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    Thank you all for the comments on the previous Rock Wren Image. Here is another version.

    I made this image on Antelope Island last weekend.
    I camped on weekend to photograph wintering Ducks.
    I used Audio once I saw the species near my Campsite.


    Camera Settings:-
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    Nikon D850 500 pf f/4
    Info 1/800 f/5.6 ISO1600
    Manual; Matrix metering


    Post Processing:-
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    Raw Processing using C1P 20
    Cropped from top for Composition
    Nik 25-25 Filter on Bird at reduced opacity
    Tonal Adjustments in Viveza
    Neat Image NR
    Sharpening using Topaz
    Dodge selectively
    Cloned foreground element


    Let me know your thoughts and comments.

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    much better than the other one for me, I like the warm light and the orange tones but might pull the red channel back a tad. I find the OOF part of the rock a bit over powering, maybe burning the highlights on the top half the rock edge might help ...

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    Seems like you had a wonderful time with this Rock Wren Krishna!

    I have to disagree with Arash here and say that I much prefer the previous image. I think that frame was very strong and was obviously going for something different than a classic portrait. This post aims to follow the conventional rules but I'm distracted by the two-parted background and that the divide go through the head of the bird. Also, I'm not the biggest fan of the rock and I think the sunlit part of the rock in the foreground draws attention from the bird. Apart from that I do the bird looks great, the pose is nice and the details are lovely. I just think the light, the composition and the foreground all worked for you in the previous image whilst there are issues here.

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    I really, really love both your frames with these beauties. The use of light and shadows in both is masterful. TFS

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    I too, prefer the previous image.
    This one is lovely though.
    I would crop this a bit more to get rid of some of the OOF rock (if you have enough pixels).
    Agree with Arash on pulling back the orange/reds slightly,
    Gail

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    Krishna, I think this has a very artistic flare. I love a little deviation from the norm and the last? light is beautiful.

    I think an introduction of the rock from left to right with the cliff as you pan is really cool with a bunch of canvas with margin on the rest is nice.

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