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This is one of the images taken from gigrin last week. Captured the bird beautifully just before turn but due to snow on ground falling snow was mostly invisible. So I layered in snow from another shot against tree background to give true picture of the moment experienced. What do you think could it work as a piece of art?

Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens:500mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Red Kite style
Username:pronature pronature
Uploaded:10 Feb 2009 - 11:27 AM
Tags:Birds, Digitally manipulated, Farm wales, Flight, Flying, General, Gigrin, Kite, Red, Wildlife / nature
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whiteswan01
10 Feb 2009 - 11:30 AM

a wonderful shot with atmosphere love it
Dawn

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 11:32 AM

Yup
It is a good one

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vickyal
vickyal  6 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 - 11:43 AM

Great shot and detail.
Vicky

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Bumpkin
Bumpkin  759 forum posts Virgin Islands, U.s.
10 Feb 2009 - 12:00 PM

Beautiful shot well captured
deb

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 12:32 PM

Works for me excellent image

Brian.................................................

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
10 Feb 2009 - 2:24 PM

Brilliant piece of manipulation

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motorsportpictures

What an amazing shot, so well timed and the detail is spot on.
Scott

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Wilmot
Wilmot  6338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 2:36 PM

Stunning capture,amazing detail and colour.
Steve

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gwood
gwood  6 England
10 Feb 2009 - 4:10 PM

Excellent capture with fine detail..
Geoff

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albi
albi  1068 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 5:54 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Great capture with the perfect pose but it looks very flat, I looked at the histogram and the right plus left channels can be adjusted.

If you use PS go to image/adjust/levels.. A pallet with a histogram will come up, you'll see 3 triangles, While holding the alt key on your keyboard click on the left slider and move it to the edge of the histogram, this is your contrast. Do the same for the highlights, the right slider. Don't worry about the mid tones, they look after themself..

I adjusted your image and it looked loads better...

Nice work.
Tony

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72328 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 6:19 PM

Firstly, it's a great kite shot, but having looked at it several times now, I want to see 'some' snow falling in the foreground - ie in front of the kite.
Great work all the same.

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DavidWhistlecraft

Great idea to get this image, I do like the Kite's position

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pronature
pronature  827 forum posts
10 Feb 2009 - 9:18 PM

Thanks Tony you are right a little contrast helps alot and I also tweaked saturation and that has given it a lift, I try the same with a few of the others and post them later - see what you think!
Paul

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Karrol
Karrol  629 forum posts England
10 Feb 2009 - 9:20 PM

Super shot!

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