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    EOS R EF 400DO I 1.4xtc II f6.3 (note trying less than one full stop with old tc) 1/5300 ISO 800

    As this beauty was hunting, the morning sun just came over the mangroves. I should have lowered ISO but only spared time to adjust exp comp as I didn't want to miss too much of the action. The brighter spots are from the low angle sun bouncing off water ripples. None were blown but near 250-251. I love that this beauty shot me a look mid dance. A local told me this bird is named after the beach (Bunche) and has an ankle tag and transmitter on his back(including a wire antenna). So nice of him to hide all that with the raised wing.

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    David:

    Nice dance! Well exposed, and the ripples can make it a challenge at times, not to blow the whites.

    Nice wing display, head angle.

    If you have the canvas, I would prefer him a bit more to the left side of the frame.

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    Man, that far wing is full and thick! Perfect head angle, and nice blue water. I agree with Randy about the comp - less room behind and more in front would improve on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Cadieux View Post
    Man, that far wing is full and thick! Perfect head angle, and nice blue water. I agree with Randy about the comp - less room behind and more in front would improve on that.
    Randy and Daniel, as always thanks for looking and for your astute suggestions. I totally get your points on the crop and I have more on the right. The reason it is cropped as is has to do with the direction of the look and the knowledge from other images in this sequence. This beauty hopped into this position, immediately spread wings and began to spin to his right. So, I left more room where I know he is going and looking for that matter (more room to look into). I do realize no one else would know this.

    Thanks again for your very valued opinions.

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    David:
    Thanks for the explanation about the chosen crop. If you were showing a series of images with the complete turn in it, then by all means, the posted crop would work well. As a stand alone image, I would consider an "adjusted" crop.

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    David, great shot the only adjustment would be the crop and maybe in a 2X3 ratio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Stout View Post
    David:
    Thanks for the explanation about the chosen crop. If you were showing a series of images with the complete turn in it, then by all means, the posted crop would work well. As a stand alone image, I would consider an "adjusted" crop.

    Cheers

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    Thanks again Randy and I hear you. I went from never having a chance at a white morph to having four visits (late evenings and early mornings) with these beauties almost to myself. I always went vertical when they were getting close as I sat in the sand near the edge of the water. But I do have the room here.
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    Good on the EXP and sharpness with a great pose. Bad job on the framing ... I commented first and read your explanation second. It makes zero sense to me. The frames before cannot mean anything to anyone but you. We are trying to help you improve the image. I for one would love to see this as a 2X3 with all the room on the right :)

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    Agree with what has been said here. But the wing looks huge. The light sure was nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Morris View Post
    Good on the EXP and sharpness with a great pose. Bad job on the framing ... I commented first and read your explanation second. It makes zero sense to me. The frames before cannot mean anything to anyone but you. We are trying to help you improve the image. I for one would love to see this as a 2X3 with all the room on the right :)

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    Hi Artie, I was not arguing with the framing point just giving my reasoning (faulty as it is) for framing as is. As I told Randy, I hear you.
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    With suggested composition improvements.

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    Much, much beetter but I'd still love to see it 3X2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Morris View Post
    Much, much beetter but I'd still love to see it 3X2.

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    Hi Artie,
    You (perhaps mistakenly) said previously 2x3 which I couldn't get since this is cropped from horizontal. It is full frame top to bottom. I will try for 3x2 next. But I am curious why 3x2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Roach View Post
    Hi Artie,
    You (perhaps mistakenly) said previously 2x3 which I couldn't get since this is cropped from horizontal. It is full frame top to bottom. I will try for 3x2 next. But I am curious why 3x2?
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    Yes, I always meant 3X2 so my bad :(

    3X2 is the proportion of the RAW files as they come out of the camera. Am I married to 3X2? Not at all; I will go pano at times and boxy at other times depending on the image. Can you post a JPEG that represent the full frame original image capture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Morris View Post
    Yes, I always meant 3X2 so my bad :(

    3X2 is the proportion of the RAW files as they come out of the camera. Am I married to 3X2? Not at all; I will go pano at times and boxy at other times depending on the image. Can you post a JPEG that represent the full frame original image capture?

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    Full frame out of DPP as requested.
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