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By daffydill56

Taken at the BWC just after Xmas. As unacustomed to 'playing' with my images, I felt that this one deserved a nice b/g, V2 being the original. V3 is a cropped version (as suggested by Janet) of yesterdays upload. Thanks for viewing and for all your helpful suggestions yesterday.


ISO 400,f6.3, 1/60th sec.

Tags: Digitally manipulated Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature Kestrel bwc bird of prey Wildlife captive


motorsportpictures 11 289 23 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2009 4:59PM
brilliant shot, great detail and like the dof... works very well

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13 Jan 2009 5:06PM
Brilliant shot with great colour and detail!!!
13 Jan 2009 5:09PM
All three excellent shots. Great detail. helen
Wilmot 11 338 1 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2009 5:10PM
Superb captures
13 Jan 2009 5:22PM
Great photos...beautiful birds...
arhb 12 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2009 6:10PM
What a superb pose you've captured of this kestrel Fran, an excellent shot.
I really like the work you've done in V1 also, it looks very natural.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 9 Wales
13 Jan 2009 6:19PM
Lovely collection Fran.Numbers 1 and 3 are the best with the blurred B/G.Number 2 the back ground is a little to busy.
BERTRAM 11 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2009 6:29PM
3 Brilliant images.
Karrol 11 29 England
13 Jan 2009 6:34PM
Fantastic - V1.

Please tell me how you change the backgound like this without affecting the outline of the bird........... please!
OAKEY 11 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2009 7:57PM
Three crackers, detail is awesome in all but for me its V1 andV3. Shaun
Scaramanga 11 60 6 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2009 8:23PM
Superb work.
Billyray 11 70 3 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2009 8:31PM
Thumbnail looks good, Large is excellent.
BURNSIE 11 25 4 England
13 Jan 2009 8:48PM
Nice capture
TerryMcK 11 72 2 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2009 9:01PM
Superb trio, V1 in particular. Fine detail in the Kestrel.
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
13 Jan 2009 9:04PM
Good work with the B/G on this Fran. Love the spread of the tail feathers.
V3. The Woody looks a lovely natural composition now. Smile
shelldud 11 15 England
13 Jan 2009 9:24PM
all three great shots
stunning background work looks natural
13 Jan 2009 9:30PM
Lovely image and what a tail spread.
jayjay52 11 2 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2009 10:03PM
Love version 1
SueTurner 15 81 3 England
13 Jan 2009 10:24PM
what a lovel pose, love the tail

Shroomer 12 14 167 England
13 Jan 2009 10:28PM
Super work to make it look wild Fran but V3 gets the click all the way as its wild and a spectacular capture and pose
franfoto 12 2 32 England
14 Jan 2009 12:13AM
Wow this is a bit special Fran, great processing work on the background and lovely detail in the the fanned tail and the backward glance.
Big improvement for a small crop on yesterday's upload in #3.
14 Jan 2009 1:16AM
Well captured Fran!

photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
14 Jan 2009 3:56AM
Wow! awesome shots Fran, great work.
fentiger 18 920 24 England
14 Jan 2009 8:08AM
Three very fine images. The work you have done on No. 1 is totally effective.

cheesey 13 2 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2009 9:18AM
Cracking shots, nicely done.
tigertimb 11 40 66 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2009 4:11PM
Great shot Fran, love the pose and excellent work with the replacement background. But for the kestrel itself, I think I personally prefer the more subtle colours of #2 and the deeper blacks
HUMIE 12 2 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2009 5:03PM
Nice work Fran.....must make time to play with PS, fantastic the difference it can make.

daffydill56 16 190 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2009 5:42PM
Thanks everyone for your C & C's. Much appreciated.

Blenkinsopp 13 320 4 England
15 Jan 2009 7:51PM
brilliant piece of work
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
15 Jan 2009 8:25PM
You really have done some serious work on this great shot Fran.One of the aspects that attracts me so much to the Kestrel is the exquisite plumage pattern and you have it about perfect here. Just a tad soft on the focus perhaps but still an excellent image.
goso 13 2 1 Australia
15 Jan 2009 8:41PM
Great pics Fran - well done....Bill
Pegon 14 78 1 England
15 Jan 2009 8:54PM
Excellent work on V1 Fran, it's a cracking shot and so is V3.
cassiecat 11 39 46 England
15 Jan 2009 9:00PM
saw this as the e2 featured photo,like the Bg and pose of v1.lesley
JoeWozza 10 2 England
16 Feb 2009 3:40AM
Such a great image love the pose well done.

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