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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,

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

Voters: inntrykk, JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY, phillG and 68 more

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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
13 Jul 2011 6:06PM
Excellent and very well timed capture,

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gary_d 10 576 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 15 4.5k 36 England
13 Jul 2011 6:10PM
I like it, even if no beggar else does.....

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
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
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
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.

13 Jul 2011 6:29PM
Great capture.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
13 Jul 2011 6:36PM
Very nice-- good choices made!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
13 Jul 2011 7:06PM
Wow, this is so artistic, and very beautiful, Steve. Carol
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 7:13PM
This is delightful and the treatment enhances it so well Smile
13 Jul 2011 7:17PM
Excellent shot! I like the interaction between the two Kittiwakes.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 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.
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 7:51PM
Great shot Steve, spot on.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 8:22PM
great inter action between the two birds
JackieB 7 18 3 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 8:26PM
Excellent capture...well done

Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 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,
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 9:33PM
Fantastic shot, excellent timing and I love the processing and presentation.

13 Jul 2011 10:20PM
Great shot and presentation of the aerial ballet,Steve Smile
13 Jul 2011 10:51PM
Hi Steve its a great capture regards gray.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
13 Jul 2011 10:55PM
Elegant! Well captured movement.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2011 12:24AM
brilliant timing steve fantastic detail love the presetation a stunning inflight capture nice one Wink
Hey Steve. What a FANTASTIC capture. I love it. Well done. Grin
Ray42 10 3 England
14 Jul 2011 8:14AM
An excellent capture Steve - good interaction between the birds and a great comp - a very nice one
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2011 8:36AM
Would look good ona wall, Steve.
A very relaxing image

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2011 10:28AM
A really beautifully composed image, well done!
Glostopcat 12 255 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
8 22 17 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2011 8:16PM
Wonderful timing here Steve, and what a shot
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2011 8:17PM
superb capture steve well caught.

AshTree 8 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
Anna62 7 1 Australia
15 Jul 2011 1:08PM
Steve this just magnificent. You have captured the elegance of these 2 birds in flight...beautiful Smile
LukeParkinson 8 30 3 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2011 10:14PM
Superb Steve... Very good mate !
Shellio 7 2 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2011 10:25PM
Outstanding piece of work Steve, very well composed.
16 Jul 2011 2:49PM
Brilliant image well worked, good title.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
16 Jul 2011 6:57PM
Stunning shot Steve and what a perfect title.
Gemma9 8 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2011 7:13PM
Wonderful shot, well timed.
17 Jul 2011 6:23AM
Wonderful capture Steve - well done !

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

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