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Challenge: Fill Flash (Basic Editing)
Collection: Strobist Stuff
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Date: Dec 5, 2008
Date Uploaded: Dec 9, 2008

I'm not much of a hunter but I wanted to start a competition with jdannels and T2 for most self portraits entered. My apologies to them and you.

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Haha. was at or above 7.000 until last night, then it dropped .2 in the last day. Thanks for the votes, comments, and faves. My friends probably thought I was nuts--Mark's pulling out his tripod, camera, and two flashes at the end of a cold day?! I set it up, had one friend hold my slave flash camera right, triggered by on camera 580, and my second friend triggered the shutter. It was a very foggy day and taken right after sunset so I tried to balance the intensity of the flash to the bright part of the sky. I had a nice color version but my (borrowed) camo was all different color tones and patterns and it didn't look good.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 79
Avg (all users): 6.7566
Avg (commenters): 7.7857
Avg (participants): 6.7059
Avg (non-participants): 6.7656
Views since voting: 2924
Views during voting: 467
Votes: 226
Comments: 27
Favorites: 4 (view)


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12/24/2008 06:57:35 PM
hey mark .. very remiss of me not to have commented on this excellent photograph before .. i'd looked at it and meant to then got interrupted .. so a couple of weeks later here i am ..
WOW .!!. i'd take my hat off to you for the set-up and the amazing result you achieved, if i wore a hat that is ...
i'm getting so over seeing 1's, 2's, 3's and 4's on images of this calibre .. there's no accounting for taste tho, but i think some of those voters must have the artistic sense of microbes, either that or they have some extremely weird and questionable agenda ..
i was going to send you a pm, but seeing i'm already here i'll wish you a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS and all the best to you and your family for 2009 .. :) ..
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12/19/2008 02:23:43 PM
Great shot! A surreal scene made even more surreal by the fact that you were actually hunting and took the time to create a photo.
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12/18/2008 05:28:55 PM
i would put this over 2/3 on the front page. excellent photo.
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12/18/2008 02:05:25 AM
Top pick for me, but I didn't vote.
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12/17/2008 07:26:50 PM
No ribbon? This got a 10 from me.
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12/17/2008 01:49:45 PM
Sniffle sniffle. I love the photo. LOVE IT. . .but poor ducks. Don't shoot 'em, okay? :) I'm sure you didn't, but rather were just beautiuflly modelling for your honorable mention award photo :)
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12/17/2008 07:51:54 AM
Congratulations on your HM, great shot!
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12/17/2008 01:58:54 AM
Congrats on the honorable mention, Mark!
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12/17/2008 01:25:45 AM
i guess ducks know you're not much of hunter, they are are not afraid of you in the least! :P
congrats on a nice finish!
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12/17/2008 12:16:13 AM
Surreal photo. Duotone suits it well.

Message edited by author 2008-12-17 00:29:44.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/16/2008 11:28:39 PM
Beautifully done. Love the tones. 9
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12/16/2008 11:27:04 PM
c dem bd i's? Really like this shot. Black and white is a good application for this one. Good use of fill flash.
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12/16/2008 09:27:37 AM
cdedbd wings?
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12/15/2008 07:17:15 PM
Very nice composition and overall mood. It is different from all the others and stands out. That is a very good thing! Nice work.
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12/15/2008 04:13:20 PM
good use of fill flash but the subject is a bit far from the camera ..maybe a bit tight crop would have been more effective
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12/15/2008 03:01:58 PM
Captures the mood of being there perfectly, love the light on the hunter. 8
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12/15/2008 10:15:09 AM
very macabre shot, but i love it!
fill flash was used very subtle and the ambient light is gorgueos! fav
(not voting)
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12/13/2008 06:05:32 AM
One of my favorites. Good luck ;)
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12/12/2008 05:05:33 PM
Great shot, hope it does well
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12/11/2008 09:05:44 PM
What a great shot. Decoys add the perfect touch.
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12/11/2008 05:34:12 PM
Good picture.... hope he didn't shoot any though.
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12/11/2008 09:07:14 AM
Very different. I love how the hunter is illuminated. 8.
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12/10/2008 09:08:08 PM
oh es ay ar ... em er ducks ... all kidding aside, this is fantastic. I really love the coloring and composition ... so, I have to ask, how many did you get?
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12/10/2008 03:21:19 PM
I'm not sure why I like this so much ... but I do.
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12/10/2008 11:39:50 AM
perfect
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12/10/2008 08:25:37 AM
I love this shot. I can feel the flash reaching out to the dark background. It would be great to see the unprocessed photo for comparison. I also love the water movement. I hope no ducks were killed though! :)
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12/10/2008 07:47:34 AM
Wow. Just fantastic. Hope you win.
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