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    I sat still in a patch of seaweed for long enough that the parents and chick all became accustomed to me, and hopped around practically at my feet. From Flatey Island.

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    Hi Bill, i like the cuteness, the light on the chick, the wee bit of gold lichen and the BG. DOF and details all good! TFS

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    Very nice Image. Dark background works really well..

    Moss on the rock also add well.

    I assume this was not shot with sun behind the back, was this a cloudy day ?
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    What a peach! Love the lighting, lovely plumage details.

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    Superb capture Bill, love the image design and colours! Wonderful pose from this little bird, nice detail and sharpness, BG is stunning
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    Very nicely captured, Bill. Like the top side light direction with the natural foreground reflected fill. Lichen on the perch a plus.


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    Great to see a chick and in a very nice setting. The dark background is great. Like the rock perch as well.

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    Looking good Bill...I love the colours throughout the image. Nice pose on the bird with great detail. Only one wee nit, I would have liked a slightly better HA.

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    I have not seen an immature of this species, so this is a nice capture of something different. However, I think the lack of color really hurts this image; there's nothing that really cracks and grabs my eye (minus the tiny yellow beak). I'd also like to see more of the rock, and that would hep move the bird higher in the frame and command more attention. Right now it feels bottom/right heavy.

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    Neat-o! My only wish. is that you have moved at least a yard to your left to better parallel the subject.

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    What a sweetie-pie.
    I like the monochromatic feel very much with just that tiny bit of color on bill and lichens.
    Yes to being a bit more to the left but still a lovely frame as presented.

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    Thank you all for your comments. Krishna, you are correct in assuming the sun was not at my back. As Geoffrey rightly noted, it was above and to the side. I did some s/h, dodging and burning to partially mitigate it. As I recall it was muted sun.

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