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    Royal Terns copulating

    This image was created on 16 April at the New Far Bar at Fort DeSoto in Pinellas County, FL. Seated on damp sand behind the lowered tripod, I used the Robus RC-5558-3 Vantage Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod/Levered-Clamp FlexShooter Pro-mounted Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens and The One, the Sony Alpha 1 Mirrorless Digital Camera). The exposure was determined via Zebra technology with ISO on the Thumb Dial. ISO 320: 1/6400 sec. at f/3.2 (stopped down 1/3 stop) in Manual mode. When evaluated in RawDigger, the raw file brightness was determined to be dead-solid perfect (ho hum). AWB at 8:35:31am on a sunny morning. Tracking: Expand Spot/AF-C with Bird Face/Eye detection enabled performed to perfection.

    To see mynew Bird Photography Lessons at the New Far Bar at Fort DeSoto YouTube video, to learn more about the creation of this image, and to find out how I came up with the "Send It Home, Jerome" bit, see the blog post here.

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    No nits from me. I don't see anything to change or improve. Wonderful place, beautiful birds, lovely light. Thank you for sharing, Artie.
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    sweet interaction captured with great exposure and details
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    With the light an low ISO I could shoot images like this all day long, you are very lucky Artie with you location .

    Personally I might have tried to get something out of the blacks????

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    I too find the blacks a bit dark, but otherwise picture-perfect in all other aspects. Those wings look so beautiful!

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    Artie, this has quite an artistic effect with the sandy platform and the ethereal blue/gray striations behind.

    Fantastic breeding action and gorgeous, even light across. Very nicely exposed and processed. A joy to view, TY!

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    I love the setting, behavior, and pose but think you get more out of the blacks on the head. I also see what looks like a faint halo on the crowns of both birds, but that could be an illusion since the blacks are so dark. Exposure and
    detail on the whites is outstanding. I love the stripes through the background.

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    Super shot the blacks as mentioned are inky black, the downloaded jpeg appears to have clipped whites. I am unfamiliar with the surroundings and lighting conditions but the image appears slightly blue/cold to me.

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    Love the BG colors, low angle, exposure, etc... Really nicely executed Artie!

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    Love it. What an environment in which to shoot!
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    Tanks all for sharing your thoughts. I like my BLACKs to be BLACK on sunny days.

    That said, I was surprised to see the BLACKs on the male's head come in at 0, 0, 0; so I have learned something here :)

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    That said, I was surprised to see the BLACKs on the male's head come in at 0, 0, 0; so I have learned something here :)
    Artie, if you have reverted back to ACR for raw conversion then simply change your Profile from Adobe Colour to Adobe standard in ACR. Adobe Colour is Adobe's default which is pants, as it pushes everything, Standard is a bit more sympathetic, you can then address whatever Blacks you want with the Masks now available.
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    Thanks, Steve, I will try it and see if I note a difference.

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    Hi Artie, it is subtle, but much better IMHO.
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