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    I seen this bird, from my window, along with a female, swimming around, both feeding in the harbour. They are not very common in my part of the world, so I quickly put some warm clothing on and made my way to my usual perch and waited. From where I was situated, I couldn't see the bird, as I was behind some large rocks, low down, at water level. I must have waited for over an hour, then it appeared and swam past me.

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    An excellent shot, Will. I like the low vantage point

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    Your patience paid off, congratulations on the local rarity! Good low angle, head angle, and wind-swept coif. Harsh light though, you could try lessening its effect by reducing the contrast.

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    Thanks for the comments, much appreciated. I'll reduce the contrast Dan, the light was pretty harsh on the day.

    Will

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