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    Super shot great pose and the details are all there. My only slight reservations are the shiny feet maybe a slight reduction in saturation and luminosity would show then to better effect, also the pale feathers under the wing could benefit from a lowering in brightness/luminosity.

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    Looks really good Sasan....Lovely take off pose with a nice head turn...Good feather detail. Beautiful light and the BG colours are perfect...I would like to have seen both wings pointing more downwards, but, I would be more than happy to have captured this...Good work...Well done.

    Will

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    another sweet frame Sassan, light and BG both on the money, head turn takes it to the top. Sharp with good details. As William suggested, in a perfect world wings would have been stretched down all the way but I take this one any day. My only minor suggestion is to reduce the radius of sharpening a bit. A finer radius sharpening will make the image look crisper on modern high-resolution monitors

    It's great to see raptors from the middle east which we don't see that many quality shots often, this one looks closer to the female American Kestrel. Is this a female or male bird ? adult or young?

    for comparison this is the female adult American kestrel. The eye is wide open here as it was dim, normally the eye looks just a tad smaller, in this case the American specie seem to have more variation in the plumage especially around the head where you see grey, brown, white, black and little bit of yellow and perhaps slightly larger beak

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    Quote Originally Posted by arash_hazeghi View Post
    another sweet frame Sassan, light and BG both on the money, head turn takes it to the top. Sharp with good details. As William suggested, in a perfect world wings would have been stretched down all the way but I take this one any day. My only minor suggestion is to reduce the radius of sharpening a bit. A finer radius sharpening will make the image look crisper on modern high-resolution monitors

    It's great to see raptors from the middle east which we don't see that many quality shots often, this one looks closer to the female American Kestrel. Is this a female or male bird ? adult or young?

    for comparison this is the female adult American kestrel. The eye is wide open here as it was dim, normally the eye looks just a tad smaller, in this case the American specie seem to have more variation in the plumage especially around the head where you see grey, brown, white, black and little bit of yellow and perhaps slightly larger beak

    TFS

    BTW, your Instagram link leads to some broken Chinese website

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    thanks for your comment , this is a female kestrel

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    Sweet The pose makes it look like it is floating lightly in the air. The head turn takes it over the top!

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    Stunning take-off pose, bird, background and head position. This one took my breath away.

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