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    Went to visit my family over the holidays and met up with Brian for a couple of days to shoot the river.

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    That is so funny... Before looking at your text, thought this looks like one of Brian's... An awesome canvas with wondrous BG to set off this beauty. TFS

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    Kurt, lovely wing position, light and BG. May well be wrong but I suspect the face, particularly the eye, could do with another round of sharpening.

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    Very nice flight frame of this drake. Nice light and downstroke pose. Love that background.

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    Nice shot, I feel some of the head is a little dark otherwise I like it very much.

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    That lens produces some really nice results at f/9 with the TC and this is no exception. Lovely pose, perfect exposure, and great background make for a winning frame. I agree about opening up the face/head a bit if you can, but that's really minor. I'm hoping to pass through there on my upcoming nomadic year, so hopefully I can get something as nice as this!
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    Kurt, had a great time with ya this go round.

    This is a super nice pose for the Goldie. Great light angle, nicely blurred, neutral bkg.

    Great composition. My only suggestion would be to reduce the yellow and possible magenta a little and see if it releases some of the color. I was struggling with the WB on the series from those days myself.

    Look forward to the next...!

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    Sweet frame man, in great light. A couple of good pieces of advice to take it even higher, but boy does this hit the mark to start with!

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