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    Default Parting Shot ... And Seeing.

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    Great-tailed Grackles & blackbirds on the dead tree

    This image was created on December 4, 2019 on my very last 2019 morning at Bosque. Moments after creating this image I headed up to the Albuquerque airport. I used the hand held Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS lens (at 318mm) with the blazingly fast AF King, the Sony Alpha a9 II Mirrorless Digital camera body. ISO 400. Exposure determined by Zebras: 1/60 sec. at f/7.1 in Manual mode. AWB at 6:37am in the pre-dawn.

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    Love the sequence of the colours up and down

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    Didn't know a tree could grow birds instead of leaves
    Lovely colors throughout the frame - the pink clouds are especially great! Solid image Artie and very well spotted!

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    Beautiful Colors and image design.

    How are the conditions in Bosque this year ?
    I am heading there in Dec 25
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    Ooh, I love ti. I especially like the lowest bird at right, against the treeline. Beautiful dawn colours. I agree about the "seeing" comments....

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    Have to echo Daniel's observations here. I love the blackbird in lower right branch. I also like the bird in flight in the middle of the tree.
    I would play around with the blues a bit. I wonder if desaturating blue inthe mountain and water slightly would improve the image?
    Gail

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    Great colors in the sky. That tree is sure stocked up with birds.

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