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    This is another frame, from my time with the Red Kites...Same birds, different BG.

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    Liking this series a lot, William. Brilliant captures of these beauties. Love the tones, and and dorsal views.


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    Another wonderful top view with even better HA on both birds. In the previous the rear birds head was not as well lit. Loving this series... Give us more. TFS

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    Another amazing shot. Thank you for sharing. Is this part of a courtship display?

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    No need for removing a fence and poles. The landscape on the background works well.

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    Gorgeous. Love the low action, detail, differences between the two.
    Must have been thrilling to watch and come back with this result.

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    wow this is one in a thousand chance for both birds to be sharp on the same plane of focus. magenta cast is very strong but other than that a great image

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    Another Killer frame, better than the first.
    Great opportunity, but it takes the skill to focus and get the shots.
    And just being there...
    Congratulations!
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    Birds dead sharp. HA's spot on .And I love that light.And posts don't interfere. Keep them coming if you have more.

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    magenta cast is very strong but other than that a great image
    Can only echo Arash's comment Will, thought it was resolved in the previous posting?????

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    Fantastic! Fix the magenta cast and you have a killer image Will!
    Congrats!

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    What awesome birds and s an awesome dbl take image, wonderful skill here Will, magenta go away and you got gold!

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    Thanks guys, much appreciated....I did reduce the magenta slider all the way to the left in Adobe Raw, when I first processed, but thats not been enough!! I changed the colour balance here on the jpeg, by moving slightly +3 on the colour balance from magenta towards green. Does this look better.

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    And here it is with the reds reduced

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Dix View Post
    Another amazing shot. Thank you for sharing. Is this part of a courtship display?
    I don't think its courtship display Bill...Just got lucky with both flying together...

    Will

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    Even better than the last one. A great frame with great poses from both birds. Is this a male and female or an adult and juvenile? The front bird looks much darker than the rear bird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Mack View Post
    Even better than the last one. A great frame with great poses from both birds. Is this a male and female or an adult and juvenile? The front bird looks much darker than the rear bird.
    Thanks John...Adult in front Juve at rear

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