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Squaco Heron (14)
Hotelcalifornia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1477 W: 24 N: 2181] (14214)
Squaco Heron Ardeola ralloides)

Recently, I have captured this 'Squaco Heron'. Although it's not a new bird in my gallery but sometime such bird give us opportunity to play with tools and go for experiments. It was a cloudy early morning, no sunlight.
It's a small Heron breeding in Southern California Europe and Greater Middle East.

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Hotelcalifornia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1477 W: 24 N: 2181] (14214)
Ulead Photoimpact 12
Edited by:Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1460 W: 307 N: 2569] (10035)

Just a quick WS to demonstrate two ideas: 1. level adjustment + adding contrast; 2. decreasing the blue component a touch. I hope you'll like it, Sri.