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    Gambell's Quail, taken up the road a ways from Bosque del Apache a few weeks ago. BG is a corrugated metal storage shed.

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    Beautiful colors, details and I love the perch and pose. I love the BG colors but not so sure about striation. Beautiful canvas overall. TFS

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    A beautiful bird and sharp. Did you or soemone else feed them? The shed must be good for storage but not for backgrounds ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Morris View Post
    A beautiful bird and sharp. Did you or soemone else feed them? The shed must be good for storage but not for backgrounds ...

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    Thanks. I'm not aware of any feeding here on this vacant lot. But it was just across the street from your friends Phil and Phoebe, who do have feeders in their yard.

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    Beautiful IQ, Bill. Love this moment just before his leap. Great detail, and wonderful complimentary color in the background.


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    Beautiful Colors. Nicely Executed. I would have cropped some canvas at left side.

    I like the background colors.

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    I really like the framing and lighting on this one Bill, BG is great apart from the light strip going through the head which I might have played with. Great timing with the foot position

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    Thank you all. I did think about toning down the lighter strip through the head. Maybe it's worth playing with, as Mike suggests.

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    The title makes this one. Well done. Nice detail on the bird. Wouldn't notice the shed was a background unless you mentioned it.

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    Thanks John.

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