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    Default Atlantic puffin

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    Taken in Iceland last summer. I really liked the colored BG here which is a high cliff at oceans edge with various vegetation. I liked dof for getting the feet in focus but lost the complete freeze of the wing tips...

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    Ann, what more to say on this one other than superb!?

    One of the most photogenic birds, in flight, with food in mouth and a super pleasing bkg.

    Keep em coming!

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    Ann:

    Excellent framing, fish, classic 'earnest' look of the puffin, the orange feet really pop off the BG.

    I might consider some very minimal clone stamp work over the darkest areas of the background. I really like the sense of depth the background provides, but might tweak the dark spot behind the bill and the upper right hand corner. Personal taste really.

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    These beauties always look like they are falling in flight. Nice details and I love the BG as is. Maybe a touch brighter overall, though I love this canvas as is. TFS

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    A fine puffin flight frame. Neat how that left wing curls up. I don't mind the background.

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    love the dynamic pose, BG and the fish

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    Super shot Ann, exposure and details look great, the slight angle improves presentation, well done.

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    Never an easy shot to get, they are so quick in the air. Even better given the flight angle towards you and the full beak. Top marks from me

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    Great Puffin flight shot, with a nice background that's a bit different from the norm for the species. No one else mentioned it so I'm probably all wet, but for me a touch of selective sharpening on head and fish would not be amiss.

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    Very nice. I love the incoming flight path, and of course the fish. Beautiful BG overall, but I could see the dark spot just above the wingtip kinda toned down a bit. The glowing feet are wesome!

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