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    Publisher Arthur Morris's Avatar
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    Default Lens Hood on the Ground!

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    Royal Tern preening in butter light with bathing Black Skimmer in background

    This image was also created at Fort DeSoto Park in Pinellas County, FL on the morning of 19 OCT 2020. Again, I used the handheld Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS lens (this one at 600mm) and the blazingly fast AF King, the Sony Alpha a9 II Mirrorless Digital camera body. Exposure was determined via Zebra evaluation with ISO on the rear dial as detailed in The Sony Camera Userís e-Guide and One Camera Set-up Video. ISO 1600: 1/2000 sec. at f/6.3 in Manual mode. The raw file brightness was confirmed as dead-solid perfect by RawDigger. ABW at 7:49 am on a clear morning with just a hint of moisture in the air.
    Center Zone Continuous AF was active at the moment of exposure and worked well. Click on the image to see a larger version.

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    Excellent. Angle is great, pose, sharp, like the mimic OOF in the nice BG.
    Dan Kearl

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    A lovely image Artie, solid techs and sweet light. The low angle is awesome. I like the OOF bird in the BG.

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    BPN Member Brian Sump's Avatar
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    Artie, super composition. I like the silhouette in the bkg as well.

    As low as it gets here, nice! Lighting is super and exp looks great.

    Curious what you did to process (if anything different) the head? It looks a tad overworked from my view - esp around the eye and beak area.

    Also curious, just a feather hanging down from the tail?

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