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    Managed to capture the Gannet in a dive before it hit the water at breakneck speed!

    D500, 500mmPF, 1/4000th sec, f5.6, iso800, manual, HH. Really enjoying the new gear! Cheers.

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    A very cool pose. Looks sharp from wing to wing and much better noise control (last post was not that bad). You are having fun with that new toy... TFS and keep them coming...

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    Hi David. Thanks again for your kind feedback, it's always appreciated. Hope you and yours are safe in this Covid world.

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    Paul this is quite the pose! Super timing to capture it.

    The shadows are slightly distracting but for me the sweet dive overlooks this.

    I might only suggest playing with a little contrast to richen up the browns (lots of methods but maybe try a levels adjust with the mid slider to 0.98 or 0.96 or look into a Tony Kuyper luminosity mask to adjust mids) as well as maybe warming just a touch and pull out a bit of blues. Just how I see it.

    Will be fun watching the shots come in with your new Nikon gear. PS - I've not shot Sony but I KNOW you can rock with your gear.

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    Hey Paul. A pretty dynamic pose. The noise is greatly improved from your last shot. I am on the same page as Brian as far as " richen up the colors. " I think the browns are slightly over exposed, any yes many ways to work on that. The blue is very powerful. If it were mine I would soften the blues it a little. Enjoy the gear.
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    Hi Brian. Thanks for your valued feedback as always. Yes, the shadows were a concern for me too. I'll give your suggestions a go as in relation to contrast and mid tones. I have a few luminosity mask plugins (Lumenzia and Lumi32 and Raya pro) so will play around with those. Cheers.
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    Thanks Robert...I agree that the blues are a little "too much" and the midtones need some work. Cheers.

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    Super pose and a great action shot, I agree regard colours. I can't understand why the image is so tall - it just doesn't fit on my screen nor would I imagine it fitting on anyones??? What do I not understand, I presume there is good reason.

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    Hi Jonathan. Thank you for the feedback...always appreciated. The image was resized to 1520x1900pixels for posting on this forum...not sure why you're having issues with the display. I'm sure others will time in here. Cheers.

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    A beauty. Love that twisted angle the bird is at. Nice framing as well. You handled the light very well.

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    Hi John...thank you very much:)

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