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    Default City visitor to wetlands...

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    EOS R6 RF 100-500 @5000 F8 1/1000 ISO 500 HH, Manual EXP, slight crop for protrait composition

    During my last visit to the local wetlands, was walking along about 30 minutes from sunset on a very clear evening, when this curious visitor landed on a dead snag branch nearby and shot me this look. I love the sheen and colors these common birds exhibit in direct light. This is very minimally processed. Added a couple points of vibrance in PS camera raw and only slightly sharpened the head/eye (not including the body, neck or beak) after resize for final presentation.

    Thanks as always for valued help on previous posts.

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    I agree with you about the sheen in the feathers being an eye catcher in this image! Good detail, love the BG. Nice work!

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    Great light on the bird in front of the darker BG. Good fine detail particularly in that sheen. While eye contact could be better the head turn is still engaging.

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    Solid portrait. The image quality looks quite good. I like that green background.

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    Looks very good to me, colours details and a really nice background.

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    Good to see overlooked birds getting a bit of lens love! Pose is cool and I think the framing works well. Orange eye sucks us in, so that's good. Color and detail look great.

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    David, beautiful colors for a plain subject.

    The portrait works pretty well from here although I'd probably prefer a bit more 2x3 - this is a vertical pano, yeah?

    Sweet pose, nice light.

    Curious, how much crop?

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