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Pool of Light

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Challenge: Birds III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Hidden Challenge entries
Camera: Sony Alpha 350
Lens: Sony SAL 100M28 f2.8 macro
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Date: Jun 21, 2012
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200, 200
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Jun 21, 2012

[Jun. 22nd, 2012 07:12:55 AM]

15 votes, 6.3333 and three comments - I can already see this is going to be very interesting.

In the end I had three crops to choose from: the uncropped version - I loved the entire background of this shot but hated that the flamingo was plunk in the middle horizontally; a crop that took some off the left side and most of the rocks off the top - positioned the bird better but lost some lovely splashes of light and still left the bird too centered I thought; the square crop that I went with that I felt kept enough of the rocks to give a sense of place and that gave the bird more space to walk into.

June 29, 2012 - post roll-over

This one was sooo much fun to watch - thoroughly enjoyed all the comments whether you hated the processing and moire patterns and bold color or loved them. I'll be studying up on the moire effect :)

Thrilled to have my first Posthumous award and to have it be a ribbon is even more special. Thanks!

Here are my original and two crops of the edited version that I considered before settling on the square. I think you can see that the image is not THAT processed (the funky patterns and colors are there in the original if enhanced a bit in pp); you can also see my composition dilemma.

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Place: 40 out of 110
Avg (all users): 6.0957
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.0435
Avg (non-participants): 6.1304
Views since voting: 488
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 115
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/29/2012 12:34:42 PM
Again... a wonderful image. Congrats on the bling!
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06/29/2012 10:20:02 AM
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Message edited by author 2012-06-29 10:22:35.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/28/2012 11:46:58 PM
I love the composition and color.

Posthumous Yellow Ribbon

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06/28/2012 11:41:51 PM
this is quite remarkable... love the colors, shadows, reflections... idk when put together it really shines.
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06/28/2012 11:41:01 PM
Brilliant modernist composition - flattened and full of Matisse-like textures. What a work of art. Bumping to 9
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06/28/2012 10:44:11 PM
Looks like a postcard; nice processing.
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06/28/2012 05:26:16 PM
Nice colors and sharpness
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06/27/2012 08:40:07 AM
Brilliant use of colors.
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06/23/2012 01:34:39 AM
Something seems very strange with the water, with the moire type patterns - the flamingo also seems to have developed a rather healthy glow! Good composition with plenty of room for the bird to move in to.
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06/22/2012 05:04:16 PM
Curious display of moire effect in the water. Not something one would normally see with one's eyes. Definitely a distraction for me, but I'm certain some will like the abstract effect. I like the flamingo. This image could have been cropped quite a lot to your advantage.
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06/22/2012 08:47:08 AM
Love the look of the water.
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06/22/2012 06:33:17 AM
This almost looks painted - love the effect on the bird, not so much on the water. I would maybe have cropped all those rocks at the top off to leave a landscape orientation with room for the bird to 'walk into'.
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06/22/2012 12:45:03 AM
Fabulous colors!

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06/22/2012 12:20:20 AM
I like the funky processing on this, especially the way the reflections in the water look like graffiti. Wish the composition was a bit stronger.
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