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High flying birds II by klapouch High flying birds II by klapouch
Trapani - Italia
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:iconshaolin777:
shaolin777 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
great shot! nice colors
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:iconbokehlight:
BokehLight Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013   Photographer
Perfect moment! :clap:
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:iconklapouch:
klapouch Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013   Photographer
Thanks! =)
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BokehLight Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013   Photographer
Most welcome! :)
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W-a-r-l-o-c-k Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Your fantastic work is featured here:[link]
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:iconklapouch:
klapouch Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012   Photographer
Thanks, André!
Much appreciated!
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W-a-r-l-o-c-k Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
You are very welcome!
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:iconlaura-skeff:
Laura-Skeff Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:o they look like airplanes! :noes:

;)
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:iconaelfwynne:
Aelfwynne Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow. great!
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:iconwirzice:
Wirzice Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Capolavoro!!!
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:iconselaks:
Selaks Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful! Perfect timing for the shot :aww:
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:iconpuuronen:
Puuronen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well framed! Great bird silhouettes!
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:iconromulion:
Romulion Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
wonderful, inspiring :)
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:iconolaye:
olaye Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
WOOOW !
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:iconaureusocularis:
AureusOcularis Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
That's really one awesome shot! You captured the dynamic perfectly. :)
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:iconocelotrevs:
ocelotrevs Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
where was this taken, it looks like you're flying with the birds themselves.
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:iconklapouch:
klapouch Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012   Photographer
I took this photo from my window, at the 2nd floor. The birds were "circling" (don't know the right aeronautical term) in front of it. They were passing 1 or 2 meters away from me... Really fast! =)
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ocelotrevs Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It looks awesome man. Nice!
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ShutterBug97 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Photographer
Wow, what a shot ;) Unbelievable timing. Epic!! :)
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:iconabhishek-mitra:
abhishek-mitra Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice capture
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TheEnvelopingFog Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
La sicilia č inconfondibile, veramente unica....
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sharizzles Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
I can see the point made by the previous commenter regarding the lack of detail throughout the bits of land... however, I believe that the graininess in those areas only adds to the remarkable pastel-like colors emanating from the sea and the sky.
It hints at the sort of misty haze that is very reminiscent (at least to me) of the ocean, and I think it acts as a soft and subtle backdrop to the hectic chaos caused by the birds' presence.
I think this is an excellent shot, and I'm glad those birds didn't get any closer... I've seen that Hitchcock film, so I never give them the benefit of the doubt :paranoid:
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klapouch Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012   Photographer
If the birds have gotten any closer they would probably smashed my lenses... lol I've got no tele, they where passing like 2 meters away from me, in "mach 2" lol... Maybe they were provoking me or something... =P

Please, refer to my reply to the previous comment ;)

Thanks!
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sharizzles Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
"...I think the world should be all in pastel colours!"

I couldn't agree more. There seems to be an overwhelming abundance of deep tones and/or black shadows in many forms of art. While I believe it can be effective and necessary in some situations, it is not always the best choice.

I really think this is beautiful just as it is. The soft tones and muted horizon just seem to make the water flow almost right into the sky. It reminds me of early mornings back in Barcelona when I lived there for a couple years. Ugh I miss it. Now I'm back in the States... worst decision ever. :shakefist:
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Gellidius Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
the almost completely devoid of details in the middle right of the image (the blue part) tell that this image should be made much darker, up to around when you will barely see some details in it.
if you try this, you will then see appear a much more striking sunset than what you have here; this image is made to be much darker.
this will change the colors to something much more striking than what you see now.

aside from this criticism, it's a nice composition and subject. it pleases me a lot.

hope this helps. :-)
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:iconklapouch:
klapouch Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012   Photographer
First of all, let me say that I really appreciate your criticism. I don't see this absolute positiveness of dA (and other internet niches) in a positive way. It's quite the opposite, this absolute positiveness makes us settle and never rethink our work, thus never evolve.
I think we're living on the dull era of false/political politeness. Everyone want to be pleasant so everyone is pleasant back. It takes us nowhere, we're stuck on a endless circle of ball licking, pardon my french.

Now, about your comment: I totally see what you mean by a "darker" and "more striking" processing. Maybe you're right about that. I'll definitely keep that in mind from now on (and I thank you for that). But I'm not sure if I agree. You see, the lights weren't dramatic at all when I did the shot. It wasn't a sunset. The background is the "end tip" of a very soft, cloudless, sunrise.
The overall brightness of the image is quite what I saw with the naked eye, not that I care of keeping that kind of detail after post-processing an image. I don't. Now it takes me to the part when I totally disagree with you. The part when say things like "this image should be...". I don't think it should be anything but what I want it to be. =)
You see, I'm no photojournalist, I don't want to show the reality. I want to show my vision of a better reality. Being poetic, I want to show the world "through my eyes". And lately (it definitely will change), I think the world should be all in pastel colours! I don't want black shadows, nor deep tones at all. =)

Well, I think that's it!
I thank you again for your comment, and do hope that your keep visiting my gallery!

Cheers!
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Gellidius Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
of course you're right; what i wrote was only a suggestion and the way i might have done it myself, my own point of view, but i'm not in your head and never will be.
when i wrote "this image should be...", it meant "according to the way i might have done it, taking into account the way i envisioned it; just my own interpretation.

i applaud the fact that you have your own ideas, just like i have mine, and i would not like it if you followed blindly what others say.
criticism should always be taken with a "grain of salt"; you take what you want/like, and reject the rest.

usually, my critiques are on the technical side, which is very different than doing it on the interpretation\personal taste side. this is much more risky than the former.

have a good day! :-)
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just-an-ordinary-man Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Photographer
Woah. Wonderful.
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mopy001 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
this is just WOW!
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:iconninilovesart:
Ninilovesart Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012   Photographer
I love the warm and cool vibrant colors and great capture! ^_^
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Delton36712 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
They look like flying jets. :)
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:iconrais1:
RAIS1 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exquisite...
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:iconarvinpw:
arvinpw Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
so gorgeous... beautiful.. :D
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Elillustrated Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured in my journal! [link] :hug:
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:iconkokinomala:
kokinomala Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
beautiful;)
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:iconvort-ex:
Vort-ex Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Love it!
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:icon1-90:
1-90 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the colors in this photo. Excellent shot.
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Raffaella-M Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
perfect :)
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Bethebelle13 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifull
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:iconmare037:
mare037 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Great shot! :clap:
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ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Neat!! Great shot, and great composition!
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David-Tedstone Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Thats really cool :)
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BlueSky1310 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous!
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:iconaenyeth:
Aenyeth Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Stunning photo :) Perfect timing and amazing colours...
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CreteSummerfang Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
terrific
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1/1600 second
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Jun 18, 2012, 5:50:48 AM
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