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    This was taken at Viera Wetlands here in central Florida last December. Cropped for presentation. Processed in CP1 and PSCC. Neat Image for NR. Nothing cloned or altered. I did apply extra NR to background to blur detail a bit further. I appreciate all comments and feedback. Thanks for looking.

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    Nice framing and killer detail, even if the bird does look unnaturally crunchy, maybe from over-sharpening? The soft BG is nice, but the one reed between the beak and neck is distracting. Exposure looks spot on.

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    Yeah, I think it is a bit over sharpened. The reed I did not notice but now can't not notice of course. I'm going to see what I can do about it. Thanks Dorian.

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    The framing and detail are great. Nice to have that green background. The bird does look a little cruncy.

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    My PS skills are limited at best so don't look too close! Sharpening looks better to me anyway.....

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    The repost is much, much better! Sharpening now looks perfect and tasteful. The evicted streak is also an improvement.

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    I agree the repost is better.
    I can see where you cloned and some minor artifacts but if you are new at this ,you did very well.
    Oversharpening has been addressed in your repost nicely.
    You have a perfect HA and I like how you cropped this image,
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    Thanks Daniel and Gail. Appreciate the feedback. Yes, my PS skills are pretty rudimentary, but working on them! Thanks for taking the time.

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    Hi John, lovely portrait of a Sandhill Crane. The repost is much better. I haven't been to Viera in a while, will have to go there soon. Thank you for sharing.
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    Thanks Joseph. No GBH nests this year. It's pretty quiet. I have not been now in 3 or 4 weeks as it is so quiet. Orlando Wetlands has much more opportunity it seems to me right now.

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    Most things have been said already and I agree that the repost is mch better.
    Beautiful details, pose and nice colors in the background.
    It is an interesting and artistic composition as is but I would take some of the left and add to the right if you have it. It would be a more balanced frame for me and remove the dark grass on the bottom left.

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    Thanks Ivan. I will give that a try and see how it looks.

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    Agree with points mentioned earlier.

    You need to reduce Yellows in the background colors, Try selective color and reduce yellows

    TFS

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    Thanks Krishna. Not sure what you mean, are you referring to selecting a color range in PS?

    Why do you suggest reducing yellows? Thanks.

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    Hi John, perfect HA, and good detail and colours on the head. Killer colours to the BG. Before reading any comments, I too, thought your OP was a tad over sharpened. Your repost works well.

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    Thanks Stu, appreciate the feedback. TFL

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