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    Default Cedar Waxwing Devouring Berries

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    Sure sign of spring: the berries are ripe, the waxwings, being in the starling class, arrive in droves.
    Canon EOS 1D Mk II
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    1/200
    ISO 100
    EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
    Focal Length 400mm
    Flash Type Did not fire
    Tripod Used
    50% of Original




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    Great bird, great perch, great action. As the bird is looking up and to the left it should be placed in the lower right of the frame and give the bird more room to look into. You have a strong magenta cast to your shot that is easily fixed in PS by choosing IMAGE > HUE/SATURATION, then choose Magenta in the drop down menu and then lowering the slider until the cast is gone. Also, why choose such a low ISO and shutter speed? Surely you could have gotten more shutter speed and sharper details with a higher ISO. I never and I mean never shoot at 200. Lowest I think I ever go is about 640 and that is rare.

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    I like the image design with the berries on our right and I love the squishy berry in the bird's bill. A shallower shooting angle would have been great. Looks really sharp on the eye. Like Isaac, I almost never-ever use ISO 200 when the sun is out.

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    Nice pose and BG, I agree with the above comments regarding the composition and the strong magneta cast.
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    Nice view of the bird. Wish it was on the right side of the frame.

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