Weekly Gardenbirder's 52 for 2021

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Starting with an image of the now famous Kelpies, taken on our local walk, a 5.3m loop on New Years's Day, 2021.

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Hi @gardenbirder ...

I've seen many pics of the Kelpies before but not with the nearby canal and pathways.

I seem to have included the nearby word, must be on theme ;)
 

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Like David said I too have seen many images of the Kelpies but never like this shot, really is a lovely image with the canal in view.
 
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I've seen many pics of the Kelpies before but not with the nearby canal and pathways.
lol, me too! I like the inclusion of the life going on around the subject. Looks like the horse is sniffing the clouds... Is it me or is the horizon tilting slightly up on the right?
 
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Looks great. Our annual Scotland photography trip was to include this at Easter but as with most things last year - cancelled :(
 
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Agree with the rest.. nice take on the kelpies. They almost look like they've been cloned into the shot...
 
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Wow! Thanks for all the positive feedback, great start to thew New Year :) I've tried to get the horizon right on this crop :)

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Is it too late to reference Christmas? Some frosted berries and ice droplets reflecting the sunlight from our walk this morning. I called it 'jingle berries'.

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Yep - nice winter feel.
 
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Not been able to get out, for obvious reasons, so relying on a stock image this week, of the refinery at Grangemouth from a few winters back. How i miss heading out when the snow is on the hills, looking forward to getting our freedom back sometime soon!

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Loads of muck being put into the sky no doubt.
Lovely wintry colours and feel to the photo, but it looks like it's not level

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Great shot and very much on brief. Agree with the above though, horizons slightly off ?
 
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thanks for the feedback, i think it's straightened here anyway?
 
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Nice mucky shot - would look great in mono as there's not a lot of colour there anyway.
 
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Beautifully balanced shot, excellent composition and the colours in the sky are fab. I agree with Dave, and wonder what it would be like in mono.
 
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