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    Posted: 07 April 2021 at 20:57
What can one do but take pictures anyway. A merganser and her brood.

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Well, those feathers really do 'stick up for fine weather', as my gran used to say.
Nice sharp pics. Some amazing bokeh on pic 2! What lens is that?

Have you tried pulling down the middle of the tone curve? I often do that with a bright background, but maybe that's just me.
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Thanks for the comment. I reworked some (most) of the images but I kind of like the backlighting, but many of the images needed reworking.
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Originally posted by Miranda F Miranda F wrote:

Some amazing bokeh on pic 2! What lens is that?
On the smugmug page it shows as 200-600 at 600mm (900mm with crop factor of A6600) but sure I haven't seen this effect in other 200-600 pics. Maybe it's heavy cropping?
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It wasn't heavily cropped. I did sharpen the image with Topaz AI Sharpen. Maybe it though that kind of bokeh would be nice? Just kidding. I'll take a look at the raw file and see what's going on. The whole scene was heavily backlighted - when you're wearing a mask and eyeglasses and looking at the viewfinder, I had to rely on the A6600 AF system to focus well. The lens and camera make for a great combination.
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