I'm lost, where is 'Bosque'....(1)
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trenchmonkey
Registered: Oct 22, 2004
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Country: United States

I'm lost, where is 'Bosque'
Just make a left at the 1st 'monkey



Larry Williams
Registered: Nov 05, 2006
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Country: United States

Karl Witt wrote:
Larry Williams wrote:
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



Larry Larry Larry, you did the shot just fine my friend and thank you for doing so. I really struggled looking at the eye but just couldn't see the right way to making it better so I left it alone. I'll have to look at what happened just above the beak??
I have one 'nit' for you..............why didn't you also fix the gravel spot

Thanks for talented edit, looks good to me though you may have gone a few steps more with sharpening which looks borderline to me, did you also add a bit more color on the red and orange on the head, strangely the color was a bit flat on the original and I brought it up a bit in post.
Nice one my friend....
Karl



Howdy Karl,

All I did was to fix the eye a bit, got rid of the fuzz above the beak, and removed what noise that was left behind from the noise removal app around the head and neck, no sharpening was done. No color enhancement was performed.

As for the gravel, I didn't see it or look at it.

Your photo of this Sandy is a knock out and I would hang it in the "Man Cave".

Larry



Howard Kearley
Registered: Jul 16, 2008
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Country: United Kingdom

That's a beauty

Howard



lycale
Registered: Nov 20, 2009
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I love this photo. There is something very peaceful about it--the softness of the colors and the expression on the bird's face. But then again, the photographer certainly knows what he's doing. :-)

Lynn



Conrad Tan
Registered: Dec 08, 2007
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Woohoo!!!!! Look who's shootin Cranes! Nice one Karl!



Herderdog
Registered: Jan 04, 2005
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Nice one , Karl! Just as good as Bosque!



Natures Photo
Registered: Jan 02, 2011
Total Posts: 830
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Lovely image and angle, well done



jwestfall
Registered: Nov 07, 2010
Total Posts: 168
Country: United States

Karl, that's a nice shot and it's looking like you are doing better with the Beamer than I have to date. I have to work with mine more! Oh, and indeed the migration was great and the monkey is a most amiable host

- jim



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
Total Posts: 32985
Country: United States

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


Is that a long drive from Ohio Pick me up UT if you are driving

Thanks my friend, best to ya!
Karl



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
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Country: United States

trenchmonkey wrote:
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.


Sandy's and Monkey, Greenies and RIP Dave, just certain things that hang with one after being here on the forum a while

Thanks MC Monkey, you should have seen them all.......................................All two of them

LuvYaToo

Karl



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
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Jude Perera wrote:
Superb shot Karl. As Larry pointed out you need to fix the eye.


Jude


No I don't need to fix the eye Jude, Larry fixed it for me

Thanks for the visit Jude, take care
Karl



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
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Country: United States

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


Larry did good on it you bet! Glad you liked it, not an action shot, nothing special other than some good basic elements to enjoy!
Karl



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
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Country: United States

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



Thanks David, glad you enjoyed the shot and I agree of Larry's edit improvement

Karl



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
Total Posts: 32985
Country: United States

birdied wrote:
I would love to see SHC , very nice shot. Wonderful colors and background. I like what Larry did also.

Birdie



You just stick to the beach for now Honestly they are a treat to see but a thrill to hear Birdie, you will forever remember their cluck-klak when you hear them.

Thanks on the shot and yes Larry did goooood!
Karl



PetKal
Registered: Sep 06, 2007
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Country: Canada

Karl, I love the graded/layered colouring of the background, the bird posture as well as the framing.
You show here very well that there is more to bird photography than the bird itself in it.

I am also very happy for you because that 500 seems to agree with you quite nicely.



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
Total Posts: 32985
Country: United States

Shasoc wrote:
A pleasing image, Karl. I just would try to do something with the eye for the rest a lot of good techs with the angle, isolation and color rendition Welldone!
Socrate



hello my friend. I was not quite sure how to go about the eye and my eyes are a little off right now so I let Larry make me look good
Your other comments are much appreciated, thank you.
Karl



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
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Country: United States

CDaescher wrote:
Excellent work, Karl.
The sandy looks super and all those bands of differed BG colors is very beautiful.
Chris



A most kind thanks Chris, glad you enjoyed it!
Karl



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
Total Posts: 32985
Country: United States

Sirfishalot wrote:
Nice work Karl
Love the composition, detail and BG. Maybe we'll both get a chance to see Bosque someday.

JayT



JayT! What's up buddy
OK, meet you in Bosque...............sometime
Thanks for the visit and kind words my friend....
Karl



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
Total Posts: 32985
Country: United States

Martin Good wrote:
Cool shot Karl, even better with the eye fixed and you might consider fixing the gravel too.
Unfortunately no Sandies around here, I have to make do with the crows
Martin


I was thinking of all gravel and no grass?? Man a guy can't catch a break around here anymore
Thanks for the visit and thoughts, I need a good Crow or Raven shot!
Karl



tfoltz
Registered: Jul 08, 2008
Total Posts: 19000
Country: United States

Karl,
I can't believe I missed this, great shot. BTW here in So. CA., we say
I good Crane is better than none

-Tim



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