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    Default Cardinal portrait - fun with negative space....

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    This crop won't be everyone's thing, but I really like how he looks like he's been caught with his beak in the seed jar!

    This is a set-up shot. Bird lured with suet and seed.
    Canon 400mm f/4 IS DO II on EOS 7D Mark II
    1/3200 at f/5.6, ISO 800.
    Processed in PR CC without trickery. Bit of a heavy crop.

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    This made me smile Dorian.
    I quite like this unusual comp. The reds look great!
    I might be tempted to burn the highlights on the bill,
    Gail

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    Innovative portrait! The reds on the bird compliment the warm colors in the BG very well. Nice head angle, deatils and IQ. I too would be tempted to reduce the highlights on the bill

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    Great fun image and the perfect bird to use as your model! Well seen and executed

    Mike

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    Nice to do something different once in a while. Works for me.

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    Man, you got those reds perfectly and I love the composition and BG. TFS

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    I like this Dorian. Excellent crop and I like the composition. Only thing I do not like is the seed in it's mouth. Image quality held up well but you can just see signs of it breaking down a touch although far from being a deal breaker.

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    I like this one alot. The seed in the mouth bugs me. But still a nice frame. Killer background as well.

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    Please buy the invisible seeds next time Dorian, they cost a little more but i think you'll like em!!! Made me smile, crop, crest and colors, well done.

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    Really fun frame. Nice background and cool composition. Details look good, with Isaac's comment noted on the cropping. Agree about trying to tone down the HLs on the beak. TFS

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    Humorous crop and pose. Cookies are better :)

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    It works Dorian love it different. Nice color and also the background is fine,

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