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    Default Male Sharptail Portrait

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    Shot last week in Nd processed with Dpp 4,Photoshop,Topaz noise Comments and critiques appreciated.
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    The eye is off the charts. Outstanding.
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    Beautiful Shot. Love the eye. I could tone down the yellow a little, but that is personal choice.

    I drove around wyoming and colorado border last week to find these birds.. Alas I only saw them far away in Pawnee National Grasslands.

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    Cracking portrait, Kevin. A close view of a bird often seen from afar. I agree about dropping the luminosity on the yellow a bit; that would give the eye comb a bit richer color. Otherwise, I think the bird is just a bit too far to the right in the frame. I think you could slide him left a bit. The pinkish haze is great.

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    I do like moving the bird over in the frame. Not so sure about the eyebrow comb. They are quite bright this time of year.

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    Thanks Dorian the move is better and I did some adjustments on the bright yellow.

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    I like tbe previous one more than this. But, this one is very nice as well. Great detail and i like the second post;s crop more.

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    In addition to all the positives above I love the BKGR and the head angle.

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    No nits at ll from me, lovely portrait of a great looking bird

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    Kevin, man the 1DX gets loads of detail. I have loved the recent frames man.

    Super colors, beautiful detail and the rich, smooth bkgs are to die for.

    My initial thought was the og post was a little far right, but actually right in between hits it on the head for me.

    Might suggest brushing out the blues in the shadows and maybe a slight dodge brush, opacity 8 or something, could really give it just a bump.

    Beauties my friend, well done!

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    Hi Kevin ... a super cool portrait !!!
    Love it

    In terms of any critique from my side .... I can only echo Brianīs thoughts about some subtle changes .

    Great work and TFS Andreas

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    This is gorgeous Kevin.
    Like the crop. Perfect HA. Great IQ. No nits from me except that I wish this was mine and that I get to see a lek sometime!
    Gail

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin Hice View Post
    I do like moving the bird over in the frame. Not so sure about the eyebrow comb. They are quite bright this time of year.
    Very nice Kevin, yes the wattles'eyebrows' should be brighter, if they are like Red Grouse....They go so bright during courtship display that they almost glow in the dark.....

    Well captured mate.

    Will

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