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Flight of the Red Kite
Flight of the Red Kite

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Challenge: Wildlife V (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II
Date: Oct 27, 2010
Date Uploaded: Oct 27, 2010

Yes it is a real bird in the wild, the red kite is a British bird of prey and this was a shot of a few I just had time to take. They were a pair hunting and it was amazing to watch these great birds at work.

Place: 72 out of 99
Avg (all users): 5.2953
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 4.9796
Avg (non-participants): 5.4500
Views since voting: 595
Views during voting: 295
Votes: 149
Comments: 7
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11/15/2010 10:20:57 AM
I enjoy the extreme grain here - it gives this photo a sense of rawness it wouldn't have otherwise, and breathes life into the openness of the sky.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2010 08:09:58 PM
This is a cool shot! Good job!
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11/07/2010 07:13:04 PM
What a beautiful noise!
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11/06/2010 11:59:07 AM
Red Kites are absolutely magnificent birds, and we see them from time to time in Yorkshire - never managed to get a photo though. Technically, the bird is lovely and sharp, but the photo is let down a little by the ring bokeh produced by your lens, and the sensor dust. Good composition that suits the title. I would have been delighted to capture this photo.
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11/04/2010 04:49:35 PM
Reminds me of an oriental woodcut for some reason. The Kite looks quite interesting; I feel like I want a tighter crop so I can see it better. Not sure what I think of what appears to be an overlay, though the color is great as a background for the Kite.
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11/03/2010 11:03:35 AM
nice comp and capture, image is awfully noisy, 5.
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11/02/2010 01:32:13 PM
This is a cool photo overall, with good use of negative space. I do have to wonder what up with all the spots in the sky. Was your lens getting rained upon?
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