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    I captured this image at the Fire Bush in my backyard yesterday afternoon. Comments and critique welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

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    1/3200 F/5.6 Center-weighted Metering EV 0 ISO 4500 Auto 1 WB, image captured at 500mm (750mm 35mm Equivalent)
    Post processed in Lightroom Classic, Photoshop CC 2021 and Topaz Sharpen AI
    Cropped for composition and presentation
    Last edited by Joseph Przybyla; 07-13-2021 at 09:50 AM.
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    Sharp right where it needs to be and love the pollen on beak. Firebush makes a lovely BG for this beauty. TFS

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    This may be the finest non-flashed hummer image I have ever seen. I just love the soft light and the pose. Not too mention the pastel colors.

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    Joe, beautiful pose, wing position and the color pop in the fire brush is astounding!

    I like the subject in the right corner as presented, and could also see a version with a sliver off the bottom, cropped just above the last fire bloom on the bottom left.

    For me, the subject feels quite grainy and there appears to be a sort of hazy silhouette around the subject as if from the transition between denoise bkg and the subject. Would be worth revisiting that I think.

    A very pretty canvas you created though my friend!

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    Thnks to Sump Scores for posting out the soft halo around the bird; did you make any sort of selection of the bird???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Morris View Post
    Thnks to Sump Scores for posting out the soft halo around the bird; did you make any sort of selection of the bird???

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    Hi Artie, a selection in Lightroom of the background to soften it, minus sharpness, minus clarity and a tad minus saturation.
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    Thanks everyone for viewing and commenting, much appreciated.
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    My favorite hummer so far. Nice framing. Also like those flowers in the background.

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