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      Thread Starter: John Mack

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      Canon 5D MarkIII
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      William Dickson

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      Thread Starter: William Dickson

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      Thread Starter: Rachel Hollander

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      Thread Starter: Bill Dix

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      Stuart Philpott

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      Thread Starter: Kirk Benson

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      Ian McLachlan

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      Thread Starter: Ian McLachlan

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      Thread Starter: Juan Tolentino

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      Glenn Pure

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      Thread Starter: Glenn Pure


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      Randy Stout

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      Thread Starter: Randy Stout

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      Daniel Cadieux

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      Thread Starter: Daniel Cadieux

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      Thread Starter: Marc Mol

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      John Mack

      Common Tern

      Thread Starter: John Mack

      Common Tern early morning light. Image adjustments in Lightroom.

      Hand held, Full frame.

      Canon 5D MarkIII
      Sigma 150-600

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      Joseph Przybyla

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      Thread Starter: Joseph Przybyla

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      Thread Starter: Stu Bowie

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