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jagar


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Challenge: Sepia II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Street
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 16-85 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Location: Villefranche de Rouergue, France
Date: Jun 20, 2011
Aperture: F9
ISO: 140
Shutter: 1/80s
Date Uploaded: Jun 22, 2011

I stood on that corner for what seemed like ages waiting for something to happen, thought maybe somebody would pass through the band of light on a bike or something. The cat and the pigeon both appeared suddenly out of nowhere, i didn't know what was happening at first, i just clicked out of instinct and then immediately tried to save the bird but it was to late, the cat had grabbed it and jumped into a broken window on the adjacent wall. I have a shot of the cat taunting me with the dead bird in the window but i still feel guilty about not saving it so i won't post that.

Thanks for the comments and the favorites, they are deeply appreciated.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 171
Avg (all users): 7.1136
Avg (commenters): 8.9524
Avg (participants): 7.2125
Avg (non-participants): 6.9615
Views since voting: 4135
Views during voting: 238
Votes: 132
Comments: 54
Favorites: 24 (view)


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12/09/2012 04:33:40 AM
Amazing capture of a moment. Love the tones!
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07/07/2011 10:46:22 AM
This is so wonderful! How can I get a print of this????
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07/06/2011 03:03:40 PM
What an amazing capture. It has your signature style written all over it! Big congrats!
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07/06/2011 03:39:05 AM
What a brilliant picture!
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07/05/2011 08:58:52 AM
another well deserved win, although it's too bad about the bird. Fantastic story! Congratulations!
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07/04/2011 11:38:27 AM
This time a European podium :D

There's something in your pictures that reminds me of ancient places, old traditions even when there are no people in them. A kind of warmth and a taste of European villages that are no so different in France and Italy.

Alex
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07/04/2011 08:06:36 AM
A quiet little alley until you come upon the drama in the lower right corner. Beautiful shot.
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07/04/2011 06:51:32 AM
Congrats on capturing this wonderful scene!
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07/04/2011 04:44:20 AM
Congratulations on the Blue John. Another wonderful moment caught. One of my favourites.
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07/04/2011 03:19:27 AM
Congratulations,nice one.
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07/04/2011 03:07:15 AM
genuinely remarkable. congrats on a well deserved 1st place (and beating some notable competitors)
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07/04/2011 02:26:48 AM
A comment from nixter, ursula, melethia, and a posthumous art gallery!! Wow!!

Congrats on an incredible blue -- I knew this one had to win. :)
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07/04/2011 02:11:30 AM
I imagine the cat was also hidden in the shadows for a long time, waiting for the pigeon to come near enough... That's what my cats often do, anyway. Then he probably jumped on the bird like a mad, but he didn't know there was another hunter! A photo hunter :-)
Congratulations on your patience, and of course, on your ribbon!
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07/04/2011 01:22:34 AM
So glad to see this one with the blue!
Fantastico!! : )
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07/04/2011 01:05:04 AM
Your Atget type pictures, and I say it with delight, pride and deep appreciation, are winning all hearts. Vive la France!
I imagine you stalking but having at your side a nice baguette au jambon et un demi de Malbec rose dans un petit panier couvert d'une serviette aux carreaux!

Message edited by author 2011-07-04 10:24:56.
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07/04/2011 12:56:16 AM
This is so fabulous! Glad to see it on top.
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07/04/2011 12:55:00 AM
Excellent!
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07/04/2011 12:51:24 AM
nice, well done
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07/04/2011 12:49:57 AM
Congrats John, fantastic moment.
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07/04/2011 12:40:18 AM
Congrats on the blue, John. You've certainly hit your stride at DPC.
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07/04/2011 12:23:03 AM
awesome, gave your work a nine. Would of been a ten if I could of seen more details in the shadows.

Message edited by author 2011-07-04 00:26:38.
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07/04/2011 12:16:52 AM
No stopping you these days, is there John? Well done. Lovely image.
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07/04/2011 12:13:59 AM
As predicted! Congrats! Would have been a 10 from me if I hadn't been recused.
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07/04/2011 12:12:18 AM
Congrats on the Blue!
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07/04/2011 12:09:04 AM
Picked this as yours John and immediately knew it would do well. Congrats on another blue.
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07/04/2011 12:04:09 AM
way to go! you are on fire lately.
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07/04/2011 12:03:39 AM
Not shabby at all for a shot you had some doubts about! You certainly know how to work these old villages and extract their charm.
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07/04/2011 12:03:02 AM
Congrats for the Blue and a wonderful image.
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07/04/2011 12:02:19 AM
Awww, so sad for the pigeon. But I like cats, too, and he was just doing what cats do. Amazing catch. And SO SO glad to see your beautiful street work, and to see it do so well at DPC. Warms my heart. Thanks so much for sharing these glimpses!
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07/04/2011 12:02:16 AM
Well done, your patience paid off, congrats John.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/03/2011 10:59:28 PM
The cat is having fun. Not so much for the pigeon.
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07/03/2011 10:54:44 PM
amazing catch
hanging this in my fantasy sepia art gallery

artpost.jpg
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07/03/2011 10:16:59 PM
Wonderful! I especially love the hanging suit in the upper window.
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07/03/2011 10:21:56 AM
Gosh what a great catch!! Wonderful sepia toning (not sure I wouldn't like it better in b/w but whatcha gonna do, right).... 9
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07/03/2011 07:07:40 AM
I would a little more light in the shadows,but its a real good image.
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07/02/2011 08:26:40 AM
Wonderful. if every way! 9
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07/02/2011 06:32:10 AM
Has to be 21.gif Jagar ;) Beautiful, hope the bird survived.
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06/30/2011 05:25:37 PM
A great image without the tailess cat, but with it adds to the interest. My choice for the blue.
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06/28/2011 03:04:46 PM
Wow - what a catch. Even without the cat/bird scenario, this would have been very good. But with it, it's brilliant.
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06/28/2011 09:26:55 AM
Hmm, this looks like a familiar style. Nice capture (pardon the pun).
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06/28/2011 03:42:25 AM
Oh, I'm enjoying this one! : )
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06/28/2011 12:09:31 AM
Beautiful. 9
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06/27/2011 10:04:40 PM
You captured that "decisive moment" ala Cartier-Bresson. Great capture... 10.
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06/27/2011 05:15:02 PM
great timing.
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06/27/2011 02:58:31 PM
What a fantastic shot and wonderful processing to match. Top ten atleast!
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06/27/2011 01:21:37 PM
Oh! Excellent catch!
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06/27/2011 12:54:12 PM
this is gotta be John, grrrrrreat shot, who won?
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06/27/2011 08:39:25 AM
interesting composition.
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06/27/2011 07:04:08 AM
Love it!! I hope it's doing well. Wish I could vote. :)
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06/27/2011 06:59:00 AM
I would love to see a much larger version of this. I hope a print is available. This one seriously goes upto 11.
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06/27/2011 02:42:11 AM
What a capture! Love it.
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06/27/2011 01:15:47 AM
Cat and bird are a bit lost but a great photo in any case
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06/27/2011 12:51:10 AM
How wonderful, the little childs outfit hanging out the window makes me laugh.
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06/27/2011 12:17:26 AM
This is absolutely gorgeous. Wonderful capture!
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