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I've Got my Eye on You!

By briantjjones
Thanks for taking the time to view and critique.

A Red Kite about to feed, taken in a cloudless Sky. I was trying to get some eye and feather detail without 'blowing out' the sky.

Tags: Feathers Red kite Wildlife and nature Birdsflight

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27 May 2013 12:47PM

Looks much better thanks,


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iancrowson 6 211 142 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 12:54PM
Great capture.
I've done a second mod to frame it in 10x8. I'm not sure about your nearly square frame.
It's a very good image, sharp and detailed, I lightened the shadows just a touch in the first mod.
Could the image be just a touch under exposed as the sky is a darkish blue.?
iancrowson 6 211 142 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 12:58PM
My third mod is with an adjustment in levels, moving the right hand point to the left to edge of histogram detail. This brightened the whole image.
27 May 2013 1:07PM

Again thanks does look better 10x8. And you are dead right abpout exposure, things were happening that quick and the sun went behind the one small cloud in the sky and no time to change exposure Sad Cheers, Brian.
Ayoob 5 Australia
27 May 2013 2:11PM
Brilliante in flight capture.....Grin
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3525 Canada
27 May 2013 4:18PM
Its a good shot. Main issue is that youve had to crop it quite tightly, and as a result, noise is visible.

Using a noise reduction programme, lifting the shadows, and placing a tiny catchlight in the eye, - which is actually there but hard to see, makes a difference, as in the mod.


27 May 2013 4:55PM
Willie Hi,

Thanks again for the mod. Does make a huge difference for the better. Did you use Photoshop for noise reduction or other application?

Regards, Brian.
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3525 Canada
27 May 2013 6:55PM
I used Noise Ninja. Photoshop would work, I prefer Noise Ninja.

27 May 2013 6:58PM

Thanks for info. I just used the sharpen and luminance sliders in Lightroom 4.


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