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    I captured this image of a Limpkin at Circle B Bar Reserve in Polk County, Florida. Comments and critique welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

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    Nikon 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 VRII AF-S ED image captured at 400mm
    1/2000 F/5.6 Matrix Metering EV 0 ISO 100 WB set on a neutral with the eyedropper, camera supported by a monopod
    Post processed in Lightroom Classic, Photoshop CC 2019 and Neat Image for noise reduction
    Cropped for composition and presentation
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    The bird whisperer at it again. Just love the awesome view of the feathers and that eye. TFS

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    Excellent portrait... Feather detail is awesome.
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    Very nice. Like the S curve the bird makes. The detail is excellent also the background. Nice one.

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    I'm thinking that a bit more room above would not hurt, but I love the tight portrait with the sweet BG.

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    Joe, nice tight shot, nice details, colors, HA and BG, the crop is ok with me.

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    Love, love love the perfect head angle and the BKGR. You might want to take a stab at eliminating the large loight area just above the bill. Or not :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Morris View Post
    Love, love love the perfect head angle and the BKGR. You might want to take a stab at eliminating the large loight area just above the bill. Or not :)



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    Hey Artie, thank you for viewing and commenting. Light area removed... done. Here's a repost.
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    Very well done Joe. Those are not easy. What tools/techniiques did you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Morris View Post
    Very well done Joe. Those are not easy. What tools/techniiques did you use?

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    Hi Artie, I put a selection around the bird and feathered it 3 pixels then selected the inverse. I used the Paint Brush tool in Photoshop set at a opacity of 20% selecting the green of the background as a color and painted in the background until it looked right.
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