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    Default Ring-necked Duck Wing Flap (m)

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    I captured this image at Lake Morton in Lakeland, Florida. Comments and critique welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

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    1/2500 F/5.6 Matrix Metering EV +1 IS) 900 Auto 1 WB changed in post processing, image captured at 500mm (750mm 35mm Equivalent)
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    I like it, good pose, clear view of the eye. The yellows and blue contrast nicely and reflect well on the bird's belly
    (I appreciate the light was yellow but I reduced the yellows a bit with the Color balance tool in ACR, this seemed to improve ever so slightly the overall image but also more detail in the duck's darker feathers).

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    Nice pose and eye contact, it is too yellow for me....
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    Hi Joe ... nice wing flap and the overall color tone combo is nice , as well as the ripples in the water .

    Color matter of taste .... if this was mine ... I might check the WB . The image does have a slight magenta cast .... for my eyes and eyedropper .

    Check the fine thin line along the dark edges of the bird ...

    Nice one and TFS Andreas

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    Love, love, love the light, the pose, the water and the details. Yes to just a little less yellow and slightly more details in the shadows but I really love this frame as is. TFS

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    That near wing... That eye...

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    Thanks everyone for viewing and commenting, much appreciated.

    Here is a edit reflecting the suggestions offered for improving the image. Less yellow while still trying to keep the warm early morning light and the correct WB, maybe....
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    Hi Joe .... another version , with magenta removed and the warmth in the lighter tones kept as well .

    Curve adjustment for removing the magenta cast
    Selective color to add warmth to the yellows

    WDYT ?

    Cheers Andreas

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    Sorry wrong file taken ... now the edited version .

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