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    Went out Tuesday morning to shoot shorebirds at 20 degrees F. A thin layer of ice had formed around the islands and I was afraid I wound't get any worthwhile shots.

    My fingers were numb but I was delighted when this male Avocet landed with his counterpart. They were a bit perplexed and only stayed for a minute. The ice presented a bit of a different view of this species than I've seen.

    Battled a bit of atmospheric distortion. Also, first go for me with the R6 (bought for my wife to do portrait/family shots). I think the IQ held up...

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    LR and PS, DN

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    Really nice Brian!
    Love the perky pose and the nice leg position and clear view of the feet.
    Exposure is perfect on the whites and I love the hint of head turn.
    I would love to see this guys in full breeding colors someday. Where was this taken?
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    Very nice Brian. I like the low POV, head turn and light. Not sure I have ever seen Avocets on ice before. Interesting to say the least. Nice work!

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    Brian:

    Fine techs, but the ice makes it unique. Excellent shooting angle, subject isolation. Sweet.

    Cheers

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    Chilly feet for that pretty avocet? Super detail and love the colors against the steel grays...

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    Brian: your photos continue to inspire and motivate me. Simply beautiful. I love the softness in the plumage...(is it possible though to extract more detail in the brown feathers?)

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    congratulations Brian.

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    Beautiful, no nits

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    Sweet. Beautiful breeding colors, perfect HA. The ice really isolates the bird from any distractions. Gorgeous, unique shot.

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    Very nice picture. I really like the background and the pose of the bird. As others have said, the ice adds a unique element to the image.

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    Very nice pose and IQ..
    Dan Kearl

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    Hi Brian ... very nice overall image .
    Lovely rendered color palette , perfect tonal range ... what's not to like here !!!
    Hope you have the permission from your wife to shoot with her camera .

    Comp and the clean design are showing your " watermark " .

    Well done and a pleasure to view , TFS Andreas

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    Quote Originally Posted by gail bisson View Post
    Really nice Brian!
    Love the perky pose and the nice leg position and clear view of the feet.
    Exposure is perfect on the whites and I love the hint of head turn.
    I would love to see this guys in full breeding colors someday. Where was this taken?
    Gail
    Gail, for sure. They are a real treat with the electric orange hair-do going on :-)

    This was in Arvada, a north suburb of Denver. I have a beautiful spot in a preserve where almost no one goes and I can get close (with care during nesting season of course)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt Bowman View Post
    Very nice Brian. I like the low POV, head turn and light. Not sure I have ever seen Avocets on ice before. Interesting to say the least. Nice work!
    Kurt, so very much appreciated. Was definitely a first for me, and a cold one!!!

    Really enjoyed this morning!

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Stout View Post
    Brian:

    Fine techs, but the ice makes it unique. Excellent shooting angle, subject isolation. Sweet.

    Cheers

    Randy
    Randy, that's great and I agree, the ice is cool (no pun!). Appreciate your comments my friend!

    Quote Originally Posted by annmpacheco View Post
    Chilly feet for that pretty avocet? Super detail and love the colors against the steel grays...
    Ann, thank you greatly! Glad you liked it.... I bet his feet weren't near as cold as my fingers ;-p

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Burdett View Post
    Brian: your photos continue to inspire and motivate me. Simply beautiful. I love the softness in the plumage...(is it possible though to extract more detail in the brown feathers?)
    Paul, it's very meaningful to me that you find inspiration in these posts. You're coming a long way and I am enjoying seeing you improve every week!

    Quote Originally Posted by Volkan Akgul View Post


    congratulations Brian.
    Volkan, thank you very much amigo!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Backs View Post
    Beautiful, no nits
    Jack, thanks a million!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Dix View Post
    Sweet. Beautiful breeding colors, perfect HA. The ice really isolates the bird from any distractions. Gorgeous, unique shot.
    Bill, so kind thank you. Really grateful for your gracious words!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Helton View Post
    Very nice picture. I really like the background and the pose of the bird. As others have said, the ice adds a unique element to the image.
    Thank you Jesse, much appreciated!

    Quote Originally Posted by dankearl View Post
    Very nice pose and IQ..
    Thanks a bunch Dan!

    Quote Originally Posted by Andreas Liedmann View Post
    Hi Brian ... very nice overall image .
    Lovely rendered color palette , perfect tonal range ... what's not to like here !!!
    Hope you have the permission from your wife to shoot with her camera .

    Comp and the clean design are showing your " watermark " .

    Well done and a pleasure to view , TFS Andreas
    Andreas, appreciate your meaningful words. That you can see some commonality in my posts I think is a good thing :-)

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    Gotta love a bird on some ice. Terrific pose. Framing is dead on.

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