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Alvar 9 23 2 France
6 Feb 2011 11:21AM
Great shot Joan. As you say not an easy subject You have done well Smile

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6 Feb 2011 11:31AM
I like this Joan, plenty of detail retained
in the white feathers,
CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
6 Feb 2011 11:37AM
Very well captured, Joan, and well exposed, too. Carol
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
6 Feb 2011 12:10PM
You've done well capturing this lovelu in-flight shot. No suggestions as I have neither the camera nor the skill to do this!

Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 12:47PM
Love it Joan, very well taken, not easy.
moiral 6 12 Scotland
6 Feb 2011 1:07PM
Joan I am certainly no expert to offer advice, but if you go into my gallery on page 10, there is a shot of a buzzard in a tree. Banehawi of the critique team did a good write up for me. I try to stick to these rules he gave me when taking in flight shots. That is not to say it always works for me though Grin.
This is a good capture though. I like the way the wing feathers look like small pleats. Moira
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 1:36PM
really good work - this is not easy to do and you seem to be getting to grips with them well
Peagreen 6 1 1 England
6 Feb 2011 1:46PM
Lovely in flight shot, Joan. Very well taken!!
Take care, Pauline
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
6 Feb 2011 2:19PM
Well done Joan. It is not easy but fun to keep trying............Sandy
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
6 Feb 2011 2:21PM
Nicely captured in flight shot, Joan: I am no use at this sort of thing and can only admire those who can pull it off.
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 3:30PM
Well captured Joan, the bird is nicely placed to the left.
Not an easy subject to capture but you have done extremely well. One suggestion is to increase the ISO to at least 400 this will give you faster shutter speed availability. I'm no expert and have difficulty with these as well. Good luck and keep practicing.
Good shot Joan, you have captured this well - it seems a very peaceful image. Louise
Jestertheclown 8 7.4k 249 England
6 Feb 2011 7:38PM
There's quite a bit of noise in there and it's not very sharp.
You haven't told us what lens you were using so I'm guessing this was cropped from a much larger shot.
In my mod. I've de-noised it using "Noiseware" and tweaked it slightly with the shadows/highlights tool in CS5, then sharpened it. I'd also consider adding some canvas on the right to place the bird closer to a third.

Hope this helps.

Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 10:24PM
A great mod done for you there Joan that has removed a lot of the noise for you, but you did well capturing him in flight
7 10 10 England
6 Feb 2011 10:33PM
Thanks to Moira (Moiral); Steve (steve31gold) and Bren (Jestertheclown)for your help.
Jestertheclown 8 7.4k 249 England
6 Feb 2011 10:37PM
Any time!
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
6 Feb 2011 10:50PM
A superbly taken inflight shot
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 11:19PM
wonderful detail joan a cracking in flight capture nice one Wink
goso 10 2 1 Australia
6 Feb 2011 11:39PM
Well done Joan, and some good advice received...Bill
Brilane 10 5 12 Wales
7 Feb 2011 2:06AM
Superb, a picture to be proud of.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
7 Feb 2011 3:29AM
Excellent from the tip of his beak, to the titlWell done!

7 Feb 2011 7:52AM
A very well timed and captured in-flight shot, Joan.
Ray42 8 3 England
7 Feb 2011 7:53AM

Quote:There's quite a bit of noise in there and it's not very sharp.
You haven't told us what lens you were using so I'm guessing this was cropped from a much larger shot...

My thoughts too - I like his mod too - some good critique in PS for the mod too -
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
7 Feb 2011 8:07AM

Quote:Love it Joan, very well taken, not easy.

indeed, great work
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2011 1:56PM
superb capture
7 Feb 2011 6:10PM
I think it great as is ... I would be well happy with this belter
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
7 Feb 2011 7:11PM
Keep at it Joan. The more we take the luckier we Get. Just keep reding the advice and try to put it into practice.
7 Feb 2011 7:49PM
Excellent aerial capture. Well detailed.

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