Black-Necked Stilt Banking

Shot this a few years ago and just ran across a processed version in the same folder as the Bonaparte’s from my previous post. Need to go back to the original and process a larger version–one day when there’s more time and my files are better organized.

500mm f/4 + 1.4x tc
ISO 1600

All feedback welcome.

You may only download this image to demonstrate post-processing techniques.

Stilts are lots of fun shooting. The banking makes for a really nice and different kind of flight image, Lyle, and the whites seem very well managed. Look forward to the larger version.

Really nice flight pose and comp in the frame., nothing I would change

Great pose and light, Lyle. Definitely worth taking another stab at processing. I think the modern software would do a better job on the white detail, but this is still very good. The background is lovely.

Excellent flight image. Exposure looks perfect and I like the wing position. The two-toned background works well and I like the detail including the muddy feet.