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Challenge: Free Study 2012-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4.0D IF-ED
Location: Burgoyne Bay, SSI
Date: Feb 29, 2012
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/1250
Date Uploaded: Feb 29, 2012

This shot turned out so muted in tones naturally, that it barely looks any different in b/w. I was shooting into shadow as I panned after this small flock, who spent most of the morning harassing the lone female in their midst.

pp: altered RAW, crop, brightness/contrast, vibrance/saturation, desat, resize, sharpen, save for web

Place: 169 out of 296
Avg (all users): 5.7230
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.7064
Avg (non-participants): 5.7692
Views since voting: 289
Views during voting: 235
Votes: 148
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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03/08/2012 02:04:22 AM
9 from me and I usually don't care for wildlife shots. Again, great tones.
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03/08/2012 12:35:00 AM
It pains me to see technically more difficult BiF images so far down the order...screw that! I gave it a 7 and deservedly so.

Did you use AF-C and a selective Focus Point on the D90?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2012 11:10:02 PM
This is a remarkably good wildlife picture. The background has become an abstracted stave motif for the chord played by the ducks. It's a very musical photograph, and that's what's most remarkable about it - that it transcends the senses. Thank you.
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03/07/2012 08:42:07 PM
Effective in black and white.
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03/07/2012 06:17:11 AM
Great BiF. Fighter Squadron 15. Odd choice the B&W possibly because they have so much colour in them and they would have disappeared in the greenery?
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03/07/2012 02:17:51 AM
Wonderful capture. It looks like you must have been up a tree.
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03/02/2012 07:09:15 PM
Nice wildlife shot. You have created some lovely tones.
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03/02/2012 03:07:16 PM
Nice shot. Love the black and white and that they almost disappear into the photo.
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03/01/2012 04:45:03 PM
love the black and white treatment to this shot, the white on the wings provides a great contrast to the surroundings.
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03/01/2012 09:41:32 AM
I'm curious as to why you chose to go the B&W route? I think the green on the wings would have been great to see in this shot. I also think as a B&W the overall exposure is a little too dark, the white on the wings leaps out at you because it is blown out, but the actual ducks sorta blend.
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