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    Nickerson beach 5/18/21 at 6:37AM. Image processed in Lightroom and Photoshop.

    Hand held, Small crop.

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    Exquisite. The full upstroke and the sand eel are beyond perfect. My only wish would be for the bird to be a bit farther back in the frame for better compositional balance. IAC, this is a superb image.

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    John, just super my friend. A real wow factor on this one.

    As mentioned, the wing position AND the fish... yeah that's sweet. But drop in the stupendous color palette and this is just awesome.

    I dig the composition as is. Only thought is to see what could be done with the abrupt gradient around the sun. Might be the way it was saturated or however you added contrast but I'd take a glance and see if you can smooth this out.

    Really liking your Theme shots this month!

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    Very nice John, I would try a version with sun removed completely.. But Excellent and unique as it,,
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    Hi John .... super cool shot !!!
    All works well as presented !

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    John it is a feast for my eyes - love it - well done, this is one for the wall if ever I saw one.
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    Hi John, well done, I really like the image. I echo all the positive comments. Thank you for sharing.
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    Bird and eel are exquisite, as is the BG. Tough to deal with setting sun. This is lovely as is, but I might try a version where you paint out the burnt portions of the sun.

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    No nits from me John...love it! However, for those wanting the white section removed this took 10 seconds using content aware fill.

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    Hi John, if silhouettes were on this months theme, this would win hands down. Striking colours and love the bands across the sky. Well captured.

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    How cool is that! Or is it warm with that beautiful light?. I'm surprised at how much I like the sun-less version, but I like them both.

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