Thanks for comments and ideas.I have worked more on the photo but can't find a change that I think helps.
Removed some blue and worked on purple fringing which I hope improved the photo.Added a title which had been forgotten in original post.Thanks for the kind comments and suggestions
Don't forget to give your picture a nice title :)LIKEMarioSSBy MarioSS (15 hours ago)
First, it is not easy to capture a bird in the sky. I like the feathers details in the shadows. Personally, I would even more open up the shadows, and remove the bluish colour. Reduce the noise by lowering the ISO, or post processing. You may use a surface blur with appropriate mask for that same matter. Also, maybe add a little more sky to balance the image (rule of third).LIKESort
LIKEbettyhildaBy bettyhilda (9 hours ago)
The fast speed and 300mm worked for you. Good capture. Maybe just a little more white on the bird's body would be nice but not near the edges as it stands out so well now against the sky?LIKESolar BenBy Solar Ben (15 hours ago)
By santamonica812 (9 hours ago)
Really strong capture. You need to come up with a different title..what you have now detracts from the impact of your image. No title would be better than what you have.
There is noticeable fringing--esp on the upper/rear part of the wing. Getting rid of that blue fringe would help.
I'm not sure if it would help the image if you removed the blue color-cast on the bird. But it might be fun to experiment in post-processing, to see which version looks better to your eye.
Might be easier to figure out if we knew what don't fit
Believe the title of the song is 'rock and a hard place' but 'between a rock and a hard place' is a line is a line from the song
Dragonfly on a tent cord OK?
It is a mushroom
Reflections in water droplets?
Zhaark: Looks good to me, i wouldnt change anything.
I agree the old smokehouse is much too dark but with the software I am able to use can't fix it without blowing out the well and cellar.Will see what it looks like in b@w
This one better
Have a new camera that I forgot to set date-time which shows photos taken on 12-1-12 as 1-4-10.If one of these is entered will it be rejected?
The rules says limit 5 but when I tried to enter the second it said 'already reached the limit'
Photo should have been streightened
Thats a great one