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    I captured this image of a Sanderling probing the sand at Ft. Desoto County Park in Pinellas County, Florida. When I first arrived at the north beach I found a nice sandy patch to sit on. As I sat the Sanderling and a Ruddy Turnstone sauntered up sometimes to close to photograph. I had to remove the 1.4 Teleconverter to fit them in the frame. Comments and critique welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

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    Cropped slightly to move the bird back in the frame
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    Love it Joe, good detail, sharp and the environment I find very appealing. For me, its the heavy cast of Blue, neutralising that, bring some saturation and depth into the sand, I think you have a winner. The eye being closed I don't care, it's in bright light and what do we do in bright light...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Kaluski View Post
    Love it Joe, good detail, sharp and the environment I find very appealing. For me, its the heavy cast of Blue, neutralising that, bring some saturation and depth into the sand, I think you have a winner. The eye being closed I don't care, it's in bright light and what do we do in bright light...?

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    Thanks Steve, will work on reducing the blue and bringing in some saturation. Thank you for viewing and commenting.
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    Joe, the Saturation is best via a luminosity mask, it’s a balancing act I feel between Saturation as an adjustment where you can ‘target’ the colour, juxtapose to adding more depth in there too…
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    Looking good Joe....lovely detail and I like the pose.....The sand adds so much.....

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    tough to get a meal, lovely shot, look forward to report

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    Killer detail on the bird and sand. My kinda shorebird frame. I agree with Steve's observation re: blue. I'm always looking for catchlights, so you could easily add one if you're open to it. Good move to close down to f/8 and preserve more DOF.

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    Great pose and detail Joe! Love the tight crop as well. Nicely done

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    Thanks to everyone who viewed and commented on this image. Here is the repost I promised reducing the blue cast and working on other areas of the image. WDYT?
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    Hey Joe, that looks much better, WDYT as you are the photographer.

    This was where my thinking was going, so perhaps too warm???? I also just cleaned up a few elements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Kaluski View Post
    Hey Joe, that looks much better, WDYT as you are the photographer.

    This was where my thinking was going, so perhaps too warm???? I also just cleaned up a few elements.
    Hi Steve, thank you for editing and showing what you were thinking. I think your edit it too warm/yellow. When I captured this image it was just after sunrise but the beach was in shade because the sun had not risen above the trees on the edge of the beach. Thanks again, Steve.
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    No worries Joe, you were there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Kaluski View Post
    No worries Joe, you were there.
    Hi Steve, I kept going back to this image and working on the background, not satisfied with what I had I guess. Here is the the latest edit, I think closure to what you had in mind and your edit. WDYT?
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    Thanks everyone for viewing and commenting, much appreciated.
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    I think closure to what you had in mind and your edit. WDYT?
    Hi Joe, it was just my interpretation, you were there so had a better knowledge of light, colour, warmth etc, but looks good.
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