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    Here's another from Estero Llano Grande on a grey day in November, 2017. Full frame. Not a bird that we get at home in NJ. They have beautiful feather pattern, maybe on a par with our Gadwalls. I like the toenails from the left foot protruding from under the wing.

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    This is rather nice for a rather plain duck.
    I really like the pop of green on the LHS from the grasses and I like how the trunk curves and runs parallel to the body.
    IQ looks good.
    Just wish you had a bit better light,
    Gail

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    Very cool framing and balance. I love the tones on both the bird and the perch. TFS

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    I like how the log frames the bird. Could call on keeping those grasses on the left.

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