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    Still perhaps an instant too late and her head seeming tilted slightly away from my camera, this is the best I got out of this particular flight sequence of this Cormorant...

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    Good even golden light. I find it near impossible to get a head turn on any flying cormorant, they seem very fixed on where they are going.
    Unfortunately you have a strong sharpening halo around the bird.
    Try selecting the bird only and then sharpening.
    There are also odd striations in the upper BG, what would they be.

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    Thanks Colin.

    On top of BG, those must be shadows of the vegetation on the other side of the pond.

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    I like the light but the sharpening is coarse and has causes pretty strong halos around the bird. Do you have the PP guide Artie and I wrote?

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    The light and pose are nice. Background is right on as well. Yes it looks over sharpened.

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    Thanks guys for your comments... I do now see what looks like sharpening halo. But I don't think it is due to my excessive sharpening. I think it is likely because I had used Viveza from NIK plugins on this picture to darken the BG and I had totally forgotten about it. And Viveza has apparently not properly handled the transition along the edges of the bird. I will re-edit and re-post if I get some time in future.

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