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    Image taken this morning while imaging another species on a dream project I am doing,
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    One of a nesting couple, looking a bit worn out from child rearing..
    D500, 300mm f2.8 @ f4, 1/800, iso360.
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    Looks a bit more wet than worn out. Lovely image with the perfect woodpecker composition. On a second look, you might want to tone down the light sunlit bark on the left frame edge.

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    Thanks Art, Red-Breasted Sapsucker.
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    Lovely detail. Like the roughness of the tree as well... matches his royal wetness. Wish the bkg were a little toned down but that's probably just me. TFS. Very nice.

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    Good capture to my eye the image appears a little heavy/saturated or contrasted, I can't help but feel there is much more detail to be seen within the plumage.
    I appreciate you guys prefer more saturation and contrast than I do so by all means disregard! But it might just be worth having a look.

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    Ooooh nice, love the darker tones and pose, well done

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    Hi Dan, lovely image. I add my second to all the positive comments, as Artie wrote " the perfect woodpecker composition". Thank you for sharing.
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    Great shot, perfect post and the background really works well here. It looks just a tad crunchy/over-sharpened to my eye but that's really the only suggestion I have. TFS

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    Hi Dan, excellent pose, and you have nailed the sharpness spot on. Love the detail and overall colours too.

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    Looks great. Nice to see the kickstand tail. Classic woodpecker frame.

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