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    Another afternoon down by the pier, and more Gannet action. I got a number of poses I've never got before...here's one I really like. Hope you do too. Minor adjustments in ACR and PS only. Cheers.

    D500/500PF, 1/3200th sec@f6.3, iso 640, HH, manual mode.

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    I like the composition an of course the eyes really hold my attention. I suspect there may be a blue cast on the feathers?

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    The eyes really do come through in this image. As far as flight close-up shots go, the comp is nice.

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    Hi Paul ... quite unusual head on flight shot and I like it .
    Nice overall color and tones ....
    If you have I would move the crop slightly down .... to create a bit more room for the bird at the foot and less above .

    TFS Andreas

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    Paul, often times these unorthodox crops don't work but actually for me, this crop works pretty well. Maybe just a touch higher in the frame?

    The eyes are the mainstay of the image and draw my attention quite nicely. Sharp too.

    Having the beak extend just a bit below the tail would be a nice plus but I think you did quite well here.

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    Thanks all for the feedback. I tried a number of different crops until I found one I liked...but I'll give your suggestions a go too. Cheers.
    Jonathan. The original in camera "auto" white balance rendered the image quite bluish. I warmed the bird up somewhat via "auto colour" in Photoshop...which normally works quite well, and I like how it is here, although I do see a hint of blue on the bird's head.

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    Whoa! This grabbed my attention right from the get-go for all the right reasons. I love the image as is - one of your finest IMO.

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    Thanks so much Daniel...I really appreciate your feedback. Cheers.

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    Wow, what a shot, well done fantastic pic

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    Thanks so much Wayne.

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    The framing works nicely. I like the light and the view of those eyes.

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    Thanks as always John.

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