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    Default Pie-billed grebe

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    This image was created at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in Tyre, New York on 4/11/21 at 7:24AM. Image processed in Lightroom and Photoshop.

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    I would evict the reeds.. They dont add anything really, make it different but not better.
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    I am with Dan, fine shot but I'd get rid of the reeds and crop tighter they are just a distraction IMO

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    I'm with artie. I love the sticks. In part because they are so perfectly positioned and they break up the boring white-sky water ... Different strokes. And I love the high key presentation.

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    Hi John ... really cool shot .
    Almost artistic feel to it ... why ??? .... simply because of the " distractions" !!!
    Love it ... glad you did not remove the reed

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    Personally for me, one of your ever best posted

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    The grebe and reflection are perfect! I'm torn on the stems. They are positioned in an ideal manner, but I wish they were paler, more "leafy" reeds instead of dark "sticks". Very sharp with excellent feather details.

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    I echo Dan's sentiments.
    The reflection and grebe look awesome.

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    Yes, a great shot...what a cute Grebe. Can't make up my mind over the reeds...but my first thought was that they do distract.

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