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The Swoop

By jonah794  
Hi everyone!

Firstly, thank you everybody for their comments and votes on yesterday's osprey, and a big thanks to Pete for the HC. Smile

Anyway, today's one was also ISO 1600 and I'm quite pleased with it. I liked the pose on this one. It was VERY early in the morning Smile (about 5.30).

As usual LARGE is MUCH better if you have the time to take a peek Smile


Tags: Scotland Fishing Wings Osprey Rothiemurchus Swoop Wildlife and nature

Voters: HuntedDragon, Ianto74, Rock and 18 more

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Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
26 Jul 2010 4:39PM
Superb shot.

Taken in a perfect manner.


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KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
26 Jul 2010 4:42PM
Brilliantly timed - have you done any post processing?
jonah794 8 1.7k 11 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2010 4:56PM
Thanks both - a good question Karen.

On this particular bird I have not really done much:

I did a little saturation tweaks, removing a lot of blue, which was overtaking the picture. Then I darkened the wings a little bit, which luckily were not blown out. I reduced the noise in Lightroom, cropped, added my frame and removed the distracting 'half-reflection' at the bottom. Smile
Angi_Wallace 10 172 10 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2010 5:00PM
Wonderful capture Josh.
csurry 16 9.2k 92
26 Jul 2010 5:19PM
Something not quite right with the white under the wing here Jonah, they have taken on a very grey and flat appearance as if you have tried in some way to bring back the exposure.

If you do need to bring back an area of white it needs to be done very carefully and really only to the least amount that makes the image "acceptable". If you push beyond this then you get these sorts of tell-tale signs.

That said I know how difficult the exposure was, and especially when there was a large amount of white showing, which was made doubly worse when the area of background was particularly dark.

Not sure from what I saw on the back of your camera that you are making the most of these shots with your post-processing. I'd be happy to process one of your choosing and see what I can do with it, given that I apply very little processing to my own shots it would be interesting to see if it makes any difference.

Anyway a vote for capturing the moment, the technical side in camera and post are much easier to learn than the anticipation to press the shutter at the right moment.
26 Jul 2010 5:55PM
Congrats on a beautiful capture well done.

Graham-Mead 8 12 9 England
26 Jul 2010 6:45PM
Beautiful shot, well done.
9 10 10 England
26 Jul 2010 7:41PM
I would have been very pleased to make this capture.
Oliverpants 9 2 2 England
26 Jul 2010 7:41PM
Great capture. Ann
26 Jul 2010 8:09PM
Excelent capture well done.

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