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    Default European goldfinch

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    Shot made during winter photo sessions in the backyard from mobile hide. Noise reduced only from the background, about 80% of the frame.

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    Really nice details, head angle, perch, and background on this. I like the matching yellows here. Depending on ethics I could see a version with the beak feather removed but thats a tiny nit. TFS

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    Stunning bird with lovely detail. I rather like the little feather. In a perfect world I might wish for the bird to be parallel to the focal plane, but alas its not perfect. I might also wish that we had these lovely little birds on our side of the pond.

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    Very nice indeed Tom, there is a tiny amount of clipping, I would reduce the saturation a tiny bit (especially yellow and red) and lift the darkest shadows a fraction.

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    Beautiful Image. I like the fine feather details. Nice colors. I think the yellow is bit saturated. You can try to correct it if you like.
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    Thanks for the feedback. I will try to lower the reds and yellows a bit.

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    Nice and sharp. Good pose. I'd have preferred the perch be more parallel to the camera, rather than going so sharply out of dof range. I agree the yellows on the wing could be toned down a touch, but to me the reds look really good on the face.

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