Create space in front of the Willet!

Try to have space in front of your subject to give more movement. If you did not frame properly in the field, one can often add canvas during the digital processing.

Marbled Godwit wings up - Fort Desoto

Willet with wings up after bathing – Fort Desoto, Florida.

ISO 400 | f/7.1 | 1/2000 | Manual Mode w/ evaluative metering 0 EV | AI servo focus

This photograph was created with the Canon 600mm f/4 L IS II USM lens, the Canon EOS 5D mark III, mounted on a Jobu Design Gimbal head, over the Manfrotto 190CX carbon fiber tripod. Have a look at the equipment I typically carry with me.


The original capture of this Willet was framed with the bird too close to the left border. Not so good… One way to move the bird back is to add canvas with Photoshop. There are a few different ways to do this. In the current example, I selected part of the background from the right side to add to the left, then used the patch tool to stitch both pieces. I also applied a couple of filters from the Color Efex Pro 4 plug-in of Nik Softwares. Follow our link to enjoy a 15% discount on the latter! 🙂

See below the photograph as captured.

Willet with wings up - Original capture

Willet with wings up – Original capture

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