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    Here's another frame of a Common Tern at Nickerson. This is actually two frames (0.2 sec.) after yesterday's post. On this one, following Arash's suggestion, I did enhance an almost invisible catchlight. Several small stems of grass that were crossing the bird were evicted.

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    I am envious of this as I managed no decent tern shots during my recent visit. The pose is great and what few grasses intersect the bird do so subtly. The two blades right in front of the bird are a bit close for my taste but generally still work. The light spot on the bird's forehead is really distracting and draws attention away from the adjacent eye, so I would clone that out. Also, there is something funny going on with the primaries on the right/far wing. They are noisy and blurry. All-in-all in a nice result.

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    Solid pose and the having the eye of the prey visible is always a plus. Yes wish there was some more room between the tern and the grasses. I would take this though.

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    Nice detail on the tern, like the dune grass, would suggest lifting shadows on the eye and around eye as it is not noticeable. The catchlight looked out of place bc i now think it isnt a catchlight at all... a shiny fish scale perhaps?

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    Beautiful. I'd like to see the bird a bit farther back in the frame and a bit better view of the fish.

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