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I'm Coming to get You!

By briantjjones
Russian Eagle taken at a Bird of Prey demo near Lincoln. The bird was sat on a post and just about to launch into flight. I was trying to cature the birds focus on the keeper who had some food ready to take. It was the best of a number of shots trying to get some shots of this bird in flight.

Tags: Flight Eagles Birds of prey Wildlife and nature

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This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.


Franko59 5 3 2 England
19 May 2013 1:09PM
Nice!,,,, Ian

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19 May 2013 1:13PM
Ian, Thanks. The shot made my day Smile

Cheers, Brian
mex Plus
8 27 3 United Kingdom
19 May 2013 1:49PM
Hi brian, quick mod, high-pass sharpen=levels to brighten=new layer select b/g=motion blur= add text flatten layer, hope this works for you, a cracking shot to start with.
cheers phil.
19 May 2013 2:02PM
Phil, Thanks for your mod, I like it and it does give the impression the bird is in flight
Cheers, Brian Smile
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3529 Canada
19 May 2013 5:06PM
A very classy shot. Great pose and timing. Highly reminiscent of the Gargoyles on the corners of the Chrysler building in New York City.

very little to add for critique: slight exposure increase; improve eye detail by targeting the eye to lift shadows.

Done in the mod,


Trev_B 9 151 68 England
19 May 2013 9:24PM
A very nice image Paul, love the crop.

I have included a mod where I have lightened the shadows, increased the contrast, added a small amount of saturation and sharpened the image.

paulbroad 9 116 1064 United Kingdom
20 May 2013 11:35AM
Potentially superb but the eye should be the most demanding thing here, and it is rather dark. Try a bit of judiciuos dodging of the eye and under the chin. Care though, soon looses contrast and that would be worse.

20 May 2013 12:30PM
Again a big thank you to you all, especially for the modifications. After coming back to photography the post prcessing is the part I struggle with most so your mods are most useful and help with the step learning curve using Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS5. Any suggestions on the best place to pick up tips on these would be also appreciated.

Thanks, Brian Smile
mex Plus
8 27 3 United Kingdom
20 May 2013 2:13PM
Hi brian, got most of my stuff off youtube and on here.
cheers phil.
20 May 2013 2:32PM

Thanks for info. Also forgot to say I really liked your portfolio, especially the portraits.

Cheers, Brian.
mex Plus
8 27 3 United Kingdom
22 May 2013 1:13PM
cheers Smile

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