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    Default Avocet on the salt flats.

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    Strutting Avocet shot in North Dakota from my floating blind. I was pushed all the way up to the shore on this shot. Thanks to Brian Sump to get me motivated and find some Avocets in a slough. I don't do a lot of shore birds because of the difficulty of shooting from the floating blind.
    Shore birds being in very shallow water is a pain in the A## because of the low water. It is a pain in the neck and very difficult shooting conditions. With this blind in particular. It is my new and improved version. Well it didn't work out that way.
    First I made it out of three inch PVC pipe instead of four inch pipe mistake one and mistake 2 was making it smaller and narrower. The better mouse trap wasn't so good very unstable and lower.
    Processed with Dpp 4,Photoshop comments and critiques much appreciated.
    Canon R5
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    560mm
    1/1600
    f/4
    ISO 200

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    Hi Kevin glad that Brian pushed you ... to get the very nice subject of the American Avocet to photograph !!!
    A very pleasing image with the walking parallel to the camera , does work oh so well with the low POV .
    Pleasing colors and the soft color grades in the BG are super ... nice fine details in the subject and sharpness bang on . Maybe a touch too tight in the frame .... if you have I would choose a looser crop .
    Nice job all around ... from capture to output

    TFS Andreas

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    Andreas I would need to add canvas to the top so I just left it as. Thanks for the comments.

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    classic shutter done beautifully, love the colors and the low angle,

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    Kevin, so glad you got out and found the Avocets!

    This is a beauty in most aspects. Really nicely processed subject and the lighting and mid-strut pose are superb!

    A couple of suggestions. It certainly is tight in the frame and giving a little above and below would be a sweet touch.

    Also, at ISO 200 you had tons of room to bump SS and freeze that lifted foot.

    In all, really great work!!

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    Looking real good Kevin. Beautiful colours and detail throughout. I agree with Brian regarding a faster SS. But, I would be more than happy with this.

    Well done

    Will

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