A few from NC
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Shasoc
Registered: Aug 24, 2005
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Country: United States

Me and my wife spent a few weeks in NC enjoying the beautiful nature of that State, particularly waterfalls.
I wasn't really looking for wildlife, but I managed to get my firsts Nuthatches.
I'm also posting a few pics of the many waterfalls we visited. #4 is called Dry Falls because you can actually walk behind the falls w/o getting wet (not true!) and if you have seen the movie "The Last of the Mohicans" you've already seen the falls.
C&C welcome.
Socrate



Shasoc
Registered: Aug 24, 2005
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5 - White-breasted Nuthatch
6- Red-breasted Nuthatch
7- White-breasted Nuthatch
8- Elk Falls



Charlie Shugart
Registered: Feb 06, 2007
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Terrific waterfall images- and I love the nuthatch shots.
I wonder what the advantage is working upside-down on the trunk of a tree?
Inquiring minds need to know .
Charlie



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
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Congrats Socrate on the Nuthatches. I most definitely love the pose of of the White Hatch as it is their trademark and wow what a stunning Bg for it to blend off into

The falls are beautiful, the slower SS softened up the foliage too as I imagine there was a noticeably breeze moving those leaves
#2 and #3 are top picks my friend and good to see a post by you again

Karl



Ted ellis
Registered: Aug 08, 2007
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Many here have inspired me Socrate.. You are one of them. Stunning images.



Jude Perera
Registered: Jan 10, 2007
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Lovely captures Socrate. Very enjoyable to view. Looks like a very peaceful surrounding. I prefer to add a bit sharpness to these. Personal liking only. Thanks for sharing.

Jude



birdied
Registered: May 02, 2010
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Welcome back Socrate ! Have missed your postings Gorgeous shots , love them all.

Birdie



surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Very nice falls and birds Socrate. The slow ss on the falls gives a painterly effect. 5 is my pick of the birds ~ Ron



Rob Tillyer
Registered: Nov 17, 2007
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Country: Canada

Beautiful work Socrate, looks like a wonderful trip. #2 is my favourite, beauty autumn colours to go with all that water.

Rob



FNINE
Registered: Sep 11, 2012
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Just beautiful photography



eyelaser
Registered: Oct 29, 2005
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Outstanding Socrate...and congrats on the nuthatches...they are year round visitors to my yard...I'm wondering when they will figure out when to turn the other way round.
Eric



Shasoc
Registered: Aug 24, 2005
Total Posts: 31336
Country: United States

Charlie Shugart wrote:
Terrific waterfall images- and I love the nuthatch shots.
I wonder what the advantage is working upside-down on the trunk of a tree?
Inquiring minds need to know .
Charlie



Hi Charlie. Thanks for your comments.
what the advantage is working upside-down on the trunk of a tree?
I've been wondering about that too and my neck was hurting just looking at them
Socrate



sritri
Registered: Jul 04, 2004
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Lovely images Socrate



KCollett
Registered: Jul 02, 2010
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A lovely set Socrate. Pretty landscapes and good looking Nuthatches.



Shasoc
Registered: Aug 24, 2005
Total Posts: 31336
Country: United States

Karl Witt wrote:
Congrats Socrate on the Nuthatches. I most definitely love the pose of of the White Hatch as it is their trademark and wow what a stunning Bg for it to blend off into

The falls are beautiful, the slower SS softened up the foliage too as I imagine there was a noticeably breeze moving those leaves
#2 and #3 are top picks my friend and good to see a post by you again

Karl



Thanks for the kind words, Karl. Happy to hear you liked the waterfalls and glad you mentioned the softness of the foliage (I knew you would). That is actually due to some blur I purposely added to the images. I just didn't like that postcard look I was getting. It was not what my eyes and my mind saw. So I decided to go the opposite way and added some softening to the images to get that calming mood I was looking for and that, in my view, goes with the silky moving effect of the water.
I do like the effect I got as I think it better replicates my feelings when I saw a waterfalls. The same feelings I'm trying to communicate with the images But then I might have gone too far
Socrate

P.S. I realize I should have put this explanation in my opening comments.



kmunroe
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
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an excellent set Socrate .. i enjoyed them all



Greg Lavaty
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
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Beautiful scenery but I particularly like the birds. I especially liked the first nuthatch shot. Great composition and I love the color in the background.



Conrad Tan
Registered: Dec 08, 2007
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Gorgeous set Master S! Love the falls, and man what birds!



CDaescher
Registered: Jul 19, 2011
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Socrate, really nice waterfall images, especially #2 & 4.
Big congrats with the Nuthatch. Looking very good.
Chris



mike717
Registered: May 02, 2004
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Country: United States

Beautiful work Socrate, love the waterfalls and congrats on the nuthatches.

Mike



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