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Near misses contribution

Near misses contribution
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Copyright: Mike Hodgson (Fisher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1992
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS Elan
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Just Missed Shots. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-21 10:06
Viewed: 4519
Points: 29
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This is my contribution to the near misses that Callie shared with us.
Athough the composition was right the lighting was to harsh for this pic. This was taken around high noon in the summer. I forgot to compensate for the brightness, excitedly as this was one of my very first wildlife captures, I took the shot. Close but no cigar.
This is the male Goldfinch in spring to summer colors. I have a write up on him in my pics section.
Originaly taken in 1992 with the Canon EOS Elan fixed with a 100-300 telephoto zoom on a tripod. Shot through glass.
This photo was copied using the Fuji S5000 set on macro mode digital camera as I have no means to do it properly.
The potential was so close for a winner.


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Hi Mike, nice shot
I think that the Neat-Image took some important details from the photo.
And the yellow is burning.

But the colors are great and the composition is fine.

Nice work

The color combination is what I like the most in this shot. The white flecks need some urgent attention in PS though.

Very good Mike.
Great light, look like a neon sign ;-)
I like it , still nice details.
Well done as a near misses.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-01-21 13:08]

Mike I think you expect too much from yourself. Your standards are very high. I must admit its not perfect, but I think that pp work did more damage than good. I like it anyway. Good work

Good contribution to the "Just Missed Cat".
The burning out of the back as you say does take out the detail, not that the long haul between original capture and appearing here has not also lost a lot of the fine detail I think, but well worth posting in the new cat.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-01-21 14:58]

Your near miss is sooooo much better than my bird shots Mike. I can't shoot any! The only photos of birds I can take are ones my cat caught and brought home! Oh dear...

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-01-21 15:56]

Hi Mike, I won't mention the light as you have said it already, apart from that it's a nice shot and I like the colours. Well done.

Mike, Reminds me of some of first shots..auto everything! Manual mode, what's that? ;-)) I would also say that for this one you did a superb job of missing it very well!! TFS

You said it: "The potential was so close for a winner". Looks better from thumbnail, very eye catching. Except for the washed out areas, it's almost perfect.

You missed it very well congratulations, everything's wrong except of POV in this shot.

Like a begginer shot :-))))))

Hi Mike
Yes, your assessment is right, I have many of these, everything right except the exposure - and so we learn - sometimes, because I epeat these mistakes.
Have a nice weekend

Nice picture. Nice solf background. May be a slight overexposition of the bird. probably due to a hard bright sun.
I am intrigued by the few small right spots on the picture. Is this a scanned slide ?

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-02-09 19:25]

Personal assessment of the photo: good
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: great
Personal assessment of the note: good

Wonderful photo with colours and pose! Good job!

Hi Mike
Excellent POV, good color and great composition.
Tanks for sharing.

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