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    From Botswana last month. This is the only close view we got of this unique eagle, although we did see some in distant flight. Removed a few oof twigs.

    A1, 200-600 + 1.4 TC @ 633 mm. ISO 1250, 1/2500s @ f/9, manual. HH.

    ps Looking at the preview I wonder if a bit of desaturation wouldn't help, although this is how it looks in the RAW file.

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    Very nice Bill! I like it as is...certainly an interesting eagle...glad you were able to capture it. Love the pose, nice and sharp. Steep angle, but probably not much you could do here. I might be tempted to lighten the dark section of the perch...just a personal thing. TFS

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    I really like this Bill, pleasing as presented but I would suggest lifting the mid tones a little.

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    Such a cool-looking bird!! Steep angle, and I bet you would have preferred a more interest background, but I'm sure you are also quite happy to get something of this species in your files!

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    You did well with a relatively clean perch and the nice head turn.

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