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    Default Gray Catbird

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    I captured this image at Circle B Bar Reserve in Polk County, Florida. Comments and critique welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

    Nikon D500
    Nikon 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 VRII AF-S ED, image captured at 400mm
    1/2000 F/8 Matrix Metering EV +2/3 ISO 4000 Auto 1 WB, camera supported by a monopod
    Post processed in Lightroom Classic, Photoshop CC 2020 and Neat Image for noise reduction, out of focus branches removed from the background
    Cropped for composition and presentation
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    I love the clean background and the HA. Lighting is great, and detail is plentiful. I like how we can see the rufous underneath the tail. I'd shift the bird down in the frame as it's sitting just a bit too high for my taste. I also see some cloning artifacts along the perch (most obvious on the RHS corner) - easy fix in PP. Noise is processed really well. Really well done, Joe!

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    Joe the bird is great in details nice and sharp.Love the background and agree with the previous statement could be lowered in the frame a touch.And great noise reduction.

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    A bit large in the frame, but a nice look at this species...
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    Nice Background and Head Angle.

    I could see cloning artifacts. Removing canvas at the bottom and added more at the top will help this image.

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    Love the pose here. Killer background and a nice perch.

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    Thanks everyone for viewing and commenting, much appreciated. I fixed the cloning artifact mentioned in the comments.
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