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View attachment 203000 These shots were taken at Robinson Preserve in Bradenton, FL. on a beautiful day.
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Thanks for the likes Joel and Michael and Smoke665, I appreciate it.
 
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#3 & 4... nice catches on the Pelicans
 

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Nice set, in particular #3 is great catch. Only niggle I have is that shooting in bright sun, can be a major PITA. Colors wash out and contrast goes out the window, making images look flat. A lot of that can be recovered with adjustments in post if you are so inclined, otherwise I tend to steer clear of of those times, choosing early morning or late evening.
 

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Nice set, in particular #3 is great catch. Only niggle I have is that shooting in bright sun, can be a major PITA. Colors wash out and contrast goes out the window, making images look flat. A lot of that can be recovered with adjustments in post if you are so inclined, otherwise I tend to steer clear of of those times, choosing early morning or late evening.

Thanks, I appreciate it. I'll go back and try a few things to bring some more color out. I wish I could've taken those closer to morning or evening, that's what I always shoot for but early afternoon was my only window of opportunity that day.
 
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@smoke665 I did a little tweaking with the contrast, brightness and sat., is that better? I think it helped quite a bit, I just hope it's not too saturated.

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I wish I could've taken those closer to morning or evening, that's what I always shoot for but early afternoon was my only window of opportunity that day.

Been there many times, you're right, sometimes you just don't have a choice. When that happens I shoot for a good distribution on the histogram and do my best to correct post, or depending on the circumstances, switch to HSS flash. Still a good set.
 

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did a little tweaking with the contrast

To me it's better, contrast helps, but saturation might be a tad to much. Can't remember which editing program you use, but with a bright sun shot, you want to adjust the color temp first, since there's no real white, look for a gray, or black to sample. Then you want to set the white and black point. After that tweak your other settings and add a mild contrast curve.

In any scene there are differences in exposure that don't show up well in flat light. You can recreate that post with a cookie cutter approach that selectively darkens areas, leaving others alone. I posted a couple here
Yard Art The other day that show the effect I'm talking about.
 

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that 3rd one is fantastic. looks like it should be breaking it's neck. great series overall, the neck on the 4th one reminds me of my third grade teacher..
 
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did a little tweaking with the contrast

To me it's better, contrast helps, but saturation might be a tad to much. Can't remember which editing program you use, but with a bright sun shot, you want to adjust the color temp first, since there's no real white, look for a gray, or black to sample. Then you want to set the white and black point. After that tweak your other settings and add a mild contrast curve.

In any scene there are differences in exposure that don't show up well in flat light. You can recreate that post with a cookie cutter approach that selectively darkens areas, leaving others alone. I posted a couple here
Yard Art The other day that show the effect I'm talking about.

Yeah, I got in a hurry and over compensated with the saturated but it's not glaring now at least. I've done cookie cutter type work (darkening/lightening subject or bg) a few times in the past but sometimes it can be a real pita and I try to avoid it. Thanks for the critique, it's nice to get a 2nd opinion for a different view and learn a thing or two once in awhile.

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I've done cookie cutter type work (darkening/lightening subject or bg) a few times in the past but sometimes it can be a real pita and I try to avoid it.

Maybe its your technique? I use it a lot in LR and PS. In LR I use both Gradient and Radial filters to quickly adjust areas, in PS I use a Curves layer to pull down the exposure and a white mask. Then use a black brush to punch through the effect where needed. In either case it only takes seconds.
 
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I've done cookie cutter type work (darkening/lightening subject or bg) a few times in the past but sometimes it can be a real pita and I try to avoid it.

Maybe its your technique? I use it a lot in LR and PS. In LR I use both Gradient and Radial filters to quickly adjust areas, in PS I use a Curves layer to pull down the exposure and a white mask. Then use a black brush to punch through the effect where needed. In either case it only takes seconds.

I've never used the filters you mentioned, I suppose they would help. I just need to figure out how to use them correctly.
 

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