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Sky Dance

By SteveMoulding  
I thought this shot lended itself to watercolour so I tried a little artistic adjustment , shall we say. The original shot was taken at the Kittywake nesting colony at Seaford on the south coast. There were a few disagreements over the best spots or where one landed too close to sitting birds. These two were conducting a beautiful ballet as they danced around the sky.
It won't be to many bird connoisseur's taste but I like the way it has turned out, so here it is. All opinions welcome, good or bad.
Many thanks for all the C&C's on 'Giv' us a Hug', it did better than I thought it would.
Best wishes and a have a great week,
Steve.

ps. The red's were playing chase and pounce, not making baby Reds.

Tags: Cliffs General Digitally manipulated Digital art Colony Seabird Landscape and travel Kittywake Wildlife and nature

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Comments


13 Jul 2011 6:06PM
Excellent and very well timed capture,
saeid

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gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
13 Jul 2011 6:07PM
I am not a connoisseur but to my eye it looks a nice shot, the timing is spot on. - gary
Ade_Osman 12 4.5k 36 England
13 Jul 2011 6:10PM
I like it, even if no beggar else does.....

Ade
13 Jul 2011 6:12PM
I love the poses of the two birds. She could drop something right into his mouth, beautifully timed capture..........Sandy
13 Jul 2011 6:21PM
What a wonderful image ...
It really cheers my heart to see this
13 Jul 2011 6:28PM
I think it's a great image, super timed shot.

Len
Great capture.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
13 Jul 2011 6:36PM
Very nice-- good choices made!
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
13 Jul 2011 7:06PM
Wow, this is so artistic, and very beautiful, Steve. Carol
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 7:13PM
This is delightful and the treatment enhances it so well Smile
Helen
Excellent shot! I like the interaction between the two Kittiwakes.
Sam.
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.0k 10 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 7:23PM
Great capture, terrific pose. Can't see why it wouldn't be to bird connoisseurs taste myself. Nice treatment.
Jason
13 Jul 2011 7:51PM
Great shot Steve, spot on.
Brian
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 8:22PM
great inter action between the two birds
JackieB Plus
5 18 3 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 8:26PM
Excellent capture...well done

Jackie
Niknut Plus
5 1.1k 68 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 9:24PM
Crackinjg shot !.....beautifully timed to capture the birds interaction, creating a lovely arrangement.....1st class !!!!
13 Jul 2011 9:32PM
That's a beautiful capture Steve,
Adrian
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 9:33PM
Fantastic shot, excellent timing and I love the processing and presentation.

Hugh
Great shot and presentation of the aerial ballet,Steve Smile
Mike
13 Jul 2011 10:51PM
Hi Steve its a great capture regards gray.
EAS Plus
6 1 13 Scotland
13 Jul 2011 10:55PM
Elegant! Well captured movement.

Ann
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2011 12:24AM
brilliant timing steve fantastic detail love the presetation a stunning inflight capture nice one Wink
andy
Hey Steve. What a FANTASTIC capture. I love it. Well done. Grin
Lou
14 Jul 2011 8:14AM
An excellent capture Steve - good interaction between the birds and a great comp - a very nice one
tomcat Plus
10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2011 8:36AM
Would look good ona wall, Steve.
A very relaxing image

Adrian
14 Jul 2011 10:28AM
A really beautifully composed image, well done!
Carol
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
14 Jul 2011 7:37PM
A very artistic wildlife image, the bottom gull looks like it is practising ballet
14 Jul 2011 7:41PM
Lovely work and love the title..Lin
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2011 8:16PM
Wonderful timing here Steve, and what a shot
Lillian
ianrobinson Plus
6 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2011 8:17PM
superb capture steve well caught.

Ian.
AshTree Plus
6 1.7k 6 England
14 Jul 2011 9:13PM
Never mind the connoisseurs, I love this to bits! They're so graceful, balletic - and, of course, they're in love GrinGrin
Theresa
Anna62 4 1 Australia
15 Jul 2011 1:08PM
Steve this just magnificent. You have captured the elegance of these 2 birds in flight...beautiful Smile
15 Jul 2011 10:14PM
Superb Steve... Very good mate !
15 Jul 2011 10:25PM
Outstanding piece of work Steve, very well composed.
Shell
16 Jul 2011 2:49PM
Brilliant image well worked, good title.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
16 Jul 2011 6:57PM
Stunning shot Steve and what a perfect title.
Ron
16 Jul 2011 7:13PM
Wonderful shot, well timed.
Gemma
Wonderful capture Steve - well done !

Chris
Suehh Plus
9 39 6 England
19 Jul 2011 12:37AM
Wonderful artistic photography - really stunning.
Mynett Plus
7 142 6 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2011 11:19PM
wow.... you get the best wildlife shots this is amazing

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