Sorry for the previous post-forgot to include the image!

A late afternoon shot taken form our recent trip to the Galapagos Islands.

Black-necked Stilt
Isla Isabela, Galapagos, Ecuador

500mm f/4
ISO 640

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Nice detail, pose, comp, and reflection. On my calibrated monitor, there is a strong blue cast, especially at the transition between the black and white plumage.

I agree with David about the blue cast, probably because of the light angle. I really like the water ripple here!

Thanks for the observation with the transition color cast. I removed quite a bit of the blue from the original but couldn’t reduce it all. I think the low light angle at the time of capture was the main culprit.



Beautiful reflection Chuck, I think you could go a bit brighter overall.

Great pose, perch and reflection, Chuck. I think I’d work on toning down that bright shoulder-it really draws my eye from the rather dim whites on the rest of the bird and particularly pulls my eye away from the face.