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tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
29 May 2010 3:14PM
much prefer V1 Cheryl.
There are two background "lines" on V2 which are above and to the right hand side of the head. They tend to draw the eye away from the face.

paulrosser 9 22 Wales
29 May 2010 3:28PM
V1 Cheryl. V2 seems to have a slight bluish colour cast to it on my monitor.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
29 May 2010 3:39PM
Great shots with excellent use of selective focussing - of the two my preference is with V 1.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
29 May 2010 3:45PM
Same bird - two different colours. V1 has the more natural look.
Never did like that blue version.Wink
csurry 16 9.2k 92
29 May 2010 3:54PM
Yeah, you kind of have to ignore the colour cast in version two. Both shot in shade. I did not realise but NX2 although it says as shot in the WB actually wasn't as shot. I shot on cloudy, but V2 definitely is not the same tone as processing in NX2 and specifically setting WB to cloudy. Not sure why that is, or should be, but I know to look out for it now.

See what you're saying Adrian, had not noticed that the lighter patch behind the head in v2 looks like 2 lines. Will take a look at that when I reprocess for the website.

Thanks all.
Angi_Wallace 10 172 10 United Kingdom
29 May 2010 5:24PM
Wow, this is even better, so many of the best shots this week are birds of prey, freaky.
rickie 13 98 1 United Kingdom
29 May 2010 5:43PM
amaziing detail
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
29 May 2010 5:55PM
Don't mind which way the bird faces TBH but I prefer the colour of V1
9 10 10 England
29 May 2010 6:04PM
A wide eyed beauty.
Shroomer 11 14 167 England
29 May 2010 6:19PM
Great striking eyes again Cheryl, but would love to see one perched showing the talons and all the bird rather than it hiding in grass. Sorry but it looks so unnatural there
Adderwatcher 8 60 19 United Kingdom
29 May 2010 6:34PM
V1 for me, excellent detailed capture.
Brian_Scott 8 42 27 United Kingdom
29 May 2010 6:40PM
WOW Sharp as .... I much prefer the colours in V1 if not just slighlty toned down a smidge. Its the eyes on these, just stunning

And i can see what Richards saying i would like to see one on a nice log with all its talons on show to full glory. But i do like this aswell, Superb work
csurry 16 9.2k 92
29 May 2010 6:50PM
Thanks all. Thanks Angi.

There's a problem with showing the feet on this and it's not the jesses. The bird will not sit on a perch when it is out in the open, check out the image at the top of Tim's Portfolio .

Put either (there are two SEOs at the MWFC) in it's enclosure and they will both sit quite happily on a perch, but not in the open. Hopefully that will change over time. So not possible to get a shot of it other than down in the grass, and even then they tend to just lie down.
Vince_S 8 10 England
29 May 2010 8:21PM
The eyes have it. V1 is stunning.
Oliverpants 9 2 2 England
29 May 2010 8:33PM
V1 for me, great colour. Ann
mam, its actually a touch of genius,kudos to ur god given skill...i have fallen in love with u actually
Bonico 8 Romania
9 Jun 2010 8:47PM
Beautiful capture, V1 for me!

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