WOW love this and the story on how you attained it! spectacular! Hope to see more of your work in the future!!
I saw your forum post and then took a look at the pic which is so much easier to crit with the benefit of a larger size...Im not to sure what the pixel dimensions are on the larger pic though.
So to the pic...It is a good scene familiar with many...I watched a flock last weekend from my local supermarket car park in the UK.
I personally think that your focus is off on this capture..If you look a bit harder your focus is on the clouds which are sharp and true whilst all else is a little hazy...Dont get me wrong...Im not an oversharpening fan but I do think good focus is everything...The kit lense that you use may well be letting your skills down as it is a very good paper weight and not a very good optical tool.
A good capture none the less and Tfs...
Given points tend to breed recieved points here on TN regardless of technical difficulty or aesthetics.
All the Best
abs. gorgeous, love the warmth of the different shades of green and the light is beautiful the reflections on the river are nicely captured,
They are not fresh but old Puffballs ;-)