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    Another image from the feeders at Madera Canyon. Hung flower on shepherds hook was fortunate he chose it over the feeder. Natural light and BG.
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    Hi Kurt, very nice indeed, love the wing position and iridescent colouring on the body. I would prune the two elements creeping in on the RH trim.

    Overall it does look a tad dark and tonally all of an equal light. An option is to open the exposure up by a third and tweaking the HSL colour sliders, starts to bring the image to life, with some richness and 'layering' of colours and highlights just how gorgeous these subjects are. Just a thought.

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    Steve repost does improve it.... nice pose and sharpness..
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    I like the pose and the BG, there are some shadows but tough to get rid of them w/o a multi flash setup. killer details

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    A super shot , Steve's repost has helped, there are some excellent details there.

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    Excellent details, and I like that the hummer's bill is deep inside the flower. Steve's repost is excellent and punches up the image positively. Comp-wise I do find the curved stem of the main flower to be close tot he edge of the frame, but I understand that adding back canvas there (if you have it) may introduce some other awkwardly clipped elements. Highly enjoyable image overall!

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    Kurt, this is a dynamite capture my friend.

    Nicely lit and beautiful execution as it drew from the single dangling flower. Nicely sharp and colorful.

    You can see how it can be amped up a little and I too could use a touch more above to show the stem if you had it and didn't mess up the comp too much.

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    Hey Kurt,

    Superb capture, well done nothing to fault here at all. Fantastic

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    Nice capture of this tiny bird in flight

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