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Recent content by Steve Heath

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    Bird photo turned into digital BIRD ART

    Interesting effects guys. Why not explore art using new technologies. Its all about having fun and enjoying the creative process.
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    Emotionally attached?

    Hi Sam Sorry for my long-winded and preachy answer. In my experience the most evocative, enjoyable and personal images are made in the field. Birds are very, very difficult to draw from life, so when you do pin something of your experience down on paper it is precious and unique. You have...
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    Lincolnshire. October 21. Grey or golden?

    Many thanks to everyone for taking the time to look and comment. The plover was some way off and stationary so this was the best image I could get. A look at the axillary area might have helped, but wings remained stubbornly folded. Its definitely the photo that fails the i.d. challenge. While...
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    Comment by 'Steve Heath' in media 'Grey Heron squabbling with Great White Egret'

    Lovely action shot Donald. Also very helpful for getting a sense of the size of the great white egret. He looks very indignant.
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    Lincolnshire. October 21. Grey or golden?

    Grateful for help with this plover please.
  6. Steve Heath

    Evening Gulls

    A pair of black headed gulls seen at Saltburn North Yorkshire. Watercolour painting.
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    Bino vs Scope

    Thanks for your thoughts folks. The hand truck sounds a novel ideal Henning, much easier to move. I 'm now using a scope supplemented by the 100 - 400 canon Mk ii. A lot lighter combo for sketching and field notes, but almost developed hypothermia in my haste to get out and test new scope...
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    Comment by 'Steve Heath' in media 'dunnock'

    Beautiful. The background colour contrasts so well.
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    Comment by 'Steve Heath' in media 'northern shoveler'

    Wow amazing shot Carlos. Love the violet in the nape and head. Eye contact spot on.
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    Comment by 'Steve Heath' in media 'Water Rail'

    Love this Neil. Captures the bird's secretive nature beautifully.
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    Comment by 'Steve Heath' in media 'Coal tit'

    Great shot Kits. Tricky bird to capture so well.
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    Bino vs Scope

    I did Ken. The Alta sky 66. Great pack and definitely helped but with a tripod and gimbal head strapped to the pack my centre of gravity shifted back. Felt like I was towing a heavy weight with my neck and shoulders. Decided to get a scope and supplement my sketching with my canon 7D and 100 -...
  13. Steve Heath

    rose coloured Starling.

    Beautiful carving Mark. Love the face and bill. So full of life.
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    Comment by 'Steve Heath' in media '(Common) Wood Pigeon'

    Nice shot John. Love the reflection and the ripple from the bird's bill. A good photo like this demands a closer look at a very familiar bird. The blue greys and violets are lovely. TFS
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    Bino vs Scope

    Many thanks for your insights. Thinking of going with a scope.