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Focused Attitude

By SteveMoulding    
Back to my birds for this upload. This beauty is a Red Kite as you all probably know and was right at home at the International Bird of Prey Centre in Newent. Well worth a visit if you haven't been before. The day was sunshine and showers, heavy showers sometimes but we didn't let it spoil our day. The light wasn't great for photography but like everyone of you, you still try and get some good shots. I hope you like this one.
Many thanks for all the votes and comments on my first attempts at landscapes. It's always good to try and do something out of your comfort zone, I might try Transport or Portraits next, who knows. Mind you, there is a lot of excellent photographers on here and I don't think mine would measure up.
Thanks again everyone, I hope you like this one, best viewed large.
Steve.

Tags: Close-up and macro Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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davey_griffo 10 213 165 England
25 Jul 2009 4:52PM
Don't see why not, Steve, this looks like an excellent portrait to me!!

Love the angry, "what you lookin' at?" expression.

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lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
25 Jul 2009 5:00PM
Great eye contact
Mikelane 12 1 Wales
25 Jul 2009 5:00PM
Wow this is fatastic ,the detail in its feathers is just superb,and what eye contact ,excellent work regards
Mike
somnathchatterjee 10 67 175 India
25 Jul 2009 5:11PM
well done.
fvg 11 Argentina
25 Jul 2009 5:16PM
A great Portrait, good Comp, dtails, sharp and good tones. great expression on his face, a little scary
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4051 Canada
25 Jul 2009 5:26PM
Nice shot, terrific expression. I like the mod from Geoff, - the eyes can do with a little more contrast/colour, especially on the left.



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geoffash26 15 2.5k United Kingdom
25 Jul 2009 5:28PM
Like the head tilted to one side have upped the contrast sat on eyes only
Geoff
hary60 10 2 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2009 5:29PM
Super close up Steve good detail
Harry
franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2009 5:57PM
I like this one.

Ken
Bob_V 12 1 2 United States
25 Jul 2009 6:14PM
A stunning close-up, such great work.
Bob
redshank 10 1 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2009 7:58PM
Beautiful close up shot Steve, great detail.
Martin.
shandoor 10 1 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2009 8:13PM
Wow a beautiful image with superb colours and detail congrats what a shot
Alexa
Stace 11 2 2 England
25 Jul 2009 8:31PM
Great close up

Stace
bpearson3 10 1 England
25 Jul 2009 9:19PM
Spectacular crisp, pin sharp image.
10/10 Steve.

Bev
moocow 10 12 1 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2009 10:06PM
Great close up, lovely detail. Love the eyes, very intense Smile
dmhuynh72 11 44 3 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2009 10:13PM
stunning portrait Stevie
regards
Yung
sparrowhawk Plus
11 277 2 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2009 10:20PM
wonderful
EAS 10 1 13 Scotland
25 Jul 2009 10:57PM
Don't think I'd like to be looked at in quite that way! Details, focus, colour all really great, making for a lovely portrait.

Ann
CraigJones 10 1 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2009 12:10AM
Beautiful portrait with great detail, proud to be your '30th'
Well done Steve

Craig
photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
26 Jul 2009 2:15AM
super portrait
Dennis
Ray42 11 3 England
26 Jul 2009 7:53AM
Great close up - like the mod too
motorsportpictures 11 289 23 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2009 11:11AM
Excellent close-up.
Scott
EamonnM 11 1 1 Ireland
26 Jul 2009 5:10PM
Brilliant shot Steve, great capture.
EamonnM
phototime 13 8 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2009 6:57PM
A fantastic close up,wonderful detail.

Mo
andylea 11 37 1 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2009 10:11PM
brilliant detail stunning capture steve nice one
andy
sable 11 9 7 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2009 10:14PM
An excellent shot - beautiful colour and detail well presented - Elizabeth
susanbarton 11 11 1 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2009 11:37PM
It's a lovely portrait Steve! a great shot with lovely detail and colour and nice bright eyes even if they look a little cross(ed)

Susan
goso 13 2 1 Australia
27 Jul 2009 12:54AM
"The Stare" - great shot Steve...Bill
PattiW 14 24 2 United States
27 Jul 2009 1:40PM
Striking detail and color! Patti
Phil_Nunez 10 21 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2009 11:44PM
Stunning shot Steve, that stare! A bird with attitude
Regards
Phil
Alan_Coles 13 178 11 Wales
28 Jul 2009 1:49PM
Excellent effort Steve, nice colour & feather detail.

One of of my fave birds. A few days ago I went to the Gigrin Kite feeding station in mid wales and the light was rubbish but we got to see loads of them feeding. Better still, we moved on to the Elan Valley later on to do some landscape stuff and came across one perched up in a tree - what a buzz!
TerryMcK 11 72 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2009 8:10AM
Excellent Kite portrait, Steve, Nicely detailed with a good crop accentuating those eyes.
Terry
norton 15 2 6 Jersey
29 Jul 2009 9:58AM
Lovely close up Steve,well captured..................

Tony.
nickyv32 12 135 England
1 Aug 2009 1:15PM
Looks as though you have painted him

Nicky
fatmod 13 22 England
8 Aug 2009 9:17PM
stunning detail

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