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...to photograph more wild Birds in Flight.
...to photograph more wild Birds in Flight.
HarveyG


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: New Year's Resolution V (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2013
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: near Winterton, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Date: Jan 2, 2013
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1250s
Galleries: Action, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2013

Non-Captive Yellow-billed Kite with flying termite catch in claws shot in the wild. 2000km road trip presented me with the opportunity to get this shot.

I actually worked a lot on this one for a change. Some interesting techniques especially to remove sharpening artefacts. RAW to TIFF. Mask Bird, Smart Sharpen, Topaz Labs DeNoise 5 BG, subtly enhance clarity using TL Detail 3 and TL Simplify 4 to remove sharpening highlights. Crop. Increase Contrast +10%. Increase Saturation +10%. Create Border. SFW.

This image is copyrighted 2013 by Harvey Grohmann. Duplication, publication, copying is strictly forbidden and protected by law. To obtain pricing and consent contact me via Photocommission.com

[Jan. 13th, 2013 01:51:33 PM]
Votes: 91
Views: 165
Avg Vote: 6.4835
Comments: 1
Updated: 01/13/13 01:45 pm

and during the last 24 hours it sank by 0.1302 to 6.3533 so a lot of 6 or less voters. Also only 1 comment, thanks Lydia, but you never vote!

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 81
Avg (all users): 6.3864
Avg (commenters): 0.0000
Avg (participants): 5.8780
Avg (non-participants): 6.6154
Views since voting: 918
Views during voting: 230
Votes: 132
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/18/2013 01:34:15 AM
Originally posted by scooter97:

It's a very dynamic BIF shot. Who knows why it didn't score higher. This deserved a better finish.

Because there are 10 people (3's and 4's) who don't recognise the technical skill of this type of work or are vying for percentile placing improvements of their own shot. That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it :) eg: Once I gave out my 7's, 8's and 9's I did not adjust them down because I was averaging 6.4 in the challenge.

Message edited by author 2013-01-18 03:23:40.
01/16/2013 08:29:14 PM
It's a very dynamic BIF shot. Who knows why it didn't score higher. This deserved a better finish.
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01/16/2013 06:41:26 PM
Surprised this didn't score higher.
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01/16/2013 09:55:12 AM
I agree, this should have placed higher, it is a fantastic shot. Congrats Harvey.
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01/16/2013 08:32:13 AM
Magnificent. Should have finished higher based on caliber of photo.
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01/16/2013 06:04:44 AM
What a great shot! Congrats on the great image....I have a feeling you will be able to do this one!
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01/16/2013 06:03:19 AM
I was wondering if this was yours. Should've been top 10.
Got an 8 from me.
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01/16/2013 03:37:41 AM
Funny lot, these DPC'ers. An 11'th best image only gets one comment through voting. Really not a Wildlife orientated environment I suppose.
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01/16/2013 03:02:53 AM
So close - again!
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01/16/2013 01:49:23 AM
EXCELLENT XOX FROM SHEZ
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01/16/2013 01:00:59 AM
Mooi, Harvey! Guessed it was you. Amazing that the wingtips are still not frozen at 1250 sec. I like the action feel of it though. Well chosen background. Fantastic shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/09/2013 12:22:07 AM
I love that "blank" background! I wish, though, that the bird's eye were more in focus... it seems like the tail feathers are here...


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