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    Default Wigeon Full Frame

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    So, of all the DIF (duck in flight) shots I've captured in recent weeks I hadn't pulled off a full frame copy that I've loved with all the right pieces. But I was pretty jacked to get this one, captured Saturday morning on the South Platte River.

    Canon R5
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    LR and PS, DN. A little bkg blending, not much else by way of trickery.

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    Not much not to like here Brian. Simply stunning! Congrats

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    Hi Brian .... you are on a very good path to perfection , at least you know why I say that
    Gorgeous frame and well processed .

    TFS Andreas

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    A clean image Brain, ignore the original comment, the page did not upload correctly!!!

    TFS
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    Last edited by Steve Kaluski; 01-26-2021 at 05:50 AM.
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    Brian:

    Perfect timing, sharp, good angles in frame and comp.

    I might try a version with -1/3 to -1/2 stop exposure, but that is purely personal taste.

    Cheers

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    Yes Brian pretty short on the comments all positive. Just wish it were mine. Beautiful TFS

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    Great frame Brian! Congratulations on the full frame get!!! No nits from me, just beautiful work.

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    Another beauty.
    Perfect Bg and wing position.
    I would like to see this at -1/3 exposure.
    Otherwise, no nits from me!
    gail

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    Congrats, always rewarding to get these.... exposure and color look right on.
    If anything the white patch is pretty muted.. it is full on duck glow white and tough to keep in good light but
    yours is maybe a tad on the dull side.
    Last edited by dankearl; 01-26-2021 at 07:26 PM.
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    Well well well, what can one say......This is looking fab Brian....Love it. Great feather detail and sharpness looks spot on. The colours throughout are beautiful....And, what a flight pose. I also like your chosen crop....I wouldn't change a thing.

    Well done Brian....great work.

    Will

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Burdett View Post
    Not much not to like here Brian. Simply stunning! Congrats
    Paul, super appreciated man thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Andreas Liedmann View Post
    Hi Brian .... you are on a very good path to perfection , at least you know why I say that
    Gorgeous frame and well processed .

    TFS Andreas
    Andreas, ha thanks my friend. And thanks for the additional tips!

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Kaluski View Post
    A clean image Brain, ignore the original comment, the page did not upload correctly!!!

    TFS
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    Disregarded Steve, but thanks for the comment!

    Quote Originally Posted by kevin Hice View Post
    Yes Brian pretty short on the comments all positive. Just wish it were mine. Beautiful TFS
    Kevin, much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed this one!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt Bowman View Post
    Great frame Brian! Congratulations on the full frame get!!! No nits from me, just beautiful work.
    Kurt, thanks for the positive comments my friend!

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Stout View Post
    Brian:

    Perfect timing, sharp, good angles in frame and comp.

    I might try a version with -1/3 to -1/2 stop exposure, but that is purely personal taste.

    Cheers

    Randy
    Quote Originally Posted by gail bisson View Post
    Another beauty.
    Perfect Bg and wing position.
    I would like to see this at -1/3 exposure.
    Otherwise, no nits from me!
    gail
    Quote Originally Posted by dankearl View Post
    Congrats, always rewarding to get these.... exposure and color look right on.
    If anything the white patch is pretty muted.. it is full on duck glow white and tough to keep in good light but
    yours is maybe a tad on the dull side.
    Randy, Gail and Dan. Thank you very much for taking time to comment. I grouped your replies together as your critiques all involved exposure and/or whites, which I think are totally valid.

    What may be worth noting here is that in viewing my final processed image, I felt like it needed a slight bump in exp so I went back and lifted exp about 0.2. Interestingly, that almost exactly coincides with your requests.

    And as far as whites Dan, I did not clone or 'add' any detail on that patch. I used a different technique (Multiply and a little contrast on a lum mask) for those whites to bring out existing details. I understand how the gray spots could make it come across a little muted.

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    Very nice Brian, congratulations..

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    Doesn't get any better! A really sweet frame with the bird nicely matching - but still standing out from - the background. Awesome exposure and details.

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    Will, Volkan and Dorian, much love and thanks for your comments amigos!

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