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    Default Glossy Ibis

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    I made this image in Ocean City, New Jersey.

    Camera Settings:-
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    Nikon D500 300 f/4
    1/3200 sec; f/4.0; ISO 2000
    Manual; Matrix metering




    Post Processing:-
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    Raw Processing using C1P
    Cropping For Composition
    Nik 30-30 Filter on Bird at reduced opacity
    Neat Image NR
    Sharpening for Presentation
    Dodge selectively
    No Cloning.




    Let me know your thoughts and comments.


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    Very nice indeed Krishna, I lke the processing of the ibis. The green background could possibly be toned down just a little and possibly take a little off the LHS to reduce the relatively large empty space - WDYT?

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    Love this canvas and don't mind that green BG at all. This beauty really pops and the anchoring vegetation works as well. For some reason I like the composition as is. TFS

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    I could see this cropped some from the left. Like the pose on the ibis. Yes to toning down the green a little. Nice and sharp.

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    Another vote for taking some from the LHS but what a lovely looking frame. I like the flight pose and colours on the bird. The bush/tree adds and the BG colours 'fit' the image well.

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    Thank you for all the comments.

    Below are some info on the decisions made during processing the image:-


    It was early morning light. I did tone down the greens a lot. In multiple iterations by reducing the Yellows...

    To me it looks ok not too over powering. I would like to hear others opinions on the Greens. As I want get better at eliminating colors cast etc.

    I agree that the composition is right heavy. I cropped this image from lower left to get to this level..

    I wanted to keep the aspect ratio as it is and did not want to crop further due to fear of image degradation.
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    Great looking frame Krishna. My family used to vacation in Ocean City when I was a kid living in Philly, so I am well versed with Corson's Inlet State Park and the surrounding marshes. I agree you could lose some of the left hand side as it
    is mostly empty space at now. I also think you could globally reduce the exposure a tad; doing so would mute the green as suggested and - more importantly - add a bit more pop to the beautiful chestnut bird.

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    Krishna, good advice with half stop down to balance the colors, then it would fly off the page!

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    Great capture with a nice BG. Well done
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    Taken some off on the left
    Reduced Exposure of the background by 1/3 stop
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