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Sunset Feeding
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Challenge: Minimalism (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Location: NSW Australia
Date: Apr 22, 2005
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 22, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 492
Avg (all users): 7.7657
Avg (commenters): 8.6310
Avg (participants): 7.8473
Avg (non-participants): 7.6646
Views since voting: 17446
Views during voting: 743
Votes: 367
Comments: 148
Favorites: 94 (view)


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04/24/2011 10:04:57 AM
Beautiful color and silhouette!
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12/17/2006 08:26:16 PM
This is such amazing capture. I love the color.
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10/28/2005 10:50:48 AM
This would make a great poster, so simple and sooo striking!
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07/30/2005 02:14:43 PM
I love this picture...
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05/25/2005 05:19:12 AM
I love the yellow, glad it came first.
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05/24/2005 11:26:01 PM
Wow
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05/13/2005 11:40:12 PM
This is just incredible. Congratulations!
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05/10/2005 10:58:48 PM
Originally posted by PhotoDrew:

dude why dont you add comments about your photo?
your creative process anything that helped you choose the spot for setup or where it's located and why you chose to go there


The simple answer to all your question is that I love birds and animals. This may seem simplistic but it is what inspires my photography in general, if you love your subject matter it is a good starting point for how you portray it.
My wife belongs to a voluntary wildlife group that rescue,care and release injured and orphaned animals and this little lake is a spot that we have released many rehabilitated wetland birds so I know it quite well and often wander around these lakes in the early mornings and evenings with camera in hand enjoying nature at work.

Message edited by author 2005-05-10 23:13:12.
05/10/2005 10:20:29 PM
dude why dont you add comments about your photo?
your creative process anything that helped you choose the spot for setup or where it's located and why you chose to go there
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05/10/2005 08:10:40 AM
Nothing about this photograph isn't perfect!! Most worthy of the blue! Congratulations.
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05/10/2005 07:30:52 AM
one word:

STUNNING!
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05/08/2005 09:06:41 AM
Fantastic, I still watching this pic. It's very very nice .
compliments.
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05/05/2005 12:23:41 AM
WOW! What wonderful vibrant colors, really accentuates the subject here! Wonderful image! Congratulations on your ribbon!
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05/04/2005 08:52:06 PM
Great shot, congratulations..this was my personal favorite and it won!
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05/04/2005 05:57:52 PM
Congrats on the Ribbon! Great job
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05/04/2005 05:11:21 PM
Congratulations on your Blue Ribbon with this stunning and beautifully simplistic shot! Gorgeous!
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05/04/2005 04:33:08 PM
Congratulations on your first blue ribbon. I didn't have time for more than a quick skim through the entries in this challenge and commented only a handful that stood out. I managed to miss this gem which is certainly my loss as it's a striking image.Great silhoutte, great colour and great composition!
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05/04/2005 04:03:56 PM
Nice one Tim! Congrats!
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05/04/2005 03:30:54 PM
Terrific silhouette. Congratulations.
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05/04/2005 01:55:25 PM
congrats on your first blue ribbon, well done.
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05/04/2005 01:49:24 PM
I voted this a 10 as soon as I saw it and commented, "One of my favorites to win this challenge". Glad you did! Congrats.
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05/04/2005 11:43:05 AM
Lovely, lovely photo! Congratulations on the ribbon!
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05/04/2005 10:49:01 AM
Congratulations on a well-deserved blue ribbon. Simply stunning photo. :-)
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05/04/2005 10:03:36 AM
This is so stunning! Congratulations on such an awesome shot and your blue ribbon!!!
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05/04/2005 08:21:19 AM
Impressive!
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05/04/2005 08:13:13 AM
congratulations ... awesome shot!
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05/04/2005 07:42:14 AM
Congrats on the Blue! Beautiful shot!
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05/04/2005 07:34:52 AM
Very well done shillouette image. Congrats on your blue
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05/04/2005 06:54:42 AM
Congrats! It is gorgeous!
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05/04/2005 06:18:28 AM
Excellent minimalistic ribbon ;-)
Congratulations, I voted this top too, its beautiful.

Falc
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05/04/2005 05:51:37 AM
Marvelous shot. The colors are so "joyful" it breathes life to the tiny creature. I am awed.
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05/04/2005 05:05:15 AM
Congratulations ! This is an amazing shot !!! Well deserved ribbon !
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05/04/2005 04:52:35 AM
Congrats on the blue, a worthy picture.

Mex
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05/04/2005 04:05:53 AM
Awesome shot. I attempted something like this a while back
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I like yours better.
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05/04/2005 02:55:53 AM
Congratulations! - another Aussie winning a blue in recent times. It's a fantastic image - I'm sorry I didn't get to vote for anything in this challenge, but this would have received a 10 from me.
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05/04/2005 02:46:01 AM
Thank you everyone for all the fantastic comments I was really blown away by the reaction this image received it was so awesome to get all those comments during the challenge and the congrats afterwards has certainly made me feel part of this community. And a big thank you to everyone who voted on this shot.
I kept expecting the score to drop everytime I hit the update button (which was often) but to my surprise it didn't. So I have had a very nervous and enjoyable week and once again thank you to the DPC community you ROCK!!
05/04/2005 02:06:41 AM
Hehehe, two aussies in a row in this particular position - that's gotta be a record. Fantastic shot it was - definately caught my eye as a thumbnail during voting and the full size shot didn't disappoint.
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05/04/2005 01:40:50 AM
Great vision, congratulations,

Paul.
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05/04/2005 01:31:45 AM
Wow - I didn't look through and vote this challenge.. but this is definitely excellent - a shot to be proud of!
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05/04/2005 01:11:09 AM
Congratulations on your blue. Super picture.
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05/04/2005 12:58:50 AM
Contratulations Man !!!! REally a cool Pic u got here. Deserves to be First. Nice Work !!!!!!!!!
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05/04/2005 12:49:58 AM
Congrats on the Blue, awesome capture!
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05/04/2005 12:42:14 AM
Fantastic shot, almost surreal. Congratulations.
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05/04/2005 12:36:59 AM
well done, this is gorgeous and going straight to my faves
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05/04/2005 12:24:33 AM
Great finish! I'm not in the least surprised. Was in my top 5 voting. Congrats!
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05/04/2005 12:19:15 AM
Excellent Photo!!!
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05/04/2005 12:11:46 AM
Big congrats on your blue, Tim! Hurray!
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05/04/2005 12:09:30 AM
Well, this just takes the cake and the Blue! Big congratulations.
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05/04/2005 12:09:00 AM
Great Job! Congrats on taking the Blue!
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05/04/2005 12:07:55 AM
Super pic! Congratulations. And look at that score!
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05/04/2005 12:03:57 AM
Beautiful photo! Congratualtions on the ribbon! Definately my favorite of the challenge.
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05/04/2005 12:02:55 AM
first to congratulate you on the blue!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/03/2005 11:57:00 PM
Nicely rendered. The idea of having a sillouette for this challenge was one of my ideas as well. Your image came out much better :)
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05/03/2005 10:58:35 PM
Great golden hues and superb reflections. Like the composition as well. I do not know your feeling about the lines in the upper third of the image. I sort of wish they were not there, but knowing that there was no way to lose them, legally, and there are faint enough, I let them go. 10. .....still my favorite. Hope you ribbon.
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05/03/2005 07:52:18 PM
Superb color and right on target for the topic
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05/03/2005 06:08:21 PM
Not bad.
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05/03/2005 02:06:31 PM
Stunning image! 10
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05/03/2005 10:47:47 AM
with the shadow in the water there is an piece that is there and not on the bird itself. up on the right hand side near the middle you had eddited something out of the pix the reason is it is not the same color and the cloud would not have a stright edge. on the bottom of the pix it looks like there was some kind of signature in the right hand corner and the left hand as well. would look better if all of that was not wrong with the pix.
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05/03/2005 08:33:00 AM
Such a nice contrast! Very well done.
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05/03/2005 08:18:36 AM
I really like what you've done here. It's fantastic!!
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05/03/2005 07:52:42 AM
Excellent photo. Top 10 I'm sure.
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05/03/2005 12:18:38 AM
Absolutely gorgous! Nicely done!!
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05/02/2005 10:55:04 PM
very peaceful
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05/02/2005 10:24:42 PM
Great color, reflection and silhouette. 10
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05/02/2005 04:44:35 PM
why is there something on the tail feathers on the reflection and not on the real bird.
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05/02/2005 04:28:50 PM
Amazing color and nice shadow with reflection.
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05/02/2005 04:11:05 PM
Superb capture here..one of my favourites
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05/02/2005 01:47:02 PM
beautiful composition and color - i don't care if it si real or not
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05/02/2005 11:59:04 AM
Nicely done 10 (i konw you would have cloned a little if there was advanced editing)
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05/02/2005 10:02:39 AM
lovely colors, very good subject
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05/01/2005 11:35:51 PM
top 10! fabulous shot ,fab composition fab color. could be a bit sharper
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05/01/2005 05:31:17 PM
Totally outstanding
love this shot
should be a ribbon
One of my favorites of this challenge
10
good luck
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05/01/2005 05:22:10 PM
Really nice. Nice use of color. Bumping up.
Third Pass: Bumping up some more!
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05/01/2005 04:30:45 PM
A 9 from me, because it has so many appealing elements within the frame of minimalism. Almost Oriental in tranquil beauty.
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05/01/2005 01:02:40 PM
This one is my pick for the blue. Good luck in the challenge!
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05/01/2005 09:44:06 AM
lovely pic. not sure about the colour of the water - just a bit too strong for me
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05/01/2005 09:30:52 AM
I like the sil·houette with the color of the background. The slight difference in shadow of the yellow is appealing too.
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05/01/2005 04:27:26 AM
Wow - amazing capture for this challenge. I love the silhouette and rich golden tones. Very nicely done!
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05/01/2005 01:54:50 AM
Good interpretation, love the warm tones.
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05/01/2005 12:53:42 AM
I really like this... it is very visually interesting, with the gold color as a backdrop to the silhouetted bird.
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05/01/2005 12:19:16 AM
Wow, amazing photo. .. The colors, the reflection... I don't know what to comment on, it's great how it is.
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04/30/2005 11:28:15 PM
ooh, gorgeous. curious to know if this is the natural color or if you adjusted it. 10
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04/30/2005 10:41:34 PM
This shot is a nice change from the rest!
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04/30/2005 08:02:48 PM
very tranquil, the essense of minimalism
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04/30/2005 07:33:56 PM
very bright! great catch!
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04/30/2005 02:16:47 PM
Good contrast and silhouette.
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04/30/2005 12:43:55 PM
great use of space
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04/30/2005 09:20:37 AM
Excellent shot, this shoud do really well. Good luck.
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04/30/2005 01:13:38 AM
Love the rich golden hues. Great idea going with a silhouette in this challenge. Nice sharp focus with clean processing. Like the reflection as well. A very strong composition.
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04/29/2005 11:17:31 PM
Good framing. I like the warm color tone. Nice reflection.
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04/29/2005 10:32:22 PM
Lovely colors and silhouette. Excellent find! :o)
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04/29/2005 10:20:16 PM
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! this is going into my favourites! Flawless execution. Well done. 10
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04/29/2005 09:10:20 PM
Great image...s/b a ribbon IMO. Well done. Good Luck.
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04/29/2005 07:47:58 PM
This is just an excellent shot.. a big 10
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04/29/2005 07:42:39 PM
This is a gorgeous shot. I love the color on the water. Beautiful details.
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04/29/2005 02:49:36 PM
This is really awesome...but, a bit oversaturated...the lines in the background give the overall image a more realistic feel... the interference on the reflection at the birds tail is distracting in a minor way.... yet, gj overall
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04/29/2005 02:29:48 PM
One of my favorites to win this challenge. Stunning.
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04/29/2005 12:39:55 PM
stunning......definately one of my top 10
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04/29/2005 11:59:43 AM
Very nice shot. One of the best in the challenge.
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04/29/2005 11:54:38 AM
Uhuh, me like this photo.
Excellent.
10
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04/29/2005 10:59:32 AM
interesting use of theme
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04/29/2005 08:35:24 AM
Think the colours work together and has been well executed.
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04/29/2005 08:10:17 AM
Beautiful sillohette (sp??) Definitely a minimalism capture! 9
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04/29/2005 07:25:16 AM
Excellent photograph and perfect exposure. The reflected color is brilliantly captured.
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04/29/2005 06:31:35 AM
Very nice image. Well done.
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04/29/2005 05:32:02 AM
Very nice image, I can't see anything that should be done differently, maybe placing the bird a bit higher in the frame, or not... This should score high.
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04/29/2005 02:57:17 AM
Brilliant colors and great composition. This is one of my favorites so far.
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04/29/2005 01:38:56 AM
i like it alot, but i would crop it in a square. very nice warm golden colors and a beautiful capture of the bird. (9)
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04/29/2005 01:21:26 AM
My Favorite !
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04/28/2005 08:46:21 PM
Very vibrant sunset colors and silhouette of heron..I like the reflection also..lovely striking image..9
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04/28/2005 07:46:25 PM
One of my top 3. The reflection is very nice and I love it. Very excellent 10
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04/28/2005 04:52:57 PM
A winning image. Often people seek such monochromatic color play to satisfy interior decorators. Very attractive and very well composed. Bumping up.
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04/28/2005 04:36:11 PM
Very pretty! I like the color. Very easy on the eyes. Meets the challenge well. 10
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04/28/2005 02:49:29 PM
Wonderful color and contrast. Simple and elegant, nicely framed. 9
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04/28/2005 11:54:29 AM
very good - i would pull back on the sharpening just a bit
there is just a bit of distracting halo
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04/28/2005 08:17:16 AM
Just love the colors in the photo. Very nicely done and I wouldn't change a thing. Gave it a 10.
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04/28/2005 05:38:52 AM
Honestly, I think the orange could be toned down just a little bit. But, I think this is the best of what I have seen in the challenge so I am bumping this to a 10. The simplicity works and I think it captures the spirit of the challenge. Good luck!
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04/28/2005 04:23:32 AM
beautiful light. really like this one.
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04/28/2005 04:21:39 AM
Simple but beautiful sunset and silhouette photo. Brilliant! 10
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04/28/2005 01:49:36 AM
I want to hate this one for the extremely garish, manipulated orange, but I keep coming back to it with a smile. Good job.
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04/28/2005 01:21:25 AM
This is a very nice picture. An 8.
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04/27/2005 11:50:44 PM
Gorgeous shot. Love the colors, composition, and reflection.
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04/27/2005 10:53:50 PM
this came out great
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04/27/2005 10:53:40 PM
Very, very pretty. Nice work.
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04/27/2005 10:51:43 PM
Commenting only. Very pretty picture. Love the color.
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04/27/2005 10:23:48 PM
awesome
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04/27/2005 09:25:29 PM
Oh no, a great bird picture. After the open challenge I swore I wasn't going to vote another bird picture high. I guess I'll have to make an exception for this one. 10 and a fav.
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04/27/2005 09:24:41 PM
Beautiful gold and a great subject.
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04/27/2005 09:18:20 PM
stunning!
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04/27/2005 07:46:12 PM
Love yellow. 10 for you!
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04/27/2005 05:47:32 PM
Beautiful
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04/27/2005 03:29:51 PM
Very well done!! Love the color.
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04/27/2005 03:26:30 PM
Excellent subject and would really have benefited from advanced editng rules to clean it up. You may have a little gif attached to this at the end.
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04/27/2005 03:01:46 PM
Okay... this one's gotta get a ribbon! Beautiful. Perfection!
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04/27/2005 01:28:48 PM
Awesome shot, though still not a 10 from me but a 9 easily, nothing really that I can say more than that but good job and hope you do well in the challenge.
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04/27/2005 12:49:54 PM
Great composition and lovely orange - it makes the image stand out. Love the almost perfect simmetry caused by reflection. One of my favourites. 10
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04/27/2005 10:36:46 AM
beautiful!
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04/27/2005 09:41:27 AM
overall really nice...seems a bit over-saturated and the little itsy bitsy things in the foreground distracting 6
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04/27/2005 08:57:43 AM
Wow, nothing I can add to this, its already perfect.
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04/27/2005 05:57:15 AM
well taken
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04/27/2005 05:41:34 AM
This is one of the best, lovely colouring, just enough background detail to provide depth and interest and an arresting subject and reflection, perfectly positioned in the composition. Nice to catch the leg bent too, creates movement. Must ribbon. . .
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04/27/2005 04:36:12 AM
i like the warmth in this, well done 9 :o)
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04/27/2005 03:48:49 AM
Lovely shot, lots of space, great silhouette.
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04/27/2005 02:53:49 AM
yep...i like it..photography is good...colors are great...10
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04/27/2005 02:38:19 AM
Stunning colour. Good subject placement. Great capture.
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04/27/2005 12:20:51 AM
wow
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