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    Default Common Goldeneye in tow.

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    Shot in Denver last month on the Platte river .Processed with Dpp 4,Photoshop. Topaz noise.Comments and critiques appreciated.
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    Super-sweet juxtaposition. Love the low angle, the tone of the water, and the o-o-f drake. I only wish for a bit more room below for the reflections.

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    Looks great with the male in tow. Great color in the water. Nice light and low angle.

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    Great exposure, detail is excellent, background and water is spot on, love that eye.

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    Added canvas to the bottom of the frame.

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    Thanks Artie wasn't much of a reflection is why I cut it off. I was passing through Denver last month. The opportunities for waterfowl in the winter are amazing. I would have never guessed such a hot spot.

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    Kevin, I'll view shots with the water all day long!

    Fun frame with the drake on her tail. Nicely lit, the eye really pops. I definitely like the RP better.

    I felt like the OG was just a tad over-sharpened, esp the head feathers above the eye, chest and the neck near the shoulder, but the RP is probably a tad under sharpened. I'd say in between would be spot on.

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    I like the juxtaposition as well. Repost is better, adding more space all-round works well.

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    Hi Kevin ... lovely image and good work in the field .
    Good to see two ducks and perfectly positioned in the frame .
    Processing looks good overall , well done !!! I can see where Brian is coming from with his thoughts about the sharpness and I would tend to agree somehow .... but it is only a very minor " nit"

    OP for me in terms of cropping .

    Good to see your processing steps .... compared to posts some time ago . Well done and keep up the path in terms of processing !!!

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    I love this concept where the OOF male suggests the identity of the female; I've only been able to execute it with phalaropes where the female is brighter and suggest the male!

    Repost with more room is an improvement, but the frame was pretty **** perfect to start with. Golden water is so nice. Looks great for ISO 3200.

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