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    Dottie and I went to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge yesterday morning. I captured this image at a stop along Blackpoint Wildlife Drive. Comments and critique welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

    Nikon D500
    Nikon 500mm PF, Handheld sitting on ground using elbows and knees to brace camera and lens
    1/3200 F/5.6 Matrix Metering EV 0 ISO 3200 Auto 1 WB, image captured at 500mm (750mm 35mm Equivalent)
    Post processed in Lightroom Classic, Photoshop CC 2022 and Topaz
    Cropped slightly for composition and presentation
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    Joe:

    You have to love spoonbills, such characters. Open bill, head angle, falling drops, clean background, all work nicely.
    I might try a slightly brighter version, perhaps .25 or so, to get the whites a bit brighter, but nice as posted.

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    Love as presented, I appreciate it could be brighter but looks rinky tinky to me. I don't think you could have asked for a better pose. The subject contrasts beautifully with the background.

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    Nice one Joe, agree with Randy that overall, it does need and increase in Exposure by around a third. I do like the fact the head is turned slightly towards the viewer and the droplets are a nice touch. BKG looks a bit blotchy with some repeat patterns, you might like to looking at smoothing them out.

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    Thanks everyone for viewing and commenting, much appreciated.
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