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    Default Red kite (Milvus milvus)

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    Another Red kite, few frames on a previous post, slightly different processing. I put my hands up, I doctored the tail, it intersected the bird's left wing.

    Olympus E-M1MarkIII
    Focal Length : 210.0mm
    Focal length in 35 mm film : 421.0mm
    Exposure mode : Manual exposure
    ISO : 2000
    Exposure compensation : 0.0 EV
    Exposure program : Manual
    Shutter : 1/2500 sec
    Aperture : F4

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    Super dynamic image, Jonathan. Under other circumstances, I like to see the head separated from the body a bit, but I love how the curve from the breast to the crown of the head is perfectly aligned and meets square in the center of the back. Shooting angle is a bit steep, but that hardly matters with the pose and the way that yellow eye sucks us right in. Looks great in high key. Much prefer this to plain blue sky. Fanned tail is also nice.

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    Hi Jon, I like the curvature of the head, kind of compliments the curve of the wings. Would like more room all round so the subject can breathe, just too tight for me.

    I doctored the tail, it intersected the bird's left wing.
    You need to soften the edge, it's too sharp.

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    Hi Jon .... cool posing of the kite . Well timed capture ...
    Your surgery skills ... are ok .... but should be trained a bit more

    Tonal range and contrast is looking ok as well .... as are the colors . But what do you think have I found .... in terms of colors , very obvious to me . Maybe you cannot see that specific color spectrum ....

    TFS Andreas

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    I agree the tail doctoring was less than ideal, I have to admit I didn't take enough time.
    Steve I'll take another looks at the crop, the colour spectrum Andreas, I deliberately oversaturated the oranges, the light was flat and colours in the raw were rather washed out but I don't know what it is that you are referring to.

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    Jon it is again the blue /cyan spectrum in the plumage ... that is jumping into my eyes .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andreas Liedmann View Post
    Jon it is again the blue /cyan spectrum in the plumage ... that is jumping into my eyes .
    Thanks Andreas, I'll see what I can do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andreas Liedmann View Post
    Jon it is again the blue /cyan spectrum in the plumage ... that is jumping into my eyes .
    Here's a repost taking into account the critique above:

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