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Hi all,

Another Kite pic from my recent trip to Gigrin. Quite happy with the bird but think the background is a little to distracting with the post... I am ***** with the processing - anyone reckon they could make the back ground a little better?


Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:12 Feb 2011 - 2:31 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Red Kite - luecistic
Username:Alan_Coles Alan_Coles
Uploaded:1 Mar 2011 - 11:21 PM
Tags:Gigrin, Luecistic, Red kite, Wildlife / nature
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Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1168 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2011 - 6:25 AM

With some patience you could lasoe the bird and darken and blur the bg enough to make the bird stand out more, it just takes time plus a steady hand. It would be worth the effort I'm sure.


pluckyfilly Plus Member 9343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2011 - 7:58 AM

I am ***** with processing to but Dougie is right, give it a go - love the birdSmile

Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2011 - 8:24 AM

A great shot - like the mod from Dougie


Hi Trev, I have uploaded a mod, I didn't want to darken the BG too much so only gave it a tweek, but I have added some blur to make the fence lees obvious. It's a great shot well caught though, these things are fast and tricky to catch in flight so well done.

cassiecat  739 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2011 - 3:59 PM

the white kite looks striking but it seems tricky to get that to come across in a pic. its a fine capture and shows a natural bg, for me neither of the mods makes much difference.lesley

2 Mar 2011 - 6:23 PM

great shot

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