Discussion Challenge II - Colorful - but should have plenty of White

Challenge #59 in the Verbs , action, and misc topics series. Hosted by barb_s.
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What can you create with a lot of white in the subject or the background? This challenge encourages discussion for improvement. Enter early for the most constructive feedback. You, as well as any member are encouraged to critique entries. Add comments on how you think images can be improved. If you love it as-is, say so. The entrant, after reading comments may update the photo with a modified version of that photo if they desire. CAUTION: When withdrawing an entry, all comments in a challenge are lost, therefore, BEFORE withdrawing, please copy & paste challenge comments to the original photo in your own gallery or keep somewhere for your reference (so they can be retrieved later when people ask what the comments were and what you changed). THEN withdraw, and immediately re-enter with your modified photo before the challenge goes to vote. It would be nice to add a short summary to a modified submission stating what you did based on feedback.
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White sky, white bird, red extremities
by cjf2
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Original to be found with earlier comments at:-http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/8377344187/photos/2795977/ This version has slightly increased definition of shorter tail feathers and a slight cooling of the highlight colour balance. I liked the white sky for this challenge and there is no detail on the original other than dust spots on the sensor!
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Submitted: Tuesday, 31st December, 2013 18:59 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 27th June, 2013
Focal length: 400 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 400
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