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It was the colour of the boat that prompted the photo. The airport control tower is in the back ground and that is a flock of birds comming off the trees not the dreaded dust.


It was the colour of the boat that prompted the photo. The airport control tower is in the back ground and that is a flock of birds comming off the trees not the dreaded dust.

comments (14)

  • E Etomi
  • Sweden
  • 11 Oct 2007, 00:15
Sharp shot!
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 11 Oct 2007, 00:21
Nice and crisp! This is a surprising scene so close to the airport. A crop including just one of the channel markers may be worth trying.
Aussie: I confess, Martin, I liked the reflection, I'm a bit of a sucker for them, sometimes it detracts from the overall pic though.
I appreciate the triangulation of the objects, and think the reflection of the red marker, and the birds behind the boat, are nice details.
Aussie: Thanks Red Pen, they are the elements that I liked.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 11 Oct 2007, 05:53
Hey, another control tower for me! grin

The orange boat would catch my eye, too, Aussie. Lots of birds also in/on the water it looks like!
Aussie: You could take a close up, if you came to Brisbane next year.
I'd like this even better, I think, without the sky (sorry Ginnie no control tower) and perhaps also a bit off the bottom to give a letterbox shape.
Aussie: I didn't crop the sky because it would need to take too much of the other structures. But a bit off the bottom wouldn't hurt. Thank you for the suggestion.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Oct 2007, 08:46
Great picture. What intrigues me is the grey colour of the shallows. Looks nifty.

I don't think Bill's suggestion can work. By scrolling the picture I did the 'crop'. There are too many vertical structures that will get cut-off halfways. I can see merit in the suggestion - but that will require a re-shoot on a different patch of water or fom a higher angle.
Aussie: Thank you Louis.
Back to the Ibis I found this site that states that the name sacred ibis is more appropriate for the African species that is very similar.
nice shot aussie
like yesterday's shot, i like your use of tiny apertures

my suggestion would be to crop the right side (removing the distracting red post), and enough off the bottom (to retain the 'streamlined' shape of the image)
Aussie: Yes I'm now convinced that would look better, thank you for the visit and comments.
another option that plays by the photography rule books is to crop of the however less distracting white post on the left

but then i hate rules
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Oct 2007, 12:59
I like the shot Aussie but its the red marker that makes it for me and the swell reflection it is giving off.
Good choice to leave that red thingy in the picture. It's a nice compliment to the color of the boat.
I'd like to be on it and go here and there ! Good Shot once again !!
This is quite the captivating scene, Aussie!
I think Ginnie would like everything cropped out but the towersmile Nice one btw.
Aussie: I'll have to get one of the tower for her.
  • Les Auld
  • Southport today, Birmingham tomorrow.
  • 11 Oct 2007, 23:46
Very eye catching, the shows/refelections on the water help lift the scene. Well caught.

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