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By daffydill56
Harold The Griffon Vulture

Taken at Eagle Heights Shoreham a few weeks ago. I thought I would 'have a play' with the image by giving it a different background as the original was very dull. I don't know if you like it, but your honest opininions would be very much appreciated on this occasion thanks. I have uploaded the original image in the mod section.

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Stats for the original Harold image are as follows:

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28/03/2007 11:48:21
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Raw converted in C1LE and manipulated in Elements 5.

Tags: Bird of prey Vulture Digitally manipulated Pets and captive animals

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piccy 15 8 Wales
17 Apr 2007 10:24AM
He looks very special with that sky behind him. Lovely job and great shot of the bird.
AlanBW 15 20 England
17 Apr 2007 10:29AM
This is a stunning image, great work Fran
catnappin 14 666 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2007 10:56AM
Thats a fantastic image ! I have just viewed your gallery too , and it's almost an encyclopedia of British wildlife, what an inspiration , thankyou.
17 Apr 2007 1:45PM
lovely shot like the sky effect brings harold out well

Fab work Fran .... great !
bobalot 14 10 England
17 Apr 2007 5:40PM
wonderful image well done.

regards bob
MikeRC 16 3.6k United Kingdom
17 Apr 2007 5:42PM
What a great shot.....Mike
tull 17 181 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2007 6:14PM
Excellent capture Fran and well done with the background.

NevP 15 853 13 Canada
17 Apr 2007 6:43PM
Very nice. To be picky, I would say give the light playing on the bottom feathers the same colour as the new background light, and parhaps blur the outline by one or two pixels for a better blend. However, this is terrific. Smile
brian1208 17 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2007 8:04PM
I agree with "Picky Nev" Smile Fran.- I could see this as a book cover or advertising poster, its got real impact

(On second thought, maybe he should be called "Gordon", circling over our pension funds! Smile )
bunbeam 15 2 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2007 10:05PM
awesome shot the background really suits it
Pegon 15 78 1 England
17 Apr 2007 10:45PM
A fantastic shot Fran, and the background looks great to me.
daffydill56 17 190 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2007 10:58PM
Thanks everyone for your comments at clicks. Much appreciated.

Nev & Brian, I did actually blur the edges to blend him in, but maybe not enough? Also I left those feathers white, 'cos that's how they were. Your comments have been taken onboard, thanks.

Like your title better than mine Brian lol.

Maiwand 14 3 73 England
17 Apr 2007 11:01PM
Well worth the effort in changing the B/G Fran. Cracking shot. Ron
Carabosse 18 41.5k 270 England
18 Apr 2007 12:50AM
I think you've done this very well Fran. I doubt I would have guessed it was manipulated.
chrissd 15 304 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2007 5:48AM
hells teeth this is stunning
peter_oak 15 1 England
18 Apr 2007 11:46AM
Nice shot Fran,a bit tight for me but a good shot.

Blenkinsopp 15 320 4 England
18 Apr 2007 4:50PM
awesome capture of the subject
-jury is still out about the background Smile can't make up my mind
daffydill56 17 190 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2007 7:09PM
Thanks once again one and all for taking the time to look and comment.

cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2007 9:37PM
Lovely clarity and the B/G adds a little eeriness.

Gecko 15 25 Australia
18 Apr 2007 11:45PM
Fabulous capture! Pam
KingArthur 14 8 Malta
19 Apr 2007 12:16AM
Marvellous shot Fran, great skills ..... amazing detail in the plumage, exquisite work.

20 Apr 2007 3:26AM
Absolutely fantastic capture Fran - a great nature shot indeed!

daffydill56 17 190 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2007 6:47AM
Thank you all for your kind comments and clicks.Much appreciated.

PLCimagery 14 78 1 England
20 Apr 2007 7:50AM
Stunning result.
hebdens 15 5
20 Apr 2007 9:12AM
fab work, WOW !
Mavis 19 143 2 England
20 Apr 2007 11:25AM
Lovely sharp image Fran . Love the background . xxx

Thanks for wonderful comment on my gentian xx
21 Apr 2007 8:11AM
Great job with this.....Luv how you redid the background, the image is truly amazing!

Well DOne!

Suzan Smile
SueTurner 16 81 3 England
21 Apr 2007 11:29PM
changing the background certainly makes it a more dramatic shot, looks good enough to me Fran, well done on the PS work

Detona 14
24 Apr 2007 9:09AM
This background gives the photo a stronger look, the original isn't bad too, but the manipulated is in my opinion better. I wouldn't have guessed it was manipulated so very well done!

HUMIE 14 2 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2007 1:20PM
Quite right Fran the new sky makes the image,although the bird in question is so well caught and defined.
Makes me realise how badly I need PS.
Not heard of this place in Shoreham...would you recommend it?
Tony_Baloni 15 9 2 Scotland
1 May 2007 7:04PM
My GOB fell open when I saw this image and I've emailed it to 4 other EPZ users.

It's a Belter...!

Keep at it.

Alison_S 15 339 United Kingdom
2 May 2007 9:11AM
You must be chuffed to bits with this!

clive burrow 17 71 United Kingdom
14 May 2007 5:38PM
Fran, excellent work on the background, it certainely works in my opinon.

19 Jul 2008 7:41PM
Stunning shot.

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