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    Default Great-tailed grackle

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    I made this image in Sand Hollow State Park last week. I did camping at this place in an attempt to be at sunrise and sunset at this location.
    This is a good place for a great background and I had a nice time to photograph shorebirds.

    I also had a great time with grackles.



    Camera Settings:-
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    Nikon D850 500 pf + 1.4 x TCII
    Info 1/1600s f/6.3 ISO1250
    Manual; Matrix metering


    Post Processing:-
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    Raw Processing using C1P 20
    Slight crop from Top left corner to keep the bird off-center
    Tonal Adjustments in Viveza
    Neat Image NR
    Sharpening for Presentation
    Cloned few branches in the lower-left corner.

    Let me know your thoughts and comments.

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    Nice minimal frame with a nice head turn....
    Dan Kearl

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    Agree with Dan. Just wish the branch was not intersecting with the tail. You could consider cloning it out.
    I would some a bit off the bottom,
    Gail

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    I really like the composition, lighting, and contrast, but I'm not a huge fane of the pose. The tail is this bird's signature feature, and we can't see any of it here. Big props on the wide/loose crop. We need more of those on this board!

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    I appreciate these kind of frames. I think this one has a few flaws though. The main one has already been metioned and it is the branch intersecting with the tail. Other than that I think this frame needs a more interesting background to evoke emotion. Other than that I think the light, the pose and the comp are very good.

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    You know i like these kind of images. The placement of the bird in the frame is right on. Nice light and pose. Works very well.

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