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Old Jan 3, 2007, 3:57 AM   #1
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I haven't posted a picture in awhile, as I've been concentrating more on making prints lately.
I was out looking for a screech owl but instead found this red tail. That dark thing in front of it is a meadow vole it caught. This was taken in rather dense trees, so this was the best view I could get... wish that twig wasn't there. It wouldn't turn its head any more while the sun wasn't behind a cloud, I would have prefered a better head angle. But in general I like the picture.



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Photoshop: Contrast, saturation a touch, crop, reduce, sharpen. In the original the hawk is about 1/2 the frame.

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Old Jan 3, 2007, 9:05 AM   #2
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Excellent job on this Eric. Tough conditions but you pulled it off. I've never seen one of these hawks in the open either. Always surrounded by bush and twigs from a long distance. You might be able to clone out that twig with a bit of tedious work....cheers...Don
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Old Jan 3, 2007, 9:47 AM   #3
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I agree with Don, nice shot and a few minutes with the clone stamp tool would be time well spent. Keep posting, it looks like you've got skills. :-)
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Old Jan 3, 2007, 10:24 AM   #4
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Glad you two liked the shot.

I might clone away the branch. We'll see. But first I'll do a few more shots of it eating that lunch.

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Old Jan 3, 2007, 10:27 AM   #5
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Nice to see you post again, eric - i agree with the cloning - sometimes it is good to have sticks and grass etc in a Wildlife shot, because it shows the environment, however, this one is a bit distracting:?
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Hey Eric, Welcome back. I, for one, missed seeing your posts.
All the best and a Happy New Year,
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Old Jan 3, 2007, 7:14 PM   #7
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Thanks for the kind words. I've been busy with two gallery shows and some direct sales... and I've been teaching wildlife photography and photoshop. It's amazing how much time all of that takes up.

But I've missed posing pictures here (I answer question in other areas of Steve's, but haven't posted pictures) so I'm making myself get back into doing it.

I'll look into getting rid of that branch... a good practice for my cloning skills. After all I'm teaching 3 different PS classes next month, and cloning is on the schedule.

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Old Jan 3, 2007, 8:37 PM   #8
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I like the pose on this one and the full light on the face. Good to see you are going to be backaround some.
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Old Jan 3, 2007, 10:36 PM   #9
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Great to have you posting, Eric. I've yet to get a good shot of one of these. Nice job!
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Great shot Eric! Donna
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