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    Spent this past week bird-guiding at the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival in South Texas. Not much time to shoot between
    field trips and rain, but I did sneak out for an afternoon on South Padre. This was the result......

    Canon 400mm f/4 IS DO II + 1.4x III on EOS 5D Mark IV
    1/3200 at f/5.6, ISO 800, handheld laying in water

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    That is really nice. Color is pretty, and the water ripples as you go through the region in focus gives a really nice effect.

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    pretty cool silhouette Dorian! the water takes it to the top well done
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    I was pretty sure that I was gonna like this one when I saw the thumbnail. But I was wrong. I absolutely love it -- this one is a real wow! and put a big smile on my face, The super low angle and the raised foot put it over the top. The only thing that bugs me just a bit is the fog bank (???) on the right.

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    This one was well worth going into the drink. I like the light gradient as well (from left to right). TFS

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    ps: how deep was the water?
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    That is a pretty much perfect silhouette image. Big wow from me. The raised foot and water surface texture are superb.

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    Dramatic to the max ! Stunningly beautiful colors.
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    Wonderful work Dorian, I also like how the foot is raised and sharp at the water line. Colors are great!

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    Perfect in every way Dorian. The color gradient, the color palette, the pose. All top notch. As is the processing.

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    Awesome colors.

    I love the raised foot and water colors.


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    I have never been a big fan of silhouettes but this is something special. Love the colours , the position of the bird, the low POV and the raised foot. Very dramatic

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    Thanks you all for the kind words! This shot salvaged what was otherwise a very frustrating shoot. I just couldn't get things to line up nicely given the
    light angle and backgrounds. I eventually folded those efforts, turned around, and shot into the sun instead. Stoked I did......

    And Artie, water was about 6-8 inches deep. Lens hood was touching it for this shot.

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    Cracking image Dorian...Thinking about Bird Photography in another way. Nicely done.

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    Very well done Dorian.....I agree with all the positives above. A very beautiful image. Pure amber nectar, love it.

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    Great silhouette. Love everything about this one.

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    Wow, nice low position and great light.

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    One of the best silhouettes I have seen! Nice colour and sharpness... Loved the perfect leg position.. Curious to know what post-processing was done...

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    Sweet! Well seen, captured and processed. Pose, color, POV all top notch.

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    This is absolutely phenomenal. I have nothing to add except "amazingly well done". Colour palette is exquisite and the raised foot with all four toes visible makes it even better. Bravo!

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