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    Default Northern Gannet....Close Up

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    Canon 1DX Mk2
    f/4 400mm DO Mk2 at 560mm
    f/5.6
    1/2000
    ISO 1000

    I captured this one from a boat on my latest trip to the Bass Rock....I did some cloning on the dark BG to remove the unsightly white stuff, then reduced the shadows to make it even darker....HH....ACR and PS2021..

    Will

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    Will, sweet close up man.

    Fantastic detail, as expected with a close portrait. I like the tight comp personally.

    I do think you have a little room with exposure on this one. Also, there seems to be a little bit of graininess even at ISO 1000 around the neck and beak - did you have to lift exposure in post?

    Oh, and check the faint beak silhouette just above and in front of the beak, probably from cloning?

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    Looks good to me Will, I would be happy with that.

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    Good portrait with lots of excellent details. The black background works well in making the white subject stand out. That blue eye-ring is rather neat!

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    Superb portrait,,, Bill details are really good.
    Dan Kearl

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    Great portrait Bill! Love the details and that dark BG really makes this pop!

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    Thanks for the comments, much appreciated....Thanks for pointing that out Brian...yes it was from cloning...I never seen it, but do now

    Will

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