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Stellar Jay
Stellar Jay

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Challenge: Free Study 2015-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Birds
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 USD DI for Nikon
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Date: May 24, 2015
Aperture: 6.0
ISO: 220
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: May 17, 2015

Was lucky enough to visit Rocky Mountain National Park for a day and just LOVED it. Got a lot of shots I like, but the light on this jay was just so beautiful it became my favorite image. He was hoping for a handout but we disappointed him. As we should in a national park.

And yes, I know the species is called Steller's Jay, but I'm being punny with the title. Bad habit of mine.

PP - converted from RAW, cropped, increased saturation slightly, cloned out a pine needle on the table, Nik Viveza to lighten his eye a bit, resized, Topaz Detail.

Place: 76 out of 157
Avg (all users): 5.6988
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 5.5625
Avg (non-participants): 6.1579
Views since voting: 187
Views during voting: 123
Votes: 83
Comments: 2
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/05/2015 07:41:31 PM
Nice capture that could really benefit from some dodging around the eye to brighten it up and help draw attention to it a little more.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/01/2015 12:59:27 AM
Steller's Jay

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