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    Default American Avocet in Salt Lake

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    I made this image in Antelope Island State Park, UT in 2017



    Nikon D850 500 f/4 + 1.7 x TCII
    1/3200 sec; f/6.7; ISO 640
    Manual; Matrix metering




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    Raw Processing using C1P, Extra Sharpen during raw conversion on Head
    2x3 Crop
    Little Neat Image NR
    Sharpening for Presentation
    Tonal Adjustments in Viveza
    Selective Color adding few points to Blacks
    Cloning - Lots of spots on the water - Dirt/flies etc.




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    A beauty Krishna, any chance you could post a bit larger? Very serene, exposure looks smack on, and the water dribbling from open bill is eye catching. I would suggest losing about half of the space below the reflection...

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    i like this one a lot Krishna, very high on my 'want' list if I make it back to the States, and the loose framing and simple composition work wonderfully here

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by annmpacheco View Post
    A beauty Krishna, any chance you could post a bit larger? Very serene, exposure looks smack on, and the water dribbling from open bill is eye catching. I would suggest losing about half of the space below the reflection...
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    I will try to repost a bit larger today
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    Lovely soft light and pastel tones. Good action. A hard one to crop I think, maybe even lending itself to horizontal which would allow the bird to be stronger in the frame, if the detail will stand it.

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    Repost -- Larger Image and Taking some canvas from bottom as per the suggestion from annmpacheco
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    I can see a square crop as well, but liked the loose crop...
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    Simply beautiful!

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    Very nice capture with the drops. Like the upper background, which I assume is cloud reflection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg cowle View Post
    Very nice capture with the drops. Like the upper background, which I assume is cloud reflection.
    Yes they are reflections from clouds / mountains I do not remember exactly
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    Very nice. Like the water dorps and the reflection. I would take either one the original or the repost.

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    A nice capture. I wouldn't change the crop very much at all, because there are some beautiful reflections above the bird. Maybe just a little bit off the top, but personally I would never make this one a square. The detail and water drops are great, and you have a complete reflection, which doesn't always happen! Nice job.

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    Ooh, this is beautiful!! I like the crop as presented, and the overall colours too. Superb job. The only thing I would do is remove some of the larger spots in the water - especially the couple touching the legs on the reflection (spot removal tool should be perfect to use for that). Such a peaceful feel to this image....

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