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I never get tired of seeing Ospreys. They are tied for first place on my favorite hawk list with Ferruginous Hawks. Shot with my D500, Nikon 2-500 lens, 1/2500th, f/5.6, ISO 1000, 500mm, cropped to 4270 x 3300, hand held, Topaz AI Clear

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Hi Dave, I like the overhead view with the bird staring straight at you. Mostly good detail in the underwings. I brought this file into my raw converter and there is a slight amount of clipping on the whites on the left of the bird’s body - should be an easy fix to tone that down some. I also like the diagonal of the bird in the frame.

Very pleasing overhead view with good detail, color, and light. Aside from the left-hand side of the body as noted by Allen, the right-hand side of the beak exhibits a blue cast which could be easily removed with the desaturation brush.

Excuse my ignorance but where do I find a desaturation brush? I’d like to know about it. Thanks,

The saturation/de saturation brush is located with the dodging and burning tools. It looks like a sponge and can be set to desaturate or saturate with the slider. It’s a great tool to remove color cast in localized areas. I usually set my slider to around 25% depending on the size of the object. Give it a try. But make sure you set to saturate or desaturate before you apply. You can always go backwards in history window if you screw up.

Thanks! I’ve only been using Photoshop for 100 yrs. Thing is I always either use the Dodge or Burn function on that tool w/o ever using the Sponge tool. Thanks for the suggestion AND hipping me to that tool.

Dave, good timing to get from a pleasing angle. Ospreys are common here, and their underside plumage is my favorite view. I like how this guy seems to have flown close in to check you out. Nice direct eye contact.

Excellent detail, Dave, and I like the way it’s looking down at you. You weren’t wearing a fish hat, were you? The whites look like they might be a bit hot, which is hard to avoid when you get direct sun on a white surface of this species.

I think I shot this back before I learned about “blinkies”. That trick sure is handy with whites, if I have the time to do it.