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    Dottie and I went to Ft. Desoto early this morning. I spent most of my time attempting to photograph terns fishing. A humbling experience, showing how out of practice I have become over the summer. I did capture this Royal Tern flipping and catching a fish it had caught. Comments and critique welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

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    Joe, One of my favorite things to shoot when it comes to terns, nice angle and light, maybe a bit tighter crop if you have the pixels. Love that action.

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    Looks excellent Joe.
    I would clone out the little 2 blobs below the tip of second primary.
    I would also lower the bird in the frame so more room on top and less on the bottom.
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    This is an edit and repost of the original image. This morning I thought I had done too much to remove the shadows present in the master file. I think this is more true to how the light was yesterday morning at Ft. Desoto and the angle to the light hitting the bird. What do you think?

    P.S. I left the dark spots than Gail mentioned in the image because as near as I can determine they are fish scales and part of the natural history. Thanks to anyone who views this image.
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    Well Jo the first thing I would say is you are back in practice! I liked the first but I see why you reconsidered, I personally would have readily accepted the first but I do think I prefer the second. Well done that is one to be proud of!

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    Nice Capture. You caught the perfect moment.

    I like the original instead of repost.

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    I like the repost better :). But the original post is also very nice. Just brighter overall. Not bad for out of practice ...

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    Very nice. Love the action and the light look nice as well. Like the original more than the repost.

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