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    This is one I captured from a trip to a Red Kite feeding station at the weekend.

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    WOW! This is off the charts great interaction, William. Beautiful light and fine details. Well done.

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    Excellent interaction captured Will, I think your shoulder is maybe bionic! Colors look "muted" so maybe increase blacks, tonal contrast, ... Wish you had more SS... Keep em coming. Love the fanned tail

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    I could point you the flaws which I am sure you are aware of,
    but this is a really nice bird action scene...
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    Nice interaction here. Both birds are nice and sharp. Like the crop as well.

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    Will:

    Excellent action indeed. Some technical issues because of dof, but still an effective frame. The distribution of sharpness is interesting, as it doesn't seem to be in a single plane as expected.

    Sounds like it might be a site you can work further. Worth the effort.

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    Thanks for the comments...Yes your right Dan, I was aware of the flaws, but it was the best I could get considering the circumstances...Thanks for looking

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    Hi Will, I like the interaction, but the image appears to have been 'lifted' especially noticeable in the wings of the lower bird and so there is no real depth in the plumage and has a course appearance. I would have also gone for a much higher SS, you had enough ISO at your disposal Will and a 1DX.

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    Thanks for that Steve...the light was changing fast, windy with small clouds blowing about, changing my SS constantly, but your right I should have used a higher ISO, which would have gave me more scope with the SS without over/under exposing. I will post another Red Kite image later, and take into account your comments on the processing.

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    Will, I reckon you are under exposing, but where perhaps you should have been more on the +EV, what was the EV? If you stick the camera in M mode, Auto ISO, job done.

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    Hi Steve...I was in manual mode, use that all the time now. I must try auto ISO.... Here is the original RAW

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    Hard to tell from a small sRGB file Will sadly, but it appears OK exposure wise, so then it comes to SS, focus and ultimately PP.

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    I like the original post and think that you did quite well evening out the exposure. Auto ISO does not help unless you have the correct EC set; it is not a panacea as many folks think that it is. I'd go for a square crop as their is too much room below for my taste. The only thing that I do not like is the curved near-wing of the lower bird -- fully raised would have been great.

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