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    These guys really enjoy a good bath....

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    Tim:

    This one is great! Perfect timing, good shooting angle, flying water, a bit of blur to suggest motion, soft but identifiable background, good eye contact. Well done!

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    This is excellent Tim.
    IQ and low POV are perfect.
    I love the water drops.
    Great BG but if you are not anti-cloning I could see a version with the whitish blob under the wing cloned out with that nice green and a yellow flower.
    This would look nice with a bit more room all around,
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    Love this. Great job of getting the eye sharp. The soft light is lovely. For me, the big rock in the middle needs to be gone. Believe it or not, one pass with Content-Aware Fill did very nicely. Same with the upper-right corner. Lastly, it needed just a bit of Contrast. I used a 20% layer of Auto Contrast ..

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    There you go, I couldn't see past the big yellow eye. Great job Artie
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    Art's repost covered the only flaw..
    Congrats, great image.
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    This is a wonderful look at this comical species. The face is super sharp and the action is great. I can take or leave cloned rock. More worrisome to me is the lack of focal depth across the wings, but it doesn't look like
    you have the light for more DOF, particularly with stuff behind.

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    The repost is a great improvement on an already super shot! If this image were mine (and boy do I wish it was!) I'd probably darken the iris just a touch more. Great work Tim!

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    A definite contender for some wall space, the action, the light, everything is beautiful - and even better with Arties cloning

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    Love this one. The splashing water,pose and background look fine to my eyes.

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    I like the water splashes and the eye. Repost is better.

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