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| p.1 #1 · Another day of good light... |
...but I can't seem to get away from the GBH. I went looking for Linda's Anhinga today, but no luck finding it. All I saw were several GBH and 2 KFs. None of them were as close as I would have liked, but that did not stop me from shooting...
1) I didn't see this GBH until it took off, but the camera was already pointed in that direction, so it was not a hard shot.
2) It landed, stood there for a minute, and then picked up a large crappie - headless. So I'm guessing that either an eagle or Osprey dropped it for some reason, and the GBH found it.
3) It tried to swallow the fish for 10 min or so before giving up and dropping it back in the water.
4, 5, and 6) The KF came just close enough for a large crop. I have not decided how to crop it, so I did 2 versions. I like the first crop because the KF is larger. But I like the comp of the second shot more. The last image is full frame in case anyone wants to take a whack at cropping it.
BTW - thanx Karl for the Curves tip.
A PROCESSING NOTE: If you have a solid blue sky bg with a few things in it that need to be cloned out, you can do it quicker if you make a color selection in PS for everything but what you want to keep, and then, in "blur", use "average" on the selection. That's what I did to the KF shot.
Exif attached, and as always, C&C appreciated ~ Ron