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Crested Tern

Crested Tern (Image ID 37417)
Photographed byJim Schultz on Sun 24th Nov, 2019 and uploaded on Wed 27th Nov, 2019 .
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ID37417
CommentHaving pulled all of the photos I previously entered in BridLife’s galleries, as I was myself not happy with the way they came up here, I tentatively try with this one of three images of recent date in the Critique Gallery. Having viewed other folks’ work here, listened, hopefully learned, studied and tried to incorporate all of that into 3 new entries, I hope that we may find these more suitable in such distinguished company. I have also checked my monitor calibration and found nothing wrong there. Alas, my eyesight we probably can’t do much about, but perhaps we can together curb my tendency to over-saturate and ‘over-correct’ in post-production and improve on my framing and cropping also. This Image was taken looking the bird just about directly in the eye, as I was standing up on the steps of a board-walk when he flew in to feed his mate and the chick. All comments are appreciated.
EquipmentNikon D800 camera body, Nikkor AF-S 500mm f4G ED VR lens, Gitzo GT3543XLS Tripod, Dietmar Nill gimbal tripod head. 1/3200 sec; f9 Manual Exposure Mode; (‘floating’) ISO 450; Centre-weighted Metering; Focus Mode AF-C. Picture (colour) Control Standard. Opened and adjusted in Camera RAW, post-processed in Photoshop CC: catch-light enhanced, slightly cropped, re-sized and sharpened, then converted to Jpg. Further sharpened and noise controlled in Topaz Sharpen AI Pro. Checked against NEF/RAW file for colours and density.
LocationPenguin Island, Western Australia
Keywordsmale, with prey, in flight, adult
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