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I Spy with My Little Eye
I Spy with My Little Eye

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Challenge: Birds III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
Lens: Panasonic Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm F2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S.
Date: Jun 16, 2012
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Jun 16, 2012

This is Mimi, a young Silver-Laced Wyandotte chicken.

I would have preferred to have more DOF to get the beak in focus too, but chickens move quickly, and it's a challenge to get even an eye in focus, especially when the chicken's flock mates are pecking my legs as I shoot. I was using shallow DOF to blur the unattractive background.

Even though she might look mean in this image, she's quite a nice chicken who likes to be petted.

Place: 52 out of 110
Avg (all users): 5.9060
Avg (commenters): 5.2000
Avg (participants): 5.7200
Avg (non-participants): 6.0448
Views since voting: 442
Views during voting: 236
Votes: 117
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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06/29/2012 08:59:25 PM
I think this is adorable! As far as chickens can be adorable. :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/28/2012 05:20:59 PM
Mean looking
06/28/2012 09:45:39 AM
Lovely sharpness and clarity. Good job
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06/25/2012 12:42:26 PM
Excellent shallow DOF and super crisp focus on the eye, Great Compo.
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06/23/2012 03:06:21 PM
Well, that's up close and personal! Can't fault your focus, but subjectively, I would have preferred a slightly deeper depth of field allowing for the beak to remain in focus too.
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06/23/2012 01:43:45 PM
Nice clear eye, but I think a deaper DOF would have been better for this shot. I don't mind the blur on the body, which isolates the face, but I would like to see the whole face in focus.
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06/22/2012 06:56:56 PM
A good closeup of the eye. Can't determine species.
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06/22/2012 12:38:19 AM
I LOVE that eye!

I want more of the beak in focus, too... but this is such a fun shot!

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