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White-fronted Chat

White-fronted Chat (Image ID 40103)
Photographed byMark Locker on Sat 18th Apr, 2020 and uploaded on same date.
Resolution1800x1200
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ID40103
CommentPosting this as is for some feedback and suggestions.
Taken on one of the few occasions I've seen chats in Bunbury just as the sun was rising.
Im not happy with the color of the background, although I haven't changed it much out of camera.
Also, I sharpened this after it was resized (I don't normally) but I think it has done something strange to the branch in the bottom right corner, although it was out of focus, it now has a strange halo. I find this more distracting than it was before.
The bird itself is still a bit flat.
Im reluctant to try and crop any more than I already have.
Edited in Lightroom, cropped, white balance left as shot, increased contrast overall and also used a contrast brush on the bird and brightened around the head as well. resized, then sharpened slightly (13) + 10 noise reduction.
I do now also have Photoshop but no idea how to use it yet.
EquipmentD7100 and 200-500 zoom
1/250 at 5.6 ISO 100
Very early morning shot as the sun was rising.
LocationBunbury estuary, Western Australia
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