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    Default Godwit

    Species
    Common Name- Bar-tailed Godwit
    Scientific Name- Limosa lapponica

    Date- 23/9/17

    Location- Stockton sandspit

    Camera Details
    Brand/Model- 7d mkii
    Lens- 400 f5.6

    Camera Settings
    ISO- 400
    F-Stop- 5.6
    Shutter Speed- 1/2000
    Exposure Bias/Metering/Flash-

    Technique- lying in sand/mud with the tide coming in (made things a little interesting). Homemade frying pan skimmer.

    Attraction Aides- Nil

    Post Production- adjustments in Lightroom: increased exposure +1.23, dropped highlights, raised shadows. Some localised clarity and increase exposure around the eye/head.

    Notes- This was from my first session with my homemade frying pan skimmer pod thing. Just an old frying pad with a ball head attached. A gimbal on the pan would probably be better, but this worked OK.
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    Lovely low angle and headturn Nathan plus nice and sharp. Well done!! It just looks a little washed out to me. If you were to reduce exposure increase by half, neutralise your highlights and shadows and increase your contrast and clarity, I think the result would have more punch. In an ideal world, having the bird the other way around would make it easier to get the light right

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    Nice one Nathan. Colours are good. Nice simple background.
    Mike

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    Well done with your home made skimmer pod Nathan. While I quiet like the muted colours I think Alec has some good advise there.

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    I really like this Nathan! The side lighting is great.
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    Yeh I agree. This looks lovely on my tablet. Nice work Nathan and hope to see more images from you. Wilson

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    Wow that's a super shot Nathan. Stick with the frypan the result speaks for itself
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    Great setting and alert posture Nathan. I like the way the layers disappear into the distance

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    I like the confident pose, and the little rise of water at the feet.
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    Great work to get this photograph. Another vote for the combination of the layers in this shot and the low angle. Just my own taste but it does look a tad too bright. Maybe a slight reduction in the exposure slider or the whites might bring some more of the colours out.
    Don't take life too seriously, it never ends well.
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