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The Hammerhead
The Hammerhead
HarveyG


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Challenge: Free Study 2011-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: FS 2011
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Rietveli Nature Reserve, Pretoria
Date: Nov 13, 2011
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Animals, Birds
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2011

Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta) - Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Pretoria, RSA
It was raining and he was wet, so that helped with the feather definition.

View NX > EV -0.6 > Sharpness +4 > Vivid > Cropped > Levels > Contrast > Masked bird from water and water from bird > Applied filter Gaussian blur to water for more separation > Added borders > SFW

One more FSM to go!
For the 2011 FSM (Free Study Marathon)
Thread Here / Results Here

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AuthorThread
12/08/2011 01:05:44 AM
Nice image Harvey and glad to see you are still shooting. Take care
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/04/2011 10:35:48 PM
Great portrait of a really cool bird. I love that you have eye contact with it. 8
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12/02/2011 10:51:58 AM
Great portrait, I love the detail in the feathers, nice OOF background and DOF too
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