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The Moon

Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by HikinMike, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. HikinMike

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    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?
     
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    Guessing clouds passing by the moon, I'd never heard of it either.
     
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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?
     
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    Note to self: Read post before commenting. :D
     
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    ;)
     
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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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    Without the colors, I would not have taken the picture. :mrgreen: :lol:
     
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    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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    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.


    maybe it's just me.
     

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