Out this morning


Link Posted 15/09/2012 - 13:39
Down the beach with the K5 and the Sigma 10-20, then to the most photographed squirrels in Northumberland with the K5 and Sigma 150-500.

I'm hopefully looking for a camera club print entry from the beach set so C&C appreciated.

Wouldn't normally post a bird with obvious signs of bait. But like this one.

Blyth Beach1 by Blythman1960, on Flickr

Blyth Beach Sunrise2 by Blythman1960, on Flickr

Blyth Beach Sunrise3 by Blythman1960, on Flickr

Nut and a Nuthatch by Blythman1960, on Flickr

Tufty. Red Squirrel by Blythman1960, on Flickr

Last Edited by Blythman on 15/09/2012 - 14:07


Link Posted 15/09/2012 - 16:48
I like these - shot 2 for me but most seem to like the longer exposure look of 3 these days

I like the bird & sqiggel shots as well
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Link Posted 15/09/2012 - 18:09
Same here, number two has more interest in the foreground and from what i can see a bit more detail in the posts
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Link Posted 15/09/2012 - 18:18
All very good. Tough call between 2 and 3. 3, just.

The nuthatch is nice but the squirrel is very classy indeed and my pick of the lot.
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Link Posted 15/09/2012 - 19:54
Alan, I really like 1 and 2 for their peaceful context, beautiful colours, contrast and composition, and if I had to choose it would be 1 for display on my wall. I like the balance of its composition, and the way the ripples and posts lead my eyes in a circular tour around the image. Sorry, but 3 does little for me - it is as though the tranquility has been disrupted by a speedboat just having passed through the scene. However, sadly in my opinion (worth little, I suppose), club judges seem captivated by the unreal - many seem quite adept at seeing the Emperor's new clothes.



Link Posted 15/09/2012 - 22:12
I like all the seascapes but I prefer No2, of course I am too much a shade of green to even look at the bird or squirrel



Link Posted 15/09/2012 - 22:25
Both #1 and #2 have beautifully rendered detail in the sands but my vote would go for #2 as a a large competition print. That bird with the nut and the red squirrel are also excellent. But as Mr B says you can never anticipate what a judge will like.

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Link Posted 15/09/2012 - 22:37
Another vote for 1 and 2, and I really like number 4, a wonderful capture.
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Link Posted 15/09/2012 - 23:17
Thanks for the thoughts so far. Its much appreciated.

In my mind a combination of 1 and 2 would have been ideal. I really like the luminance on the sand and water in #1 but prefer the composition of #2. The LH side looks a bit cluttered on #1. I feel I should have stayed where I was for that photo but turned the camera a little to the right, to lose the clutter.

#3 is a love or hate. I like getting my wellies on, and my tripod wet

Thanks for comments on the nuthatch and squirrel too. Was chuffed to bits to get a sharp nuttie at 1/80 sec. And as most know I love the squirrels. This one has fabulous ears



Link Posted 16/09/2012 - 07:58
No: 1 for me and the squirrel is one of the best I've seen
although I haven't seen many shots of reds
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Link Posted 16/09/2012 - 10:10
Never mind the beach give me the nature shots any day, the squirrel is a winner, good job we are all different.
C&C welcome.


Link Posted 16/09/2012 - 12:03
I love the squirrel shot - the background is particularly nice and smooth, and the colours are beautiful and full.
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Link Posted 16/09/2012 - 12:13
Excellent work Alan. Particularly like the Nuthatch
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Link Posted 16/09/2012 - 12:17
I think Alan only joined this forum to make us all extremely jealous

Superb images, he must have a good camera
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Link Posted 16/09/2012 - 12:19
All up to your usual exacting standards Alan - 2 is that stand out shot for me - simply beautiful

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