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    Taken on a calm overcast day.

    Canon 5D Mk4. Canon 100-400 Mk2.

    1/640. F8. ISO 6400.

    Lightroom 5 and PS6. NR in Neat Image.

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    Hello David, a cooperative mallard! I would suggest more room around the duck if you have it maybe a pano, also, another round of sharpening as it appears soft, most noticeable the head. I realize you were shootin at 6400 but I'd like to see an increase in exposure, maybe get some detail in the back end feathers. Also, when I look at the water FG and BG there is something going on there as I see some bleeding through of other colors, ex: light blue lower bottom left and especially to the right of the head... Catchlight is prominent, natural? TFS.

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    Love photographing the mallards. This is a solid frame. Like the ripples in the water and the pose.

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    Image design, the circular ripples, and SH all good. IQ looks like high ISO and the colors are a bit muddy ...

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