Photoshop to the rescue!!

Roseate Spoonbills at Alafia Banks, Tampa

This photograph was created with the Canon 600mm f/4 L IS II USM lens (Canon 600mm f/4 L IS II USM review), the Canon EOS 5D mark III, on a Gimbal head and tripod. Have a look at the equipment I typically carry with me.

The photograph above is a pair of Roseate Spoonbills squabbling for territory at Alafia Banks, Tampa. The animation shows you the original capture to the 3 picture composite final result. The original capture had great potential, but has a few major issues. One, the beak of the bird to the left was camouflaged by the wings of the bird to the right. Two, the bird to the right did not have a very good head angle. Three, there was not enough space in front of the birds to the right. With so many issues, I would normally not bother, but capturing a chase between two spoonbills during breeding season does not happen everyday. So, I created the composite photograph with lots of Photoshop magic. Last, I cleared up the beach a bit, which was taking out from the birds in action. During the Alafia Banks workshop, I will be happy to demonstrate how to improve your photographs and give the final touch with Photoshop! I invite you to follow the Bird & Wildlife Photography blog not to miss other beautiful image creations.

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