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    Another Bobolink from a few days ago, captured in same grassland preserve, mid central NJ in the late afternoon with sun defused by smoke from west coast wildfires. C&C welcome.


    D500, nikon 500mm PF, 1/1600s, f/8.0, HH, ISO 1600.


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    What a great shot, just loving those colours. I don't think the bird is overexposed but I am confident if you lowered the luminosity on the yellows on the bird you would get better detail - (not that is is bad - just a little better).

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    Beautiful bird, beautiful setting, great far background but almost too much yellow for me. Would agree with Jonathan about trying to reduce luminosity or possibly even saturation of flowers.

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    Sweet frame in beautiful evening light. Great fluffed-up pose.

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    What a setting! This is a really pretty look at this lady. Bird is nicely exposed and very sharp. Eye contact is very nice. I agree about lowering the yellows a bit, more for the sake of the flowers than the bird.

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    Hi Geoffrey, a super image in a great setting. Nice placement in frame and I like the HA and slight glimpse of the leg.

    The subject looks a bit soft, so a tad more USM wouldn't hurt. I would look at your WB, ie going a fraction cooler, it gives a lot more clarity somehow within the overall colours and detail comes back in. Perhaps you have added Vibrance I'm not sure, but in going cooler you can add some Saturation/Luminance of Yellow/Green no problem, it works. Perhaps blow in some negative exposure over the chest to bring some lighter ares down to bring back the detail.

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    Just love this canvas overall. Sweet complimentary flowers and just right BG to make everything pop. I love it... TFS

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    What a setting. The flowers make this one. Lovely frame.

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    Thanks everybody. Some excellent suggestions also.


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