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Old Feb 5, 2014, 10:32 AM   #1
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During an afternoon walk I found some local wildlife. All shot with K30 and DAL 55-300


About a 7' gator

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Below is a immature Blue Heron, they turn dark blue later in life


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Great Blue Heron


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The last one is beautiful, although I think you could brighten it up a bit. But the composition and the pose of the bird are fantastic! May all your walks turn out so nice!
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Will agree with Glen - some really nice results from your walk, and the last one is certainly an amazing pose and very fine composition!
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Very nicely done! I agree that the last one could be lightened some in post processing, to take an awesome shot up to outstanding. It really is wonderful, lots of detail. And I had no idea that juveniles were so light.
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Great shots.
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Great work. I actually think most of them could use a bit of + exposure compensation. Florida is bright! I feel like the photos should reflect that more a bit. But otherwise very nice!
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Thanks for the feedback I did brighten up the images some but with white birds I started to loose feather detail, what do you think now
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I think these look better, and you've managed to keep the feather detail. I've always had better luck with underexposing them in-camera then gradually lightening with post-processing until I start to see a loss of detail. Very frustrating to get a good shot of a white or black bird and seeing this white (or black) blob on the monitor, with no detail to recover (while black is generally easier to recover details from, for some reason I can't do it with crows or ravens).
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