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    Canon R5
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    LR and PS, DNAI and Nik for detail on subject. Patched one tiny brown wake line that was pronounced and a couple water drops on the Mallard.

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    Lovely frame of this drake. Neat pose. Nice and eye level as well. Nice how the water fades to gold. Im a sucker for waterfowl though. Lovely frame.

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    I saw your image this morning and really liked it, but didn't have a chance to comment. The capture is so inviting, makes me study this and enjoy the preening behavior. You may have gotten all the head 'cept any yellow beak! Also, I just love the setting, super lovely soft light and colors. This is very sweet!

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    This is excellent! Hurray with the processing. Looks absolutely perfect.
    IQ and details on the duck are so nice.
    You nailed the sharpening on this one.
    Keep on figuring out the R5 for me so I can learn from you when I get mine! Been following the conversation on FM and I was getting worried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Mack View Post
    Lovely frame of this drake. Neat pose. Nice and eye level as well. Nice how the water fades to gold. Im a sucker for waterfowl though. Lovely frame.
    John, really appreciate your kind comments. I am a sucker for waterfowl too and so glad you enjoyed this one!

    Quote Originally Posted by annmpacheco View Post
    I saw your image this morning and really liked it, but didn't have a chance to comment. The capture is so inviting, makes me study this and enjoy the preening behavior. You may have gotten all the head 'cept any yellow beak! Also, I just love the setting, super lovely soft light and colors. This is very sweet!
    Ann, thanks so much! All 'cept the beak indeed, thought it was kinda fun that way.

    Quote Originally Posted by gail bisson View Post
    This is excellent! Hurray with the processing. Looks absolutely perfect.
    IQ and details on the duck are so nice.
    You nailed the sharpening on this one.
    Keep on figuring out the R5 for me so I can learn from you when I get mine! Been following the conversation on FM and I was getting worried.
    Gail
    That's very encouraging thank you! It's a steep curve (did I say that already) but there's lots to like with this set up. I've been a bit frustrated getting things dialed in but feels like I'm finally getting there :-)

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    This image is amazingly well done on all counts. The unique pose with the great look at the eye and the shape of the far wing make this one really special. "But it's just a Mallard ..." Who cares -- this one rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Morris View Post
    This image is amazingly well done on all counts. The unique pose with the great look at the eye and the shape of the far wing make this one really special. "But it's just a Mallard ..." Who cares -- this one rocks.

    with love, a
    That's really meaningful to me Artie. Thank you for your encouraging feedback!

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