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PapaBob


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Challenge: Free Study 2012-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D600
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR
Location: Salida, CO
Date: Dec 21, 2012
Aperture: 9.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/2500
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Dec 25, 2012

Went out to take some shots of the ducks at a pond near where I was staying over the holidays and wanted to try out the new camera, really happy with results so far. This was a shot taken in the early morning, the weather was extremely cold causing a beautiful mist over the pond. Shot was taken towards the direction of the sun and the mist cleared slightly around the tree giving it a nice effect. Processing was mostly changing the white balance and adding some contract.


OMG, this is unbelievable, got my 7 and a Blue in FS, I am at a loss.... First entry with the new camera and wow its gonna be hard to top.

I almost pulled this one out in favor of another shot that I thought would score better but I really liked this one which is normally a kiss of death, sure glad I did not pull it. I am saving the other shot for a year end challenge so hopefully get to see how it may have done but pretty sure not as well as this one. Thanks again for all the great comments and favs, you all made my year!

I just realized I got the top spot and the first ribbon for this camera body, what an honor, probably lose the top spot but can never lose the first ribbon honor which is kind of cool.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 189
Avg (all users): 7.0432
Avg (commenters): 8.1579
Avg (participants): 6.9674
Avg (non-participants): 7.1915
Views since voting: 2922
Views during voting: 239
Votes: 139
Comments: 52
Favorites: 11 (view)


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02/10/2013 03:06:29 PM
Fantastic Bob...CONGRATS...you deserve it!
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01/13/2013 08:42:35 PM
Great job and go the Nikonians! Congratulations
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01/10/2013 11:00:29 PM
This is just beautiful!! Congrats on the blue ribbon!
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01/09/2013 09:45:57 AM
Beautiful Shot Papa!! Congrats on the Ribbon
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01/09/2013 08:23:04 AM
Superb image! Many congrats on your +7 score and new PB. I wish you a great year and many hours of happiness with your new camera.
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01/08/2013 09:15:53 PM
Lovely image - Congrats on the Blue!
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01/08/2013 08:57:18 PM
Huge congrats, Papa! Quite an amazing image and quite an achievement.
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01/08/2013 05:56:20 PM
Way to go dad! Very proud of you!
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01/08/2013 03:47:18 PM
Oh duh and there I was pm'ing you about how you liked the D600 over the D90...! Huge congrats on a FS blue with the new toy!!
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01/08/2013 03:44:52 PM
Oh duh and there I was pm'ing you about how you liked the D600 over the D90...! Huge congrats on a FS blue with the new toy!!
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01/08/2013 02:19:25 PM
Big congrats.
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01/08/2013 01:37:43 PM
Wow! Beaufiful mist! I like the shape of the tree. Congrats on the blue!
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01/08/2013 01:30:31 PM
Congrats with the blue and it's special to do with the new Cam. Enjoy
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01/08/2013 01:18:54 PM
#1 for a reason.
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01/08/2013 11:40:11 AM
Congratulations! Beautiful work.
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01/08/2013 11:10:04 AM
Well done! Congrats on the FS BLUE!
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01/08/2013 10:40:03 AM
What an awesome capture - so worth braving the cold for a shot such as this .. congratulations!
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01/08/2013 09:23:06 AM
Beautiful shot, congrats on the blue!
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01/08/2013 09:22:25 AM
Congrats on the blue! Well deserved.
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01/08/2013 08:26:34 AM
beautiful, congrats
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01/08/2013 07:33:14 AM
Congrats,I love this image.
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01/08/2013 05:21:30 AM
Congratulations on the well deserved blue. It's a wonderful way to celebrate your new camera!
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01/08/2013 04:58:56 AM
So very nice. Congrats on the blue. Well deserved.
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01/08/2013 04:54:09 AM
Congrats on your first Blue (and in a FS too). A wonderful image. Have fun with that new camera.
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01/08/2013 03:00:24 AM
i'm really happy for your ribbon... was an 8 for me because is a great photo with a great atmosphere... well deserved Blue!
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01/08/2013 01:12:59 AM
A superb Free Study image with just the right elements, composition and mood. Well done. 8.
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01/08/2013 01:02:14 AM
Originally posted by posthumous:

fascinating, magical, do I see pelicans?

I'm hanging this in my fantasy art gallery.

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Thanks Don! No pelicans just assorted duck, geese, and a few swans.
01/08/2013 12:39:38 AM
Originally posted by grahamgator:

I can't stop looking at this; can't decide if they are real ducks or decoy's. The blue tones, snow on the limbs, along with the fog makes this a great image


They are all real ducks, this pond must of had 500 assorted ducks and geese. Temperature was right at 0 degrees F and the water was warm enough that it created it's own fog.
01/08/2013 12:29:41 AM
Congrats on your excellent finish! This has such a cool feel to it.Worth looking at for a very long time.
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01/08/2013 12:05:05 AM
Well done Papa, you did an amazing job, truly deserved this well done!
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01/08/2013 12:04:57 AM
I did not expect a ribbon was just hoping to keep the 7, only had a 7 one other time and I had the date on my camera set wrong so getting a 7 was a goal of mine but I never expected to get a ribbon more less the Blue. Thanks!
01/08/2013 12:03:34 AM
Wow! Awesome PapaBob, Congrats on the blue with a fantastic shot!
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01/08/2013 12:01:35 AM
Well, now you know :-) Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2013 11:57:47 PM
nice shot and effort. beautiful light.
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01/07/2013 11:43:04 PM
Great life.
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01/07/2013 11:33:34 PM
cool warmth comes out of this 7
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01/07/2013 11:32:26 PM
I can't stop looking at this; can't decide if they are real ducks or decoy's. The blue tones, snow on the limbs, along with the fog makes this a great image
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01/07/2013 10:36:54 PM
so pretty.
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01/07/2013 10:30:15 PM
fascinating, magical, do I see pelicans?

I'm hanging this in my fantasy art gallery.

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01/07/2013 08:51:32 PM
This was a favorite on my first run-through and remained so. I just love the mist, the faint shapes of the sleeping ducks, the frost on the branches. Brrrrr. Great mood. Voted earlier. 9
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01/07/2013 07:50:38 PM
Beautiful work. Nothing overdone or pushed in our face.
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01/06/2013 07:06:47 PM
Gloriously deceptive, deserves much viewing to take it all in. A tt I believe
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01/06/2013 06:26:51 PM
Beautiful scene and light. I think the composition is even stronger, if you crop off the right part(the s branch).
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01/06/2013 08:46:28 AM
The atmosphere here is terrific. A truly stunning shop
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01/06/2013 05:47:16 AM
Enchanting with the mist and waterfowl.
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01/02/2013 11:55:13 PM
Best in show award, congrats
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01/02/2013 10:36:58 AM
Gorgeous image.
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01/02/2013 12:50:45 AM
Nailed it..very nice.
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01/01/2013 05:36:02 PM
Nice capture.
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01/01/2013 03:44:44 PM
Oh, that's just lovely!
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01/01/2013 11:25:57 AM
I love this. Would make a beautiful winter holiday card. Happy New Year! :)
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01/01/2013 03:22:19 AM
FAR OUT, I LOVE IT, INSTANT FAVE, WOOT WOOT~! 10
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