Elliot's Storm Petrel

Posted by Cindy Marple on Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:49 pm

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Elliot's Storm Petrel
Canon 7DmkII, 100-400 at 360, 1/2500, f/9, iso800

One morning in the Galapagos while we were at anchor, some Storm Petrels came and were feeding around the back of the boat.  It was backlit, and no chance to change the angle while at anchor. A couple of us noticed the wonderful reflections in the water and the translucence in the wings, and decided to try to make some images.  This was intentionally exposed for the bright water and to let the subject go to mostly silhouette.  Minimal post-processing: crop, saturation, brought the black and white points in on the levels curve by a few points.  

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by david fletcher on Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:58 am
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Brilliant image of this Petrel dancing on the water. Good thinking!
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:08 am
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Great use of initiative to experiment with your situation,  Cindy!  Beautiful out of the box result!

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by Axel Hildebrandt on Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:31 pm
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Great silhouette and water colors.
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by Mary Brun on Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:24 pm
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Lovely reflection with wonderful textures on the water.

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by peter makuch on Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:03 pm
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nice work on this silhouette attempt image, well taken CINDY.

by John Meade on Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:46 pm
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A very unique photo. Looks very much like he is dancing. Congratulations on the EP.

by Karl Egressy on Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:07 pm
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Beautiful artistic image.

by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:58 am
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Artfully done-I like this very much. Such elegant simplicity.
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