I am also trying to figure it out myself...:dunno:
..........took this picture while in SeaWorld, Gold Coast.
I happen to be in the Dolphin Cove viewing area when I took this shot at almost full zoom (400mm). I cropped it out from the original pic.
Should I adjust the colours or just leave it?......:dunno:
well, that is true. smuf thinks this because there is way too much added sharpening. notice the double line around the seagulls head? yes, that means "too much of a good thing". you have to watch that!!
as for the colour. cyans seem a bit strong...i think.
ortega is right also. the tail end of the bird is over-xp. next time if your flash cant reah the subject, take the light reading to the brightest part (in this case, the tail area) and shoot. you dont have to worry about its face not being in focus. in those conditions (tele-lens on a fairly small subject) the camera should slightly flatten the subject. THEN....bring it into photoshop and pullout some highlights in the face to even out the exposure.