Ruddy Turnstone

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Breeding colors, Ft. Desoto FL.

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Nicely captured breeding plumage. It's funny to see how different the plumage can be between individuals. Love the rusted colored orange. The raised foot is a nice plus, making the image a bit more dynamic than the tradition static shot. I think you may have benefited from getting down lower, but this is great nonetheless!
 
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thanks all for the comments. You may note the slightly magenta cast in the sand, although the sand was bright white in a high key scene, this is because the sensor of the D7100 in auto color balance/RAW produced a decidedly blue cast that needed a heavy color correction layer (although the white of the bird was clean) - you can still see some blue in the sand. I suspect, since the whites in the bird are fine, the sand is somehow throwing some weird prismatic effect that is throwing off the sensor? Our California beaches don't have such white sand! Any theories on this?

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