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    Cool The Moon

    Drove over to San Luis NWR to see if I can capture some wildlife and hopefully a nice sunset. I got a few photos of a Merlin (my first) feasting and a Tule Elk bull but couldn't find a good place to set-up for sunset. I happened to turn around and saw the moon and had to capture this....


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    what is a merlin?
    Can't we all just

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    Guessing clouds passing by the moon, I'd never heard of it either.
    We're lucky to have chosen such a wonderful hobby/profession, aren't we? If you question this, just remember why you have a camera in the first place.
    May the magic of your first photographs spark your desire and encourage you to have fun again.

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    I don't think that "clouds passing by the moon" can be feasting, so I'm guessing it's some sort of animal?
    Can't we all just

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    Note to self: Read post before commenting.
    We're lucky to have chosen such a wonderful hobby/profession, aren't we? If you question this, just remember why you have a camera in the first place.
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    Can't we all just

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    I think I like it BECAUSE your watermark balances the moon. Without the mark, I'm not sure it's all that interesting except for the beautiful colors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icassell View Post
    I think I like it BECAUSE your watermark balances the moon. Without the mark, I'm not sure it's all that interesting except for the beautiful colors.
    Without the colors, I would not have taken the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HikinMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by icassell View Post
    I think I like it BECAUSE your watermark balances the moon. Without the mark, I'm not sure it's all that interesting except for the beautiful colors.
    Without the colors, I would not have taken the picture.
    Understood and appreciated! I DO love the colors. I'm just not sure how to make the image draw you in. For some reason, your watermark does just that -- maybe some foreground object with a larger field-of-view would have helped.
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    Totally understand! I'd really wanted some foreground element, but power lines and man-made stuff (RV's/5th wheel trailers) just ain't my cup of tea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HikinMike View Post
    Totally understand! I'd really wanted some foreground element, but power lines and man-made stuff (RV's/5th wheel trailers) just ain't my cup of tea!
    So just leave the watermark on the image! It works!
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    I think a silver bullet parked somewhere off in the distance with a beat up jalopy attached to it would have been the icing on the cake.


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