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    Taken in Costa Rica.
    Set-up with bananas.
    Canon 1 DX 600mmv3
    ISO 1600 SS 1/800 @7.1
    Trimmed a wayward little fern under the branch.
    Crop to 70% FF
    Processed in LRCC and PS CC.
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    I really like this, Gail. Great colors and contrast. The comp. is well-balanced. I think the image would benefit with a slight increase in brightness, especially on the bird's face as it is darker compared to the rest of the body. I'd also raise the shadows on the perch to squeeze a little bit more detail out of it. Other than that, it's a very well-executed shot under what seems to be tough conditions.

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    Hi Gail, lovely capture with some cracking detail, but for me, the Blacks and Saturation are really masking some exquisite detail you have captured in the both subject and perch. Overall I love the perch, HA and framing, I just feel it needs a tweak.

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    Nice pose and HA, It looks like you were close, perhaps too close?
    Not familiar with the species, it does appear maybe a bit saturated?
    Dan Kearl

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    Thanks Guys. I did not touch the saturation slider and only increased vibrance by +4. Increased exposure by .10 in LR CC
    Here is the original RAW with no processing or sharpening. I simply converted the RAW to JPEG. The oriole really is quite yellow.
    I think I should have increased the exposure to 0.5 of a stop. The yellows would be lighter. Will post redo with a looser crop.
    Last edited by gail bisson; 01-24-2020 at 02:47 PM.

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    Really digging the moss on that perch. Killer background and a nice pose.

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    Repost. Brighter and decreased the saturation of yellow very slightly.
    Looser crop as a 5 x 7. So I had to clone out some of the post.
    I need to learn to sleep on an image once I process it and look at it the next day with fresh eyes!

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    Lovely look at this first-year Oriole. Nice pose and background. Repost does it.

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    looking good, excellent HA, pose , sharp details a nice BG + perch. my take would be the last one in terms of colors and brightness but with the framing of the first image

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    Third time's a charm. Beautiful looking oriole very nicely captured, Gail. Great light and I like the slightly reduced size in the repost.


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