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A Red Kite about to feed, taken in a cloudless Sky. I was trying to get some eye and feather detail without 'blowing out' the sky.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 May 2013 - 2:44 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.4
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/5000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:I've Got my Eye on You!
Username:briantjjones briantjjones
Uploaded:27 May 2013 - 12:16 PM
Tags:Birdsflight, Feathers, Red kite, Wildlife / nature
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briantjjones
27 May 2013 - 12:47 PM

Ian,

Looks much better thanks,

Brian.

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iancrowson
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27 May 2013 - 12:54 PM

Hi
Great capture.
I've done a second mod to frame it in 10x8. I'm not sure about your nearly square frame.
It's a very good image, sharp and detailed, I lightened the shadows just a touch in the first mod.
Could the image be just a touch under exposed as the sky is a darkish blue.?
regards
Ian

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27 May 2013 - 12:58 PM

My third mod is with an adjustment in levels, moving the right hand point to the left to edge of histogram detail. This brightened the whole image.

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briantjjones
27 May 2013 - 1:07 PM

Ian,

Again thanks does look better 10x8. And you are dead right abpout exposure, things were happening that quick and the sun went behind the one small cloud in the sky and no time to change exposure Sad Cheers, Brian.

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27 May 2013 - 2:11 PM

Brilliante in flight capture.....Grin

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banehawi Critique Team 10822 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2821 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2013 - 4:18 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Its a good shot. Main issue is that youve had to crop it quite tightly, and as a result, noise is visible.

Using a noise reduction programme, lifting the shadows, and placing a tiny catchlight in the eye, - which is actually there but hard to see, makes a difference, as in the mod.


Regards


Willie

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briantjjones
27 May 2013 - 4:55 PM

Willie Hi,

Thanks again for the mod. Does make a huge difference for the better. Did you use Photoshop for noise reduction or other application?

Regards, Brian.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10822 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2821 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2013 - 6:55 PM

I used Noise Ninja. Photoshop would work, I prefer Noise Ninja.

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briantjjones
27 May 2013 - 6:58 PM

Willie,

Thanks for info. I just used the sharpen and luminance sliders in Lightroom 4.

Brian.

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