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    Default Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)

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    This bird is becoming less and less common in UK so I felt quite pleased when I spotted this one -( despite the less than optimal pose.)
    Handheld, quite a large crop, I have done a lot of cloning/clean up, I was tempted to leave it as it was and I also did a version with more clean up, but lets see what you think.

    Image input equipment model : E-M1X
    Lens focal length : 420 mm
    Focal length in 35 mm film : 841.0mm
    Exposure mode : Manual exposure
    Photographic Sensitivity : 640
    Exposure bias : 0 EV
    Exposure time : 1/320 sec
    F number : F7.1
    Flash : OFF

    ACR + PSCC

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    Perch and BG are lovely, but the pose is tough, as you alluded. Focal point looks to be on bird's back, so the gaze is both disinterest and soft, unfortunately. It's a bummer as that purple vegetation is beautiful. Still, it's nice to see this
    species in a truly natural setting.

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    Jon:

    A challenging situation. I also wonder if there might be a bit of motion blurring in the neck area, as the bill and eye surround seem sharper than the neck area, while the closer bits are sharper still.
    First post that I have seen with the E-M1x. What is your overall impression of it? I enjoyed my EM5 in the past, but found the m4/3 sensor a bit limiting for my low light work.

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