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    Default Nightly roost, Ibis with Cedar efflorescence...

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    Created at sunset with cloudy horizon on shady side of this old cedar. One of the first to arrive, began to preen before settling in for the night.

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    Sharp with a good exposure and the nice blue eye and a perfect head angle. But with the bird pretty much centered ,and the busy, busy background, this one does nothing for me ...

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    ps: is this a dirty bird or are those remnants of juvenile feathers ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Morris View Post
    Sharp with a good exposure and the nice blue eye and a perfect head angle. But with the bird pretty much centered ,and the busy, busy background, this one does nothing for me ...

    with love, artie

    ps: is this a dirty bird or are those remnants of juvenile feathers ?
    Hi Artie,
    I'm not sure of the age but this beauty must have been past head deep in some muddy water. The creases in the beak, the folds in the top of the beak/lores/chin and even the ear feathers had what looked like dried mud. But still, that eye and the hanging flower/seed structures, so composed for bird and efflorescence. The sight of this dirty white bird and the shaded hanging flower/seed structures drew me in. Tried first more to the left to get bird between the hanging structures but didn't get a good head angle. So, moved back right and went for this. Realize this might not be everyone's cup of tea and I know you hate dirty birds. Thanks, as always for your very valued inputs, professor.
    Peace,
    David

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    Lovely feather detail, and I love the close look at the beak and eye. My only issue is the background as the foliage competes for out attention; it need be more blurred or absent for best results.

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    I love the blue eye, it draws me in, but as above I agree hte BG competes with the subject.

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