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    I captured this image at the rookery in the alligator breeding pond in Gatorland, Orlando, Florida. Comments and critique welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

    Nikon D7000
    Nikon 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 VR AF-S ED, camera and lens supported by a monopod
    1/1250 F/5.6 Matrix Metering EV 0 ISO 2000 Auto WB, image captured at 310mm
    Post processed in Lightroom Classic, Photoshop CC 2020 and Neat Image for noise reduction
    Cropped for composition and presentation

    P.S. Learn more about Gatorland in the BAA Middle Florida Photography Site Guide co-authored by Artie and I. It is available at this link The BAA Middle of Florida Site Guide
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    This canvas shows one of my favorites (the under appreciated female) of a common species. I say "shows". What I mean is "never have I seen it shown better". The perch, the BG, the colors, the tones, the composition. Al sweet perfection IMHO. Not really surprised, though. TFS

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    Hi Joe, the vertical works and the perch is what it is, natural? Good detail, but I'd personally loose the blue cast in the bill & legs, have you tried swopping the WB? A bit more below would be nice.

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    This is nice. Great subject, pose, very attractive frame.
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    Hi Joe,

    This is top flight. Love the calling pose on this nice perch. The soft light is beautiful and brings out the detail nicely.


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    Love the calling pose here. The vertical framing is right on. Nice detail on the bird as well. I don't think i have seen a female posted here before.

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    Gorgeous! Bird looks fresh from the shower, ready to get going. Wondering what time of day this is to achieve such balance? Beautifully done, field to bench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Kaluski View Post
    Hi Joe, the vertical works and the perch is what it is, natural? Good detail, but I'd personally loose the blue cast in the bill & legs, have you tried swopping the WB? A bit more below would be nice.

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    Hi Steve, thank you for viewing and commenting. The perch is natural, not a setup. I think the blue you see on the bill and legs might be from the shadow the birds was in. I hate to mess with a global adjustment, so maybe a local adjustment on just the bill and legs. Will see...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Harwood View Post
    Gorgeous! Bird looks fresh from the shower, ready to get going. Wondering what time of day this is to achieve such balance? Beautifully done, field to bench.
    Hi Dave, thank you for viewing and commenting. I looked back at the time of capture, it was 10:14 AM as I was leaving the rookery at Gatorland in Orlando, Florida. As I recall the image the bird was on the side of the boardwalk that would be in bright shadows, so even light without shadows.
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