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    Not sure this was close enough for a theme image, so left theme off the title. another image from my recent outing at the Gilbert Water Ranch. I was shooting this Snowy bouncing around and he finally stopped for a couple seconds so I could fire off this portrait. Was shooing in Av mode with highlight priority so when I focused close on thew whites my SS increased to where it was if you are wondering why I was at 12800.

    A1, 200-600mm with 1.4 TC
    1/12800 at f/9
    ISO 1600
    EC -1

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    Egret looks good, I feel taming the highlights would reveal more. The background, some reservation, - nice colours good contrast with subject but is it carrying colour noise????
    Sorry just noticed high ISO - probably due to that.

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    I love the perfect vertical comp, shaggy hairdo, light quality. 1600 is not a high ISO, even for my 7DII, so that is surely not the reason for the noisy / pixelated BG.

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    The bird looks just fine. Do you use DeNoise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Morris View Post
    The bird looks just fine. Do you use DeNoise?

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    yes and I used it on this image. I just used the auto

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    Kurt, this is a sweet portrait! Love the eye contact and details in the head plumage.

    The rainbow gradient effect in the bkg is great and love the sharpness to the bill tip.

    FWIW, I would not have said anything about the bkg. I've posted images with a lot worse.

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    Bang on portrait here. The white bird and that dark green go great together.

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    This is beautiful. Full stop - period.

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    Hi Kurt ... very nice portrait you captured .
    Love the tonal / color contrast between the subject and the BG ... well seen .
    Processing looks quite good to me , you have fine details rendered and the sharpening is right on the money .
    I am just a bit puzzled about the structure in the BG ... looks like mid frequency noise ??!!! Or is it the " typical Topaz Denoise effect " ???!!

    I just tried to coax out some more detail from the whites .... it works , well worth the effort IMHO . But you need to know how channel blending works !!!

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