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Copyright: Lesley Hodgson (ma-at) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 26] (142)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-22 3:19
Viewed: 4740
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another Red Kite this time with food. Sometimes 'clicking away' madly does bring results!
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Great action frozen.
nice details and good blu sky,

  • Great 
  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-06-22 5:14]
  • [2] [+]

Hi Lesley,

Excellent! Great light on the Kite, head is clearly visible (always important IMO) and nice detail all over, the light has hit the Kite just right in this shot. Good shutter speed for getting the whole bird in detail, great exposure. Excellent timing on two fronts: a) the direction of the bird and the way the light has hit it and b) the pose of the Kite and catching the wings spread. Great colours too.

I think just to finish it off a sharpen would be good, try the unsharp mask at 160%, 0.3 pixel radius, threshold 0. Definitely worth more than one smiley!


Well captured Lesley,
Good detail, colours and timing. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.
Capturing a bird in flight is always challenging, and you've done well.
Just a tweak on the sharpness is needed, as Adrian says.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week

Hello Lesley!
Great action shot and a moment! I like its pose a lot. Great pov also! A little bit more sharpness needed but still a great shot. Thank you!

great shot very difficult moment

  • Great 
  • biblio (0)
  • [2006-06-22 10:03]

Great image lovely colours and well captured action

  • Great 
  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-06-22 11:56]
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PFUUUUU...now that's a good timing! Well done. Great sharpness and colors. Thanks for sharing.
Bravo, again

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