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

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    Post processed in Lightroom Classic CC, Photoshop CC 2019 and Neat Image for noise reduction
    Cropped for composition and presentation
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    I like the open mouth Joe and the BG is wonderful. The sharpness fall off the bird from face to mid neck... Maybe another go at sharpening? Is it a dof due to the curve of the neck and the length of the beak?

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    Love the pose and that great background. The vertical composition works very well.

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    I wouldn't mind a bit more room top and right, but I love the pose and background.

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    Nice pose which demonstrates the attitude of these birds! The green/brown background is really nice, good exposure and IQ too. I like the tight crop but maybe it highlights the tiny issue with the sharpness mentioned by Ann.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annmpacheco View Post
    I like the open mouth Joe and the BG is wonderful. The sharpness fall off the bird from face to mid neck... Maybe another go at sharpening? Is it a dof due to the curve of the neck and the length of the beak?
    Hi Ann, thank you for viewing and commenting. I think the difference in sharpening is the texture of the feathers. Coarse feathers with hard edges sharpen more than soft feathers. In the areas that are soft I think the feathers are softer in texture. The depth-of-field was about three inches. I've noticed it before that some feathers on the same bird don't sharpen as much as others. Thanks again, Ann.
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    The face is super-sharp and that is all the I care about :) Love the light and the BKGR along with the image design. You should patent these.

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    I like the open bill. Love the Background.
    Everything looks good to me.
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    Thanks everyone for viewing and commenting, very much appreciated. Happy Holidays....
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