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    Canon 1DX Mk2
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    I captured this Long Tailed Tit at a feeding station on the local RSPB reserve. Tripod. PS 2020.

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    Will:

    What a puffy little guy! Nicely exposed, perch is well scaled, with slight angle, soft bg, good catchlight. Fun pose.
    For my taste, the sharpening is just on the edge of being overdone, looks a bit harsh in some areas.


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    Great looking capture William. The perch, BG, colors and details look really nice. A few more degrees to the left on the HA would have been perfect but pretty clean as is. Well done
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    Love seeing these, been too long for me now...
    You got a great scene here, nice looking perch, clean background and good light. I do see some blown highlights that I think could be saved if you go back to the RAW.
    My main issue is that you haven't got enough DOF that tail is the main feature of this species so I would like to see more detail on it, as well as a sharp perch through out. I would alos be tempted to take some of the bottom and add to the top to get the perch in the bottom right corner.

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    How cute indeed! I love the round head and neck, and short bill. I'm OK with the oof tail, but would certainly remove the small white circle on it. OK perch (I like the broken-off knob), good BG.

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    Nice view of this little one. Killer background. Nice detail as well.

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    One of those birds that with the tail is really difficult to shoot well - much harder than it should be! Great details, simple but very effective

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    Your title is perfect for this cutie-pie.
    I love the IQ and details on the bird but find myself wishing the tail was within DOF.
    Good light, perch and BG. I agree with Daniel re: cloning out the white spot and Ivan's suggestion re: a bit off the bottom so the perch comes out of the corner.
    A treat to view Will!

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    Lovely lighting and detail, and the curious head tilt is the perfect touch. I actually like the head angle as it shows just how tiny the beak is. Might close down to f/7.1 if you get a similar opportunity in the future; that would help you get a bit more DOF across the bird.

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    Lovely shot Will well exposed a little over-sharpened for my taste but nevertheless very appealing.
    Just biding my time they are in the back garden but same old problem no light, I will have to try a little flash!

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    Thanks guys, much appreciated.

    Will

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