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andymark 6 1 England
9 Jun 2010 8:07PM
wow that amazing work

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MikeRC Plus
11 3.6k United Kingdom
9 Jun 2010 8:11PM
Stunning shot :
...about to upload a kestrel myself...not at all sure whether to bother now. Smile

.....Mike
9 Jun 2010 8:15PM
Love the fanned tail feathers, Superb detailed shot, I would think your normal size format with more space to the left would of suited this better, especially with the bird looking in that direction.
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
9 Jun 2010 8:22PM
gorgeous i love the way the bird is framed by the branches. great pose. one for my shortlist.lesley
ringyneck 10 315 18 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2010 8:24PM
Just amazing ...and beautiful.

Keith
csurry 14 9.2k 92
9 Jun 2010 8:32PM
Thanks all.

Ah go Mike you know you want to.

Thanks Keith for the UA.

Probably right Brian, was just looking for one that was a little different to the previous uploads to try the crop. I work so hard on composition when in the field to get 3x2 or 2x3 that I very rarely crop to square. I suppose this more 5x4.

Although the tree branches end pretty promptly just out of frame, so maybe more space that way would be wasted.
Bonico 6 Romania
9 Jun 2010 8:39PM
Nicely done, great clarity!
9 Jun 2010 8:51PM
I did wonder that so hearing that it makes alot of sense. I knew there would be a reason behind it, Great work the detail is superb Wink
Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2010 9:07PM
A beautiful feather display very well captured - lovely detail - Ina
Oliverpants 7 2 2 England
9 Jun 2010 9:42PM
One of the best bird shots I have seen, I love everything about it. Ann
9 Jun 2010 10:17PM
That's a superb comp Cheryl

Jon
Julian 12 76 3 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2010 10:32PM
Intersting pose, and nice framing. It seems like it's matling prey. Background is brill.

Julian
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
9 Jun 2010 10:57PM
Cracking pose Cheryl and like the presentation and natural framing from the trees.
Might have just increased the contrast a touch though
Richard
9 Jun 2010 11:32PM
WOW fantastic capture.....Tanya
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
9 Jun 2010 11:59PM
Absolutely superb in every way. Top class professional shot.
Ronnie.
Mari 13 1.8k United Kingdom
10 Jun 2010 9:25AM
This has to be a stuffed kestrel Cheryl, for you to get such an amazing shot!!
Wink

Only joking! its fantastic, love the spread of tail feathers

Hope all well with you

Mari
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
10 Jun 2010 10:55AM
I think most would have left more room to the left but for me it's the beautiful outsretched wings that draw my attention here and I therefore feel the almost central placement is perfect. Detail and quality is what we have come to expect from you but agree with Richard re the comment about contrast,
Geoff.
10 Jun 2010 12:23PM
Fabulous capture - well done indeed

Chris
SlowSong Plus
8 6.5k 29 England
10 Jun 2010 2:25PM
What a wonderful display. Excellent capture.
Chris
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2010 2:26PM
For me this is perfect! so well captured with the tail fanned out, I would be happy to see it framed...any way!.... a truely WOW shot and I love it!
Lillian
ringyneck 10 315 18 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2010 5:30PM
Just having another look at this superb image.
Agree it is a bit pale ...BUT....as for the comp needing more room to the left...I dissagree.The large green area to the left of the bird DOES give the immpression that the bird is more to the right.The natural framing of the branches and the square format with the formal presentation all fit together so well.
I cannot believe it was Brian who sugested needing more room for the bird to fly into when he did not practice this in an earlied upload.

Thanks
keith
Vince_S 7 10 England
10 Jun 2010 5:37PM
Super shot with plenty of detail. I quite like this format but as they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Vince
10 Jun 2010 5:58PM

Quote:Just having another look at this superb image.
Agree it is a bit pale ...BUT....as for the comp needing more room to the left...I dissagree.The large green area to the left of the bird DOES give the immpression that the bird is more to the right.The natural framing of the branches and the square format with the formal presentation all fit together so well.
I cannot believe it was Brian who sugested needing more room for the bird to fly into when he did not practice this in an earlied upload.

Thanks
keith



MEOW!!!! LOL

I never said this didnt work

I also never said the bird needed more room to fly into, For starters its perched and not even flying

Dont think Keith likes me Wink
csurry 14 9.2k 92
10 Jun 2010 9:15PM
Oh dear, calm down it's only a crop Grin

Contrast looks fine on this monitor, and it had the same processing as previous images so not sure. Just compared it alongside one of the others and they look the same to me, maybe just an illusion due to the relative size of the bird and the fact the other images had much more greenery.
James_C 7 36 56 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2010 11:35AM
Wonderful and unusual shot. Love it.

James
DRicherby 8 269 725 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2010 12:21AM
I think the composition here is spot-on. You have a bit more space on the left than on the right and I think that's enough, even though the kestrel's eye is centred. Interesting pose, too.

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