I'm lost, where is 'Bosque'....(1)
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Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
Total Posts: 32931
Country: United States

It has been wonderful to see all the Sandy images from Bosque and great to hear that several FM'rs migrated to Bosque also

I recently mentioned that I have never seen more than 'two' Sandhills at one time, well again today in somewhat of a strange morning gloom both our Sandies were strolling along the pathway! I isolated one (half of them ) for a little Beamer shoot.....................so here is my local contribution to the wonderful Bosque images and the Master of Ceremonies 'Monkey' who seems to in charge of entertainment and guidance!

Comments of any type or questions always welcomed
Thanks for stopping by..............

Karl



Ed Robertson
Registered: Mar 20, 2008
Total Posts: 8944
Country: Canada

I'm first
Wonderful shot my friend .All the very best of the season. Ed



Thang
Registered: Jan 25, 2004
Total Posts: 8610
Country: United States

fantastic shot Karl! Didn't even know flash was used!



eyelaser
Registered: Oct 29, 2005
Total Posts: 19995
Country: United States

What a marvelous shot...those pastel colors are sublime! I never realized there were so many colors in a shc...the little bit o' fill flash did wonders...a very striking image.
Eric



Tim Kuhn
Registered: Nov 29, 2006
Total Posts: 45235
Country: United States

Very cool shot my friend!!!

I do like this one a lot Karl. For me the background makes the shot, I think it's worth calming down the white band. If you want uber nits I'm your man Run some nr on the under tail and work the flash catch light so it's not a donut. And if I'm going to really nitty... copy some grass to cover the path.

Okay, I gave you a rough time, this shot really doesn't deserve it. I was just treating this as if it was mine and you were in my head while I was processing it.

Excellent work Karl I would never dream of riding anyone else on the forum this hard but you my friend are worth it.

Tim



marklankton
Registered: May 23, 2008
Total Posts: 2459
Country: United States

Karl, your hair & makeup artist is very good! Like we say about owls, any Sandy shot is a good shot. We see a lot of photos from New Mexico, and some from my other favorite stomping ground in Monte Vista, Colorado, but they are wide-ranging birds. I'm told there is a good spot near Fairbanks, Alaska. Personally I saw my very first ones in Titusville, Florida, at a distance of about 10 feet. I backed off; those beaks look sharp!
Mark



jfwoodman
Registered: Oct 31, 2007
Total Posts: 4681
Country: United States

Karl, that's a wonderful Sandy. You must have been pretty close to get this one. Rarely have I seen Sandy shots with such detail. What a treat!

Jim



Thomas Sanders
Registered: Aug 17, 2008
Total Posts: 15697
Country: United States

I'm glad this ones GPS is broken buddy
I have to echo Mr. Woodman's sentiment Karl, the detail and color is really sublime and your illumination skills are on display here as well A bit o light sure helps the DOF at almost wide open too Think of the air fare to NM you are saving too

Big winner buddy
Tom



gregfountain
Registered: Jun 21, 2009
Total Posts: 6645
Country: United States

Excellent contribution indeed! Nice Karl!

Greg



sritri
Registered: Jul 04, 2004
Total Posts: 3346
Country: United States

Lovely shot Karl and a catchlight to die for !



thomas_1950
Registered: Nov 19, 2012
Total Posts: 2658
Country: United States

That's one splendid image with super detail, colors and exposed just right.

Keep em coming,
Tom



mitesh
Registered: Jun 28, 2005
Total Posts: 3905
Country: United States

Everything about this image is fantastic- superb job using the flash!



kmunroe
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
Total Posts: 29877
Country: Canada

a great shot Karl.. i like the BG also



surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 31888
Country: United States

Very well done Karl. The exposure is spot on and the sandy looks great. I'll leave the "super nits" to Tim, but the reflection in the eye does draw my eyes ~ Ron



Larry Williams
Registered: Nov 05, 2006
Total Posts: 6646
Country: United States

Karl Witt wrote:
It has been wonderful to see all the Sandy images from Bosque and great to hear that several FM'rs migrated to Bosque also

I recently mentioned that I have never seen more than 'two' Sandhills at one time, well again today in somewhat of a strange morning gloom both our Sandies were strolling along the pathway! I isolated one (half of them ) for a little Beamer shoot.....................so here is my local contribution to the wonderful Bosque images and the Master of Ceremonies 'Monkey' who seems to in charge of entertainment and guidance!

Comments of any type or questions always welcomed
Thanks for stopping by..............

Karl



Hi Buddy,

What a super photo. Looking at your photo in a very friendly way, I took the liberty to adjust 3 "very little" things to it. 1. The eye seemed to be to silvery, probably due to the flash. 2. The area above the red of the head seemed to drift my eye away from the head. 3. Changed the edging of the head a bit to enhance it a bit more.

I don't write as well as you, but just thought that I would express my very humble thoughts to you.

Larry



Ted ellis
Registered: Aug 08, 2007
Total Posts: 21744
Country: United States

Great shot Karl and I like Larry's touch up! Head west on US RTE 66



trenchmonkey
Registered: Oct 22, 2004
Total Posts: 35487
Country: United States

MC Lovely capture, Karl. First glance the eye looked a little funky, then I read you performed Lasik
with your Beemer and you wonder why only one or two show themselves at a time Love ya, man.



Jude Perera
Registered: Jan 10, 2007
Total Posts: 8051
Country: Sri Lanka

Superb shot Karl. As Larry pointed out you need to fix the eye.


Jude



KCollett
Registered: Jul 02, 2010
Total Posts: 23772
Country: Canada

Lovely shot Karl. I like what Larry did to the eye. A bit more subdued.



David Leask
Registered: Nov 19, 2003
Total Posts: 35795
Country: United Kingdom

Sweet shot Karl, well captured. Larry did some good things
David



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