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Old Wednesday 16th May 2018, 11:37   #1
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Highlands based photographer, only been taking an interest in birds for 2 or 3 years, but I find myself going out more and more for birds than anything else. Here's a raven's nest I discovered this year. First time I've ever got close enough to photograph one.
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Hello George, welcome to the forum on behalf of the staff and moderators. Lovely photo, I look forward to seeing some of your photos in the gallery. Just so you know, we do not allow photos of nests on the forum. Some folks get way to close to the nests. I am looking forward to your other photos.
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Hi there and a warm welcome to BirdForum

We’re glad you found us and please join in wherever you like

We'll be happy to see any birds you come across when out and about though
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Hello George and welcome to the forum, enjoy and all the best.
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Old Wednesday 16th May 2018, 17:56   #5
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I hear you Lisa, good call. Don't worry, I know what I'm doing. That photo is cropped from a 6000 pixel wide image taken at 400mm, and no one but me knows where the nest is. No more nests!
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Welcome to BirdForum! I am sure you will find lots to interest you here, and I hope you enjoy your visits.
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Hi George and a warm welcome from me too.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here. I hope to hear about all the birds you see when out and about and will hopefully see some of your pictures in the Gallery too.

All things Scottish can be found here. Also, keep an eye on threads titled something like Scottish Bashes; we try to meet up occasionally and they're always great fun. You'd be most welcome to join us on another if you can manage.
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Old Thursday 17th May 2018, 06:42   #9
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Thanks for the greetings folks, and thanks for that link Delia. This place is huge, going to take me a while to explore everywhere. My main focus for registering was bird ID, as I'm a beginner.

As you've all taken the time out of your lives to say hello, here's something that's special to me. A couple of weeks ago I managed this photo of a raven.
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That's a wonderful picture George. Very atmospheric too.

It looks like there was a storm brewing!!!
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Old Thursday 17th May 2018, 08:05   #11
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No storm, it was a beautiful day, I just had to crank the exposure right down to get the sky properly exposed, which blocked up the shadows and made it atmospheric. It was either that or a blown out sky all white.
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That is indeed a photo to be proud of. Great shot!
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Ach, had to start that image of the raven from scratch again. I hadn't noticed the vignette had broken the shadows. Some photos only need a minute or two, some need a bit longer.
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