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Black-shouldered Kite

Black-shouldered Kite
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/5.6
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-04-05 12:59
Viewed: 2978
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I hate perfect pictures, that's why I cut the wingtip away, otherwise the picture would have been too perfect...
But now nobody can tell me that maybe I should have kept that wing tip as I deliberately cut it away...
You don't believe me? Well at least do not even think about any critique about poor compo and wing tip missing!
And I am very keen to know how many people will write a comment without having read this silly note

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Hello Tom

Well, you did well to cut the wingtip,
it gives another view another perspective
to the image (as i read in books where they
say in the framing cut a part of the image and
you will see the view of the photo will change).

Now for my case i don't know if i would do it
what you did here with this photo because i
remember have deleted photos from my camera(s)
because a part of the wing(s) was cut in the shot.



Hi Tom,

Well, all I can say is that you have some non-conformist taste than the majority population here. The picture is nonetheless perfect. And, I am happy that you kept the talons this time - which was absent for the white backed vulture.


No ..Tom !!!!!!!..why did you .... OK, OK I have read your note but trust me here,... with this ludicrous cut, you ruin that otherwise impeccable capture! My opinion ...do not listen if you want, but the aesthetics of this image are gone with the missing few feather. Right! Or maybe ...hm ...maybe this is a sign of an extravagant artist....misunderstood and rejected from the commoners like me!!! Tom....hm .... come on ...please do not take me seriously , I have really enjoying your controversial
approach today! Bravo! ;)))
George Veltchev

Hello Tom
Great capture.I like it very much.It stands out more effective.Great timing and POV,wonderful colors,light and sharp details.
Thank You
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-04-06 1:29]

Hello Tom.
What an amazing image of this Black-shouldered Kite in flight. Excellent detail and the quality of the image is just fabulous. I am impressed.Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-06 6:42]

Hello Tom,
Great close-up of Black-shouldered Kite. Excellent sharpness and details. Beautiful natural colours.

Hello Tom,
That's a great note you got there. Now let me give you my opinion. This kind of photo is exactly what my dreams are made of!!(with the wing tip of course,hahaha). No jokes aside I truly like it and why must everything always be perfect! I love the detail and it's a great shot with good sharp detail of the feathers.

Hello Tom
Impressive photo with fantastic colours and great sharpness. I would like to see you photo with the wing tip. In my WS you can see an experiment with a little clone stamp ….painting.

Hi Tom,

I read the note. I read your answer to George and Subhayan, too. You asked us not to think about any critique mentioning poor compo and wing tip missing. I of course respect you with fulfilling your request, so I write a comment, don't give rating and about the technical aspects I only write I prefer Christodoulos' WS against the original image.

A controversial post for sure... I admire your great sense of humour - although imho the right time for posting a pic with such a note is 1st of April. :)

Best regards, László

Bonjour Tom,
Le cadrage est beaucoup trop serré dans le haut de l'image mais le sujet est tout de męme relativement bien valorisé dans une belle attitude.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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