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Nutcracker

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Think I'd disagree slightly - the pose is very nice and it is sharp focus, but the colours are too over-saturated, too bright blue, and the background foliage too vivid yellow-green/green
 

fugl

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Think I'd disagree slightly - the pose is very nice and it is sharp focus, but the colours are too over-saturated, too bright blue, and the background foliage too vivid yellow-green/green

Agreed, the colors are unpleasantly (and unnaturally) garish, presumably as a result of over-enthusiastic deployment of the saturation tool in post-processing. With regard to sharpness, the wing feathering is OK in that respect but the head and neck are noticeably on the soft side.
 
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My memory of the Tri Coloured Heron in the West Indies, where I saw it often (sometimes from my office window), was that in the harsh sunlight, it was almost purply blue; very bright, but in the shade was drab, and easily overlooked, so I tend to disagree with the 'garish' comment.
I also based my prior comment on the overall feel of the photograph, and its impact.
I appreciate the need for accuracy in the Opus, and for ID, but I like some artistic photos in the gallery.
 

fingkisher

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Wow. The tri-coloured heron is now on my expanding list of must-see birds! Amazing.

(The list is currently pretty small tbf).
 

JWN Andrewes

Poor Judge of Pasta.
Wow. The tri-coloured heron is now on my expanding list of must-see birds! Amazing.

(The list is currently pretty small tbf).

It's a list that will grow alarmingly quickly. And to be brutally honest Tricolored Heron, though nice enough, will (should even!) be quickly eclipsed. There's much better out there!
 

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