108: please explain the PP on this one.Thanks
The shot is done using in-camera HDR of the D800E (the rule says no HDR POST-processing), saved as a TIFF.
The applied Topaz Lab Adjust 5 "Mild color pop" and tweaked the curve. Some sharpening, denoise, and resized.
nishzhzh: Did you superpose two consecutively exposed images to form this image? Where the surf line hits the beach seems to indicate this. On zooming in, even the top of the distant cliffs seems like two images slightly vertically mis-aligned?
In-camera HDR of the D800E (the rule says no HDR POST-processing). Shot as a single TIFF file.
pen araneae: Lovely blue hour photo with great clarity.
jetals: Very nice.
carizi: Superb capture and beautiful colorful bird!!!!.........
BobYIL: What a cute bird, what an awesome picture like painting! Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for liking it.
dranandsonu: crazy stuff. We r very lucky to see this photo. Gr8 Click. Wish u good luck to click these rare beauties.
Thank you for your kind words.
CCH dp: Beautiful!! :)
Thank you. Just lucky.
Eddie Perry: Well done. Great sharpness to the picture and wonderful colours! Congrats on 1st place in a competitive challenge!
Timothy Stark: Congratulations, that is one very pretty bird!
Thank you! Credit solely to the bird. I caught it at Bukit Tinggi in Malaysia.
APenza: The immature morons that gave out these .5 votes should get crapped on by every bird in this challenge. Sorry fot the rant. Congratulations on your first place win. Well deserved.
Kokeen4231: Congratulations on getting first! Really a great shot and great subject. As this is a really tight challenge with so many entries, kudos to you for rising to the top.
Thank you very much for your kind words.
CG33: Excellent. Congratulations!
gerry328: Congratulations. A really good case for the D800E and a prime telephoto lens.
Thank you! It is my primary combo these days.
Tom Lusk: Excellent colours, comp, and sharpness. Well done!
elsier: What an image!