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Urban Merlins

Urban Merlins
Photo Information
Copyright: Dave Holland (daveman) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 24 W: 2 N: 44] (172)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS USM, 52mm Circular Polarizer
Details: Tripod: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-23 0:51
Viewed: 3411
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For more info, see my other Merlin image, 'flying claws'.
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amazingly blue sky great expressions on the birds nice focus. i suggest you put a link in your note so it's easier to get to the other image.

Hi Dave,
Stunning capture. It's almost as if the Merlins are posing for you. Excellent focus and exposure.

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  • Bac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 3 N: 33] (486)
  • [2007-04-23 1:09]


Nice two for one ! the composition is really good. TFS.


Hello Dave , good comp. but high contrast and vey dark background , TFS.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-24 6:30]

Hello Dave,
Great capture of these two sitting in a weeping birch tree?
Good to have you back, this is a good image with strong natural light and fine details, thanks for sharing Dave.

  • bobair Gold Star Critiquer [C: 400 W: 128 N: 1] (44)
  • [2007-04-25 0:06]

Hi Dave,
great photo of these two merlins with much detail and great colour and sharp focus.The only thing that throws me is the dark blue of the sky as I have never seen one quite like it,maybe the polarizer wasn't needed.I like it and thank you for letting us all see this photo. Bob

Hello Dave,
This is an impressive picture! Those birds are amazing and I had the chance to see them last year as I know where they were nesting. I have a few shots of them but never that good. I hope that they'll be back this year! I like this lightning, POV, details and composition a lot. The only thing that is missed in my POV in a catch light in their dark eyes but I know that it is not always possible. This is a beautiful picture of a nice specie! Thanks,

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-04-25 10:25]

Great POV on these Merlins, your lens has done a good job, nice saturation of colours.

Stunning capture, wonderful details and great filter (got to try that - I can't get over the colors!)
Someone asked for a link to 'flying claws' - here it is
PS: HTML links tutorial

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