Chippy Lurking in the Shadows

What technical feedback would you like if any? I used some dark luminosity masks to localize noise reduction on the shadows. Does it pass the muster?

What artistic feedback would you like if any? How do you like the comp?

Pertinent technical details or techniques: D500 (200-400mm f4 set at 280mm; 1/800sec at f6.3, Iso 1250) Levels, Shadows and Highlights 50% crop for comp. Luminosity masks to select for shadows and the eye with DerNoise AI. Rubber stamp tool was used to remove several bright patches in the upper portion of the frame. This least chipmunk’s head was in deep shadow and was not sure about how this would turn out. I just can’t resist taking pictures of these guys!..Jim

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Great perch and such a pretty subject, love the light too.
I really like contrast of textures in this frame !

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