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    Default Raindrops And Spoonbills...

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    Maddening, to try to get two birds with pleasing postures to photograph. I settled on this image from many. I captured this image of two Roseate Spoonbills early last Saturday morning along Blackpoint Wildlife Drive in Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Merritt Island, Florida. Comments and critique welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

    Nikon D500
    Nikon 500mm F/5.6 VR AF-S ED PF HH
    1/1600 F/5.6 Matrix Metering EV +2/3 ISO 1000 Auto 1 WB, image captured at 500mm (750mm 35mm Equivalent)
    Post processed in Lightroom Classic, Photoshop CC 2021 and Neat Image for noise reduction, changed white balance to cloudy in post processing
    Cropped for composition and presentation
    Last edited by Joseph Przybyla; 01-25-2021 at 01:42 PM.
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    I would do a vertical of the right bird if can...
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    Joe, the subdued palette could really make an impactful image here with the pink pop and the disappearing water.

    The subtle rain droplets on the water really adds interest for me. I had to study to notice them but they don't overwhelm.

    I think Dan may have an idea if you have the pixels to isolate the right most subject. Perhaps if they had the exact same pose, were facing each other or even more toward the camera it could work better with both.

    See what you think but worth a shot IMO.

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