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    This is a Foster's Tern I believe, who came across my shooting path when I was looking for some waterfowl. It could be a Common, but Sibley's says Foster's have a white tail with gray border, which I believe fits this bird.

    I had it exposed pretty well in camera but struggled to get separation between the eye and black crown in post.

    Anyway, I was able to bring some details out of the white. A slightly yellow right wing and underbelly were present in the RAW and I think evidence of the sunrise light.

    D850
    Sigma 500mm
    HH
    ISO 4000
    1/3200
    f4

    In hindsight I would've dropped a stop of SS and reduced ISO.

    Post in C1P and PS.

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    Nice flight pose, the IQ for me is subpar, like you worked on it too much.
    Dan Kearl

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    Dan, it was cropped at probably 55% but cropped from 45mp so I thought it would hold up. Perhaps that's the issue.

    TFC

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    Brian,
    I think birds in the sky are a really tough exposure almost always, and are
    usually not that interesting to me.
    It is most likely exposure I think, especially in not good light.
    iso4000 for a sky shot is a lot....
    Dan Kearl

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    Details look good in the whites. I like the framing.

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