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You Lookin' At Me?

You Lookin' At Me?
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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: 2010-08-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 IS L, Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-03 20:16
Viewed: 3948
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Ferruginous Hawk was photographed in Vermont at the VINS preserve. These raptors were in many cases injured and sometimes are not be able to return to the wild. VINS does attempt to rehabilitate injured raptors but those that are not able to return to the wild are cared for there, or in some cases are relocated to other sanctuaries.

The overall lighting was a bit dim, from an indirect, outdoor, diffused and shaded light, except overhead which was fairly bright causing the need for a wide exposue latitude. As a result, I used a slightly higher ISO.

Also used a 1.4x extender for a 280mm FL to achieve a close-up of these raptors. I used the polarizer turned only partially to get the desired color saturation.

RAW/PS5 was used to crop, and adjust Curves plus to get the bokeh background, and Smart Sharpen bringing maximum attention to the subject. Finally used Nik Viveza to tweak the structure (sharpness/detail).

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Hi Larry,
A very good image with wonderful sharpness and definition, and an informative note. Well done.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-03-04 2:28]

Hi Larry,it seems curious and proud to enter in your TN's gallery..ehee...Beautiful portrait and impressive quality of sharpness and colors in the difficult light of a cloudy day,very well done.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

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