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lianna 8 13 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2010 8:04PM
a lovely capture... x x

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6 Jun 2010 8:07PM
beautiful bird,great capture.well done
Brilliant shot x
sherlob Plus
12 2.9k 129 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2010 8:22PM
Lovely as ever Cheryl, but too much to the right of the image for me. Personally I'd prefer a crop I think - perhaps a square?


Hebe 10 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2010 8:23PM
Very well captured.
6 Jun 2010 8:23PM
Quality Cheryl...
SugarDJ 9 1 England
6 Jun 2010 8:24PM

Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
6 Jun 2010 8:31PM
I agree with Adam regarding the RHS, it just competes too much with the bird.
andymark 8 1 England
6 Jun 2010 8:43PM
that a lovely shot
mumbo 8 3
6 Jun 2010 8:44PM
superb capture of one of my favourite birds.
Brian_Scott 8 42 27 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2010 8:57PM
I agree about the right hand side being a bit distracting to the eye but the rest of the image is excellent indeed. Beautifully postioned in frame and a pin sharp kestrel on a great perch. Congrats on the HC
Angi_Wallace 10 172 10 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2010 9:00PM
Lovely to see him in a tree. Congrats on the award.
6 Jun 2010 9:32PM
detail in the kestrel brilliant,well taken kev.
6 Jun 2010 10:02PM
What a beauty! Well deserves the award
csurry 16 9.2k 92
7 Jun 2010 8:27AM
Thanks all.

It's funny I was playing with various compositions, the position of the kestrel and the slope of the tree meant I have tried a number of looks. I like this one because it was supposed to be peering through the tree to see the kestrel. Will post another later taken in portrait orientation and then another cropped.

I'm not a big fan of square crops and try to work with the 3x2 format as much as possible, it always seems an easy solution to use a square crop rather than to find a more pragmatic solution Grin
proberts 14 218 4 Wales
7 Jun 2010 12:21PM
Bit of a stunner Cheryl. Perfectly placed under the top branch. Gorgeous colours too.
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2010 12:16AM
I think I'd prefer a square crop, too, but your reasoning for the 3x2 crop makes perfect sense.

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