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    It always amazes me how much work/energy/calories go into catching such a small fish. I think this guy burned more calories catching him than the little fish could provide for him.
    Canon 1 Dx3 600mm and 1.4 x
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    Nothing added or cloned. About 75% FF.
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    Love the light and this beauty pops off the blackground. HA saved by the hunting and water action. TFS

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    Gail, very pretty as was the prior frame. The dipping action is really nice and subject was processed well on the dark bkg. I actually had to look 3-4 times at the whole image before I noticed the fish in mouth.

    Composition is solid. Wish for a little more toward-camera direction here but otherwise a nice one!

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    Cool! Again the white on dark is very nice, and provides extra drama for an already dramatic scene. The fish and water action is superb. I do feel the oof vegetation line cutting across the image is unfortunate, but more than likely unavoidable. I looked at this for a long time...that is how much fun this frame is!

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    Dramatic but bird is walking away...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dankearl View Post
    Dramatic but bird is walking away...
    He is more past me than walking away from me but I know what you mean. I was hoping the good view of the face would salvage the image...

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    I like the light and the action, the angle not so much....

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    A dramatic image for sure Gail, but agree sadly, on the angle, but the impact/drama is still there. Again, even with an sRGB file there is truck loads of detail to pullout Gail, well worth revisiting the raw IMHO.

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    Great job of getting the eye sharp. Bad luck (or wind direction) on the bird angling away from you.

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