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New Beginning

New Beginning

This is my new beginning because I think that FINALLY I might be getting a handle on this new camera. After all my moaning and groaning I actually think this may be a decent shot and I feel good about it. Smile!
Well, ok, I realize the beak is not as sharp as the eye, but that's probably a couple of f/stops or something. Besides, there's some serious Bokeh going on here so I'm really thrilled now.



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Date: Thu January 17, 2008
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Keywords: seagull bird feathers eye beak
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Great definition in the feathers and a terrific shot Amanda...being super critical, I would be inclined to clone in another cm in front of the beak to give him space to look into...john
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#1 Thu January 17, 2008 6:11am

You should be's a great shot....fabulous eye and feather detail....I enjoy your excitement tooSmile....Alan
#2 Thu January 17, 2008 7:51am

That eye is fabulous - I could become a gull optician there is so much detail! The feather detail is wonderful. Viv
#3 Thu January 17, 2008 9:57am

I think its his eye of approval! lol Wonderful clarity and color. Good for you Amanda. I agree with Alan, your excitement is a pleasure. Maggi
~In His Love~ Maggi D
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Romans 1:16
#4 Thu January 17, 2008 1:58pm

This is more than a decent shot, dear! This is wonderful!
#5 Thu January 17, 2008 2:04pm

Great eye focus Amanda...hope you are enjoying that new camera.
You don't take a photograph, you make it. - Ansel Adams
#6 Thu January 17, 2008 6:01pm

Wow!!! It's a Beauty of a shot Amanda! One to be proud! This fellow has a lot of character and I love the way you can see the flecks of brown in his eye. Smile Daenna
#7 Thu January 17, 2008 9:46pm

She's cracked it!.............I had know doubt that you wouldn't!.............wonderful Amanda................................Ken
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#8 Thu January 17, 2008 10:58pm

a definite 'cracker' shot
"The poetry of photography will always be more important than the mechanics of the camera..." - J-H. Lartigue
#9 Thu January 17, 2008 11:48pm

A Fabulous Photo
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#10 Thu January 17, 2008 11:57pm

Thank you all for the comments and generous ratings. I am ecstatic. Smile!
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#11 Sat January 19, 2008 4:01pm

Fantastic portrait Amanda.....lovely detail
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#12 Mon January 21, 2008 12:31pm

Thank you, kindly, Hangin10. Smile
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