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Kestral in flight - Picture added

Discussion in 'Photos : Birds' started by Trev4, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. Trev4

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    Have played a little bit with in PS to slightly desaturate the BG. What do you think

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    Original image
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    Thanks for looking

    C & C Welcome
     
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  2. Neil B

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    Love the kestral, not so sure about the background.
     
  3. andy_fozzy

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    :agree:

    cracking shot though :clap:
     
  4. jasonsaints

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    nice kestral like neil b says not sure about the background just does not look right...
     
  5. Duck_Pond

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    It's a good capture, especially against the ground, but the image has a green hue to it.
     
  6. Pops

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    The kestrel is super but the background seems to have 2 distinct halves
     
  7. Trev4

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    Thanks everyone (y), perhaps I should leave PS alone :thinking:
    I have to agree, your right, I have added the original picture now, any thoughts please
    Cheers
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  8. DOTTYROSS

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    Good BIF shot Trev, focus where it should be head on, spot on the eyes. As you know it is the DOF that gives the effect of two halves, but I do not mind this at all. Nice capture. (y)
     
  9. fernface

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    Cracking shot Trev, much prefer original background though(y)
     
  10. andy_fozzy

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    Much, much better (y)

    'Tis a belter of a shot :clap:
     
  11. TinaC

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    Love the original shot, beautiful focus and the actual shape in flight (y)
     
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    Nice shot, prefer the 2nd one was this in the wild?
     
  13. Trev4

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    Thank you Gordon, yes, I was using f/5, set up for another shot when this chap arrived, hence the small DoF which I also prefer for this shot (y)
    Cheers Brian (y)
    Thats appreciated Tina, thank you (y)
    Thank you Nicki, think I'll stop playing so much with the shots and keep them simple now, I too prefer the original. I was actually after a buzard when this chap came in low and fast.

    Thank to everyone for your comments and encouragement, its appreciated very much (y)
     
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  14. Briony

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    Wild or captive?
     
  15. Trev4

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    Sorry Nicki, I didnt say, this was at a sanctuary/hospital for injured birds of prey. A buzard was flying at the time when this guy joined in.
     
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    A cracker Trev,prefer the original[my pref],thank you.
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  17. fracster

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    Any chance of seeing it with no PP?
     
  18. mstphoto

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    Lovely shot of the Kestral but judging by the halo around the wings and tail it looks like its been cut out of another image and pasted onto a different b/g.
    Probably just a trick of the light.
    Great capture
     
  19. Trev4

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    Thanks John (y)
    No prob Ade. I have resized this for the site, small amount of sharpening in RAW that I didnt bother to remove. Other than that is out of the camera.
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  20. Trev4

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    Thanks, but your wrong there, its absolutely genuine, there isnt a halo as such, what your seeing it the light at the edge of the wing feathers. I took a series of shots and this was the best, your welcome to see the rejects.
    Here you go. No PP apart from resizing.
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  21. CT

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    Nicely caught, but just check the working colour space in your editing software Trev - I think something is set to Adobe RGB rather than sRGB?
     
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    Thanks for putting me firmly in my place.
    I did think it was the trick of the light.
    Still a great capture

    Mike
     
  23. Trev4

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    Thanks Mike, glad you like it. Hope I replied to your comment politely, no offence ever meant in any way (y)
     
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    Thank you Cedric, its appreciated. I have gone through all my settings, and yes, the RAW converter from ACR to PS was set to RGB. I hadnt noticed so thanks very much for the advice (y) Maybe I can stop strugling with colours now :D
     
  25. fracster

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    I prefer the original to be honest Trev. I am probably in the minority of one but I do think that a lot of birds are oversharpened on here. Again, just my opinion.

    You did well capturing this, well done.........(y)
     
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    Wonderful captures.
     
  27. mstphoto

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    Like wise (y)
     
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    Masterful, Trev. I love the desaturated background. (y)
     
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    Well captured Trev hope to meet you on Thursday night.
    Paul.
     
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    Good capture Trev (y) and fair play for having a play around in PS. If we dont make mistakes we learn absolutely nothing, well spotted by Ced`s, and Ade is right as there aint a lot wrong with the original.
     
  31. Jared

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    I really like the seond one which I think is the original.
     
  32. Trev4

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    Cheers Ade
    Thank you Don
    thanks Mike
    Thanks Mark
    Sorry Paul, had to call it off at the last moment, hope the night was interesting.
    Thanks a lot Rich
     
  33. Trev4

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    Thanks for your comment (y)
     

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