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Hi everyone!

Firstly, thank you everybody for their comments and votes on yesterday's osprey, and a big thanks to Pete for the HC. Smile

Anyway, today's one was also ISO 1600 and I'm quite pleased with it. I liked the pose on this one. It was VERY early in the morning Smile (about 5.30).

As usual LARGE is MUCH better if you have the time to take a peek Smile

Thanks
Jonah

Camera:Nikon D300s + MB-D10 grip Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 300mm F2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The Swoop
Username:jonah794 jonah794
Uploaded:26 Jul 2010 - 4:26 PM
Tags:Fishing, Osprey, Rothiemurchus, Scotland, Swoop, Wildlife / nature, Wings
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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2010 - 4:39 PM

Superb shot.

Taken in a perfect manner.

Rock

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84245 forum postsKarenFB vcard England161 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2010 - 4:42 PM

Brilliantly timed - have you done any post processing?

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jonah794
jonah794  41723 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2010 - 4:56 PM

Thanks both - a good question Karen.

On this particular bird I have not really done much:

I did a little saturation tweaks, removing a lot of blue, which was overtaking the picture. Then I darkened the wings a little bit, which luckily were not blown out. I reduced the noise in Lightroom, cropped, added my frame and removed the distracting 'half-reflection' at the bottom. Smile

Last Modified By jonah794 at 26 Jul 2010 - 4:57 PM

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Angi_Wallace
Angi_Wallace e2 Member 6172 forum postsAngi_Wallace vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2010 - 5:00 PM

Wonderful capture Josh.
Angi

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2010 - 5:19 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Something not quite right with the white under the wing here Jonah, they have taken on a very grey and flat appearance as if you have tried in some way to bring back the exposure.

If you do need to bring back an area of white it needs to be done very carefully and really only to the least amount that makes the image "acceptable". If you push beyond this then you get these sorts of tell-tale signs.

That said I know how difficult the exposure was, and especially when there was a large amount of white showing, which was made doubly worse when the area of background was particularly dark.

Not sure from what I saw on the back of your camera that you are making the most of these shots with your post-processing. I'd be happy to process one of your choosing and see what I can do with it, given that I apply very little processing to my own shots it would be interesting to see if it makes any difference.

Anyway a vote for capturing the moment, the technical side in camera and post are much easier to learn than the anticipation to press the shutter at the right moment.

Last Modified By csurry at 26 Jul 2010 - 5:20 PM

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Kingfisher8
26 Jul 2010 - 5:55 PM

Congrats on a beautiful capture well done.

Keith.

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Graham-Mead
26 Jul 2010 - 6:45 PM

Beautiful shot, well done.

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EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2010 - 7:41 PM

I would have been very pleased to make this capture.

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Oliverpants e2 Member 5Oliverpants vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2010 - 7:41 PM

Great capture. Ann

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bluetitblue
26 Jul 2010 - 8:09 PM

Excelent capture well done.

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