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    Central Park NYC 2019-04-12 12:26pm
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    Hi David,

    Not sure about this one even though it has some strenghts. I like the curious pose and I think you do got some great details even though I would try to bring some more out of the darkest areas. I like the tree in the background and the bokeh in the grass, it tells a story even though it is OOF.
    My main concern is the metalic perch, it has a nice color but doesn't appeal to me. I also think the foot nearest to you looks weird as it is missing it's claws due to cloning(?). Overal I would try to life the shadows and reduce the highlights to dampen the strong light a little and maybe move the bird a little off center.

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    Ivan's critique is spot on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Sjogren View Post
    Hi David,

    Not sure about this one even though it has some strenghts. I like the curious pose and I think you do got some great details even though I would try to bring some more out of the darkest areas. I like the tree in the background and the bokeh in the grass, it tells a story even though it is OOF.
    My main concern is the metalic perch, it has a nice color but doesn't appeal to me. I also think the foot nearest to you looks weird as it is missing it's claws due to cloning(?). Overal I would try to life the shadows and reduce the highlights to dampen the strong light a little and maybe move the bird a little off center.
    I'm not crazy about the perch either. No toes cloned out though.
    I did think about lightening the dark areas a bit and bringing down the light about the perimeter. Maybe I'll give it try. Thanks for your input.

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    I like the pretty neat pose, and the image has a certain "richness" that I like to it. I agree about the perch though. These guys are so common that you will get your chances with better perches.

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    The nice thing about these birds is you usually get lots of chances to get some decent frames. The pose is great. Looks like not a true adult yet.

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