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    Default Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk

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    I captured this image yesterday morning at Circle B Bar Reserve in Polk County, Florida. Comments and critique welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

    Nikon D500
    Nikon 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 VRII AF-S ED image captured at 175mm
    1/2000 F/8 Matrix Metering EV 0 ISO 280, camera supported by a monopod
    Post processed in Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop CC 2018
    Cropped from horizontal to vertical for composition and presentation
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    This looks great Joe! Beautiful soft feather details on the hawk, nice calling pose and the hanging Spanish Moss really enhances the shot. Only thing I could suggest is to maybe brighten the face a touch around the eye and to lower the highlights and yellows a little bit on the legs and undertail coverts.

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    Fierce expression.Great! (also like the moss) Surprised you were close enough for only 175mm.

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    Very nice. You caught this guy at the right moment. Really like the perch.

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    Hi Joe, excellent timing with good techs, all looks good to me, nicely processed.

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    Wow, great detail, you were close too! Fine image. The only thing that would take it over the top for me would be a green BG and a lower shooting angle, but still absolutely well done.
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    Hi Joe. Great calling (or yawning?) pose. I love the Circle B Spanish Moss which adds nicely to the frame. Good suggestions from Isaac.

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    Well done Joe, this is looking real good. Love the detail, HA and perch. The BG colours show the bird nicely.

    Good work

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    His position in the perch works really well, and the calling pose is great. Yeah, a lower shooting angle would have been good, but
    this is a good result regardless. Great detail on the legs and feet as well.

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    I would have liked more room for the comp (depending on what is outside what we currently see), but I like everything else. Cool view of the talons.

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    Thanks everyone for viewing and commenting, very much appreciated.
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