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    Here's one from Riverside County in SoCal where my wife and I spent last week visiting my father-in-law.

    Not a ton of action, but I'm sold on the detail and background. The BG was created by positioning my car-blind
    in such a way to have the morning marsh directly behind the subject.

    I would have liked a bit more DOF across the perch; I closed down to f/7.1 a second after this frame but the
    bird didn't acknowledge me again despite much whistling and clicking on my part.

    Canon 600mm f/4 IS II + 1.4x III on EOD 1DX2
    1/2000 at f/5.6, ISO 800



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    Hey Dorian, chubby little shrike, ours here seem slimmer. Techs as always spot on, I noted your comment regarding the perch (still nice). The background appears very much like the pastures here when used as a background from the car. Thank you for sharing.
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    Everything looks spot on. Nice light,pose and perch. Really digging that background. Real nice how that green fades.

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    The BG colours sure show the bird well...Nice pose and HA, with good detail. No nits here, well done.

    Will

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    It was great seeing you last week and catching up. Unfortunately all we did was catch up, with no shooting involved :( Im glad you got a good one of "Mike the Shrike". Everything looks as perfect as could be!! Well done. See ya soon
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    Really, really nice portrait of a very cool species!
    I haven't got a singel frame of the European variant.
    I like the perch, the double-colored background and the light. I see a lot of detail and think it is beautifully exposed. My one nit would be the comp wich I find a little awkward.
    I get the choice to frame the bird a bit higher in the frame as it shows of the perch and more of the green but I would place the bird just a tiny bit lower and, mainly, a bit more off center to the left.

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    Pretty cool. The small bit of oof perch at the bottom is certainly forgivable. Good techs, great BG, could have done better on the post-image techs-adjusted pishing I suppose Lol.

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    10/10 for this frame, great light, perfect angles on the bird, killer BG and I like the fall off in the focus - no need for a smaller f-stop in my book

    Mike

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    sweet shot of Mike the Shrike! love the BG. this guy is skittish and looks like you guys pulled in real close. If mine I'd tone down the highlights a bit where it seems blown

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