|thanks for your nice comments and critiques!
The beak was not cropped. As I mentioned to Mojengs, I used a telephoto that requires GOOD light to work well so the best I could get was this one...a shame...
The background was well defocused by natural means. No PP. It was actually a wire mesh with diagonal shape which is blurred. I only can remove it with PP.
I will try to post pics. without getting too close Callie.
Thanks for your advice, TrekNature is wonderful. I am glad to be here as well.
About the species, I promise to investigate.
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