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    Default White-fronted Plover (South Africa)

    Gettin' low on the beach near George/Wilderness on the south coast....

    Canon 600mm f/4 IS II + 1.4x III on EOS R5
    1/4000 at f/5.6, ISO 800
    Processed in LR CC. Cloned a few irregularities on sand in front and behind

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    Really sweet light! Love the low angle, shallow DOF and gradient BG. Really nice work!

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    A typical Dorian image
    Well captured and the head turn took this up a notch .
    I do like the overall color palette and the soft tones .
    Just a very pleasing shot with youir typical low POV .... very well done.
    Can see a version with an overall tonal boost as a variant

    TFS Andreas

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    Hi Dorian, sweet image of this wee one. Your lovely low POV, crawling in the sand again... I think you can get more detail from the white on the head with more careful processing of just that area. Nice image, thank you for sharing.
    Joe Przybyla

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    Low is good; with raised near foot is even better. Lovely light, color and HA. Nicely done.

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    Very nice Dorian.The feather detail is excellent .I just wonder if the whites on the face and neck are a bit hot as I think Joseph has alluded to above.

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    Great image, foot up, HA, focus, BG all spot on. Whites aren't blocked but the image has a bit of a washed out feel. Left levels slider @ 15 added some texture and only blocked the black in the nostril.

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    All - thanks for the feedback. I will tame the face when I return from my next birding guiding gig, this time in NM for 9 days. Hanging in Rockport, TX until that adventure starts on Friday. Cheers!

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