Susanon Oct 28
Another Ginger shot!!!! I can spot your thumbnails a mile away!!! Lovely bird, lovely colors in the grass. Nice, serene scene...love all the birds in the BG, too. Yeah, you can crop the top a tad, but that's not a biggie IMO. :)
KurtPrestonon Oct 28
This is beautiful.
SciurusNigeron Oct 28
Yup, just a tad tighter, and perhaps more vertical crop on this. Otherwise, it's truly a splendid capture!
Thusieon Oct 28
OHOO the right color space again!!! Cool beans. Looks better with the bit at the top cloned out, but in this shot the stuff at the top isn't cloned out. I really think we should have 4-1/2 stars, so that is what this is 4-1/2:-)
Mom4squirrelson Oct 28
Thanks all for your comments and critique on this picture. I debated about taking that last piece of grass out. I couldn't decide if it added dimension or distraction, so I left it alone. I have now taken it out:
http://mom4squirrels.smugmug.com/gallery/1761912 and hope that you think it looks better. I really welcome your constructive comments. Like all of you, I am looking for those 5 stars each day, and I know that there is a certain amount of "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" involved in photography, but I learn a lot from what you say and ultimately I hope to become a better photographer with a more critical eye (not that I'm not already looking at photos from even a few months back and saying..."oh my, I thought THAT was a good shot"..yuck) because of what YOU see...nit or not. Feel free to tell me it's great too...LOL...and thanks for helping me learn...Kim
LSon Oct 28
beautiful!! love ho whe egret pops out and the business of the other ducks (?) holds my eye in the frame. LS
gingeron Oct 28
Mom, don't know what my "nit" is.........I agree re top island, and the darn grass down here.............well, it is that crummy color, too.
Can't get more when you aren't closer, but well, were there gators in the water?
Do you have an excuse for not swimming over to the egret, smile. Come visit me!!!
We can go catch us some more. Pretty good!! Really! ginger
sherstone.comon Oct 27
ok now a nit --- and believe me it's a minor one. The very top has the beginnings of another grass island, it may look better cropped out as it does attract a bit of attention.
sherstone.comon Oct 27
Super! - I love how the egret just pops and is very defined compared to it's surroundings.
Andrea Kaus (ChaosGraphics)on Oct 27