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Oh, had I the wings of a dove
Oh, had I the wings of a dove
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-09 (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: 2007 - Challenge Submissions
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Sigma 75-200mm f/3.8 AF Zoom for Nikon
Location: Norwich, England
Date: Sep 19, 2007
Aperture: f/3.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/4000 sec
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2007

Neat image
Curves
Horizontal flip
Layer in multiply, bird masked out
Smart Sharpen
Healing small spot
Curves
Levels
Resize
Curves
Cloning out "glow" around the dove's back (from improper masking in earlier step)
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Statistics
Place: 90 out of 503
Avg (all users): 6.3017
Avg (commenters): 6.7857
Avg (participants): 6.2857
Avg (non-participants): 6.3600
Views since voting: 1674
Views during voting: 171
Votes: 116
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0


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10/31/2007 08:51:52 PM
Rob - I think this is a very nice shot. With some added contrast (particularly darkening things in the feathers and darkening the sky), it probably would've scored even higher!
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10/22/2007 09:16:44 AM
For all your worrying you got a great score out this one, and it deserves it. Beautiful capture of flight and to have gotten detail in all that white is a very tricky thing to do.
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10/09/2007 08:39:44 AM
Great score! The lighting on the wings is my favorite part.
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10/09/2007 07:26:31 AM
What incredible detail! Excellent job on the exposure, and that you managed to "layer the bird out" boggles my mind. Very nice work.
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10/08/2007 01:13:23 AM
beautiful detail
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2007 10:46:29 PM
nice timing!
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10/07/2007 10:01:34 PM
stunning detail in the feathers, normally I loath bird flying pictures but this one is fabulous!
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10/05/2007 01:11:41 PM
It does make one wish they could fly. Beautiful capture.
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10/05/2007 11:18:14 AM
Nice shoot
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10/04/2007 08:50:28 PM
Beautiful capture. Awesome soft light and excellent sharpness. I find the dark area along the bottom to be a bit distracting (but only a bit) very nice shot overall.
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10/04/2007 05:54:56 PM
Love the sharpness and the contrast with blue sky. Even those shades (which some might say are distracting) contribute to give some movement in this image.
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10/04/2007 04:29:46 PM
Absolutely beautiful!!
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10/04/2007 02:02:42 PM
Nicely done. Good job of holding the whites and bringing out the detail of the wings and good composition. Only draw back for me is the heavyness of the black at the bottom.
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10/04/2007 08:25:01 AM
nice capture, lovely sharp!
Only thing is (which you didn't have control over is I guess) the background, is a bit distracting.
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10/02/2007 01:03:45 PM
Extremely sharp shot...the bird almost looks fake. Well done
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10/02/2007 02:18:37 AM
To me the lower portion distracted me from the lovely capture of the dove in flight
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10/01/2007 07:24:39 PM
Nice detail.
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10/01/2007 01:50:21 PM
sharp all over - nice work
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10/01/2007 01:02:13 PM
First Impression: a beautiful bird image
Presentation: good
What I Like: the sharp focus on the feathers
What I donít Like: The dark splodges at the bottom
IMO, Does it meet the Challenge : yes

Composition: good
Background :would have been better if you could have got just blue sky.
Subject Placement:good
Cropping:good
Focus: excellent
Exposure: v good
Editing:good

Total Averaged Rating :6
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10/01/2007 10:30:33 AM
Super nice shot - better without the blobs on the bottom (but something beyond your control) - 8
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10/01/2007 07:11:49 AM
nice shot, but I would've liked it better if the wings were upward
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