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like harbingers of doom

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Challenge: Simile (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: aminals
Date: Aug 7, 2012
Date Uploaded: Aug 7, 2012

[Aug. 14th, 2012 08:53:13 PM]

nothing was cloned, moved, pasted etc.
as several have pointed out, vultures tend to dry their wings like this. still an awesome sight! sky color was altered of course. i thought it looked like a movie poster so went with that sort of feel.

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Place: 62 out of 96
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08/15/2012 01:49:24 AM
Very eye-catching, thus successful PP in my book. Great title.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/11/2012 10:37:28 PM
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08/11/2012 06:39:35 PM
What a word that is, harbinger, makes me smile and cringe at the same time ... and that yellow, oh my.
All I can say is the image fits with the title and I like it... certainly made me look twice.
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08/11/2012 12:08:38 PM
so graphic in delivery - wonderful
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08/09/2012 03:15:04 AM
Interesting processing. I love the way you've captured so many birds drying their wings.
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08/08/2012 02:44:56 PM
The acid yellow is an interesting, different choice. Can't say I like it, but can't say I don't. Love it when they all just hang out like that.
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08/08/2012 11:17:25 AM
the yellow background makes this.... well done
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08/08/2012 11:00:45 AM
not a fan of the PP here with the yellow sky...
also, it looks like you've cloned the same bird multiple times, some of which overlapping and some at near impossible positions on the tree.
Also, the fact that there are various problems in clumps that can't possibly exist, such as the top right branch to the left (when viewing) of the bird's wing, the extra feet below the bottom bird and the extra feathers sticking below the bird perched precariously on an angle branch mid-way up the left side.

Overall this feels like a pretty early attempt at cloning items into an image, but it feels messy, poorly planned and honestly very fake.
The bright yellow background only serves to emphasize the flaws in the image by giving us the ultimate bright backdrop to contrast your image against. The fact it is uniformly yellow is a clear indicator that it is a pre-selected bg color for this and not a backdrop behind even a staged photo shoot.

I commend you for the interest and hopefully enthusiasm with which you pieced this image together, but realistic images will always be received better, even if boring our out-of-focus than something that seems so blatantly chopped together.
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08/08/2012 09:03:40 AM
That's pretty wild.
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08/08/2012 02:54:18 AM
Striking image! I take it the yellow is from editing?
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