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    Hi all,

    I took this picture on a late afternoon last fall. I was trying to get some dowitchers in flight. I got this one as it flew in to land near where I was positioned. Unfortunately a flock of white pelicans also moved into my line of sight (the white blobs in the middle of the frame).

    I have removed a stick from the LLC. Processed with C1 pro 2021 and PS CC. NR and sharpening in Topaz. Cropped and rotated for presentation.

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    Good clean image, my only reservation is the pale areas under the wings..... it could be an easy fix.

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    Very nice to get one in a landing pose Sharif. They usually come in pretty quick! I love the detail and think the processing looks good to my eye. My tiniest nit is I wish it was a little bit higher in the frame...just a smidge. Not sure if you have room or not though. Nice work!

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    Very nice image Sharif. I'm fine with the light areas under the wings. Love that pose...natural ballet dancer!

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    Ah those pesky pelicans eh! Very angelic pose. The mud on the feet and legs let us know t has been foraging on mudflats. I agree with Kurt in regards to comp suggestion.

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    Hi Sharif super cool shot with the incoming pose ....
    All works for me .... love the muddy " Wellingtons " that the bird is wearing on the feet . I do not mind the Pelicans ....
    Just wish the head would be sharper .... at least here on my screen .

    I am enjoying your images ... TFS Andreas

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    There are not many flight shots of this species and this is quite a good one. I especially love the detail on the bird's left underwing.

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