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    Red Osier Dogwood in winter at my garden pond.
    I sat and waited for ducks to fly across it yesterday for a hour or so
    just to get some frames like this...
    Female Wood Duck
    D500, 300mm (I can get close), f3.2, 1/2500, iso2200
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    The BG is divine and works perfectly for the plainer female duck.
    I like the drops.
    No nits from me.
    I might sharpen the head a bit more. Perfect HA.
    I remember you asking me about the success rate of my method of choosing a beautiful BG and setting and waiting for a bird to show up (my greater yellow legs image with the orange BG).
    It sure works if you are willing to be patient!
    This is lovely Dan!

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    Dan:

    Agree with Gail. Lovely background, compliments the female woody well. Yes to a bit more sharpening on the head. Soft light helped with your dynamic range. You have an amazing spot to work with!

    Look forward to more

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    Ditto the positives above. Lovely bg and flight pose, nice light. How nice to have your own garden pond with wood ducks on it.

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    Nothing else to add really. Pretty appealing image. If I had a spot like that at home I would camp out every day that I am not working!!

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    Thanks for the comments.
    This is not in my personal garden. The city pond
    that I always shoot in is what I was referring to.
    It is also a public garden with a lot of ducks and the wildlife.
    Anyone visiting Portland Oregon should contact me, happy to
    take you there. Worth the trip. Guaranteed Birds in flight...
    Dan Kearl

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    Beautiful Colors and wing position.
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    A beauty Dan, what a wonderful colored background. Perfect wing position, Nice image, thank you for sharing.
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    The background is superb. Nice pose as well. Also like the few water drops.

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    Looks like a fine art painting, amazing image.
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    love the BG Dan, it has a lot of drama and the pose could not be better either if anything maybe a touch warmer

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