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    Cape Vulture nesting site Kwa Zulu Natal South Africa

    Cape Vultures are busy building nests went to have a look, unfortunately an endangered species, such awesome birdsName:  Cape Vulture Small.jpg
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    Different Wayne and I love it first thing you notice is the head and that eye just pops. Color of the sky goes well with the vulture and love the framing. Wish maybe for some more space at the end of the primaries. TFS

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    Wayne, despite some fairly intense underwing shadows, the intense gaze makes this one work.

    Nice contrast against the flat sky. Did you use noise reduction at all? If you did, I think you could perhaps benefit from a little texture around the head and neck area and the blacks get really smooth when doing so.

    Agree with Kevin on having a little more room with the canvas.

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    Love the head turn! I also like the diagonal comp. I too wish for a bit more room around the bird.

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    I think the image needs more space all around.

    I am thinking the light is a bit harsh. I like the eye and beak though.

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    nice light, the image especially the face is soft as posted. as a flight photographer, flat aka "pancake according to Artie " wing positions rarely work for me and this isn't working either. wings up, down or banking will make the image a lot more dynamic and sets it apart from "just a snap shot"

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    For me, with the great head turn, the killer eye, and the bird angling to our left, I am fine with the flat wings (pancake) flight pose. Yes to a bit more room on each side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin Hice View Post
    Different Wayne and I love it first thing you notice is the head and that eye just pops. Color of the sky goes well with the vulture and love the framing. Wish maybe for some more space at the end of the primaries. TFS
    Hi Kevin
    Thank you for your comments, will redo with more space around the bird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Sump View Post
    Wayne, despite some fairly intense underwing shadows, the intense gaze makes this one work.

    Nice contrast against the flat sky. Did you use noise reduction at all? If you did, I think you could perhaps benefit from a little texture around the head and neck area and the blacks get really smooth when doing so.

    Agree with Kevin on having a little more room with the canvas.
    Hi Brian,
    Thank you for your comments, I did put the image through Topaz Sharpen AI and that does reduce noise, will relook at this, thank you. Yes will also get more canvas tx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt Bowman View Post
    Love the head turn! I also like the diagonal comp. I too wish for a bit more room around the bird.
    Hey Kurt,

    Thanks for the comments, going to redo with more room

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krishna Prasad kotti View Post
    I think the image needs more space all around.

    I am thinking the light is a bit harsh. I like the eye and beak though.

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    Hey Krishna
    Going to give more space in next attempt, thank you for your comments

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    Quote Originally Posted by arash_hazeghi View Post
    nice light, the image especially the face is soft as posted. as a flight photographer, flat aka "pancake according to Artie " wing positions rarely work for me and this isn't working either. wings up, down or banking will make the image a lot more dynamic and sets it apart from "just a snap shot"

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    Hey Arash,

    I have a couple more that may suit your non-pancake specification . Thank you for your comments

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Morris View Post
    For me, with the great head turn, the killer eye, and the bird angling to our left, I am fine with the flat wings (pancake) flight pose. Yes to a bit more room on each side.

    with love, artie
    Hey Arthur,

    Thank you for your comments, going to redo with more room. Cheers

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    The head turn makes this one. Yes, to more room or crop in even tighter.

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