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    Default Breeding Female Wilsons-Phalarope

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    Shot in Nd slough late June about two weeks the previous Phalarope posts and you can see the big difference in colors.Would have liked just a tad more HA.Processed with Dpp 4,Photoshop. I did desaturate the red,orange colors on the neck.Took some highlights out of the water that I found distracting.
    About a fifty percent crop. I really don't have an idea how much you can crop before it effects IQ.Comments and critiques appreciated. Thanks for the previous comments.
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    I like the image composition and the water dripping from the bill.
    I think contrast is a good deal too strong, the blacks too heavy and the brightest whites a little bright, reducing contrast and checking gradually to determine the optimal points will result in much greater detail in the plumage.

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    Hi Kevin,
    I have been enjoying your Wilson's series! I agree with Jon's suggestions and look forward to a repost. Difficult to get the exposure without blowing the neck whites, etc, ... I do find the white patch in between the lifted feathers a distraction , not sure what that might be as it is the only white spot in the BG? Lovely POV, habitat and duckweed?

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    This is the best processed image of the series.
    I really like the duckweed on the shoulder
    With regards to cropping and IQ...it all depends!
    With the 1 DX3 and its measly 21.6 MP I never crop more than 50%. For my taste and IQ standards anything more seems to have an effect on the image. Even with my 5d MK IV and 30MP file size, I never go below 50%. I always see IQ suffering with greater crops.
    Here on BPN , I never post anything that has a crop bigger than 60% but for FB and IG I can get away with 50% crops.
    These observations are purely "observational" and not scientific!
    If you want, I would be happy to process your RAW image-just send it via large hosting website to dr(dot)gailbissonathotmail(dot)com.
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    Love the light, pose and POV. TFS

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    Super water action...

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    Thanks very much for the comments Gail especially on the crop size. I did send you the raw file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin Hice View Post
    Thanks very much for the comments Gail especially on the crop size. I did send you the raw file.
    Hi Kevin,
    The RAW file is gorgeous. I have sent you my PP version of the TIFF. and this image needed minimal processing.IQ should look good at your crop size.
    Gail

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