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Out of his element

Out of his element
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Wakefield Kite Festival on Heath Common, Wakefield, West Yorkshire. I moved around quite a bit to get the viewpoint where the octopus kite seemed to be looking at the horse. Unfortunately the horse wouldn't look up!

Photographer: Mike Bywater
Folder: Mike Bywater's Pics
Uploaded: 15-Oct-2011 20:57 CEST
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Camera: Olympus E-520
Exposure time: 1/800 s
Aperture: F5.2
Focal length: 110 mm
Lens: 40-150 kit lens
Focusing method:
ISO: 200
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
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Processing applied: levels, contrast and unsharp mask
Image resized to: 741x1024

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This is great!
Mark Stodter

Mark Stodter at 02:38 CEST on 16-Oct-2011 [Reply]


Thanks Mark, it's definitely a quirky one isn't it!

Mike Bywater at 11:52 CEST on 16-Oct-2011 [Reply]

Quite Nice


I believe that's one of the perils of working with animals...they've got a mind of their own and never seem to want to cooperate!

Nyal Cammack at 06:51 CEST on 22-Oct-2011 [Reply]

Very Cool...!!

I love it!!

Bruce Thomas at 06:55 CEST on 22-Oct-2011 [Reply]

Which lens?

Oh, you used your 40-150mm kite lens! ;)

Patrick Timlin at 00:12 CEST on 23-Oct-2011 [Reply]


This is a fun eye catching image. It has a couple of distracting elements, the people in the bottom left corner probably could have been cropped out. Not sure if there's much you could about the person behind the horse, but that is much less noticeable. Overall a great composition with nice colors and the image tells a story and is very interesting.

Greg Mennegar at 17:02 CEST on 23-Oct-2011 [Reply]


thank you Greg, you are right about the distractions. I actually had a copy of this picture where I had cloned out the people on the left and disguised the figure behind the horse - I just uploaded the wrong version and never noticed!

Mike Bywater at 17:46 CEST on 23-Oct-2011 [Reply]


Brilliant Mike.

Dave Hall at 13:08 CEST on 27-Oct-2011 [Reply]


Thanks Dave. It was definitely surreal!

Mike Bywater at 00:25 CEST on 28-Oct-2011 [Reply]