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    David:
    Nice perch and an interesting framing effect from the out of focus branches.
    Well exposed.
    The birds face isn't quite as sharp as other areas in the image, so you might want to recheck where your focus point was on the image.
    The fairly steep shooting angle isn't as flattering as a lower angle usually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Stout View Post
    David:
    Nice perch and an interesting framing effect from the out of focus branches.
    Well exposed.
    The birds face isn't quite as sharp as other areas in the image, so you might want to recheck where your focus point was on the image.
    The fairly steep shooting angle isn't as flattering as a lower angle usually.

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    Hi Thanks for your comments. I went back and checked the indicated focus point (red box), it was centered slightly below the eye.
    I'm not sure how accurate the focus graphic in DPP4 is??
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    This is a female Red-winged Blackbird. I like the framing. Not a fan of the OOF branches. You could probably lift a little more detail out of the shadows. Agree with Randy, the angle is too steep.

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    Thanks for the ID.
    Last edited by david spital; 11-18-2019 at 07:21 AM.

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    "Jack Backs This is a female Red-winged Blackbird"
    Thanks for the id correction.

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    I agree with the critiques above. The good news is that this species often comes down into the reeds/cattails to provide excellent eye-level views. Neat perch here with the very early stages of burgeoning leaves.

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    Solid advice already. The pose is nice and the bird is in the open.

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