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    Default Goosander (F) (Mergus merganser)

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    Hand held from squatting position, I was not going to lie flat because the water was too rough! I wasn't expecting any to be in focus at all because I was trying the AI setting and the birds were bobbing about all over the place. The red colouration in the water, is of course the feet.
    Lens focal length : 600 mm
    Focal length in 35 mm film : 1202.0mm
    Exposure mode : Manual exposure
    ISO Sensitivity : 3200
    Exposure compensation : +0.7 EV
    Shutter : 1/1600 sec
    Aperture : F8

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    Nice one Jon, like the wind blown plumage, colours look good too. The cooler colours depict the scene, flat, darks/blacks look spit on. Any more to the LHS, a sliver more would be nice, like the choppy water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Kaluski View Post
    Nice one Jon, like the wind blown plumage, colours look good too. The cooler colours depict the scene, flat, darks/blacks look spit on. Any more to the LHS, a sliver more would be nice, like the choppy water.

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    Unfortunately no more canvas at the left Steve, I did consider adding some...... but sometimes a very eagle eyed observer asks, " did you add canvas?" ..... so I didn't!!

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    Unfortunately no more canvas at the left Steve, I did consider adding some...... but sometimes a very eagle eyed observer asks, " did you add canvas?" ..... so I didn't!!
    Jon, you have both Skill & Software...
    Post Production: Itís ALL about what you do with the tools and not, which brand of tool you use.

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    Nice low look, more on the right for me...details look pretty good.
    Dan Kearl

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    Jon, nice look at this pretty girl.

    Quite sharp and full of details. You exposed it well.

    The water color works pretty nicely but I'd wish for a bit less of the dark wake just right of the head.

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    Hi Jon ... nice goosander shot . I do really like the overall colors and tones . Water might be a bit choppy , but nothing you can do .
    Might run some more NR in parts of the image , even the plumage does show some of it . Just my take

    TFS Andreas

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