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    I took several images of a pair of Stonechats some against the light and some with the light on the subject.

    Olympus E-M1X
    Focal Length : 420.0mm
    Focal length in 35 mm film : 841.0mm
    ISO : 800
    Shutter : 1/1250 sec
    Aperture : F6.3


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    Hi Jon ... I really like this one .
    Nice work with the framing and the backlit situation .
    Personally I would use a selective " fill flash " on the subject and remove the cyans / blues ....

    A pleasure to look at , with some potential for minor further edits.

    TFS Andreas

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    I love the concept here. I would only have pointed the lens down and right a touch more for the comp, but only very slightly. Nice backlighting, especially with the cattail. I even like the faint specular highlights in the background.

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    Thanks Dan I will look again at composition. Andreas you have a knack for putting your finger on the factors that are not so obvious to me (sorry do you understand colloquialism?) I refer to the cyan/blue, now you said it I see what you mean and I knew something wasn't quite right.
    Funnily enough I have been doing some fill flash on High ISO 4000 (for me that is!) in the back garden on Goldfinch and Blue tit.

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    Hi Jon .... Mr Google explained me what you mean . Sorry for my finger ..... for me too obvious that the blues/cyans are not " right " . But as for the colors .... a question of taste .

    With fill flash I meant " digital fill flash " in post , way better to control IMHO .

    Here is a demo ....

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