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    Today was the first day with my Nikon 600mm f4e (thank you Arash, also Artie for the guidance). It was a bit frustrating as the light stunk but I got some shots and a feel for the differences between the Nikon and Sigma lenses.

    This funny looking Griebe strolled by with a post-COVID haircut and I think the barber got a little carried away. There was some beautiful greens at top I had to clip to frame properly.

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    Post in C1P and PS. Added some canvas at bottom, cleaned up some water and adjusted mids and colors.
    Last edited by Brian Sump; 05-28-2020 at 11:54 PM.

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    pretty nice low angle shot, clam water and soft light helped you here!

    glad to see you are putting the 600 in good use! keep it up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by arash_hazeghi View Post
    pretty nice low angle shot, clam water and soft light helped you here!

    glad to see you are putting the 600 in good use! keep it up.


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    Thanks for everything Ari

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    Great title and a wonderful start with that primo glass. Love the soft light, details and beautiful water. TFS

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    That eye...

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    Brian:

    Congrats on the new tool. I great birding lens.

    Like your funky grebe, soft light shows nice detail, nice water. Nice head angle.

    Look forward to many more!

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    Looking good Brian.....I like the colours and detail...Nice HA. The red eye is really nice...I would try cropping a little from the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Dickson View Post
    Looking good Brian.....I like the colours and detail...Nice HA. The red eye is really nice...I would try cropping a little from the top.

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    Will, thanks for the feedback.

    I was torn about keeping the [what I thought was a] beautiful green gradient color transition from top down versus cutting it off to showcase the bird. I guess THE most important part of any photo is the bird and that should have answered my doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Stout View Post
    Brian:

    Congrats on the new tool. I great birding lens.

    Like your funky grebe, soft light shows nice detail, nice water. Nice head angle.

    Look forward to many more!

    Randy
    Appreciate it Randy. I am certainly excited. Now, can't blame the gear

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    The reflection and the ripples in the water are pretty nice. Detail on the grebe looks quite nice.

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    Super shot, pleasing angle and I like the processing.

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