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    Default Hella low-angle Sanderling

    My camera has been collecting dust since April, but I was able to bust it out towards the end of a 15-day birding loop through Northern Nevada, Southern Idaho, Central Oregon, and Northern California.

    This frame comes Florence, Oregon where I camped on the beach. The winter plumage isn't the most striking, but I liked the peeping pose and dreamy surrounds. Can't beat getting low!

    Bit tight on the left, but that's all the space I have since he came so close!

    Canon 600mm f/4 IS II + 1.4x III on EOS 1DX2
    1/3200 at f/7.1, ISO 800
    Processed in LR CC without trickery. A few minor/local exposure adjustments on the flanks

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    Awesome pose, EXP, details, intimate POV and FG/BG. Pretty much perfect... TFS

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    Good frame Dorian and welcome back into the mix. Cracked me up on the 'hella low-angle' title!

    You weren't lyin', were you partially subterranean with your lens here? Quite a bit of fg and can't help but think it might be a touch improved reducing it a bit but that's, of course, subjective.

    But man, beautiful contrast, bkg gradient and calling pose. Well done!

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    Hi Dorian, love the calling post, exposure and detail pretty much spot on. I commend you for the low POV, aaaaahhh to be young and crawl around in the sand. Many times the feet do not show in a extremely low angle, here they show. Thank you for sharing.
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    My type of shorebird image! Great looking blues here, and a hella good pose! I don't find it tight at left, but if anything I do wish the subject was a touch lower in the frame.

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    The low angle is bang on. The open bill is a plus. Love the color of the foreground/background. Detail on the bird looks very nice.

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    Beautiful Post and background colors. I am not bothered by less space on left. Image works for me as it is...
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    Superb. A bit off the bottom would improve it. The bill is mega. So is the super-low perspective.

    I am pretty sure that this is a slightly worn juvenile. What date?

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