Bird in a Cage

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Well, not exactly a cage, but that’s what the twisty twigs of this Madrone Branch remind me of. He perched up in this while we were starting dinner yesterday and I ran out in my sock feet. He was very cooperative and let me find a semi-open lane where at least the face wasn’t blocked by a branch. This is a smaller branch from the same tree as the last post that we attached to a fence around one of the garden beds.

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Do all the twigs ruin the image? I did clone one section of very badly out of focus twig partly obscuring the wing that felt like it particularly needed to go.

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Sony A1, FE 200-600 + 1.4 TC @ 840 mm, hand held, f/9, 1/640, iso 1600. Processed in LR & PS CC. Cropped to 5988x4662. Taken yesterday at 5:26 PM under mostly cloudy skies.

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nice job on the sharpie I like the setting and the composition. He’s making good eye contact with you. the colors in the excellent background make a good contrast for the image.

Hi Dennis, interesting catch of this hawk amidst the branches. Nice selective focus on the bird with the red eye really showing. We can see the head and breast of the bird well so all the branches just make for a unique setting to me. Nice BG.

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