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    BPN Member Dorian Anderson's Avatar
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    Shot 40 mins earlier than yesterday's avocet frame; hence more orange from backing hillsides.

    Canon 600mm f/4 IS II on EOS R5
    1/4000 at f/4, ISO 400
    Processed in LR CC. Did quite a bit of clean-up on water's surface in addition to cloning out two very diffuse specular highlights (distant Least Sandpipers) in the upper right.

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    Dorian, haven't seen the other you posted yet but this one is sure a gem.

    The warm light is mega and you brought together a gorgeous reflection, great stepping-in pose and sweet reflection. You did a nice job on the imperfection vacuum job too.

    As a super minor preference item I could take a sliver from bottom and add to the top but hardly worth mentioning. Well done.

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    A beauty, Dorian. Love everything in the image, the calm water, the raised foot, the post processing on the blacks and whites, a background to die for. Thank you for sharing.
    Joe Przybyla

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    Very nice indeed, my only reservation is that the water is so clean, it is pretty much inconceivable to see this in the UK.

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    Like the leg lift and warm tones. The reflection is killer. Nice work!

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    Very pleasing frame , nice light and I like the overall color and tones . Looks very peaceful ....

    Good work , TFS Andreas

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