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    Default Spectacled Parrotlet pair - Colombia

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    I got away from the Colombia stuff since shorebirds have reappeared here in the Bay Area, but here is one of my favorites
    from the trip. This was not a set-up, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. There was not a lot of light,
    so I was pretty stoked with this result.

    Male on left, female on right

    Canon 500mm f/4 IS v1 + 1.4x III on EOS 5D Mark IV
    1/320 at f/5.6, ISO 1600, handheld with lens braced against tree
    Processed in LR CC. Did a bit of cloning to smooth out the area above
    their heads and to remove a few threads of spider web below the branch.

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    what a lovely shot, has everything Dorian! I might very gently reduce the green channel on the breast of the right parrotlet but everything else is perfect.

    Excellent frame
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    Green with envy... Sweet , doubly sweet. Love the cuddled preening going on and the gorgeous greens everywhere, would be one of my favorites too Dorian. These guys are so little and what a great scaled perch. Well done.

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    A beautiful tender moment you captured here Dorian! I like the details, deep forest BG, curved perch and composition. There is a little white line left of your name I would clone out of the BG.

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    So am I envious, lovely image. You captured the perfect moment. Thank you for sharing, Dorian.
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    What a nice moment you have captured here. Really like how everything is a different shade of green. The vertical composition works very well. Well done.

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    This is so lovely!
    A very engaging picture. What's not to like.
    Love all that green- Shrek and Fiona would love this image on their wedding anniversary card!!
    A Special image! Congrats!
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    Man just getting these tiny bullets perched is special, let alone capturing a moment like this. I've seen many parrotlets as they sped by at 100 miles an hour! Perfect nature photo Dorian. You captured an intimate moment and mad a memorable photo with beautiful tones and details. On the 5k imac the yellows look too intense and could probably be lowered by maybe 10 to 15 points. I would then add a touch of contrast to make the birds stand out more from the background. Easy fixes for a really special shot.

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    Lots of good reasons above to be stoked with this one! Don't you love it when the magic happens right in front of you?

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    A special moment well captured, would be a serious contender for some wall space at my house

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    Love those 50 shades of green...What a pose with lovely details...All you need is love...Fab image.

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    Dorian, Excellent image my friend, love all those shades of green and the little bit of blue just pops.
    Great details, HA, subject matter and BG.

    -Tim

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    This is fantastic Dorian, well done. Very sweet image.
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