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    Default Crested Caracara (adult)

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    I captured this image along Joe Overstreet Road in Kenansville, Florida. Comments and critique welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

    Nikon D7000
    Nikon 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 VR AF-S ED, image captured at 300mm
    1/1600 F/5.6 Matrix Metering EV 0 ISO 2000 Auto WB HH
    Post processed in Lightroom Classic, Photoshop CC 2020 and Neat Image for noise reduction, smoothed the background in a couple areas
    Cropped from horizontal to vertical for composition and presentation

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    Joe:

    I like the pose, background, exposure and nice display of the talons. The big feet and talons soften the post top.

    I am not seeing quite as much fine detail overall. Perhaps a combination of the crop, D7000 sensor and the lens, which tends to be a bit soft at 300mm.

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    Like the over the shoulder look and background. I agree with Randy, it looks a little soft over all.

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    Randy and Jack, thank you for viewing and commenting. I was greedy, tried to get too much out of the image. I knew better. Large crop and noise reduction I am sure wiped out fine detail. Here is a repost keeping the image as a 2x3. Thanks again.
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    I love the 2X3 version much, much better. I even like the blue in the URC. And it would be hard to find a better perch ...

    Try to remember to stop down a bit for the over-the-shoulder poses especially when you have lots of shutter speed.

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    Joe: Presents better on repost. We all occ. push it past limit of what a file has to give. But if you don't over do it occ. , you are probably leaving something on the table!

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    Both images are nice. First one is tight for my taste.

    On the second one I think you could try different crop 4:3 may be to reduce the same in-front of the bird.

    These places are worth checking out in my opinion.

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    Thanks everyone for viewing and commenting, much appreciated.
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    Either image looks fine to me. But i do like the horizontal more.

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