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    Default Buff-winged Cinclodes (Chile)

    For the record, that's pronounced 'sin-clo-dees'! Anyway, I had an idea of what I wanted when I saw this rather drab bird foraging on a shoreline in evening light, and
    I was stoked with how the envisioned specular highlights rendered once I put the file into the computer. I particularly like how -- at first glance -- the big highlight at
    top left looks like the moon over a mountain range below it. I'm sure some will find it and the other bright grouping to the right distracting, but this frame was a deliberate
    attempt to get away from the hella clean frames which I usually present.

    Canon 600 f/4 IS II + 1.4x III on EOS R5
    1/4000 at f/5.6, ISO 500
    Processes in LR CC. Nothing cloned.

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    Hi Dorian,

    I'm not sure how I feel about the highlights. When I sit on the desk chair, I find the highlights overwhelming. But if I take a few steps back and watch it from a distance, I quite like the framing (except the big "moon" highlight which I still find a little distracting). Very interesting idea though. It is very creative and outside the box thinking.
    Great bird nonetheless! Very well lit and amazingly sharp. I am learning a lot about Chilean birds from your posts!

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    Yup it works for me! I don't mind the specular highlights in the background but I think I would fix the brighter ones on the rock in the foreground.

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    Hi Dorian ... surprised to see such busy frame from you .... I can see tons of things to clean up . Or was is not you who is asking to clean up images ??? LOL . Just pulling your leg .

    Image is quite ok for me , bird stands out nicely , is sharp and well composed .

    Cannot see the moon , my imagination is not build up that far .... but I do not mind that bright blob .

    For sure you have posted better images , but good to see that you have left your track , at least for one image .

    TFS Andreas

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    I am not bothered by the bright spots in the BG. I like how the bird pops against the dark BG!

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    For me the colours in the background and bokeh make this image. Not saying the bird doesn't, it's just something a little different here and I like it!

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