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    Default Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

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    This Cocky came down to the salt water's edge to browse on some sea lettuce.
    1DXII 600mm F/4L III HH
    1/3200 f7.1 iso800
    Lots of PP for this one.
    Cropped to feature that lovely crest and cut out the shaded lower parts.
    H&S to remove a blue cast in the shadows and a red cast (rock reflection) in the lower body.
    De-saturated the blue BG and a little bit of NR.
    Dodged the eye to bring out the iris.
    Light sharpen on the bird.

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    Wicked bird in what seems to be strange habitat. The image is well-processed. Bummer that the bird is looking out to sea.

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    Quite a bird. Side lighting made it tricky, and some of the brightest areas seem to be on the edge. A slight head turn toward you would have helped, but might not have shown the remarkable crest so well.

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    As noted, a little better head angle would have been nice. I would probably be inclined to crop this to 4x3 to remove a little from the top.

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    Love that hair do. Nice detail on the bird. Agree more of a head turn towards you would have been ideal.

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