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    Shooting at DeSoto with Gail and Ann, we were belly down shooting Red Knots when Gail shouted 'yellowlegs'. Not seen one before, going off the guides I think this is a greater - correction welcomed though!

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    Nice capture Mike. Love the colors on this one. Wish for a few degrees more Ha. Raised foot adds and for some reason seeing quite a bit of noise at 1600? TFS

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    Hi Mike, looks like a greater to me. I like the image, thank you for sharing.
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    hi Mike yes to greater yellow legs, fun at the lagoon! I like the pastel colors and the leg up is sweet. good to see you posting.

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    Hi Mike....I like the contrasty look on the bird...I can 'feel' the movement ...The foot adds.....Different crop ...I like it....pleasing BG...

    Will

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    Slightly upturned, two-toned bill with a heavy base with the bill twice the width of the bird's head all indicate GLY. Nice low angle. It is an adult molting to winter plumage. It was good seeing you briefly on the way to Georgia. I came home with COVID :). But I was fine quickly.

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    Love the striding pose, lighting, and composition, but the bird seems unnaturally smooth and gray, especially on the face. Not sure where in the workflow that artifact arose.

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    Agree to a greater YL. Love the pose and low POV

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    I remember this guy!
    I like the room you have given the greater YL to move into and the hint of purple and pink in the water.
    Lovely striding pose.
    Sharp.
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    Nice pastel colors and the pose of the subject is good .
    Overall lovely wide frame with loads of space for the subject !!!!



    Well done Mike and TFS

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    Processing looks good to me, I like the pose and composition, a fine shot.

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