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Kestrel

Tierpark Hellabrunn (Zoo Munich)
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Critique by Class-b-dragon Apr 15, 2012, 8:46:43 AM
This is a GREAT picture of a Kestrel (I am not really good at taking pictures XD). I have to say that how you took the picture under it's wing is really cool! I rated vision with 4 and 1/2 stars because the wing was a bit smudged....... but other than that it is great! XD BRAVO! GREAT WORK! I hope you keep up the great work and post more pictures up on deviantart! XD
:dance: :dance:

:star::star::star::star::star:

wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow

:wow: XD :wow: XD :wow: XD :wow: XD :wow: XD :wow: XD

This is the best picture of a bird ever! XD
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:star: Vision :star:
The photo clearly shows good vision! Although with animal shots it is difficult to capture exactly what you'd like, it appears that you have done just that. A perfect moment in time when a bird is about to lift off for flight, and it's gaze even appears to be directed at the observer. :) Wonderful!

:star: Originality :star:
The pose itself is definitely original; photos can sometimes be repetitive but this one looks to me, 'unique.' I especially like the feet, which are positioned in a manner I haven't seen before. However, there are many bird pictures with a similar feel out there, so I can't give this as many stars as I'd like. Still, amazing!

:star: Technique :star:
The blurry background, first off, is great. It makes the bird stand out much more, and that is a good thing :la:
The bird itself is captured well, with the head and body focused and the rest slightly blurry. However, one thing is really bothering me; the lighting. It looks too harsh on the back of the head, making that part slightly blurry while the shadowed part is noticeably sharper. Aside from that, I love it <3

:star: Impact :star:
The regal vibe from the bird's gaze is captured beautifully, and the pose shows so much movement and energy that I am made to imagine the powerful beating wings moving! Not much to say on this part, as it's difficult to explain what I feel as I look at this photo, but basically... it's a gorgeous, yet powerful, bird.

All in all, I absolutely love the picture <3 I hope this critique helps!
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Half-Empty-Glasser Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous photo!  Kestrels are some of my favorite birds, and you by far did this one justice. :)
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labeccabright Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Fantastic shot! <3 Beautiful colors and captured movement. :love:
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RandomDragon0412 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondawwplz::iconiloveyouplz::iconadorableplz:
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RoxyCloud Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely photo :D
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HappyRaindrop Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
thanks!
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iEatMudkipz Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
B E A U T I F U L !
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:heart::heart::heart::heart:
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HappyRaindrop Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
thank you :)
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possumpie1 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student Photographer
oh he/she is beautiful <
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SingingFlames Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What an amazing shot of an amazing bird! Absolutely gorgeous! :D
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HappyRaindrop Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Thank you! :)
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sootyalbatross Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
nice action photography :)
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HappyRaindrop Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
thanks!
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sootyalbatross Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
gahh stupid thing that ^ was supposed to be on a deviation...
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thebirdlover Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Birds are so beautyful. The picture is very sharp. Very good shot
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HappyRaindrop Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Thanks!
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thebirdlover Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :-D
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Jolie-MJ-Johnston Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Photographer
I love this photo. It's got a cute little face. :meow:
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HappyRaindrop Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thanks!
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CoffeeSorbet Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely gorgeous!
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Skylanth Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wonderful angle, not one that is commonly photographed!
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HappyRaindrop Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Thanks!
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Zilcho32 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Such a great photo.
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HappyRaindrop Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Thanks!
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Isn't that those smallest hawks specie? Crécerelle in french?
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HappyRaindrop Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
I think, Kestrel is the English word for 'Crécerelle' ;)
Also the same species of the falcons/hawks.
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
ahhh. merci :)
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shellandshilo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Oh yes he is gorgeous and so is your photo love the detail you caught on his open wing.
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HappyRaindrop Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
thanks!
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Class-b-dragon Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012   Digital Artist
:wow: wow that is a great picture of a kestrel! XD
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HappyRaindrop Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
thanks ;)
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Class-b-dragon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012   Digital Artist
np! XD
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Anyzamarah Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: Was für ein Foto!
Es wirkt so unglaublich lebendig und der Lichteinfall ist perfekt! :clap:
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HappyRaindrop Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Danke! :hug:
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SilverDragon90 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's such a beautiful capture! So close and clear! Amazing pose, just all around great photo!
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HappyRaindrop Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Thank you!
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Gumidrop Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ohhh he's so pretty c: nice shot ! :dummy:
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HappyRaindrop Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
thank you!
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Gumidrop Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
your welcome ! <3333
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randomness113 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Even I can't o up this far enough to make a shot like this....XD
Birds r scared of me
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Kai45 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
This is the most beautiful picture I've ever seen!!!
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HappyRaindrop Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Thank you!
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LordArtharion Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
KESTREL!!!! :D
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Total hübsch :)
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HappyRaindrop Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Danke!
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Gern geschehen :heart:
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Eevora Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
that's a good photo!
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HappyRaindrop Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
thanks!
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TheWritersExperiment Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012   Artist
Very majestic looking. : )
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HappyRaindrop Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
thanks!
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KamiraMcKinley Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This. Is just... Beautiful
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Canon
Model
Canon EOS 550D
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1/395 second
Aperture
F/7.1
Focal Length
250 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Jul 16, 2011, 1:27:33 PM
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 Windows
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