Red Crested Pochard (male ) taking off.
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Love this nice sharp shot of a take-off. Perfectly exposed and a good background. I do find the splashes from the prior take-off a bit of a distraction.
I agree about cloning out that splash on the left edge of the frame but boy, that’s a wonderful pose. Really good handling of the whites, too!
Beautiful. The head looks tack sharp and there’s some nice blur in the wings. Agree with the others who suggested cloning out the forward splash.
Really nice take off shot - the details and exposure spot on. Love the pose. I like most of the splashes but agree removing the one on far left may be an improvement.