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Red Macaw

Red Macaw
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Copyright: Larry A Brechner (brech) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 60 N: 95] (267)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 IS L
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-04 22:25
Viewed: 3560
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Red Macaw was part of an interior "free flight" open exhibit with a mix of natural diffused light overhead and some artificial light.

The light level dictated a higher ISO (500) than I would have prefered to get the desirable DOF thus a bit loss of sharpness and detail. In PS5, I color corrected for the mixed lighting and applied NIK noise reduction plus much sharpening as possible before getting that "oversharpened pixelized look."

I did try single-image HDR processing but was disatified with the blown out color esepcially in the red feathers.

I cropped the image in a vertical format to show the entire macaw and the branches.

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Very nice! Good sharpness, colours and feather detail

Hallo Larry
Great shot. I love the bright details. Contrast is good and so are the colours. A very "happy" image. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Larry,
Beautiful bird captured in beautiful pose with great sharp details and wonderful colours. Great composition, too. Well done!

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-02-24 19:09]

Hello Larry !
Nice to meet you and many thanks for your WS in my last pic.Itīs very kind of you !
I saw your gallery and loved it so much.You have so many gourgeous pics showing us a great work .
This shot here is lovely with nice colors and sharpness.
Best wishes from Brazil,

Hi Larry,

Beautiful colors and great sharpness.


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