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    Default Semipalmated Sandpiper in space

    Another one from Alabama. I was laying in the water and shooting over a slightly raised sand bar trying for this exact effect. Lighter foreground is reflection of sky on surface of bar; darker BG is deeper bay.

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    One cool image... Very unique canvas and I love the running pose. Maybe a little less on the bottom, nah, looks awesome as is..... TFS

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    Well seen and executed- but if you want this look just come to Nova Scotia in the winter! Who needs a sandbar when you have ice!
    I like the blues in the image and icy whites.
    A couple of spot (under the chin and on side) are a bit hot but might be recoverable. Not a deal breaker.
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    Striking image.

    Like the colors and the running pose.
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    Nice concpet behind this one. Like the composition and the in space look.

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    Wow this sandpiper has its own infinity pool. Very unique, I like it, well done Dorian.

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    Very pretty image. I like it as it is, although would also like to see a version in which the dividing line was less symmetrical, particularly as the 'reflection' is smaller than the main subject. Really well though out.

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    Dorian: always great to see something different (I've noticed your inclinations here). I really like the pose, HA and how the BG contrasts so well with the bird's colouring. The graduated reflection really takes it up a notch. If it were mine I would take some off the bottom though. Always enjoy seeing your photos Dorian.

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    Nice execution... I like it all. Legs and Feet look sharp to me.
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    Fantastic view with the sandbar being so prominent - well seen and captured. Do you by any chance have a frame just before or after with more of a walking pose with the rear leg going forward - that would really finish it off for me

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    A total stunner. What is the date on this one? It is a male for sure with that tiny bill and note the greenish legs ...

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