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    I have been enjoying the wood ducks again, and came across this one from 2009, never processed. Taken at the North Chagrin Reserve near Cleveland, which alas is not what it used to be.

    D700 500mm f/4 with TC14II. 7.1. 1/2000s. ISO 610

    Post: PS 2020. Cleaned up some debris in water, cropped about 20% for comp. The water color is all from the fall leaves, no augmentation in post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Stout View Post
    I have been enjoying the wood ducks again, and came across this one from 2009, never processed. Taken at the North Chagrin Reserve near Cleveland, which alas is not what it used to be.

    D700 500mm f/4 with TC14II. 7.1. 1/2000s. ISO 610

    Post: PS 2020. Cleaned up some debris in water, cropped about 20% for comp. The water color is all from the fall leaves, no augmentation in post

    Advice and comments always appreciated

    Cheers

    Randy
    Randy, Woody's never get old to look at. I love the sort of hex/diamond patten and orange color in the BKG! While I'm not an expert, first glance it feels like the brightness/EXP around the eye compared with the rest of the image is quite loud. See what everyone else says.

    Thanks for sharing :-)

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    Brian:

    Good observation about the eye. It is exactly as shot, but I could see toning it down a sliver.

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    Hi Randy ... love this one . A real explosion of colors ... you did well to get that in the shot , and squeezed it out in post . Velvia ...on natural steroids !!!
    I personally would not change a thing .

    A very nice frame !!

    TFS Andreas

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    Beautiful frame... Colors on Wood duck look perfect for the nice light.
    I might have smoothed out the upper right corner water a bit with healing brush tool.
    Dan Kearl

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    A beauty of a shot. I remember some of your others from North Chagrin, and had always intended to get out that way one of these days, but missed my chance before it deteriorated.

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    Gorgeous colors on this one. Love that water and light. Framing is right on.

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    Wow that is beautiful, it almost looks like sky in the top half with that different pattern.
    Maybe remove one of the eye catchlights?

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    nice gold tones Randy, love the angle the whites look a bit hot on my screen.

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    This one is all about the gold water and the textures within. Gorgeous!
    Duck ain't bad either.
    Whites a bit hot on the neck. I would also consider removing the extra catchlight.
    Nice find from the old files!
    Gail

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    Such a sweet fall frame! I miss the ability to capture such color here in California as we don't have traditional fall. I echo the comments re: cloning out second catchlight and toning whites down just a tad. Both easily fixed. A strong frame
    regardless.

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    Beautiful image. Love the color and texture of the water.

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