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    I finally had some heavy overcast yesterday, so I went back to photograph these sandpipers. The clouds meant that there were no harsh shadows or highlights in the scene, but unfortunately, it also rendered the water an ugly grey-green. Managing the colors was a very difficult task - the entire image had a green cast and I fixed it, but now I wonder if there's a magenta cast (my eyes are very tired so I can't tell). I chose not to stop down as the birds were never entirely stationary and I needed all the SS that I could get

    Camera - Nikon D850

    Focal Length - 500mm
    Aperture - f/5.6
    Shutter Speed - 1/400s
    ISO - 1600
    Handheld
    Manual, Auto ISO
    ~70% of Full-frame

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    Nice low POV, tack sharp from tail to beak.
    I do not see a magenta cast but perhaps a light pink in the FG?
    I know it was dark and cloudy and understand you wanting to keep the image true to the light conditions but I would be tempted to increase the exposure globally by 1/3. That might help with color issues.
    Very nice image of this sandpiper,
    Gail

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    It does seem flat to me, maybe a bit more contrast and color?
    Dan Kearl

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    The low angle is spot on. Nice framing as well. The background is another nice touch.

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    Looks very good to me. Sharp, lovely detail on the bird. Doesn't look flat on my monitor. If it were mine I'd crop a little more off the bottom as the oof foreground is somewhat distracting. Cheers.

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    I like it. the detail up are very ok

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