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    Default Gannet close dive

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    Here's another one from my Gannet collection taken recently. I know it's tight in the frame, but I'm happy with it...except I'd like more room on the left. I thought I was quite proficient in Photoshop, but I tried a number of ways to add canvas and add water to the left so that the wing tip was not so tight in the frame, but I didn't like the result. feel free to have a go if you like. I have other dive shots where this is not an issue, but I like the pose here.

    Edit: Title incorrect, as it's not a dive.
    Last edited by Paul Burdett; 04-21-2021 at 07:53 PM.

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    Self critique noted, otherwise great pose and exposure, good sharpness especially the face.

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    Thanks Jack...appreciate the feedback.

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    This is one of those "if only" shots!
    If only the wingtips had not been out of the frame.
    All else looks good.
    Sharp, whites look good and I like the water droplets on the near wing.
    Some might prefer the head to have cleared the wing but I like this as is,
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    Hi Paul .... great shot , with a tiny nit .

    A shame that it is too tight ... and you cannot work as magician . Isn't there a fancy plugin that can do it for you ..... maybe you check Topazlabs

    The subject does look very good in terms of color and tones ... nice details and sharp where it does count .

    TFS Andreas

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    Paul, at first glance (and last glance) I feel like you really captured the subject very well. Presents great!

    There are the noted shortcomings and I think they just prevented this from being "the" shot. That said, lots of great pieces here including the lighting and details. If the far wing continued the symmetry downward it would be awesome.

    AFA the upper wing, did you try adding canvas left with the anchor point being right, then use the magic wand to select the whole left rectangle, then Edit --> Content aware fill there?

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    Thanks so much Gail, Andreas and Brian. I really appreciate the feedback.
    Brian, I tried a number of things to "fix" the issue, including content aware, but will give it another go. Not sure what you mean here: "anchor point being right"?

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    I enjoy as is Paul, next time!!!!

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    Default Gannet final edit (Brian...thoughts?)

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    Thank you Ann...appreciate your feedback

    Brian: Tried again...(not perfect, but the best I could do)...thoughts?

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    Paul, YES! I think it works very nicely. Aside from a couple very small circle/clone looking marks in the very ULC near the tips I don't think anyone could ever tell.

    Great.

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    Thanks Brian. Yes, I see them now...I'll need to fix that! Cheers.

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    PP looks good! Well done.

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    Thanks Gail...took a while, but a good learning curve in PS.

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    Sharp with an interesting pose. I like that water background.

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    Thanks again John...much appreciated.

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