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    None of the colorful birds showed up this morning, but I always liked these noisy fellas.
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    I like the composition of this photo. Nicely done.

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    Kurt, such a desert-y feel to this one.

    Very rough and weathered perch almost ties into the feet. The yellow eye pops nicely against the neutral backdrop.

    Nice job overall processing. I wouldn't be mad with a touch more sharpening, esp around the eye/head and as an alternative, you could take a look at the subject being just a bit more right in frame.

    Well done as usual amigo!

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    I like this one a lot, the perch, light BG all perfect. the image is sharp and has great details.

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    This is pretty close to perfect..... nothing from me...
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    Areal beauty Kurt!
    Love the color palette (with the hint of green in RLC) and the superb IQ.
    The diagonal perch creates a lovely leading line.
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    The bird and the perch are lovely as noted above. I'd prefer a bit of a head turn toward us. I love the way he is holding onto that perch for all it's worth.

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    Well done Kurt...The browns throughout the image look real good...Detail on both bird and perch fabulous...I can see where Artie is coming from re the HA...also as Brian mentioned, the head looks to me that it needs a wee bit more sharpening/contrast. It may be the angle of light on the head, definitely not motion blur at that SS

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    The earth tones in this one are great. Framing is right on. Great background.

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    hi Kurt,

    very good!
    Congratulations..

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