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JuliBoc


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Challenge: Pure... (Basic Editing)
Collection: Rated 6+
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ30
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Date: Jun 7, 2007
Aperture: 3.7
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Birds
Date Uploaded: Jun 8, 2007

This is a pure white peacock. The bird was not desaturated. I modified the color of the background, which was a beige wall.

PP:
Levels
Highlight/Shadows and Exposure
Selective colors (to change the wall)
Hue/Sat to remove color cast from the bird
Curves to boost the contrast
Resize, Smart Sharpen, Save for Web.

Outtake:

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WOW. Winning a ribbon is such a huge deal. This is my first experience with that, and it has been wonderful "meeting" so many new people through the comments and emails I have received. Thank you all for the wonderful things you have said and the time you have taken to make me feel good about my photography.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 394
Avg (all users): 6.6813
Avg (commenters): 7.4286
Avg (participants): 6.5000
Avg (non-participants): 6.8222
Views since voting: 6618
Views during voting: 277
Votes: 160
Comments: 59
Favorites: 12 (view)


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11/11/2008 10:55:15 PM
Hi Julie!!! I'm slow, but I just realized we both won ribbons for a white peacock image!!!! Awesome don't you think? I love your image, btw.
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06/25/2007 05:46:01 PM
Beautiful picture..congratulations on the ribbon
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06/24/2007 11:18:01 PM
The white plays so very well against the background! Expert composition and presentation. Congratulations on your Yellow!
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06/23/2007 10:02:20 PM
this is amazing, and to think it was achieved in basic editing truly shows your talents. bravo, and congrats on the ribbon! truly a well deserved prize:D
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06/23/2007 12:30:11 PM
what an amzing shot, I've seen pure white peacocks too, they're incredible to look at. Congrats Juli!
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06/23/2007 07:59:07 AM
..and a ribbon now! HOORAY!! Good for you, Julie!
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06/23/2007 05:10:09 AM
Congratulations. Juli - a well deserved ribbon!
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06/23/2007 03:23:19 AM
Julianne you are a legend! two dq's pushed you where you belong...a ribbon. Well done! Awesome editing! First ribbon congrats to you...
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06/22/2007 05:07:29 PM
You know, I worry that this poor guy has an inferiority complex, when all his buds are so colorful. Just back to look again - really a very striking image. Congrats again on that neat little yellow ribbon thingie!
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06/22/2007 04:21:19 PM
How did you change the colors so cleanly and realistically without messing up the white bird?
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06/22/2007 01:28:49 PM
Congrats on the wonderful finish and ribbon. Nice take on the challenge!
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06/22/2007 11:46:49 AM
Awwww. . .you always hate to see someone get dq'd. . .but I am really happy that this incredible photo has the honor of a ribbon!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!

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06/22/2007 11:44:51 AM
wow Nice shot!
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06/22/2007 10:45:38 AM
Beautiful bird...congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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06/22/2007 09:07:06 AM
Julianne!!!! This is so exciting!!! Mega congrats on your first ribbon, very highly deserved! I actually considered photographing a white peacock for this challenge as well, as I know where a few live and they are regularly in mating plumage right now (feathers out). I love your bg choice. Most wonderful.
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06/22/2007 08:51:51 AM
Congrats on the yellow! MUCH deserved. It's beautiful.
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06/22/2007 08:40:33 AM
Cool shot!! Wonderful detail on the bird and feathers
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06/22/2007 08:01:47 AM
Great shot Julianne and congrats on a ribbon.
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06/22/2007 07:16:51 AM
Glad to see this wasn't DQ'd ;P Congrats! Love it.
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06/22/2007 04:19:36 AM
Beautiful picture - the shapes of the feathers seem alive :)
Congratulations! Well deserved!
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06/22/2007 04:15:57 AM
Julianne, congrats!!!!:) much much deserved ribbon:) really happy for you!!

it looks almost abstract, extremely beautiful patterns!


Message edited by author 2007-06-22 11:30:56.
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06/22/2007 02:00:34 AM
Awesome image here, and so deserved to be a ribbon winner.....
You rock girl.....
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06/22/2007 12:40:28 AM
Great going, Juli. Congrats on your ribbon with this very WOW picture.
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06/21/2007 11:49:24 PM
HUGE congrats!! New PB and a ribbon, and a very cool shot, too!!
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06/21/2007 11:36:08 PM
Holy cow redux! Now it's a ribbon - your first! Yahoo!
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06/21/2007 11:30:07 PM
YAY JULI! Congrats on the ribbon!!
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06/21/2007 11:29:10 PM
This is beautiful. Congratulation on the yellow ribbon!!!
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06/21/2007 11:27:32 PM
happy yellow, whitey :)
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06/21/2007 10:00:36 PM
Holy cow, top 5 and a new personal best! Congrats, Julianne!
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06/21/2007 04:22:46 PM
Julianne, many congratulations on your new personal best, and 5th place, with this beautiful image!
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06/20/2007 02:46:13 PM
Congratulations! This absolutely beautiful!
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06/20/2007 11:51:19 AM
Wow! This is BEAUTIFUL!!! Congratulations on having this incredible photograph in your top position of honor on your profile. Definitely one to be proud to greet everyone who goes there :)

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06/20/2007 07:54:06 AM
Woosh! What an explosion of white! Fantastic(in all meanings)!
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06/20/2007 07:22:26 AM
Congrats Julie! Really great capture & a new PB!! Good for you!!
Anni~
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06/20/2007 02:30:41 AM
Congrats on the PB. Good call changing the background color.
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06/20/2007 02:27:24 AM
Hey look at you, top 10! Grats on a great image and finish
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06/20/2007 02:22:02 AM
great shot! :)
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06/20/2007 01:30:08 AM
Nice going, Juliboc! Who knew you had an albino peacock up your sleeve?
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06/20/2007 01:07:49 AM
The white against the blue background is absolutely gorgeous! The feather lines are very striking. Beautiful!
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06/20/2007 12:17:21 AM
Congrats Juli! This is so wonderful!!!!
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06/20/2007 12:12:27 AM
congrats Juli. this looks awesome as you highest score. My guess is it may not stay there long.
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06/20/2007 12:09:04 AM
Congratulations Juli!!! Great shot, you deserve it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/19/2007 03:32:56 PM
Wow, this is a nice one, except that disturbing rod or something on the background.
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06/19/2007 01:33:54 PM
a very striking image!
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06/19/2007 01:02:52 AM
wow! spectacular plumage and background
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06/18/2007 07:52:20 PM
wow ... really cool image ... centered composition works well
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06/17/2007 08:41:23 PM
Almost doesn't look real. Nice image
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06/17/2007 06:16:23 PM
Wow. Nature is stunning, isn't it? Perfect background color, too!
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06/16/2007 02:36:29 AM
Nice shot. Did you remove the color from the bird?

Good composition too.
06/15/2007 10:25:52 PM
Beautiful Shot! 10! Top ten for sure
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06/15/2007 04:17:27 PM
i love it
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06/15/2007 05:15:06 AM
Cool - an albino peacock?
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06/15/2007 04:25:54 AM
Yeah, pure white except for the blue....ribbon, that is. :) At least a top ten - outstanding.
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06/14/2007 10:05:40 PM
Fabulous!
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06/14/2007 05:10:10 PM
Stunning bird... something about the sharpness/blurriness puts me off here. Lovely background. Not quite sure about the composition... the placement feels a little unbalanced.
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06/14/2007 01:22:36 PM
Very pretty. Looks like someone had a good time at the Zoo
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06/14/2007 06:43:01 AM
Excellent shot - well centred and background colours adds to the pureness of the white
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06/14/2007 06:28:31 AM
wow thats fantastic
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06/14/2007 04:54:11 AM
beautiful capture..(8)
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