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    Canon 1DX Mk2
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    This is another view of a bird I posted a while back...Different pose and exposure....I got real close here and tried different exposure settings...Anyone that has photographed these secretive birds will know that when perched they are like a statue...no movement from them at all...hence the slow SS at f/16....which, gave me good detail throughout the bird...HH....ACR and PS2021

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    nice head shot, if a bit large in the frame. light wasn't great and the colors look a bit dull and muted but I think light sucks for bird photography in most of Europe most of the time, not much you can do. Sharp with good details but some noise is also visible throughout the bird. I'd personally never go to f/16,it's a mistake IMO. The wings are still outside DOF and you just added noise. Good was BG.

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    Agree with a bit tight in the frame, but apart from that it looks good to me. Maybe a touch more contrast may "de-mute" the colours?

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    I like it Will, it looks very realistic to me, colours look like what I would expect at this time of year.

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    Hi Will, a super image, nice a clean, but to me it looks a bit cool and perhaps that is where Arash is going with his comment??????

    For me you are so close in you PP, but it's that last 10% that makes all the difference. Some simple Curves Via/Sat adjustments and some more localised USM makes all the difference IMHO. In 'my take' I probably am going away from the original scene, but as soon as you make an adjustment like Exposure you are already manipulating the image, so why not just go a wee bit further and make it 'rock?'

    I'd personally never go to f/16
    Arash what would you suggest in terms of DoF here, as you have shot with this kit in a previous life?
    Will, no Contrast added, it's never the tool to go to as first option, just the use of colour.
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    Hi Steve....Thanks for that, yes it does look more appealing.....I captured the image on a driech morning, so you can imagine what the light was like....the OP is near as what it was....I never done a lot of PP on it, but yes, I see where you are coming from to make it pop....

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    Much better with Steve's editing.

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    .I captured the image on a driech morning, so you can imagine what the light was like....the OP is near as what it was
    Based on 'driech' (not many folk would know you probably are right Will, but this is an ongoing conversation I have with Jon.

    Most of the time we try to portray/endevour to produce our images as 'close to the actual scene', however with Digital we are no longer 'Photographers' as such, but more what folk refer to as 'Image makers'. Some of the old skills like Doging & Burning in the days of B/W film we still have with the software, but now we can just elevate our images quite easily and without going overboard or deviating away can still enhance the overall look. Yes light is the key factor and sadly across the pond, here we may not be as lucky as those who have wall to wall sunshine, (however that too can have it's own challenges), but perhaps driech days can be a good thing, more challenging for sure, but the look & feel is going to be different, but a little bit of creative thinking I think could really elevate your images. Just keeping it simple, but it's always down to some subtle tweak that just brings a bit more life back in. Perhaps over the dark Winter months it might be time to explore PS and what it can do, but mindful of not making it too complicated, tedious and image making looses its appeal.

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    Identical to our Wilson's Snipe. Nice details on the face and chest. Good green BG. Personally I'd have cropped to just above the dark patch of the wing touching the bottom of the frame, and add canvas at left. Anyhow, still good, and I too like Steve's rendition.

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    Will, it's cool to see such a close up on this guy.

    The warmer presentation with a little sat helps. I think you could push noise reduction just a touch.

    Was thinking exactly what Daniel said RE the crop when I read his comment. But overall it's a nice capture my friend!

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