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    I captured this image of a Sanderling at Ft. Desoto County Park, Pinellas County, Florida, in September this year. Comments and critique welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

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    Not very often we see a static Sanderling, I like the light. There is a band of sand where the grains are visible but there are some irregular areas that look smooth, most apparent below the bird and to the right of the frame (??)

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    Nice low angle and love the placement of the bird tot he right. I'm back and forth about the amount of FG you left in the frame. I might cut a sliver off if it were mine.

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    Hi Joe, I would go more pillar box ie 16x9, but still keeping the subject small in frame, perhaps RoT's on the height. I can see what Jon is referring to on both the RHS, plus LHS to me you just cloned/duplicated the area, but very noticeable. Because everything is so clean I would just Spot remove all those smaller specs in Lr. I like the colours, very simple and affective, good control of the Blacks & whites.

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    Thanks everyone for viewing, commenting and suggesting improvements. Here is a edit and repost reflecting those suggestions. I think the areas that needed fixing were from not using the right tool originally in Photoshop and not cleaning up after adding canvas. Thanks again...
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