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    From the Okavango Delta last month. This species was the most prevalent of all the wildlife we saw on our trip; even more so than the Impalas. It was amazing to watch them leaping through the shallow Delta waters. Unfortunately I was never quick enough to capture an in-focus shot of that action.

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    Beautiful image love the colour palette and the pose is pretty much ideal. Importantly you have included a decent base to the image (something I sometimes forget to do!)

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    Hi Bill, the Delta is a very unique place and for you, a 'birder' it delivers in buckets, but also it homes some animals like the Lechwe which are only to be found here. When you see the herds running through the water, its is a fantastic sight, the place to be is in one of the channels waiting for them to cross, as they often do this in single file and creates a pretty cool sighting.

    Colours and tone look about right, personally a tad more sharpening and I'm not sure if there is some masking on the vertical part of the horns, if you have it a sliver more below??? I might have stopped down, but kept the higher SS just in case the male bolted.

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    hi Bill ... love the super golden light and glad you have the face almost grass stem free .
    a bit more below and less above would work better , imho .
    nice one
    tfs Andreas

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    The comp works for me as is and the light is beautiful. The eye contact works really well almost making it feel like the subject is staring at the viewer. I do feel the subject could be sharper

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    Superb light indeed! It's golden, makes the image for me. Lovely colours and tonality.

    I too think a tad more sharpening would be good, especially on the face of the subject.

    Frame looks good as presented, although on second thought I think I would have tried a more pano crop, worth a try?
    So glad you are sharing your images with us, thank you so much Bill

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    Thank you all. Your comments are appreciated, and on the mark. I do agree I would prefer just a tad more below and less above, but this is the way the camera caught it and I wasn't about to try and add canvas. A pano crop would also work. Here's a repost with a bit more sharpening of the face.

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    Wonderful, works for me Bill, thank you so much for taking the time to RP
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