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Flying high
2nd PlaceFlying high
Chandi


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2011-08 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sony SAL16-80Z DT 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 ZA
Location: Monterey, CA
Date: Aug 6, 2011
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/80s
Galleries: Water
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2011

I was hoping to do better than 6.09 (my overall average), but this shot consistently stayed above 7 since voting started, that too in a FS!! I'm pleasantly surprised - ecstatic even.

However, I hope people aren't voting this so high because they think I took the shot while scuba diving. I thought it was obvious I shot it in an aquarium - the glare on the glass, the thin line where water meets the walls, the light patterns on the aquarium walls etc. I like the shot a lot myself, and while it wasn't a cakewalk, it was certainly less effort than donning scuba gear :) I just hope people are voting on the shot for what it is, and not for what they think the effort behind it is.

Regardless, the score is fantastic and I'll savor it :)

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Thanks for the fabulous comments and the awesome score - my PB!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 324
Avg (all users): 7.0946
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 7.1068
Avg (non-participants): 7.0667
Views since voting: 3270
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 148
Comments: 32
Favorites: 11 (view)


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09/14/2011 08:21:26 PM
Very interesting shot! It show much detaisl of the turtle and the difraction of shooting througt a glass adds to the scene.
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09/11/2011 03:29:28 PM
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon!
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09/10/2011 07:13:25 AM
Aquarium or not its still a fab shot, enjoy your ribbon
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09/08/2011 11:18:36 PM
Very well captured. Gratz on the red!
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09/08/2011 11:12:16 PM
Beautiful. Congrats!
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09/08/2011 10:38:16 PM
Congrats Chandra for the ribbon and a PB. Indeed a great shot, I understand shooting behind the aquarium glasses bring it's own challenges. Also, I think it may be handheld as Monterey bay aquarium is always crowded.
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09/08/2011 06:12:03 PM
Congrats on the ribbon and a PB!
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09/08/2011 02:27:58 PM
Congrats Chanda, on a beautiful image. And for the RIBBON! And for the PB!
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09/08/2011 07:13:09 AM
SCUBA or aquarium....its a fantastic pic. The means should not matter.

Beautiful photo and congrats on the ribbon.
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09/08/2011 03:53:04 AM
I didn't vote but thought that this was fantastic.
Well done on your ribbon.
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09/08/2011 01:28:36 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and new PB!!!
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09/08/2011 01:03:34 AM
WD on your ribbon!
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09/08/2011 12:49:44 AM
Such clarity for the conditions, brilliant simplicity, well done.
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09/08/2011 12:19:09 AM
Such a Great shot....Big Congrats...Ribbon in a FS...PB!!!!
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09/08/2011 12:13:29 AM
Awesome! congratulations on your ribbon and PB!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2011 10:38:45 PM
Nice capture and lighting. (voted earlier)
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09/07/2011 10:28:11 PM
I adore the light here! Perfect timing on the capture.
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09/07/2011 09:43:41 PM
Great color. Rich blue. Perfect angle.
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09/07/2011 04:49:41 PM
This is an out of the ordinary entry, I like it.
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09/07/2011 08:20:01 AM
great shot. its has a very nice perspective about it.
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09/07/2011 02:13:21 AM
Made me smile! Lovely catch - wonderful job with the light, and amazing clarity for an underwater shot (which I'm assuming is through glass.)
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09/05/2011 12:09:34 PM
Very nice shot. I think it would be better if you cropped out the rocks below. Just my opinion.
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09/05/2011 08:35:41 AM
love the subject.. 8..
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09/04/2011 10:20:04 PM
Lovely! The focus and tones are perfect!
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09/04/2011 12:53:41 PM
Whoa, that is wonderful. Unique for DPC and a fabulous shot. Maybe a mark off for the very tight crop rhs but considering the technical difficulty...I'll turn a blind eye this time...I'm in two minds whether this was taken at an aquarium or if you were in your dive suit...doesn't matter, it's still a super image. 9
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09/04/2011 10:19:20 AM
So graceful...
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09/03/2011 12:01:40 AM
Great color. Looks a bit like 3d. Well done.
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09/02/2011 09:10:33 PM
Lovely turtle! Image would've been much better if the rocks/coral were cropped out.
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09/02/2011 10:27:09 AM
My only 10, this is AMAZING
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09/01/2011 02:59:34 PM
Wow! Lovely job of it all... the light rays are cool!
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09/01/2011 11:20:15 AM
beautiful
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09/01/2011 01:17:31 AM
excellent but in my opinion would have been even better if the rocks on the bottom were cropped out.
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