

Wood Duck is stunning, #2 and #4 are ones to work with on the leveling to give the comp more impact of these beauties you got. Just an observation but the darks look a little 'pushed' up on the last one, that shot with a little more time when your 'brain' is up to it has even more PP potential

Karl



Jan 15, 2012 at 04:23 PM
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I really like the last one, I think if you spent a bit more time on it you can make that one a stunner. The beads of snow/water add a lot to the shot

Tim



Jan 15, 2012 at 04:56 PM
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I'm with Tim. Good job on that last one.


Jan 15, 2012 at 07:07 PM
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No.5 for me, could do with a touch of rotation however. Paul.


Jan 15, 2012 at 07:45 PM
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the last is my favorite also


Jan 15, 2012 at 07:51 PM
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A nice set Ari. Congrats on the mink - a difficult subject. It's easier if you shoot level, but easily correctable in post ~ Ron


Jan 15, 2012 at 09:12 PM





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