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    Birds... A Couple From Yesterday

    I shot these on a walk through a nearby nature preserve yesterday. C&C welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

    Snowy Egret

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    Cattle Egret

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    Northern Cardinal

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    Re: Birds... A Couple From Yesterday

    Well done on all. You really know how to get white white.

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    Re: Birds... A Couple From Yesterday

    Good series Joe, looks to be that you had a bit of work to do with slightly harsh light. A good job you have done on those Egrets. White is a tough one.

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    Re: Birds... A Couple From Yesterday

    Thanks Bobo and Paul... to get the white exposed properly I always have the blinkies turned on and that screen visible on the LCD. The blinkies and watching the histogram gets the exposure of the bright areas correct. I take a quick shot and glance at the display, if the blinkies are flashing showing blown highlights I underexpose most times to -1 or more with the EV control. Then in post processing raise the exposure to just short of the white bright areas becoming overexposed, controlling the exposure in post processing so that the detail is retained in the white feathers. Also the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom 4 performs well to control exposure and hightlights in small areas of the image. Knocking down hot spots.

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    Re: Birds... A Couple From Yesterday

    I love that first one with the feathers fluffed and the light behind some of them and the bright white against the dark background. It's a beautiful image.

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    Re: Birds... A Couple From Yesterday

    Quote Originally Posted by terrib View Post
    I love that first one with the feathers fluffed and the light behind some of them and the bright white against the dark background. It's a beautiful image.
    Thank you Terry, much appreciated you taking time to view and comment.

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