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    Default American Avocet - Salt Lake

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    I made this image in Antelope Island State Park.

    This image was taken early in the morning after sunrise.



    Camera Settings:-
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    Nikon D850 600 f/4 + 1.4 x TCIII
    1/4000 sec; f/8; ISO 800
    Manual; Matrix metering




    Post Processing:-
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    Raw Processing using C1P 20
    Added Canvas on all side
    Nik 30-30 Filter on Bird at reduced opacity
    Neat Image NR
    Sharpening for Presentation
    Dodge selectively
    Cloned few spot on the beach




    Let me know your thoughts and comments.


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    Nice low POV with a nice water BG.
    Exposure perfect and you have given us a lovely view of the bill.
    I am OK with not seeing the feet but do wish you had been about 2 inches higher to get a glimpse of the feet.
    Gail

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    Lovely light in this image. I like the clear view of the bill too. I agree with Gail re getting slightly higher. I can see repeating patterns at the bottom of the frame where you've added canvas/cloned stuff out - should be an easy fix in PP. Well done, Krishna.

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    Neat looking bill on this bird. Nice framing. The detail across looks nice.

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    A very drowsy bird in a good profile and well exposed.
    Would be better with feet of course. and the bottom artifacts fixed.

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    I don't mind no feet if I had an open eye...
    Dan Kearl

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    Perfect exposure, lovely detail. Not crazy about the mixed brown/blue fore/background; a lower shooting angle would have helped softened the sand and eased the transition from brown to blue.
    Shot really needs a bit of action to make it more memorable. But what you have is perfectly executed.

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