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    Captured this image in 2012 in Iceland. This Great Skua was warning us we were coming too close to her nesting area. Heavy overcast morning with very low ceiling. C&C welcome.

    D3S, nikon 500mm f/4G, 1/2500s, f 7.1, ISO 640, Gitzo, Wimberley Gimbal head.


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    Nice and sharp.
    I would raise the exposure by half a stop.
    I wish the bird was firmly positioned in the sky or even better, against the mountain BG.
    I like the fanned tail.
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    Super bird! I, like Gail, wish the bird were higher, but there's nothing you can do about that now.

    You could warm the frame as presented; It is really cold/blue now. This bird should be golden brown and warming the frame will help highlight that feature.

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    Agree with Dorian and Gail on this one.

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    Thank you Gail, Dorian, and John. Good suggestions, and yes Dorian they are more of a golden brown indeed, yet I kind of liked this after I raised the exposure in post. I'll post another frame from that morning.


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