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    Default Loon Feather Anatomy Display

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    Taken this summer, I thought this image made a very nice display of the birds feather arrangement.

    D4. 600 f/4. ISO 400 1/1250s. Taken from the bottom of my loon boat, the Loonatic.

    Slight crop to level, added sliver of canvas on the left.

    Advice and comments appreciated.

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    Beautiful low angle with great symmetry, and I applaud the effort to get something different. The plumage is beautiful, but I do really miss the bird's face. The image is pretty but lacks connection without the eyes.

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    Very unique shot Randy! The plumage is wonderful but as Dorian has mentioned, eye contact would've been awesome. I wish the BG was smoother but not a deal breaker. The touch of blue in the water is nice.

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    Thanks for your honest input.

    The challenge is that this wing display shot is impossible to get with good eye contact. Occ. you will get a nice head twist, but the eyes are usually closed and still not facing you. I have a few conventional loon shots in my files, so like to try to expand my coverage a bit.

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    It's nice to see something different. The pattern on the wings is very neat. The crop is well done. Low angle is right on.

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