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Another shot of the red kite from the Mid-Wales Falconry Centre.

Not the best shot in the world, but I quite liked the pose. (Sometimes you just never know what appeals to others and I don't just mean Pete. Really expected only 10-15 you know whats for this as it wasn't a classical pose or situation).

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Title:Red Kite
Username:csurry csurry
Uploaded:18 Oct 2005 - 8:49 AM
Tags:Pets / captive animals
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kokobrown
kokobrown  91902 forum posts Scotland
18 Oct 2005 - 9:04 AM

another cracking shot...
great DOF

laura
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Chris_H
Chris_H  101471 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2005 - 9:06 AM

Nice and sharp and wonderful colours.

Chris

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1218416 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2005 - 9:14 AM

I flinch when I pick some EC's these days, especially ones where I'm going to be accused of favouritism, bribes or subject bias. But I won't be dragged down... lol.

I don't favour Cheryl...she hasn't paid me anything... and I'm not totally fussed about birds of prey. But this is super sharp, perfectly exposed, well framed and all round top photography. Well done.

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chase
chase Critique Team 81104 forum postschase vcard England231 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2005 - 9:23 AM

Well done Cheryl & congratulations..I think Pete has covered just about everything,so I'll just tell you I like it.
Janet

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mcc28_x
mcc28_x  933 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Oct 2005 - 9:24 AM

Excellent.

Mark

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futura
futura  975 forum posts
18 Oct 2005 - 9:25 AM

Really nice shot, razor sharpness and spot on composition.

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shane
shane  9 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2005 - 9:25 AM

brilliant. so sharp

click
shane

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Miles Herbert
18 Oct 2005 - 9:32 AM

...lol... yawn... another EC...

nahhh...just kidding, you deserve them Cheryl.

...and the birds don't hate you! :-(

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katieb
katieb e2 Member 9255 forum postskatieb vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2005 - 9:44 AM

Fantastic capture-so much detail.
A well deserved EC congrats.
Kate

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mellyleth
mellyleth  10212 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Oct 2005 - 9:51 AM

Can't argue with this one - it's a cracking shot. Congrats (again..!)

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rickie
rickie e2 Member 998 forum postsrickie vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2005 - 10:03 AM

super sharp

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flowerted
flowerted e2 Member 9104 forum postsflowerted vcard United Kingdom
18 Oct 2005 - 10:32 AM

great shot cheryl well deserved ec
ted

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Pete_g
Pete_g  9301 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Oct 2005 - 10:34 AM

Congrats on EC Cheryl...very jealous .

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ValSaxby
ValSaxby e2 Member 8130 forum postsValSaxby vcard United Kingdom
18 Oct 2005 - 10:39 AM

Wow, that is a super shot. Well done on EC well deserved.

Val

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12350 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2005 - 10:58 AM

Pin sharp, just superb.

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2005 - 4:34 PM

Congrats on a well taken shot, love the detail and overall presentation, congrats on the EC, well deserved!

Pete, now who would ever accuse you of favoritism? Wink

Greg

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eafy
eafy  9 Australia
18 Oct 2005 - 11:08 PM

No need to explain yourself here Pete, this is pure quality!

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jasonewell
18 Oct 2005 - 11:22 PM

Quality Cheryl.
Jason

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conrad
conrad e2 Member 910870 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2005 - 12:36 AM

Thought this might be yours. Congrats on the EC! Oh, but an RC is still missing. Oh well, have one, why not... Wink

Conrad

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2005 - 1:26 AM

Er, wow. Very surprised at this one Pete. I have lots of really good shots of this bird in different poses, but personally I chose this one because the bird just looked so comfortable.

I guess that probably sounds strange, but of all the images I just liked the way it looked. It was pleasing to me and I hoped others would like it, but really only expected a few to do so.

Still in shock
Cheryl

Thanks for all the comments.

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conrad
conrad e2 Member 910870 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2005 - 1:28 AM

Oh, come on - be honest: How much did it cost you this time...? ;-D

Conrad

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2005 - 1:38 AM

Yeah yeah, whatever you say.....LOL
Well done mate...

Ade

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt e2 Member 9739 forum postsIanFlindt vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2005 - 3:16 AM

Many congrats on your EC, Cheryl - richly deserved. I don't believe it's possible to extract more detail from an image as you have done from this one. Sublime.

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davidbailie
davidbailie e2 Member 10428 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2005 - 11:17 AM

Yes fine shot

Dave

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PatrickSmith
19 Oct 2005 - 3:14 PM

Wow! Better late than never!
Patrick

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suleesia
suleesia  9176 forum posts Malaysia
19 Oct 2005 - 6:38 PM

wonderful eye detail, the plummage detail is beautifully captured. Excellent work!

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2005 - 7:04 AM

Thanks guys (after my last comment, they all are). Still shocked at this one. Thought it would be as popular as the not for vegetarians series. Of which there are more ;-(

Conrad, I have no money at the moment, I think Pete felt sorry for me.

Thanks Ade, Ian, Dave, Patrick and Su.

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Se7enUK  8114 forum posts England
20 Oct 2005 - 9:13 AM

Well done... :O)

Paul

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Bmarie
Bmarie  877 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Oct 2005 - 8:03 AM

Just brilliant great exposure and composition

regards Marie x

and thanks for visiting.

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vickyrking
23 Oct 2005 - 1:25 AM

Well done Cheryl, this is fantastic. Well deserved EC Award.

Vicky

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paulstefan
24 Oct 2005 - 1:32 AM

Nice one - congrats on POTW, Cheryl
Paul..

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heidilee
heidilee  10901 forum posts
24 Oct 2005 - 1:50 AM

This is going to look great on canvas!!

Heidi

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2005 - 2:13 AM

24 ECs and at last a POTW, thanks Pete Wink)

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mellyleth
mellyleth  10212 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Oct 2005 - 2:26 AM

Result!!!

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flakeyflower
24 Oct 2005 - 3:49 AM

great photo.... :o)

Flakey

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Tom_H
Tom_H  948 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2005 - 3:56 AM

Great shot, and a well deserved EC and POTW; now if I could only get Pete to look at my pictures ...

Smile

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IanA
IanA  103048 forum posts England12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2005 - 3:58 AM

Bloody favoritism!! Wink)


lol
Congrats.

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Bmarie
Bmarie  877 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Oct 2005 - 5:44 AM

Congratulations - a well deserved EC

Marie

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Big Bri
Big Bri  1215507 forum posts England
24 Oct 2005 - 7:29 AM

Larger than normal wad of fivers this week was it Cheryl ? Wink

Fantastic photo in every respect, helped enormously by having such a beautiful bird to photograph.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2005 - 8:59 AM

Just noticed you've POTW.....er.....Jammy Cow.....LOL
Well done, I spose...

Ade

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2005 - 10:23 AM

Agreed Bri, I did say on another post that it is hard not to take good photos when presented with such wonderful looking animals.

Bankrupt now by the way. Peanuts no more is the order of the day, he's moved on to cashews.

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leedsgh  9496 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Oct 2005 - 3:09 AM

faultless image. Classic BOP photo.

Gav

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MartinjD  9171 forum posts
26 Oct 2005 - 2:16 PM

Stunning shot Cheryl

Well deserved recognitions for this

Martin

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peterjones e2 Member 123785 forum postspeterjones vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2005 - 7:04 AM

one of the best ever Red Kite shots Smile

Peter.

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leeg  10165 forum posts
28 Oct 2005 - 5:45 AM

Stunning shot Cheryl... love it from all aspects. was this hand-held, tripod? QWhat aperture?

Cheers

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2005 - 6:14 AM

That's a good question.

1/180th @ f/7.1, but as to the tripod, no naughty me just a monopod.

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leeg
leeg  10165 forum posts
28 Oct 2005 - 6:32 AM

Well that's good skills to get this as sharp as it is with a monopod and such a slow shutter speed. Thanks. well done again.

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2005 - 2:37 AM

It was only cos I didn't have the right plate for the 300mm which I was intending to use most that weekend (but didn't). So I was lazy and just took the monopod.

Actually for these sorts of sessions I find a monopod easier - gives me more flexibility to move around the bird and other photographers.

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taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2005 - 2:58 PM

Good job! I like these birds.

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Hawkgenes
Hawkgenes  9 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2005 - 11:16 AM

Great shot of this magnificent bird

Hawk

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liparig
liparig  9233 forum posts United States
22 Dec 2005 - 8:04 PM

stunning shot great sharpness
joe

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liparig  9233 forum posts United States
22 Dec 2005 - 8:04 PM

stunning shot great sharpness
joe

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liparig  9233 forum posts United States
22 Dec 2005 - 8:04 PM

stunning shot great sharpness
joe

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jmbphoto  7
17 Mar 2007 - 10:12 PM

great detail Cheryl...you get such good bg's and perches...nice image

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BlackNinja
16 May 2008 - 5:54 PM

brilliant shot

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Wilmot  5338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2008 - 6:22 PM

Great shot.
Steve

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