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    I captured this image at Circle B Bar Reserve in Polk County, Florida. A overcast day, flat light, I wouldn't have been able to capture this image on a sunny day, it would have been way off the light angle. Comments and critique welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

    Nikon D500
    Nikon 500mm F/5.6 VR AF-S ED PF HH
    1/2000 F/5.6 Matrix Metering EV +1 ISO 360 Auto 1 WB, image captured at 500mm (750mm 35mm Equivalent)
    Post processed in Lightroom Classic, Photoshop CC 2021 and Neat Image for noise reduction
    Cropped to 4x5 for composition and presentation
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    Great bird and so nice to have a pair.
    I like the high key treatment. Image has an Asian design feeling to it
    Angle a bit steep.
    I find the foliage in the LLC a bit heavy- pulls the eye away. It would be super easy to clone out some or all of that foliage.
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    Very nice double! I also think it would look better minus the foliage in the LLC. I like the poses and good head turns from both subjects.

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    A very nice image Joseph, both birds with good head angles, I like the whole image as is because everything is in focus

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    I like it Joe, nice couple and also like the Spring vegetation in the corner. Colors look so vivid in the flat light, well done.

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    Very nice Joe. I agree with the +ve comments given. My only nit pic is the shoot that extends into the bird's face.

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    Lovely shot, Joe. Good poses from both birds, and sharp. The flat light really helped. I don't mind the foliage in the LLC, although I could see a version without it. Like Paul, I feel the sprig that extends into the face is unfortunate. A bit tricky to remove it. I'd be very pleased to have this one, just as posted.

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    Thanks everyone for viewing and commenting, much appreciated.
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    All that foilage looks great high key. Nice pose on both birds.

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