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    Bathing shorebirds are probably my favorite subject. On this day the bathing activity was very limited, but I'm always scanning for activity. I saw this SPPL just in the nick of time to capture him as he hopped out of the water and flew off. The quick subject acquisition left my framing lacking so I added canvas to the top and right. The HA just missed the catchlight so I added one.

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    David love the colors in the background and the head is sharp where it needs to be. Water droplets add to the story. For me I just wish the wings were more extended. But you were lucky to get anything. How many times does that happen to all of us. TFS

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    Nice action and love the water droplets! Agree the wings were a bit unfortunate but out of your control. Love the sharp eye and head, but I do find myself wishing you had a touch more DOF. Love the BG

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    A dandy David!

    The colors here are super. Love how they stack horizontally behind.

    Just enough head angle on the subject and decent eye contact. The drops add too.

    TFS sir.

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    Lovely shot I like the wing position and the delicate background colours.

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    Wonderful image David and colours are superb. Love the pose from the bird and those water droplets add to the story. Face is sharp with good detail.

    I truly enjoyed viewing - thank you for sharing,

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    Gabriela Plesea

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    Hello. I'm in search of suitable bird photos. I want to use this to make a beautiful frame in photoshop.

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    Would you mind if I used your work for my order? I won't tell the client that I took the photo myself. He knows I'm not a photographer. I'll make a frame in photoshop. I'm not an experienced graphic designer, but I like doing it. Besides, people started taking orders, and I'm proud of it. Recently, a client asked me to make an interesting collage related to birds, so I need high-quality images. Can I use this photo? I can show you the final result later. After that, I'll prepare it for printing and send it to theframeroom.com. There they'll make me a huge banner that my client can use in his office related to wild tourism. Birds and wild tourism are so cool that I even want to go to nature reserves for my weekend.

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