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    Another image I just worked up from a couple hours at a rookery in north Tampa this past March. Comments and critique welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

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    The pose is really lovely, but the IQ is really suffering. The bird isn't sharp and looks really crunchy, especially around the eye and beak. I would revisit the workflow if, in fact, the original file is worth working with.

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    The pose is great. The IQ is not great but it looks better to me than it does to Dorian. There seems to be a green cast to the bird and the bird's head is turned away :(

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    Hi Joe ... a nice flight shot of this guy . Framing works well and I gonna love that eye .

    To me the colors are looking a bit " off" , but I do not know the bird so I would trust your view .
    I would echo Dorian's thoughts about sharpness .... should be pin sharp at 1/3200 sec

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