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    I caught this bird just as it was leaving the beach after it's morning of gravelling up on the low tide. Canon 5DIV, Sigma 150-600, f5-6.3 OS Contemp.. ISO 800,f/6.3, 1/1250Name:  black brant over surf.jpg
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    Bob nice down stroke of the wing. I am seeing a high noise especially in the background. The rocks or surf breaking takes away some IMO. TFS

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    Lovely flight pose, but I wish you had captured the shot when the bird was not flying away from us. I would try adding some blacks to the bird, it looks a wee bit washed out. Was this a big crop Bob, it does appear to be quite noisy.

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    I agree with both the critiques above. These guys are so much fun to observe - your image makes me look forward to their passing through during the fall in late October - early November over here.

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    Nice to see a brant. Agree with the others about the bird angling away. Is this a big crop?

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    Thanks guys---your comments are always educational and appreciated. Yes this is cropped to about 1/3--started as 6730 x 4480 and cropped to 3882 x 2588. This noise stuff I find to be tricky to spot. Now I looked at this in 4:1 and easily see noise in both blue BG and the whole bird. So I did a global NR reduction (LR) on the whole the thing watching the bird until the noise started to go away, but not detail, and stopping there . Then I masked out the bird and took the visible noise ( still in 4:1 ) out, which used up the entire slider on the adjustment brush. Did this approach work? I also reduced the black exposure.Name:  black brant over surf-RP.jpg
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    this one isn't working for me, the bird is flying away and it is entirely soft and lacking in details as pointed out
    TFS keep up the hard work
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