There’s a great rookery in south Texas where great egrets, roseate spoonbills, and a few snowy egrets nest. The location is perfectly suited for afternoon flight photography. The birds will come so close that you’ll clip them at 400mm. I shot this spoonbill there.
In post, I cropped a bit for comp., cloned out a few limbs from a stray treetop, worked on the exposure for the bird with a targeted curves adjustment, and reduced noise on the background. Most of the work was done using the updated Capture One. I have to say, I am a huge fan of theirs, and they just keep making the product better. Also, it’s not subscription-based, and this big update was free. They even launched a cheaper, Nikon-only version this week. Anyway, if anyone has been C1P-curious, now seems like a good time to give it a look. All C&C welcome.
200-400 f/4 with 1.4x tc @ 550mm
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