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    Seeing Artie's eagle portrait emboldened me to post this from a few weeks ago.
    A Little Egret in breeding plumage. Didn't have time to zoom back when it suddenly took off.
    BG is shaded water.
    EOS R5 RF100-500 f4.5-7.1 500mm HH
    1/6400 f7.1 iso 1250
    ACR PS2024 NR Crop Sharpen

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    Colin"

    In your face, quite dramatic. Uncertain about the roughly vertical area in front of the bird. Is this from post processing? Wouldn't expect a lot of motion blur at this shutter speed.

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    Thanks Randy. That area is a bit of careless PP, reducing a strong tree reflection. Fixed in the re-post.
    The others are OOF ripples.

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    Dramatic pose. It just looks over processed to me. Excessive contrast, noise reduction and sharpening.

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    The lighting is very dramatic, but the overexposed front edge of the bird's right wing pulls our attention away from the face (where it needs to be). I agree that the bird looks over processed. And did you clone anything in the the BG? I really like the disused waves, but there are some
    odd/irregular patches.

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    Taking all comments together, here's another shot at it. Reduced the glare of the right wing, and backed off on sharpening.

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    Hi Colin .. kind of dramatic shot and lighting .
    Last RP looks best .
    Personally I think too much NR , might be just me .

    TFS Andreas

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