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    Default Swainson's Warbler, take 2

    Here's another frame from Kentucky. This time the perch wasn't spontaneous; I hung the speaker the end of on broken branch dangling from a tree
    and -- miraculously -- the bird flew directly onto it when the audio began. I guess the sun shines on every dog's *** at least once in a while....

    Canon 600mm f/4 IS II + 1.4x II on EOS R5
    1/5000 at f/5.6, ISO 2000
    Processed in LR CC and Topaz
    Smoothed out the BG by increasing exposure on several darker patches

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    Really nice background and perch and singing away, can't ask for much better than that. Nicely captured!

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    Almost like a studio shot or composite with that BG .... Dorian

    But looks great and the dynamic calling pose is just priceless !!!

    It's minor but I would lower the contrast and sharpening of the perch .

    Cool work , well done and TFS Andreas

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    Better than the first one. It is singing its heart out! The perch looks just fine to me.

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    I just went to take a look at "Take 1", and I like this one better as well (first one is good too though) for the pose, colours, and perch (no oof part). I love the raised crested feathers. Audio does not always work as hoped, but when it does.....

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