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    Hi folks ... a sweet close up of the species .
    Subject was resting on fence post and the green backdrop is just distant grass plain
    Hope you like it


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    Processsed with DT 4.6.1 and PSCC 2024 ; cropped for comp to about 75 % of FF

    Thanks for watching and commenting to my previous threads

    Cheeers Andreas

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    Hi Andreas, Godwit looks good in terms of colours, tones and detail - especially in the bill cavity! The green grass is a bit overwhelming for my taste - sorry.

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    Oh well Jon ... I have to agree the BG greens are a bit of an overkill , should have settled the image for a moment before finishing it . My thinking was just to give the BG the same light /color intensity as the subject ... but I was wrong in a way . Glad you pointed this out .

    Cheers Andreas

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    Well done in getting close to this beautiful bird Andreas. The greens are a matter of taste, on this occasion I agree with Jon, that they are a wee bit too green. Maybe others will see it differently. There is an Irish song called the 40 shades of green. Too true.

    Will

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    Yes, the greens are glowing quite a bit. Otherwise, sweet close up, and one of those instances where the dirty bill looks good and lets us know what this beautiful bird was up to. I love the veins running inside the open bill!

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    THX Will and Dan for your comments , much appreciated .

    After thinking about your words about my chosen greens .... I have to state ( as above ) that I have gone too far .

    Cheers Andreas

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    Wowzer amigo, this one has some gusto!!

    A very striking portrait Andreas. You stretched out the detail in the beak as long as humanly possible eh, hahah. That's a long one!

    The texture and details are magnificent really. That said, this is maybe one image where I can see the greens being a touch strong, coming from a guy who knows how to overpower a green bkg lol.

    Still, a lovely frame my friend!

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    Yes, I'd love to see a repost with the edge off the neon greens. Everything else superb. I love shorebirds.

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    THX Brian and Arthur for your comments , much appreciated

    LOL Brian ... about your reservation and my chosen greens , indeed a touch too strong

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    Okidoki ... here is a more conventional version , does look better IMHO

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