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Falling Apart
Falling Apart

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Challenge: Falling Apart (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Location: ottawa River Parkway
Date: Mar 13, 2013
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/2500
Date Uploaded: Mar 14, 2013

I was driving the city, checking for birds and the like. I hit up a favourite spot for gulls, thinking I was too early in the season. Boy was I wrong. The gulls had invaded the island and had already set territories. So I climbed down to the river and set up. The island itself, was surrounded by low brush. Blocking any good direct view inside. Where unfortunately, most of the birds were located. Yet a few decent size holes gave a good view and entry. So when you heard birds screaming, usually someone would burst out. Being chased or pulled out. Also a few guards on the outside, seemed to run the show. Chasing people off, this being the case of this shot. Not the best day for light, but still a fun day and shot!

So not too much pp in this image. Mostly some cure adjustments and cropping. Expert editing, not here! lol We'll see.....

Oh and the gull was fine....

Place: 49 out of 85
Avg (all users): 5.5398
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
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Views since voting: 204
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 113
Comments: 4
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/19/2013 01:53:41 PM
...with Laughter? :P
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03/17/2013 05:46:27 PM
Superb shot, don't know what is falling apart, but none the less... this is an excellent photograph.
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03/15/2013 06:37:11 PM
Exceptionally beautiful capture. can't image how you managed to get some much in focus, and so much detail in the wings. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' vawendy? I'm not quite feeling the link to the title though? Not voting down on it, though. Best image in challenge so far.
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03/15/2013 09:32:57 AM
Ring-billed Gulls, Larus delawarensis. Very cool capture. My favorite in this challenge. 10
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