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Magpie and Kestrel II by Photosbykev Magpie and Kestrel II by Photosbykev
Colour balance corrected after a comment on the previous version located here [link] . The 1st upload will be moved to scraps for reference
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:iconcommonnighthawk:
commonnighthawk Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
What an interesting action.

I will go out on to the limb and say the magpie is trying to drive the Kestrel out of its area.

I like the facial expression of both birds. The Kestrel look unhappy while the magpie is either curious or maybe determine.
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:iconenter-the-phoenix:
enter-the-phoenix Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Awesome moment. But I have to say, I like the other version better. It looks warmer and more natural.
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:iconarien-eska:
Arien-Eska Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What an incredible shot! :love:
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:iconadardurden:
AdARDurden Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
great capture !!
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:icondefonthana:
Defonthana Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
featured here: again..xD
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:iconsoullostatsea:
SoulLostAtSea Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Very brave magpie! :XD:
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:iconarcanefool:
arcanefool Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing. I wonder what they're saying to each other... :+fav:
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
awesome! one in a million shot! :D
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
wow - amazing capture and beautifully presented!
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:iconjimdoodely:
jimdoodely Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
i dunno dude, its an absolutely awsome picture, but the other way seemed more natural, ya know?
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:iconkelly63:
Kelly63 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008   Photographer
Oh my God! Amazing capture!
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:iconmissjessicajoy:
missjessicajoy Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Professional Photographer
Pretty!
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:iconangelac:
angelac Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
Two of my favorite bird species! This is a great shot.
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:iconvampirate42:
Vampirate42 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
Magpie vs. kestrel who will win? find out tonight at 10.

... is what it would sound like if they allowed animal fighting on TV.

Yah and the shot is amazing of course. I think the kestrel would win. :P
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:iconfrenchfox:
frenchfox Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
Very beautiful picture ! :wow: :clap:
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:iconsauriamami:
SauriaMami Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007   Photographer
those magpies sure do have a....flair? for life...lol
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:iconsweborn:
Sweborn Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007   Photographer
peak-a-booh!
nice shot =)
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:iconandrew0807:
andrew0807 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007
Very very cude! :)
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:iconandrew0807:
andrew0807 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007
Very very cude! :)
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:iconangelusnoir:
AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007   General Artist
:lol:what a story is here:D...lovely,very amusing
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:icontnhawke:
TNHawke Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
Lovely photo!
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:iconskybluespirit:
skybluespirit Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007  Student Digital Artist
:worship:
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:iconfencing-woman:
fencing-woman Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
How on earth did you get this shot? Just amazing. :D

Your photography skills are very humbling.
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:iconmakebelief:
makebelief Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007   Traditional Artist
absolutely wonderful. how du you find all these remarkable situations to photograph?
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:iconphotosbykev:
Photosbykev Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
just by being out there watching :)
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:iconmakebelief:
makebelief Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007   Traditional Artist
semes like a good life =)
and a lot of patience..
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:iconespnb:
EspnB Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007  Student Filmographer
Hihi, I love how the Kestrel turns his head like a human. Very great shot! :)
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:iconfreakylaurent:
FreakyLaurent Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Professional Photographer
Ohh!

Lovely!

:D
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:iconin-the-picture:
In-the-picture Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Just great - adds to my :+fav: :highfive:
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:iconinepta:
Inepta Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
Great shot! And it looks a little bit funny :)
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:iconhorsebackrider15:
horsebackrider15 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
:giggle: Kestrel's are so cute!! lol ... I love this shot
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navigator7879 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
Great postwork, I love this picture. The Kestrel is looking over as if to say "Yeah? And what? I'm not impressed!" Lol love it :D
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crisvsv Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
I like better the first one!! This has a strange blueish tint
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:iconthrumyeye:
thrumyeye Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
Very original picture ( and high quality, but that's nothing new with you ;)), like a complete story.....:+fav:
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:iconmysticmare7:
mysticmare7 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I love what you did with the color - it's simply stunning now. Thanks for sharing.
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:iconeidolic:
eidolic Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007
kestrels are my favorite. and this just be my favorite photo of one ever!
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:iconhunter1828:
hunter1828 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot! Really fantastic. :D

RWT
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:icond3nisf:
D3nisF Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007   Photographer
great capture...
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:icondunadan-from-bag-end:
Dunadan-from-Bag-End Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, no, no, no... there is something very wrong - magpie and shadows are blue, almost as sky :-/ previous version, although a bit to warm, was much better. IMHO you shouldn't do much PP, WB is quite good ( for sure much better than this one ).
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:iconphotosbykev:
Photosbykev Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
still working on it :)
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:iconclarabear:
clarabear Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
Really awesome photo! Love the action and the death stare from the kestrel
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SERENITYSCAPES Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
most excellent shot!
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:iconlamsquaw:
lamsquaw Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
perfect timing!
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Jacques2 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Student Artist
I also find the first one a fair bit better, it blends, but that makes it seem more natural, here we see the tree clearly lit orange, but the feathers are mostly white (on the Magpie) and the wing is shines a bright blue. Essentialy the strong blues defy the natural setting. A blue shine effect gives the bird a stand out feel and translucency, but it must comply with light given.
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:iconphotosbykev:
Photosbykev Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Caught in the right light the magpie wing is a vivid irredesient (sp?) blue. I will continue working with this image until I get it right lol
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:iconkgambler:
Kgambler Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Ooh and one more thing, =meihua is right about the sharpening ;)
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:iconphotosbykev:
Photosbykev Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
guilty ;) The dof isn't to enough to fully cover both birds so I've pushed the sharpening
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:iconkgambler:
Kgambler Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I see :]
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:iconkgambler:
Kgambler Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
On my screen this photo looks way to blue, the other one could use a little bit more contrast and just a tad less yellow. I think a mix of the two photos would be best... But today I went to a printshop and saw my photos on their screen and There was so much more contrast on that screen than on my laptop screen....

Comparing the two photos I personally think the first one is better with the colors.

For the rest it's a beautiful encounter between the two birds, much movement in the photo, I love the composition :]

Great job Kev!

:heart: Merel
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Serephiminelysium Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
Wonderful captured Moment...:+fav: added
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