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    Default Male Sharptail on Lek

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    Shot in Nd Defensive posture of Breeding males.
    Camera Canon 5D Mark iV
    Lens EF 500mm f4L is 11
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    Really nice Kevin! Great pose with perfect exposure on both bird and snow. I don't think a few points of black would hurt just to get a bit ore contrast. I might crop in a touch closer, but I'm very subject forward! More personal preference than anything else. Strong frame regardless.

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    Very nice Kevin! I always wanted to see one of the North American Sharptails!

    Well exposed shot, great low angle and wonderfull light. The grass in the foreground is a bonus! The pose is spot on and I really like the head angle even if the head feels a bit soft to me. Maybe a bit of contrast and sharpening would do the job?
    I would not crop any tighter but I would remove the small brownish patch in the top right.

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    Superb setting, bird, image design, EXP, SH, pose and image. Way to go!!

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    This is really good...Absolutely no nits here...Very well captured. Good work Kevin.

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    Sweet frame. Love the pose and that glistening snow.

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    This is really nice. I got to see these guys lekking last year. Too far for pics but such a joy to watch and listen to. I like everything here. Great pose, great details. All I would do is take a bit off of the top of the frame. Would crop from just below the dark wedge in the top right. Then I would select the head and smart sharpen at 70 and .3.

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