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    Default First Year Ring-billed Gull

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    I captured this image at Lake Morton in Lakeland, Florida. Comments and critique welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

    Nikon D500
    Nikon 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 VRII AF-S ED, image captured at 400mm
    1/1250 F/5.6 Matrix Metering EV +2/3 ISO 320 Auto 1 WB, camera supported by a monopod
    Post processed in Lightroom Classic, Photoshop CC 2019 and Neat Image for noise reduction
    Cropped slightly for composition and presentation

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    Lovely detail, especially on those tightly layer neck feathers. I'd move the subject right in the frame as he is currently looking into the short side of it. Also the rosy hues on the breast reveal the bird is
    standing on a red dock or railing, so I would crop higher to keep that distracting and unnatural cast out of the image.

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    Nice pose and detail. This would have made a nice vertical. Like the grey water background as well.

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    You did well with an always difficult and awkward framing and crop ...

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