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    Default Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)

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    A shot from 2017, all comments welcome

    Canon EOS-1D X
    Focal Length : 700.0mm
    ISO Sensitivity : 5000
    Exposure compensation : -0.3 EV
    Shutter : 1/1600 sec
    F.No. : F6.3

    ACR/Topaz DNAI/PSCC

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    This is really nice Jon. Love the perch (mossy mound) he is standing on and the partially raised wings.
    Details in the whites are perfect.
    I only wish that dark area intersecting with the beak was not there but I would be thrilled to have this in my portfolio.
    Well done!

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    Jonathan, a very nice canvas here.

    The subject's pose with slight wings up adds a bit of interest. Love the substrate (island) it's perched on. Details are very good and I love the composition.

    The frame overall feels just a touch dark. Maybe take a look adding a touch of brightness (lum) - even just to the subject perhaps.

    A little more direct side lighting could have helped a touch and Gail's comment on the bkg dark spot jives with me.

    A great one overall!

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    I really love the tones in this one. From the beautiful whites to the darkest shades of the shadowed underbelly. Same with the BG. I love the framing and wouldn't change a thing. TFS

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    I echo the +ves/suggestions already given. That sure is one cute bird. I really like the overall composition and the processing here...especially at iso5000. The overall brightness looks fine on my monitor, but if you do add a touch of brightness, just watch the whites on the bird. TFS

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    This is a sweet frame of a sweet bird. Exposure and detail looks great, and the ruffled wings add a nice touch of action. Dark rock behind is a minor distraction but this looks like a really authentic frame which depicts the bird's habitat perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorian Anderson View Post
    This is a sweet frame of a sweet bird. Exposure and detail looks great, and the ruffled wings add a nice touch of action. Dark rock behind is a minor distraction but this looks like a really authentic frame which depicts the bird's habitat perfectly.
    Dorian, if you were wondering, yes it is authentic no props or bait .........just patience. Last two years unsuccessful, the birds build their nest under a foot bridge and people walking across causes vibrations and the nest eventually slips off into the river.

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