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Red Kite style

By pronature  
This is one of the images taken from gigrin last week. Captured the bird beautifully just before turn but due to snow on ground falling snow was mostly invisible. So I layered in snow from another shot against tree background to give true picture of the moment experienced. What do you think could it work as a piece of art?

Tags: Flying Red Flight Birds General Kite Digitally manipulated Gigrin Wildlife and nature Farm wales

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10 Feb 2009 11:30AM
a wonderful shot with atmosphere love it

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10 Feb 2009 11:32AM
It is a good one
10 Feb 2009 11:43AM
Great shot and detail.
Bumpkin Plus
10 59 Virgin Islands, U.S.
10 Feb 2009 12:00PM
Beautiful shot well captured
Briwooly Plus
12 452 5 England
10 Feb 2009 12:32PM
Works for me excellent image

10 Feb 2009 2:24PM
Brilliant piece of manipulation
What an amazing shot, so well timed and the detail is spot on.
Wilmot Plus
9 338 1 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 2:36PM
Stunning capture,amazing detail and colour.
10 Feb 2009 4:10PM
Excellent capture with fine detail..
albi Plus
13 68 1 England
10 Feb 2009 5:54PM
Great capture with the perfect pose but it looks very flat, I looked at the histogram and the right plus left channels can be adjusted.

If you use PS go to image/adjust/levels.. A pallet with a histogram will come up, you'll see 3 triangles, While holding the alt key on your keyboard click on the left slider and move it to the edge of the histogram, this is your contrast. Do the same for the highlights, the right slider. Don't worry about the mid tones, they look after themself..

I adjusted your image and it looked loads better...

Nice work.
arhb Plus
10 3.3k 68 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 6:19PM
Firstly, it's a great kite shot, but having looked at it several times now, I want to see 'some' snow falling in the foreground - ie in front of the kite.
Great work all the same.
Great idea to get this image, I do like the Kite's position
10 Feb 2009 9:18PM
Thanks Tony you are right a little contrast helps alot and I also tweaked saturation and that has given it a lift, I try the same with a few of the others and post them later - see what you think!
10 Feb 2009 9:20PM
Super shot!

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