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    Default Female Evening Grosbeak

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    I've just returned from a fun family vacation to the Dominican Republic, but before I post some "warmer" birds here is one of a local bird I photographed a few days before leaving for the trip. There is a "main" feeder station where a flock of this species has been hanging out this winter. I setup my own smaller feeding station nearby and after a few minutes many of the main flock broke away and used mine. Fun!

    Canon 7DII + 500mm f/4 II, manual exposure, evaluative metering, 1/500s., f/5.6, ISO 1600, natural light, handheld, almost FF, eye work, and an extra distracting pine needle removed in post (which should have been done physically on the spot instead).

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    Lovely setup Daniel and a beautiful result. The tones are spot on, techs as good as expected, no nits at all from me

    Mike

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    Beautiful Capture. Everything looks really good. I like the eye.

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    Really like how the bird is framed by the pine branches. Nice pose on the bird and the details look great as well.

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    Killer bird, light, SH and image. The bird cooperated by landing exactly where you wanted it to and you made the most of it.

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    This is exactly the kind of shot that I want of an Evening Grosbeak. Great perch, great details and great background. Perfect head angle. I would bump up the tones and blacks a tiny bit but personal preference.

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    Beautiful frame Dan...Lovely details, BG and perch. I may crop just slightly from the RHS to remove that upwards going twig and slightly OOF needles.

    Will

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    This is wonderful. A wonderfully engaging look with the perfect pine frame. I'm an odd stickler for details on the feet and this one meets all expectations. A species
    that's avoid my lens, so I'm envious.....

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    Superb shot of this beauty. Great light, perch, pose, detail. And how nice of him to cooperate.

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    Hi Dan, you couldnt have asked for a better pose, and so well framed between the pine needles. I like the light in this, and the overall IQ and sharpness is tops.

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    Bird calendar material! Looks great. I agree about bumping up the blacks and maybe a touch of saturation too. Thats a beaut Daniel
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