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    I appreciate you allowing me to join this site. I am new at photography and all critiques are welcomed. I want to learn how to improve in photography and post processing. Thank You all. I posted earlier this morning and not sure I did the posting correctly, couldn't find the post. If I double posted please forgive me. I will remove the previous one (if it shows up) once I return to this site after work.

    Canon 6D
    100 - 400mm lens
    ISO 100
    SS 1/1600
    f/5.6
    Taken @ 360mm

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    This is a great egret, cattle egret, cormorant rookery. It's a bit overcrowded for the liking of these two.

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    Hello Barbara, welcome to the forum. I will do my best to help as will others. There are few things good in this shot and a few bad.
    The good • action and sharpness.
    The bad • harsh light, composition and the birds heads are hidden or in shadows.
    • Morning and afternoon light are the best for shooting.
    • Always have more room in the direction the bird is moving or looking.
    • A bit more DOF would have helped also along with a higher SS.

    Looking forward to seeing more and hopefully be helpful.

    -Tim

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    welcome Barbara and a nice first post Tim covered everything so not much left for me. If you want critique and learn how to up your skills you have come to the right place!

    keep them coming and welcome again
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    Thank you Tim I will work on the items you mentioned. I appreciate your corrections.

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    You already have comments from two of the top people in avian photography and I wouldn't presume to try to add much. I do want to say, though, I'm impressed by your first posting (or second). It's interesting. I like the action. You have a very active background, but it is dark and blurred enough that it doesn't fight your subject. IMHO. I'm eager to see more from you.

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