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

    Nikon D500
    Nikon 500mm PF, camera and lens supported by a Oben carbon fiber monopod with a Wimberly MonoGimbal head
    1/1250 F/5.6 Matrix Metering EV 0 ISO 1250 Auto 1 WB, image captured at 500mm (750mm 35mm Equivalent)
    Post processed in Lightroom Classic, Photoshop CC 2022 and Topaz Denoise AI
    Cropped for composition and presentation

    P.S. Learn more about Lake Morton in the BAA Middle Florida Photography Site Guide that Artie and I co-authored. It is available at this link https://birdsasart-shop.com/the-baa-...ic-site-guide/
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    Hi Joe. I've been watching a few bird docos that feature this duck as well as other birds, and just love the colours. Nothing like that where I live. Wonderful profile image. The blacks on the side of the head and neck lack detail on my monitor.

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    Hi Joe ... nice portrait
    The previous image of the duck looks a lot better for me .
    just pull them side by side into PS and compare them ... just my take

    TFS Andreas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andreas Liedmann View Post
    Hi Joe ... nice portrait
    The previous image of the duck looks a lot better for me .
    just pull them side by side into PS and compare them ... just my take

    TFS Andreas
    Hi Andreas, thank you for viewing and commenting, Different days, different location at the lake and different light. Very few clichés in nature photography. Thanks again, hoping your shoulder is recovering well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Burdett View Post
    Hi Joe. I've been watching a few bird docos that feature this duck as well as other birds, and just love the colours. Nothing like that where I live. Wonderful profile image. The blacks on the side of the head and neck lack detail on my monitor.
    Hi Paul, thank you for viewing and commenting. Yes, I love these ducks, our most colorful here, related to the Mandarin Duck which is equally as colorful. The blacks are around 8 or 9 percent (22 in the scale of 1-255) so not clipped but dark, I'll see if I can tweak more detail. Thanks again...
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    Once again a pleasing shot, if I compare the two I feel more detail in the former image.

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