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Portrait of a Black-crowned Night Heron
Portrait of a Black-crowned Night Heron

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Challenge: Best of 2015 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Herons and Other Water Birds
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 USD DI for Nikon
Date: Aug 23, 2015
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Aug 24, 2015

At the National Zoo in DC, but a wild heron, part of a flock that come to the zoo in spring to breed and migrate south come fall. Pretty close to migration time for this guy. Early morning light.

PP - converted from RAW, cropped slightly, Viveza to lighten shadows on head, cloned out a bright patch near his back, lightened shadows on bird, increased saturation on greens, resized, Nik Sharpen, Nik Dfine.

Place: 61 out of 189
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