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I caught this CA quail marching thru our backyard in the late afternoon sun. I never tire of seeing these fine looking birds… and trying for a capture.

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Does the BG at his head need any adjusting? There’s the black topknot, and the white forehead. I decided not to attempt any brightness adjusting in that area. What say you? Anything else?

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Z9, 180-600 lens, monopod, 1/1600th, f 9.0, 900mm, ISO 3600, cropped to 2433 x 2701

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Nice catch Dave. I like the straight on stance but wish the bird wasn’t facing away from us. The head and topknot look fine to me. I could see darkening the upper BG.