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    Got this Male kestrel in a natural spotlight. reduced the exposure to get this effect, also cloned out one disracting branch at the bottom of the frame.

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    I like the head angle, details and perch and wish for a bit more separation between bird and BG, particularly on the bird's right side.

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    he stands out nicely from the dark BG! love the detail, especially the claws. agree with Axel regarding the RHS, gets lost in some places.
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    Thank you Axel and Morkel. made some adjustments and some noise cleaning. Hope this is ok.

    Thanks again,'

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    This looks much better on my monitor, I like it!

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    Kiran, as like most of your pics this is also sharp and well compositioned. I liked the repsoted version here as it gives a more depth. Initially I thought that it was taken in dark with a flash. Congratulations!!

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    Dear Kiranbhai,

    with all due respect to your original idea and a fantastic capture i dare to post this version with some creative aspect which you portrayed already.

    wish you like it.

    Just a creative thought.

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    Very nice, we don't see too many black BGs
    you did quite well with it.
    I like the way the bird is positioned in the re-post.

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    beautiful pose,details and composition!

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    I like the first repost best. I think it's a dramatic photo with a perfect pose and perch. Great exposure and sharpness. Love it!
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    Different and well executed. I also like the horizontal version with the huge space. Well done mate. :)

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    Love the repost and the HORZ. Kiran, I would be curious to see the original capture converted as shot with no exposure changes. Dramatic as presented.

    Mital, I notice that the poster's first name is Kiran, "Bhai" from India, yet you address him as Kiranbhai.

    Can you explain the bhai to us? Just looking to learn more about another culture.
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    In india the Term Bhai is very much knonw for giving honour.

    It's something like calling a brother with honour or sometimes if you havent met anyone and still communicating and without knowing his age or nature we just add Bhai after his name.

    The second term Bhai is become known after our Film Industry added some characters. In film industry if you call someone Bhai with big weight it means the Big Boss.

    Wish this helps out Arthurbhai :).

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    Another vote for the OP, and excellent use of the spotlight. Super pose, with lovely colours.

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    Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement It keeps me going.

    Thanks Mital Bhai.. Liked your approach..

    Arthur.. Mital explained Bhai.. I would refer to you as Guruji (The learned one)

    Also I am posting the original, I have just given a vertical crop and the sharpness at max in Raw.

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    Kiranbhai, Thanks for the lesson. Ah, guruji is surely related to guru, no? Thanks for the ORIG. You did a great job with the optimizaton in the first repost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitalpatel View Post
    In india the Term Bhai is very much knonw for giving honour. It's something like calling a brother with honour or sometimes if you havent met anyone and still communicating and without knowing his age or nature we just add Bhai after his name. The second term Bhai is become known after our Film Industry added some characters. In film industry if you call someone Bhai with big weight it means the Big Boss.
    Wish this helps out Arthurbhai :).
    Mitalbhai, Thanks for the lesson. I have a smile on my face as I try to figure out if you are using the first defintion or the second one when referring to me as Arthurbhai!

    Later buddy.
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    Kiran....lovely image. the PP is quite commendable. I liked the vertical. the catchlight in the eye is nice with soft edges. loved that.



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