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    Default Saying Goodbye to Winter - American Robin.

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    With the snow now all melted away, and temps become comfortable, it's time to say goodbye to what was a productive winter locally. Here is one of many American Robins that over-wintered (every year quite a few do) and spent many days foraging the ornamental crabapple trees in the city. Between them, the waxwings, and the grosbeaks, the trees often were so full of birds!

    Canon 7DII + 500mm f/4 II + 1.4TC III, manual exposure, evaluative metering, 1/1250s., f/5.6, ISO 800, natural light, handheld, FF, a couple of protruding sticks and berries removed top and lower edges to improve the comp.

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    Daniel just a beauty of a shot. Love the composition and the snow with the crabapples adds immensely. For my taste I would like to see a little darker on the back and wing. I do see the way the light was hitting those areas so maybe it was that way. Either way wonderful capture.TFS

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    Love this one Daniel. Whites look great and the whole composition, bird's pose, HA all work for me. My only gripe is that the bird looks a little over sharpened to me...mainly the head. TFS

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    Sweet shot, with beautiful light and great comp. Love it as posted, although both suggestions above might be worth a look.

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    Very nice shot. I like the colors and the snow.

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    Beautiful image of this bird, Daniel. Man, I am envious of your snow! Between it and the icy-blue background, I can really feel the cold in this shot. Love the direct stare, only wish for a bit of leg! Might clone the tiny but bright spec on top of bird's head. Sharpening looks fine to me.

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    Hi Daniel ... very nice overall image .
    I do like the setting , the colors and the subject itself .
    The snow and the colorful berries are simply stunning .

    Personally too much contrast overall .... personal taste

    TFS Andreas

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    A beautiful winter scene. Really dig the crabapples on this one. Nice to see some sunlight on that snow.

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    DATPA (ditto all the positives above). I love how the bird's belly is resting on the branch.

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    Daniel, very pretty capture of a common subject.

    I like how you introduce berries for color in many frames and the snow lifts this one. Great, even light and eye contact.

    Nicely composed and well-processed.

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