This is a follow-up to this image, a shot of this falconer and his falcon taken at the Bab Al Shams resort, near to Dubai.

I underexposed by two stops to create the silhouette and used an aperture of f/16 to create the star-burst effect.

The post-production was also relatively straightforward: I shifted the white balance in Camera Raw to cool down the image, added a few curves to increase the contrast, and then transformed the image to make a slight change to the composition.

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camera
lens
focal length
aperture
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
ISO
flash
image quality
RAW converter
image editor
plugins (etc)
cropped?
5.44pm on 13/3/11
Canon 5D Mark II
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
57mm
f/16
1/2000
aperture priority
-2
evaluative
100
no
RAW
Camera Raw
Photoshop CS5
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minor transformation
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Bab Al Shams falcon #2 / 22 April, 2011 [click for previous image: untitled #119]
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