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Dec 26 after great family time over Christmas came as a perfect TN winter's day - cool, sunshine, no wind. Decided to again visit Hiawassee Wildlife Refuge to observe the sandhill cranes and hopefully get some images. Here are a few of earlier today.

As always, comments, nits, and crits are welcome and appreciated. Thank you for looking and commenting.




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#5




Dec 27, 2013 at 05:00 AM
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Very nice indeed Braam, I like these
David



Dec 27, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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Nice job Braam, especially 3 and 4. The series of wing angles on 3 are excellent. The bottom bird is distracting even though it's placed well. I'd experiment by cropping out the body of the lower bird and then cloning out what was left just to see.


Dec 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM
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psharvic wrote:
Nice job Braam, especially 3 and 4. The series of wing angles on 3 are excellent. The bottom bird is distracting even though it's placed well. I'd experiment by cropping out the body of the lower bird and then cloning out what was left just to see.


Had not thought of making it a foursome. Doing some visual cropping I see what you are suggesting. Will play with it and see. Thank you for the suggestion.



Dec 27, 2013 at 12:55 PM
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Excelent set Bramm

Morris



Dec 27, 2013 at 01:01 PM
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I am not an expert but my eyes tell me that these are gorgeous

Specially love the last 3... the different angles in the same frame add a level of interest

I actually like the bottom bird on # 3 a lot... the fact that it is somewhat at 'odds' with the ones at the tops if a 'good' thing...



Dec 27, 2013 at 05:29 PM
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Wonderful!


Dec 27, 2013 at 05:45 PM
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great set of cranes Bramm


Dec 27, 2013 at 09:19 PM
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Some lovely flight shots you have here.


Dec 27, 2013 at 09:42 PM
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A swell set of sandhill's Braam. #5 is my pick. Well done.


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Great set, Braam! Can't wait to get out to Wheeler myself after seeing these. Merry Christmas!

Greg



Dec 29, 2013 at 11:40 PM
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Happy New Year Braam,
A very nice set!!!
BeeBalm



Dec 31, 2013 at 01:36 AM
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WOW these are great I love #3 and 5


Jan 01, 2014 at 05:21 PM
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These are nice cranes; #4 is your finest image here IMO. Don


Jan 02, 2014 at 01:03 AM
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Super shots Braam...I thought the third was kinda funny as if someone didn't get the flight plan message.
Eric



Jan 02, 2014 at 01:07 AM
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A super set, Braam!
Too many winners for me to pick a #1 winner.
Personally, I like the bottom bird in #3: if you cropped it out the others would look like you did some cutting and pasting (or the digital equivalent).
Charlie



Jan 02, 2014 at 02:16 AM
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Very nice set of Sandies Braam... #4 is the standout for me... love the symmetry.

Kirk



Jan 02, 2014 at 02:22 AM
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I like the mud dipped feet take off of #1

Of birds in flight #5 is the most comfortable of a crop IMO.
Thoughts also on #3, if you have more sky showing to the right of this image then show it, if you have more room under your bottom bird then show it..........there is a pleasing way to leave them all in I do believe

#1 and #2 appear a bit bright to me, there is more pattern to be had on the feathering perhaps by a being a bit darker or perhaps a little less contrast that will tone down the highlights a bit more?? Just some thoughts....


All images look sharp.......#5 is great!

Karl



Jan 02, 2014 at 02:25 AM
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Karl Witt wrote:
I like the mud dipped feet take off of #1

Of birds in flight #5 is the most comfortable of a crop IMO.
Thoughts also on #3, if you have more sky showing to the right of this image then show it, if you have more room under your bottom bird then show it..........there is a pleasing way to leave them all in I do believe

#1 and #2 appear a bit bright to me, there is more pattern to be had on the feathering perhaps by a being a bit darker or perhaps a little less contrast that will
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Karl, thank you for the comments and suggestions. I'll play with #1 & 2 to see if I can accomplish what you envision. #3 is tight on the right, but I can add some space to the base. Maybe I should work on adding some sky to right. Again, your insight is appreciated. HNY.



Jan 02, 2014 at 04:57 AM





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