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Posted by Mako_Elite on Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:38 am

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Shot this morning.
D2Hs, Nikon (MF) 500mm f/4 P IF ED + TC-16A
1/800, ISO-400, f/9 on tripod.

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by Dan Kearl on Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:06 am
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Sweet... nice light, held the whites, nice HA, lovely.
 

by Karl Egressy on Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:12 am
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Nice head turn and good exposure on the green of the head, Ludo.
 

by Ron Day on Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:13 am
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A handsome image, Ludo. Beautiful golden tones in the water, and great head turn. Well done!
 

by capebretondoc on Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:22 pm
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You had the perfect light angle to show the green iridescence on the head.
I like the golden water.
The whites on the shoulder looked greyed out. Did you have to do some highlight recovery in that area? I would go to PS CC and go to selective coloring, choose whites and then reduce the amount of black in the whites by -5 to -10. It will get the grey out nicely! That last sentence sounds like a shampoo ad!
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by Mako_Elite on Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:08 pm
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capebretondoc wrote:
You had the perfect light angle to show the green iridescence on the head.
I like the golden water.
The whites on the shoulder looked greyed out. Did you have to do some highlight recovery in that area? I would go to PS CC and go to selective coloring, choose whites and then reduce the amount of black in the whites by -5 to -10. It will get the grey out nicely! That last sentence sounds like a shampoo ad!
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Thank you all for the kind words.

capebretondoc: thank you for the suggestion on the grey out shoulder. . I fixed that now using Apple Aperture, that is what I am using for many years. New updated version is there now.

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by david fletcher on Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:22 pm
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Dan Kearl wrote:
Sweet... nice light, held the whites, nice HA, lovely.


Plus one.  Very nice best enjoyed viewed large!
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by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:48 pm
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Pretty light on this handsome fellow- I like the water color and ripples too. Nice detail.
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:11 pm
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Great eye contact and water colors.
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:50 pm
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A lovely view of this handsome drake, Ludo. Sweet detail and exposure, beautiful bird and golden water!

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