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    Just trying to get some low level shots of this guy. I think the last bit of reflection of the head should go at the foot, below the horizontal white line?
    Thanks for the comments & replies on the previous image.

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    Subject: Coot (Fulica atra) late morning light
    Location: UK
    Camera: Canon 1DX
    Lens: 500mm MKII with 1.4x MKIII HH
    Exposure: 1/1600 at f/9 ISO6400
    Original format: Portrait, small crop for presentation
    Processed via: LRCC & PSCC2017

    Additional: Tripod/Uniqball head & chest waders

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    Mission accomplished, good low POV. It appears you had soft light which gives nice warm colors of the scene. As I look at the image I am trying to figure out what the Coot has in it's bill. Thank you for sharing, Steve.
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    As I look at the image I am trying to figure out what the Coot has in it's bill
    Thanks Joe, just a bit of weed.

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    Image quality looks great at ISO 6400. Excellent low shooting angle as well. I agree about the last bit of reflection. Would also crop the bottom off from that line where the bottom reflection starts. The side lighting is nice but I wish we had a better view of the birds head.

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    Steve you have had some super light to work with on this one,certainly worked giving very nice detail,tiny bit more head turn showing just a bit more of it's eye would be icing on the cake,very nice job.

    Keith.

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    Hi Steve, excellent low perspective here, and overall well exposed on a difficult character. Lovely natural red eye, and I like your comp. Great work with such a high ISO. This looks like a Juvie.

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    Great shot Steve! I would never consider ISO-6400 when I'm out shooting wildlife. Perhaps I should...

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    Thank you Daniel.

    Perhaps you might like to read this thread too?

    http://www.birdphotographers.net/for...-at-51-200-Iso

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