Too arty for Birding Pictures but ...

I caught this shot @ Stanborough this morning. While the head and feet are reasonably sharp, the wings and tail are in constant movement as landing approaches.

I left the plumage alone but lightened and saturated the head and beak a little before cropping in a bit closer. It looks quite nice printed out a tad smaller than A4 onto heavy matte photo card.

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31 Jan, 2011
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littlewren said:

lovely photo edited or not

31 Jan, 2011
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robashfield said:

nice one john...

1 Feb, 2011
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jane said:

Lovely photo.....

3 Feb, 2011
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bulbaholic said:

Nice picture for an exhibition. Are you allowed to enter edited pics?

3 Feb, 2011
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johnponting said:

I think I read that the Landscape Photographer Of the Year (Antony Spencer - Winter mist at Corfe Castle, Dorset, England) applied about 9 different photoshop procedures to the winning picture. (may have the wrong competition). The article that I saw showed the Corfe castle 'as seen' alongside the compeition entry. Certainly a bit of burning or dodging had been going on since Edsel Adams.

Ideally I would have liked just a touch more sharpness in the wings but it looks good on my study wall.

http://www.take-a-view.co.uk/2010_winners.htm

My favorite entry is that of the sheep in the snow at Malham Moor.

9 Feb, 2011
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donna said:

I love your photos if i practise enough hopefully mine will be as good one day

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