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I thought this shot lended itself to watercolour so I tried a little artistic adjustment , shall we say. The original shot was taken at the Kittywake nesting colony at Seaford on the south coast. There were a few disagreements over the best spots or where one landed too close to sitting birds. These two were conducting a beautiful ballet as they danced around the sky.
It won't be to many bird connoisseur's taste but I like the way it has turned out, so here it is. All opinions welcome, good or bad.
Many thanks for all the C&C's on 'Giv' us a Hug', it did better than I thought it would.
Best wishes and a have a great week,
Steve.

ps. The red's were playing chase and pounce, not making baby Reds.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:sigma 150-500mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.2
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/8000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Sky Dance
Username:SteveMoulding SteveMoulding
Uploaded:13 Jul 2011 - 5:55 PM
Tags:Cliffs, Colony, Digital art, Digitally manipulated, General, Kittywake, Landscape / travel, Seabird, Wildlife / nature
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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2011 - 6:06 PM

Excellent and very well timed capture,
saeid

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6539 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2011 - 6:07 PM

I am not a connoisseur but to my eye it looks a nice shot, the timing is spot on. - gary

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2011 - 6:10 PM

I like it, even if no beggar else does.....

Ade

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2011 - 6:12 PM

I love the poses of the two birds. She could drop something right into his mouth, beautifully timed capture..........Sandy

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2011 - 6:21 PM

What a wonderful image ...
It really cheers my heart to see this

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
13 Jul 2011 - 6:28 PM

I think it's a great image, super timed shot.

Len

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bluetitblue
13 Jul 2011 - 6:29 PM

Great capture.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2011 - 6:36 PM

Very nice-- good choices made!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2011 - 7:06 PM

Wow, this is so artistic, and very beautiful, Steve. Carol

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2011 - 7:13 PM

This is delightful and the treatment enhances it so well Smile
Helen

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Samuel_Aron
13 Jul 2011 - 7:17 PM

Excellent shot! I like the interaction between the two Kittiwakes.
Sam.

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 4166 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2011 - 7:23 PM

Great capture, terrific pose. Can't see why it wouldn't be to bird connoisseurs taste myself. Nice treatment.
Jason

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 - 7:51 PM

Great shot Steve, spot on.
Brian

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2011 - 8:22 PM

great inter action between the two birds

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JackieB
JackieB  4 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2011 - 8:26 PM

Excellent capture...well done

Jackie

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4629 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2011 - 9:24 PM

Crackinjg shot !.....beautifully timed to capture the birds interaction, creating a lovely arrangement.....1st class !!!!

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Adrian_Reynolds
13 Jul 2011 - 9:32 PM

That's a beautiful capture Steve,
Adrian

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2011 - 9:33 PM

Fantastic shot, excellent timing and I love the processing and presentation.

Hugh

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MikeGreaves
13 Jul 2011 - 10:20 PM

Great shot and presentation of the aerial ballet,Steve Smile
Mike

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
13 Jul 2011 - 10:51 PM

Hi Steve its a great capture regards gray.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2011 - 10:55 PM

Elegant! Well captured movement.

Ann

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 12:24 AM

brilliant timing steve fantastic detail love the presetation a stunning inflight capture nice one Wink
andy

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louisemorrisonsty

Hey Steve. What a FANTASTIC capture. I love it. Well done. Grin
Lou

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 8:14 AM

An excellent capture Steve - good interaction between the birds and a great comp - a very nice one

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95919 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 8:36 AM

Would look good ona wall, Steve.
A very relaxing image

Adrian

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gingerdelight
14 Jul 2011 - 10:28 AM

A really beautifully composed image, well done!
Carol

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 7:37 PM

A very artistic wildlife image, the bottom gull looks like it is practising ballet

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 7:41 PM

Lovely work and love the title..Lin

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 8:16 PM

Wonderful timing here Steve, and what a shot
Lillian

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ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 41108 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 8:17 PM

superb capture steve well caught.

Ian.

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AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 9:13 PM

Never mind the connoisseurs, I love this to bits! They're so graceful, balletic - and, of course, they're in love GrinGrin
Theresa

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Anna62
Anna62  3 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2011 - 1:08 PM

Steve this just magnificent. You have captured the elegance of these 2 birds in flight...beautiful Smile

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LukeParkinson
15 Jul 2011 - 10:14 PM

Superb Steve... Very good mate !

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Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2011 - 10:25 PM

Outstanding piece of work Steve, very well composed.
Shell

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
16 Jul 2011 - 2:49 PM

Brilliant image well worked, good title.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2011 - 6:57 PM

Stunning shot Steve and what a perfect title.
Ron

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Gemma9
Gemma9  5 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2011 - 7:13 PM

Wonderful shot, well timed.
Gemma

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Imagephotographics

Wonderful capture Steve - well done !

Chris

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Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2011 - 12:37 AM

Wonderful artistic photography - really stunning.

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 11:19 PM

wow.... you get the best wildlife shots this is amazing

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