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Challenge: Stopped Motion II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Flat Rock, Michigan
Date: Sep 14, 2004
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 19, 2004

Taking off south through a misty sunrise. Was hopig for better light to show more detail on the wings. EF 70-200mm f/4 L.

Place: 14 out of 170
Avg (all users): 6.5362
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.6017
Avg (non-participants): 6.4701
Views since voting: 2076
Views during voting: 458
Votes: 235
Comments: 43
Favorites: 7 (view)

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03/21/2006 08:31:14 PM
That is fabulous symmetry...you almost expect the goose underneath to be a reflexion of the top one. It's almost weird to see it NOT upside down.
Great capture!
07/26/2005 11:14:26 PM
Outstanding timing!
04/18/2005 07:28:02 AM
Outstanding composition - one of those "once in a lifetime" opportunities. The birds are a little dark, and the sky is a bit dull, but this would be a killer photo if only the heads were in focus. No criticism there though - focusing on a moving bird in low light is not easy ;)
04/18/2005 04:22:36 AM
This is an amazing photograph.
Very well seen and at the right place at the right time!
02/03/2005 11:11:53 PM
Excellent timing!
12/29/2004 02:03:37 PM
Well if these are the kinds of shots I'll be able to hope for with a Rebel then I'm going to have to go back to work so I can afford one :) This was, of course, the first shot that caught my eye when I began looking at your portfolio. This really should've placed higher...
09/27/2004 12:19:17 AM
Congratulations on your 14th placing with this great pair !
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/26/2004 10:43:40 PM
Great shot, one of my favorites this week. Great compostion and clarity for this one. I wish the sky were a bit bluer. I wonder what it would look like in B and W.
09/26/2004 01:38:42 PM
How sweet is this?! You've captured something more than a well-composed shot here. I hope you won't be offended if I say it would be terrific on commercial work such as a wedding/ anniversary card or one of those team-work motivational posters...
09/26/2004 11:19:50 AM
Great comp and capture. A little too dark in shadows perhaps but very well spotted.
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09/25/2004 11:30:51 PM
Beautiful timing. Wings up, Wings down. I would like to see a minor adjustment however, to correct some of the darkness in the bird's wings. I would like to have seen more feather detail.
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09/25/2004 02:25:50 PM
This is a winner shot but a little gamma adjustment would bring this right to the top. Bumpimg up on composition and clean cut outline.
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09/25/2004 02:21:48 PM
What great timing for this one!
09/25/2004 01:55:00 PM
Perfect timing and good composition. A great photo even if the heads are not quite in focus.
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09/25/2004 11:09:50 AM
Great shot....
09/25/2004 03:09:12 AM
If I would give points: 10
Maybe even better if a little more shap
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09/24/2004 10:50:43 AM
Very nice. I just wish the wings weren't so dark...
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09/24/2004 07:18:02 AM
Some burning on the wings would have helped this already wonderful shot. 7
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09/23/2004 11:35:29 PM
Gosh, how much perfect could this be...
09/23/2004 12:05:19 PM
What PERFECT timing. Looks like a mirror image. You've pulled off a masterpiece that will finish in the stratosphere!
09/22/2004 03:21:06 PM
Very cool....the wings in opposite directions really adds a lot to this photo. 7
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09/21/2004 11:45:15 PM
That's so cool... Looks like mirror images of the same bird in a way. Just enough light left to give great detail in the wings and body.
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09/21/2004 09:14:16 PM
Superb. I'm a big fan of natural symetry!!
09/21/2004 08:59:01 PM
Nice photo!
09/21/2004 08:32:57 PM
Perfect title! What a great capture.
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09/21/2004 05:46:27 PM
Great capture. Either the focus is a tad out or neat image has softened the edges. Still a good shot.
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09/21/2004 05:39:53 PM
needs to be brightened
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09/21/2004 04:47:28 PM
09/21/2004 04:37:29 PM
The shape is just beautiful; well framed too.
09/21/2004 04:31:31 PM
Timing - I love it!
Detail - I would love to see a bit more of it.
This is a striking image. That's phenomenal timing. Well done! 9
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09/21/2004 03:29:50 PM
nicely done
09/21/2004 01:06:59 PM
a very interesting photo. What a shame the negative space on the left severely distracts from the subject.
09/21/2004 12:46:29 PM
This is a great shot. On this monitor, the birds heads look just a touch out of focus, but that might just be me?
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09/21/2004 08:02:44 AM
This is just beautiful. Well done.
09/21/2004 07:16:05 AM
This is by far the best bird shot in the challange. Great capture. Perhaps the cropping is a bit to tight on the top and bottom?
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09/21/2004 07:05:35 AM
great capture. A little more light on the wings and it would be a 10.
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09/20/2004 10:24:49 PM
super capture
09/20/2004 12:24:42 PM
This is an amazing shot.
09/20/2004 11:41:14 AM
Great stopped motion and I really like the opposite positions of the wings and how the birds are flying neck and neck. Very well captured. The only criticism I could say is that I wish there was more detail visible in the wings.
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09/20/2004 06:53:52 AM
very nice photo, lovely composition and focus! interesting photo from the wings as well only aspect i might change is the dimensions of the photo.... being a rather light background it looks rather boxy when maybe a more elongated rectangle with give more dimensions and "room for you birds to move" but thats a personal opinion and does not cloud your photo whatsoever... gr8 shot once again!
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09/20/2004 05:51:59 AM
Fantastic shot. My first thought for the title was X-wing :)
Great spotted and captured. Well done
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09/20/2004 04:25:57 AM
Very cool capture. The background is nice and simple, but my only complaint is that there isn't enough detail on the subject. Maybe you can select just the birds and brighten/sharpen them a bit. Still, a very nice shot and perfect for this challenge.
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09/20/2004 12:10:49 AM
Very cool image.

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