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    This image was shot at Durlston Country Park, Swanage. I'm still getting used to C1 Pro and my new workflow. Downsizing and sharpening for web has been the biggest hurdle for me so far. I'm having to be very aggressive with the sharpening while reducing the quality of the files to fit within the 600 KB limit. I'd appreciate any tips and advice with regard to this because my uploads haven't been matching the quality of the RAW files :(

    Camera - Nikon D850
    Focal Length - 700mm
    Aperture - f/11
    Shutter Speed - 1/2000s
    ISO - 1800
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    Crop - 85-90% of full-frame

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    A lot of OOF FG on the left side I would crop out....
    Wish for a better head angle where the beak clears the body.
    IQ looks fine, size of files does not matter that much for web viewing.
    My images are generally only about 300kb or so.
    I generally stick to 1600 wide for my web images because that is a nice size for
    other uses besides posting here.
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    Lovely bird, good eye contact, well exposed with nice background.

    I agree with most of Dan's comments. 1600 wide is plenty large for the site, and the file sizes aren't so huge.

    You could consider a 10% crop from below to eliminate some of the OOF areas, and a similar balancing crop from above and left.

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    Thanks a lot for the suggestions Dan and Randy. 1600 wide should solve the issue then

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    The first thing that struck me about this image is that it is quite bright. I would decrease the exposure slightly or decrease brightness a bit.
    IQ looks good to me.
    Love the pacific blue in the BG.
    As this is almost FF you have lots of pixels to crop this as a vertical and lose some of the vegetation on the left.
    I would also eliminate the extra catchlight.
    I am OK with the beak as is but it would have been even better to have the beak clear the neck.
    Very nice Aditya!

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    Thanks Gail!

    Here's a cropped version as suggested by everyone. I definitely like this more than the OP. I've also decreased the brightness some and removed the second catch light. Unfortunately the bird didn't give me a HA with the beak separated from the neck (while perched).

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    Nice bird,nice light and nice pose. Background is fine as well.

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