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    This is one from a few years ago which I have reprocessed .....A Black Headed Gull ......changing into Winter plumage....My fave Gull to photograph......The colours in the BG are reflecting the Autumn colours on a local loch.....HH...ACR and PS2022.

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    This is a stunner and processing is spot-on. I love the placement of the shadow on the far wing. The BKGR is loverly and the underwing detail is superb.

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    Will,

    I really love this picture. I actually envy you. I have been using 500F4 for a couple of years and I have not been able to make a single good in flight photo.

    I just became a member in BPN. I am hopeful that I can learn much more from this website and from you all and one day create a great in flight picture.

    Artie @Arthur Morris , I am finally in ... Need your blessings !! :-)

    Thank you
    Narayanan M
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    Sweet ans simple perfection. TFS

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    Hi Will ... super cool frame .
    All does look very good , with pleasing colors , good tonal range ... nice composition .

    Just a question and critique at the same time ..... what kind of special sharpening have you used in the subject ??? Whatever it is ( not easy to guess in todays world) I would reduce it .

    TFS Andreas

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    Pretty much a perfect pose. The red bill and legs stand out nicely. The catchlight is a bit funky to me - I would repair it by removing what appears to be a second, lower catchlight. I am seeing what Andreas is talking about (I think)...some sort of fine speckling throughout the feathers (not the water drops on the tail). Appears sharp as can be otherwise though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Cadieux View Post
    I am seeing what Andreas is talking about (I think)...some sort of fine speckling throughout the feathers (not the water drops on the tail). .
    Thanks for finding the right wording .... cheers Daniel

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    Yeah, this is a really striking image! Pose is great, and I like the look of intensity on the bird's face. Catchlight needs a bit of cleanup, and second comments regarding the sharpening. The bird looks a bit 'crunchy', especially where the shadow is cast on the right wing. Love the dangling feet!

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    Thanks for that, much appreciated

    Will

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andreas Liedmann View Post
    Hi Will ... super cool frame .
    All does look very good , with pleasing colors , good tonal range ... nice composition .

    Just a question and critique at the same time ..... what kind of special sharpening have you used in the subject ??? Whatever it is ( not easy to guess in todays world) I would reduce it .

    TFS Andreas
    Hi Andreas ....I used smart sharpen both on the TIFF and the JPEG.....yes, looking at it now, I reckon a wee bit too much.....Thanks for that

    Will

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