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    Default Black-shouldered kites

    Species
    Common Name-Black-shouldered kite
    Scientific Name-Elanus axillaris

    Date-18/07/2017

    Location- Newcastle N.S.W

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    Brand/Model-Canon 7D mark ii
    Lens- Sigma 150-600mm

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    ISO-500
    F-Stop-7.1
    Shutter Speed-1/3200
    Exposure Bias/Metering/Flash-

    Technique-Handheld

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    Post Production-Lightroom, Curves,levels, sharpness, contrast

    Notes- it was great to witness this, I have been told this is a form of punishment to get the juvenile to go off its own.

    I have to be honest I thought I was going good at Wildlife photography until I came back here now my heads filled with confusion on how to do it, but I keep uploading hoping eventually I will get it right lol, of course if I had the opportunity to shoot this again I would underexpose a lot because I blew out the high lights underexposing a couple of stops was not enough.
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    Fantastic action and a great perch, Jade. Looks alright to me for the most part but I can see that you've lost a bit of detail around the shoulders. I'd be pretty pleased if it was mine. Wouldn't mind seeing a larger version posted though.
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ID:	60021Thanks heaps Patrick, I never know what size to upload because sometimes some images are to large mainly cropped images it seems though

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    Lovely Jade!
    Great action and love the composition! Just Feels a bit oversaturated to my taste.
    You can post up to 1200pixels on the longest edge so don't be afraid to resize a bit larger - still a tad small
    Cheers, Dave

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    Great moment captured Jade. I agree with Dave on the saturation; the really red eye looks a little unnatural. Nice perch too! Wilson

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ID:	60023Thank you kindly David, curious to know when you think you have gone over board with Vibrance or Saturation, how ever I did not use saturation but it would of been caused via adjusting the darks slider in curves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilson Lennard View Post
    Great moment captured Jade. I agree with Dave on the saturation; the really red eye looks a little unnatural. Nice perch too! Wilson
    Thank you, yes i see what your both talking about now

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    The pic itself is an excellent action frame. Both birds interacting, well posed and good lighting. I'll leave the tinkering suggestions to others - and it keeps improving each time - I'll just admire the shot!
    Cheers, John Daniels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Daniels View Post
    The pic itself is an excellent action frame. Both birds interacting, well posed and good lighting. I'll leave the tinkering suggestions to others - and it keeps improving each time - I'll just admire the shot!
    Thank you for your comment John

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    A great action shot, Jade - I like it a lot. I've found with the 7DII that in good light I need 2 stops compensation to avoid 'blowing' the whites.

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    Very nice Result jade - don't be too hard on yourself !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Cuper View Post
    I'm so impressed with your work! It looks just amazing.
    Thanks so very much Mary truly means a lot to me

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    Thanks so much John, I often do that as well but this time it did not work so perhaps another stop or two might do the trick without underexposing, also wondering if you have ever used auto ISO on the 7D mark ii I tried it once but cant figure out how to use exposure compensation with it.
    Quote Originally Posted by John Laing View Post
    A great action shot, Jade - I like it a lot. I've found with the 7DII that in good light I need 2 stops compensation to avoid 'blowing' the whites.

    John
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    Thank you for your kind words.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron Candy View Post
    Very nice Result jade - don't be too hard on yourself !

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    Fantastic action Jade. The latest repost is the best to me. Really wonderful image!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Blyth View Post
    Fantastic action Jade. The latest repost is the best to me. Really wonderful image!
    Thanks so much for your kind words.

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