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  Mini#40 Best of 2018, So Far
Entry 6 of 29
   
 
Hawk       ©2018 kerszkavet
Panasonic DMC-FZ150       6th place, 135 points
1/639s, f5.2, ISO 160, 600mm, Shutter Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: slightly lifted shadows around eye and dropped highlights       Extra Info: Thanks to International Centre for Birds of Prey for a chance to get up close...
 
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Jade O.
Jul 17, 2018
    I'll bet a reflection in the eye would have boosted this wonderful shot! Still glad to see it got the recognition it deserved.

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Jade O.
Jul 16, 2018
    Moody, clean, extremely well detailed, technically it is excellent. It also has a dark eye with not a hint of reflected light in it. For me that always makes an animal look "dead" so you slip to number 2 in my ranks.

Old Finn
Jul 16, 2018
    A good portrait, use of lights succeeded well. In my favorites.

davemisunas
Jul 16, 2018
    An outstanding image...lighting and focus are excellent.. my 1st pick.

Lo
Jul 15, 2018
    Just magnificent. The detail is amazing, and the lighting really brings out the texture of the feathers.

RobertLavker
Jul 14, 2018
    A wonderful shot - razor sharp and dramatically illuminated. High in my TT's.

aoc46
Jul 14, 2018
    Impressive bird, well-shot. Like all the detail in the feathers.
Edited on Jul 14, 2018

Thivi
Jul 13, 2018
    Superb image ! How sharp it is !

ysal
Jul 13, 2018
    Cute hawk with terrific details in the feather.

kerszkavet
Jul 13, 2018
    SteveBee - I see your point, but I'd already lifted the shadows a bit around the eye, and thought that if I'd added any more light here then I would lose the impact of the strong directional lighting.

Maybe the brightness on my monitor needs turning down slightly.

SteveBee
Jul 13, 2018
    Impressive feather detail. Unfortunately the bird's eye is lost in the shadows. Areas of brightness and contrast draw the viewers eye so the first thing I see are the feathers on top of the bird's head. It would be better if the shadows were lifted to better see the bird's eye.

jomari
Jul 13, 2018
    Beautiful bird, beautiful light. I'm glad you got the chance to get close. High in my faves.
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