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    Shot this Western Grebe in a Nd slough. Processed with Dpp 4,Photoshop,Topaz noise. Nothing done to the eyes they are very bright red. Shot from my floatable blind. Comments and critiques appreciated.
    Canon 1DX 111
    500 f/4 L Is
    700 mm
    Av 7.1
    1/2000
    ISO 1000

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    Love those sharp red eyes, the sheet of water at the scratching foot, the super-low perspective, and even the large expanse of defocused foreground. I am guessing that some folks will suggest a crop from below.

    I hope that you blind is a floating blind not a floatable one ... :)

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    Kevin, gorgeous balance with the whites on deep blues here and the popping red eyes. I actually have a series of a Western 'scratching' his ear, such fun behavior!

    For me, Artie nailed the composition comment as I think a bit less below, maybe even a pano would work well here. Otherwise, perhaps a bit less sharpening as the head and breast appear a touch overdone to my eyes.

    Great action, tfs my friend!

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    I agree with the comments thus far Kevin. Love the low angle and also think a pano crop might suit this better, but I still like it as posted as well.

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    Hi Kevin, excellent low perspective, and love the soft light and IQ. Those eyes stand out so well, and another vote for a tad off the bottom.

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    Fantastic picture Kevin, love the low angle, red eyes, water detail under the wing and serenity in the birds pose

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    Great view of those red eyes. They really pop on this one. Low angle is right on.

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    Oh my - what eyes. I'd think it was a PS joke but that it's true! Love the low angle and water on wing. TFS.

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