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    It was good to see the Eider ducks again and hearing their calling. I quite liked the yellow reflection in the water. I think he will be in the peak of breeding plumage pretty shortly.
    Olympus E-M1X
    Focal Length : 420.0mm
    Focal length in 35 mm film : 841.0mm
    Exposure mode : Manual exposure
    ISO : 2000
    Exposure compensation : 0.0 EV
    Shutter : 1/1600 sec
    Aperture : F5.6

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    Lovely exposure on this high-contrast subject, Jonathan. These were common in the Northeastern US but absent from the West Coast. Getting a bit lower would have helped to reduce the rings and make the subject pop a bit more, but this angle is still decent. Love the curious look and direct stare. I might lift the shadows and/or the brightness a bit. The image fells a bit muted as presented. I'd also clone the 3 white specks on the black flank.

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    Hi Jon ... looks very good to me !!!
    Would not change a thing . The darks look good , can be even pushed further .... but not lifted IMHO .

    Nice one , TFS Andreas

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    Really nice job on the exposure here Jon! I have always wished to see this species. No nits from me, really dig this one!

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    Really nice image of a beautiful duck. Love the golden water. I like the fact that you can see the patterns on the yellow skin patch above the bill as well as lots of details on the breast feathers.

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    Agree with the positives here. Whites/blacks look good! Yes...no nits here. TFS

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