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    Here's one I don't get to see very often. They tend to visit and move on quickly so it's usually luck of the draw, as it was on this day. Luckily, this single bird graced us for the entire session and was happily lazing around when we left.

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    David, this is one of my all time favorite species. I have thousands that I haven't processed yet.

    While they are certainly more stunning in breeding plumage, you caught this one beautifully. The silky water is so nice, but the plumage detail and pose are fantastic!

    Well exposed. Only suggestion is that I would trade a touch more below (bit more room for the submerged foot) for a touch less above, but a truly minor nit.

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    Super shot, I like the processing, the pose and the foot with the droplet! Colours contrast and sharpening pretty much ideal, very nice indeed.

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    Great low angle, love the walking pose. What a shame he's not in breeding plumage (not exactly a lot you could have done about that!)

    Mike

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    Lovely looking image David.........Everything looks good to me....Almost 3D effect here......I wouldn't change a thing.....Good work.

    Will

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    Love the soft light, the raised foot, and the up curved bill of this lovely lady.

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