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Mohanram
Black-shouldered Kite
On its look-out perch on a very gloomy day.I like the all white BG and the different shades of white of the bird.Would like to know your thoughts on this image.I made this in Nannaj, last month.
Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:30 pm
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Commentby Vijay Mohan Raj on Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:46 am

This is an image which every photographer who traverses the plains tries to execute, the Kite on a infloroscence of Agave is a sight to behold, you have not only executed it well but the high key presentation here puts it in a different mold. Excellent control of exposure otherwise the perch had a danger to get washed out.

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:32 am

Mohan, you seem to have got the pulse of CNP now :) This one has a unique appeal. High key background and patterns of branches and a raptor on top makes this very interesting. I would crop a few pixels on the top.

In a related note, how difficult it is to resist the temptation of making a full frame portrait ? :)

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Commentby Ashwini Kumar Bhat on Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:38 am

A very nice image Mohan. Liked the high key in the image and the head turn. The position of the bird in the frame is also very apt! If I were you, I might have added a bit of portion of the plant at the bottom and cropped a bit at the top. Thanks for sharing.

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Commentby Pramod Viswanath on Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:09 am

Oh! This is one heck of an image! I love it as is but it would have been better if it had been slightly off center, but then I feel the perch would have lost its meaning in terms of its existence in this composition.The ruby red eyes is what I admire the most and exposure is just brilliantly out of the world! Class image Mohan. Keep them coming!

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Commentby Mohanram on Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:20 am

Thanks for the comments Guys,Ganesh, Thanks to CNP, i made a conscious effort to see things differently during my trip to Nannaj, its not easy, but i like the process.
Thanks VMR, i was about to send a mail to a tree-related eGroup, requesting for the ID of the tree.

Commentby Shivakumar L Narayan on Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:34 am

Mohan,
This is absolutely fantastic stuff. You have resisted the tempation of having a 600mm lens in front of you and make you to go close and get further details. Lovely composition and brilliant exposure. I am sure you are now getting the hang of CNP and its vision.
Keep them coming.

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Commentby Shankar Kiragi on Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:09 pm

Mohanram, Excellent high key image. It looks to me Japaneese bird art.

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Commentby Nirav Bhatt on Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:39 pm

Painting!!!!!!!!!!

Commentby Sriharsha Ganjam on Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:28 pm

Wow beauty. In some way it symbolizes purity. The eyes look magical. And yes you can remove a few pixels from the top

Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:59 pm

Had seen this in the morning on an uncalibrated display. This looks much better now on a calibrated display - more artistic - wish I could up my rating by half more point :)

The typical behaviour on un-calibrated display is shades take darker tones. What it means for this image is the branch and white background goes visually farther away due to darker rendition of shaded branches which causes stronger visual transition (which is not desirable in this case).

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