Hi Dave, really something to get this bird in flight. The head sharpness looks pretty good so nice job on the capture. Love that stark eye. There are post processing artifacts on the lower part of the back wings and some weird noise right behind the wings. May want to have another look there.
Cropping looks good and what a catch! Great wing position - I love the “finger” shape of the primaries. The wing bars look excellent, too. She’s got places to go. Could you talk about what settings you used in Photo AI? I’m using the old siloed products and don’t often get a stubborn shot like this.
Really nice catch, Dave. Beautiful bird and nice downbeat wing position. I do see some of the artifacts that have been mentioned, and some noise at the largest size? This one is well worth another crack at the processing because it’s a terrific image.
Great action and color detail. I always have question on framing a shot like this. (7/5, 5/4 or 16/9). The first two provide more head room and the last more room to fly into. When I guess the answer is to try each and go with what make you happy. As for the artifacts, an ISO of 5,000 and a 74% crop is a big ask. I used the 30 day trial version of Photo AI I didn’t like the artifacts it produced on this type of push.
The overall photograph is very nice and tell an interesting story.