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    Default Masked Lapwing

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    This bird finished a deep preening session with a big fluff and shake of the wardrobe.
    1DXIII 600 f4 III 1.4x III 840 mm HH
    1/2000 f6.3 iso3200 (auto) ev +1.3 heavy overcast
    Cropped near 50% from landscape
    Levels, S&H selectively on bird only, light sharpen bird only.

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    Colin, a fantastically odd bird. I have never seen one and it's kinda hard to stop looking at it.

    Square crop is a unique choice as well. I wonder if you won't hear that taking some off the top is more appealing; I could go either way.

    TFS!

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    Yes the square crop works for me, I like the pose, good details though I think there is just a possibility of getting more out of the dark head feathers and the yellow wattles.

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    What Jonathon said and I think the slight motion blur is in just the right places. Really adds to the already interesting pose. TFS

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    Great bird on an interesting perch. When birds fluff out like this I always press the shutter, but for some reason I am rarely happy with the poses. This one is OK-ish. My personal opinion is that there is too much space above and therefore I would crop some out up there.

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    Yes, a great bird, in a good post-preening pose. Sharp on the head where it matters. I would also take a bit off the top.

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    Sharp where it counts. I like the ruffled feathers. The bird is nicely seprated from the background. Rock perch is nice as well.

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