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    Default Colorful Puffin Calling

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    Taken in Iceland July 2017
    Canon 1 DX 600mm and 1.4x
    ISO 800 SS 1/1600 F 8.0
    Cropped to 70% FF.
    I posted a similar picture about 3 weeks ago but the puffin was looking back to the left. http://www.birdphotographers.net/for...ead.php/141211
    Can you let me know which you prefer?
    Comments and critiques always appreciated and learned from with thanks,
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    Another terrific Puffin shot: lovely light, great BG and a good calling pose. I like them both, but I think I prefer this one. In the previous one you gave him some more room to look into on the left, giving you more of the oof foreground.

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    Gorgeous with perfect processing and vibrant colors to go along with a great perch and a great BKGR.

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    Wonderful capture, Gail. Nice rich colors, and like that you were able to find him in front of such a beautiful BG. Love the open beak.

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    All's been said, lovely image. Thank you for sharing, Gail.
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    Agree - what a great shot Gail. The open bill does give it that little bit extra. Thanks for sharing.

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    Lovely shot Gail I think I prefer this one, wonderful colours and details.

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    Beautiful IQ, vivid colors, great pose and rock and sweet BG. Beautiful image!

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    What's not to like. I agree with all, beautiful bird, pose, perch and BG. Colours throughout are awesome. Yes, this one best.

    Will

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    I prefer this one to the one you posted a couple of weeks ago Gail. The reds and oranges are borderline too vivd for me, but maybe thats how the light was at the time.

    Other than that, a really nice frame

    Mike

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    Hi Mike,
    I did not touch the saturation slider in this image. It was beautiful morning light and I think that light up the feet. I see where you are coming from though and will certainly try a version with the legs tamed a bit. Thanks,
    Gail
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Poole View Post
    I prefer this one to the one you posted a couple of weeks ago Gail. The reds and oranges are borderline too vivd for me, but maybe thats how the light was at the time.

    Other than that, a really nice frame

    Mike

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