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Take 2 Peso (Birds Challenge)
Take 2 Peso (Birds Challenge)
Balko


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Take Two (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Wichita KS
Date: May 31, 2006
Aperture: 9
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2006

I improved on this by not cropping part of the head, making sure the feathers were not blown, and watching the eye shadows. This is my 20-yr old parrot girl, Peso.

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 161
Avg (all users): 6.7812
Avg (commenters): 7.5263
Avg (participants): 6.5758
Avg (non-participants): 6.9255
Views since voting: 1376
Views during voting: 221
Votes: 160
Comments: 26
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/22/2009 08:23:18 PM
This is a gorgeous close up. Parrots make great pets if you have neighbors who don't mind when the birds want to make a lot of happy racket.
They are much smarter than most people think they are.
10/10/2007 06:01:36 AM
amazing!! I love the range of textures
02/21/2007 11:13:50 PM
Geeeeeeez. . .that is aMAZING! I just kept staring at the detail in those feathers in in that eye! I love that bird :)

06/14/2006 02:27:56 PM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish. Great shot!
06/13/2006 09:52:27 PM
Realism that is virtually touchable. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
06/13/2006 11:56:41 AM
Congrats. I'm not a bird lover, but man, this rocks.
06/13/2006 10:22:20 AM
beautiful close up. Bird feathers are hard to do well at actual pixels because of the detail conflicting with the pixels (I forgot what its called). Excellent work!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/12/2006 10:58:02 PM
Nice focus and detail.
06/12/2006 02:30:09 PM
reatke of I'm sorry? If so, excellent! Much better! A 9
06/12/2006 02:17:19 PM
Awesome detail. Great closeup :)
06/11/2006 11:26:15 PM
Great detail here.
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06/10/2006 12:14:01 AM
Great details...I would like to see the area around the beak darkened slightly.
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06/09/2006 01:30:19 PM
Excellent!
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06/08/2006 05:58:44 PM
Excellent detail and colour
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06/07/2006 04:01:34 PM
wow, great bird portrait-10-
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06/07/2006 03:10:15 PM
Very nice detail!
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06/07/2006 08:11:29 AM
Amazing colors and textures.....
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06/07/2006 04:57:18 AM
As this pic came up, I just said 'wow'.........its tack sharp, with lovely DOF, colour contrast, and instantly catches the eye. I have given your good work a very good score. Congrats.
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06/06/2006 01:05:40 PM
Wow! What detail and razor sharp focus! It's hard to imagine that this one isn't better than your first one. aMAZING!!!!!
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06/06/2006 12:38:59 PM
Sharp great colour.
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06/06/2006 12:34:08 PM
Oversharp just a bit, but good capture.
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06/06/2006 09:08:55 AM
that is sharp! haven't seen the original, but this looks fantastic and I hope you do well with this, good luck
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06/06/2006 07:51:43 AM
to me still a bit to much face, back up a bit.
06/06/2006 12:42:56 AM
Vivid colors and the detail is great.
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06/06/2006 12:38:23 AM
wow...
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06/06/2006 12:05:32 AM
Very nice detailing without being overly sharp. What an excellent close up.
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