Got Too Close (34)
|In my last post I showed a Sooty Oystercatcher (Haematopus fuliginosus) walking along the surf, and I talked about how these birds have a flight distance threshold of about 30 feet. Well, this is what happens when you get too close. I didnít lose her this time, she just flew a few feet down the beach to start her walk over again.|
I believe this is the female, with the longer beak. I have another shot of her, with a down beat here, and one of the male here that I took a few minutes later.
I follow a generic workflow now as outlined in my Bio.
Details and differences to this are as follows:
Shot taken at 200mm, ISO 250, f/6.7, 1/500 sec
Levels Ė tweaked, midpoint lightened, masked bird at 50%
Used overlay layer with 5% opacity black and white brush for dodging and burning
Saturation (incremental +10 to master, +10 to red (based on proof colours compare)
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