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    Default Sandhill Crane Flight

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    I made this image at Bosque Del Apache NM Last Year. Of all my Sandhill crane images I took, this is as close to perfect shot as I could get so far.



    Camera Settings:-
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    Nikon D500 500 f/4 + 1.4 x TCIII
    1/4000 sec; f/5.6; ISO 1000
    Manual; Matrix metering




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    Raw Processing using C1P 20
    No Cropping. Added canvas at the bottom
    Nik 25-25 Filter on Bird at reduced opacity
    Selective Color, added few points in Blacks
    Tonal Adjustments in Viveza
    Neat Image NR
    Sharpening for Presentation
    No Cloning




    Let me know your thoughts and comments.


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    Krishna:

    Perfect angle in frame, full up wing position, complimentary background.

    Sharp, well exposed. Perhaps a tiny bit tight in the frame, but personal choice.

    Well done.

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    I can see why you like this shot so much, great light, wing positioning spot on, sharpness a plenty. Like Randy, I would have personally like a bit more negative space, but when you time it as well as this it just puts a big smile on your face!

    Excellent work

    Mike

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    Perfect BG and wing position.
    The BG colors compliment the crane perfectly.
    Exposure is excellent.
    Only think needed to make this a 10 out of 10 is a slight headturn our way.
    Excellent image Krishna!

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    Excellent light, pose, sharpness, exposure. Easy to see why you liked this one. I do too.

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    Oh man, you nailed this shot! While I agree that it's a touch too large in the frame, the pose, the light and the BG are nothing short of perfection! Awesome work, Krishna!

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    Looks great. Nice pose,light and background. Detail on the bird looks very nice.

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