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Brown Falcon

Brown Falcon (Image ID 46843)
Photographed byGreg Griffiths on Tue 8th May, 2018 and uploaded on Mon 28th Jun, 2021 .
Resolution1800x1173
Viewed120
ID46843
CommentI captured this photo in May 2018 at a time when I was beginning my birdlife journey. I was excited to have captured the moment a Black-shouldered Kite slammed into my resident Brown Falcon and knocked her from her telegraph pole. After completing a spectacular comando roll she retreated to safety. Other than posting it to a social media page back then, I have kept it safe in the hope that I would learn to understand how to present it best from crop to post edit. With a couple of years of knowledge learned mostly from this Birdlife Photography group, I have bravely had another crack at treating the original RAW file. This time I ran the file through TOPAZ Sharpen on auto setting which I feel successfully treated lens movement, sharpen and noise. Other than that I have reduced highlights, increased shadow and reduced the blue saturation overall. These adjustments are minor. In order to present the subject a little closer I have minimally cropped out some of the telegraph pole below but feel if I crop it all out or just leave the stump of the pole, the main subject moves away from the centre and for me, the story of the photo also becomes lost. Perhaps I am too emotionally connected to the photo?
EquipmentCanon 80D
Sigma S 150-600mm
Hand Held
LocationMount View, New South Wales
Keywordsfemale, in flight, behaviour/display
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