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    Default Dunlin at sunset

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    I made this image in Fort Desoto, FL.

    Camera Settings:-
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    Nikon D850 600 f/4 + 1.4 x TCIII
    1/6400sec; f/5.6; ISO 1600
    Manual; Matrix metering


    Post Processing:-
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    Raw Processing using C1P 20
    No Cropping. Added Canvas at left side of image
    Nik 30-30 Filter on Bird at reduced opacity
    Tonal Adjustments in Viveza
    Neat Image NR
    Sharpening for Presentation
    Cloned few spots on the beach


    Let me know your thoughts and comments.

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    Krishna beautiful shot with warm colors. I do think it is a little too hot would look better taken down some Some of the background is distracting but that is what we get with shorebirds sometimes.
    I have the same problem with mine.I am not sure but could it use some rotation? TFS

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    Lovely colours throughout. I would try lowering the contrast, and some clockwise rotation. The reflection adds.

    Will

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    Nice light and feeding pose.
    Image needs some rotation and I would clean up the water in the LLC.
    The whites on the flank are slightly hot- looks like you can save them,
    Gail

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    You got wet for this one. Nice light and really digging the reflection here. Nice feeding pose.

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    One of the most underrated shorebird, shown beautifully! Details are excellent across the bird, and we can see just enough leg and beak to keep it interesting. Yes to a bit of rotation, and yes to toning down the flank a bit.

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    Loverly bird and plumage and reflection and sharp but needs a ton of rotation ...
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    Thank you all for the comments. I forgot to level the image properly. I will process it again
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    Repost

    Image Rotation. Burning highlights and cloning foreground.
    Last edited by Krishna Prasad kotti; 01-17-2020 at 11:41 PM.
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    Repost is excellent Krishna!

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