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Colorful Caloenas
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Challenge: The Letter C (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Cape May, NJ
Date: Aug 16, 2011
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2011

A Nicobar pigeon: the only member of the Caloenas genus in the Columbidae family of the Columbiformes order. The color was amazingly vivd. This little guy was perched under a waterfall I cropped out on the left side, so that's why there's water droplets all over the feathers.

WOW! Didn't expect a ribbon with that one, and I had to drive to another state to see the result. Since Irene came through, my whole area has been plagued with major power outages, and I may not have electricity for at least several more days.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 174
Avg (all users): 7.1241
Avg (commenters): 8.0769
Avg (participants): 7.0641
Avg (non-participants): 7.2034
Views since voting: 6140
Views during voting: 299
Votes: 137
Comments: 59
Favorites: 20 (view)


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11/10/2011 11:46:25 AM
I am still awed by this shot, even weeks later. I just don't understand how the color integrity was maintained here. WOW!
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09/04/2011 12:40:11 PM
WOW!! This is amazing!
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09/03/2011 11:00:15 PM
Amazing. Such depth. It's breathtaking.
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09/02/2011 06:29:45 PM
Well done Shannon. Congrats.
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09/02/2011 03:11:36 AM
I came back 5 times to leave a comment and I can't .. I am speechless - there are no words to describe how unusually beautiful this photograph is. My hubby thanks you for rendering me speechless and sez he is going to print this photo and put it all over the house to maintain the serenity. Congratulations.
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09/01/2011 10:52:54 PM
Such a gorgeous shot, well deserved ribbon.
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09/01/2011 01:28:05 PM
Wow!!! How amazing! I'm glad you got such a nice feel-good reward after having to go through what you did with Irene!
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08/31/2011 04:09:56 PM
Congratulations on the Blue! Stunningly beautiful bird and so well photographed - love the details in the feathers!
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08/31/2011 12:25:55 PM
This is just amazing, beautiful color, and great detail! Hope you've got power soon.
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08/30/2011 01:50:08 PM
Fantastic lighting and wonderfully vibrant colors. So pleased for you that you won the blue. Congrats, Shannon!
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08/30/2011 12:28:31 PM
great light and colors Shannon, congratulations! It's been more than a year since I've seen your name on the front page. Long overdue.
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08/30/2011 11:26:15 AM
Shannon, this is a sooo beautiful shot! Very well done! Big congrats on the Blue!
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08/30/2011 12:06:04 AM
This is stunning.
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08/29/2011 09:53:40 PM
What a beautiful subject. Well done, congrats on the Blue!
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08/29/2011 08:29:25 PM
Congrats on the blue!
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08/29/2011 05:51:23 PM
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Is the f/4 accurate? seems like a lot of DOF for wide open with that lens. Just curious...

Yup, f/4. The DOF was only a few inches at about 15 feet away.
08/29/2011 05:14:59 PM
Wonderful image Shannon. I love the colors and detail in the foreground as well as on the bird. Congratulations on the blue ribbon.
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08/29/2011 04:57:39 PM
That's a hell of a shot, Shannon. Congrats! Is the f/4 accurate? seems like a lot of DOF for wide open with that lens. Just curious...
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08/29/2011 04:18:57 PM
I had no doubt this would ribbon. Congrats, Shannon!
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08/29/2011 03:55:54 PM
Amazing!
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08/29/2011 02:43:03 PM
amazing one!!
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08/29/2011 02:06:42 PM
Beautiful color!
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08/29/2011 01:41:24 PM
Wonderful color and detail. Congrats.
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08/29/2011 11:53:35 AM
Way cool! Congrats on your ribbon, Shannon!
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08/29/2011 11:48:12 AM
Congrats , top shot.
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08/29/2011 11:14:43 AM
Amazing image. The colors, dynamic range, and the detail are fantastic.

It makes you want to reach out and touch it.

Congratulations on a very well deserved blue...
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08/29/2011 11:02:59 AM
Incredible colours and detail. Congrats on the blue, ribbon hawg! ;-)
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08/29/2011 09:13:00 AM
Nice shot- congrats- I like the stones with the green on them, as well as the wet wood. super details.
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08/29/2011 08:30:55 AM
Shannon!! Long time no see, man. Great to have you in the top spot!!
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08/29/2011 08:01:56 AM
Astonishing colours ! Congrats on the Blue :- )
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08/29/2011 07:58:23 AM
wow, what a image, amazing photograph! Great Blue!
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08/29/2011 06:04:53 AM
Stunning photo, congrats.
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08/29/2011 03:08:59 AM
This is eye-poppingly gorgeous!
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08/29/2011 03:04:37 AM
What a colour riot! Well done and glad a "wildlife" image got noticed.
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08/29/2011 02:16:50 AM
Beautiful colors and processing! Congrats on the blue!
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08/29/2011 01:33:28 AM
Congrats for the blue , Shannon ! Exquisite colors and expert post processing!
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08/29/2011 01:11:54 AM
Way to go, Shannon! Love this!
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08/29/2011 12:50:10 AM
Beautifully done Shannon, congrats!
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08/29/2011 12:22:51 AM
It's nice to see you up there once again my friend ;)
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08/29/2011 12:22:37 AM
This is a pigeon??? Oh my! What a gorgeous bird!
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08/29/2011 12:13:23 AM
It's a good one Shannon. I love when you can capture dark, saturated jewel tones in a shot.
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08/29/2011 12:12:04 AM
This is truly remarkable. Congrats on the blue. Most deserving.
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08/29/2011 12:04:38 AM
WOw I didn't get to vote on all the photos, but would've given it a 10. COngrats.
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08/29/2011 12:02:36 AM
Nice capture Shannon. Love the colours and your information on the genus. Was this in a zoo or were you travelling in some far away country?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/28/2011 11:42:01 PM
What amazing colors that bird has! Very nice photo.
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08/28/2011 11:20:49 PM
What a beautiful find! I love how the bird colors just subtly jump out of the picture.
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08/25/2011 10:01:21 PM
Beautiful bird, nicely lit.
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08/25/2011 06:28:30 PM
and curious also. What a hairdo! A beauty
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08/24/2011 06:32:18 PM
Never seen this bird. I really like it...! Nice colors....
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08/24/2011 02:40:34 AM
I'm counting on a ribbon for this one. Fantastic!
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08/23/2011 07:35:13 PM
wow!! awesome colours.
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08/23/2011 05:07:48 PM
fascinating colors!
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08/23/2011 12:07:39 PM
Totally cool, great color
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08/23/2011 11:29:12 AM
Fantastic color and tone to this image.
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08/23/2011 08:29:50 AM
beautiful!
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08/22/2011 07:06:32 PM
Oh my, what a wonderful bird! Fabulous color and detail.
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08/22/2011 02:09:20 PM
Good Grief! That is just incredibly beautiful. The colors!!!! I might crop out the bottom rocks, but no bit deal. 9
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08/22/2011 11:42:55 AM
Nice job on the composition.
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08/22/2011 03:51:50 AM
Wonderful colors!
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