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So do i attempt to 'blag it' and tell you that the wing-crop is intentional and not at all important in this image, or do i come clean and confess that i had made an error and underestimated the amount of frame the outspread wings would take up?

clearly i could / should have taken at a lesser focal length - pants

either way, you might have noted that the image has been 'modged' somewhat and will not be to everyone's taste - personally i like this sort of thing if done occasionally, and in this instance it offsets the issue that the environment was beyond my control and the hopeless background that was there (well that's not strictly true as i did have the option to not pick the camera up)

Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens:70.0-200.0 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:25 May 2013 - 2:19 PM
Focal Length:120mm
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:-0.375
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Username:philhomer philhomer
Uploaded:31 May 2013 - 12:43 PM
Tags:Bengal eagle owl, Bird in flight, Digitally manipulated, Eagle owl, Flight, India owl, Owl, Pets / captive animals, Raptor
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ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2013 - 1:04 PM

It a shame you lost the wing tips...
Nice photoshop work..


Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2013 - 1:54 PM

Well, that was interesting reading. On the other hand.....I love the light through those cut off wings, and the b/g colour is my favourite. Just thinking about his landing. That said, I love this type of image........Sandy

Houndog18 e2 Member 745 forum postsHoundog18 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2013 - 2:21 PM

Honesty is great and so is this image Grin

georgiepoolie e2 Member 3georgiepoolie vcard United Kingdom
31 May 2013 - 2:53 PM

Beautiful capture.

boov  2 United Kingdom
31 May 2013 - 3:26 PM

Super shot

Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2013 - 3:58 PM

Still well timed and like the colours.
Regards Richard

richmowil e2 Member 6279 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2013 - 8:21 PM

We all make them!! You have made a really nice image!!

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