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    Default A final Rusty Blackbird

    This is my favorite one of the recent bunch. I liked it so much that I 'cheated' and added a touch of canvas at the top.

    Zero action, but frame is mostly about color!

    Canon 600mm f/4 IS II on EOS 1DX2
    1/2500 at f/7.1, ISO 1000
    Processed in LR CC. Removed a few irregularities on water (beyond the above caveat)

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    LIQUID GOLD Dorian, I love it! I adore rusty blackbirds and these are the best images so Rock on! Lovely POV, details, pose, colors, and gorgeous FG and BG... A couple of things: maybe a small dust spot mid left above the water break, and i am wondering what the light teal color is under the birds bottom feathers? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by annmpacheco View Post
    LIQUID GOLD Dorian, I love it! I adore rusty blackbirds and these are the best images so Rock on! Lovely POV, details, pose, colors, and gorgeous FG and BG... A couple of things: maybe a small dust spot mid left above the water break, and i am wondering what the light teal color is under the birds bottom feathers? Thanks
    Thanks Ann! I also noticed the light teal thingy you did; it's in the original file and must come from some sort of background/reflection effect behind the bird. Cheers!

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    Remarkably beautiful capture, Dorian. Interesting feather patterns brought out so vividly in the exceptional light. Great low point of view, and like his thigh deep stance in the water.


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    nice light and iridescent colors, great details too. I like the calm water. the only way to improve this is with a more dynamic pose like an open beak or stretched wings

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    Nice work Dorian. Great POV, love the gold color, good techs, etc. What's not to like?

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    I'm not sure how you could've gotten better surroundings to show off this stunner. With your eye and skills you took full advantage. PMP TFS

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    Equally as good as the others. This one shows of more iridescence I think, which is really cool.

    As Ann mentioned, there are a few dust specs to the right and just under the rump that would be a quick and effective step IMO on this silky smooth canvas.

    Nicely done as usual Dorian.

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    Superb as is. Action is nice but so is beauty in its simplest form.

    Where and when? I barely know this species. Is this a first year male?

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    Simply Beautiful....

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    Very nice Colors.

    No changes from me.

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