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    A Kestrel shot from ground level at Lonavala. Toned down the white bird droppings a bit.
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    Beautiful soft colors and composition, but the lack of eye contact really hurt this frame. The droppings are also a big problem. If this is a set-up on a regularly used perch, it's worth cleaning it periodically.

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    Hi Sanjeev, super nice shot and the low POV just works so well IMHO. Overall I find it a bit dark, just a fraction up on the Exposure, like a third and easy on the Contrast and it opens up nicely. You were there, but just trying to get a better balance going slightly cooler, but then pick up on the foreground with some Exp & Sat and you start to get some layering IMHO. The perch is a bit unfortunate, obviously a favourite spot, trying to remove it is 'pants', just too little to work with and so leave it sadly, as it is distracting and not great for the image overall, but... Techs look good.

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    Hi Sanjeev, beautiful bird, nicely shown. I second the comments from Dorian and Steve. Thank you for sharing.
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    Nice view of the bird in the open. I could see it cropped from the right some. The diffused light helped out here with the detail.

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    I love the colours here...Just a little better HA would make all the difference. Nice POV. Yes, a clean perch would make a big difference. Next time....

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    Head angle and dirty perch noted, but I love the BG and vegetation. Nice spot - worth physically cleaning the rock if possible, as suggested by Dorian. I would also spot-remove the small white oof circle to the left of the rock.

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    the issue with this file is the HA (poop on the perch can be cleaned)

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