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    Cloned out some distracting branches and twigs. The perch is an old fence post bordering some woods which provide the background.

    Canon 5DMk4. Canon 100-400 Mk2. 1.4x Mk3

    1/800. F11. Auto ISO 800. Processed in ACR and PS6

    This bird is wild and free. I did not use any bait or other aids to attract the bird.
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    Beautiful light, colors and details and love the calling pose. A vertical might work here. TFS

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    Nice calling pose and head angle. Great background and nice job with removing the distracting elements. I would ease back a bit on the crop (if you cropped) and give the bird some more room in the frame. Details look a bit coarse and possible over sharpened? Also with all songbirds the key is the perch. The difference between a nice shot and a great shot is typically not the bird, it is the perch and the background. You have 2 of the 3 here but the perch is holding this one back for me. I get that I am picky and may seem like I am being hard on photos. Often there will be many comments on a photo and then I chime in and do not share the same view. But that is how we get better. By considering all angles of the shot and not settling for good. Perch is the key and by far the hardest of the 3 for songbirds. Easy to get a bird, a little harder to get a bird with a nice background. Way harder to get the first 2 on a killer perch. Looking forward to more on that to die for perch!

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    Ditto Isaac: too tight and a bummer of a perch. But sharp with a nice BKGR.

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    I agree with Isaac 100% here, this have a making of a nice photo despite the perch, but it is too tight and over sharpen IMO.
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    Nice pose and light. Yes to more room all around.

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