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Sun-kissed Feathers
Sun-kissed Feathers

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Challenge: October Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: Susnet Pond, Bellingham, WA
Date: Oct 12, 2004
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 1, 2004

The resident Canada Goose at Sunset Pond and his white and tan ladies were sunning themselves in the late afternoon sun. Luckily I had my 100-400 lens with me so I could catch a shot as he used his beak to comb his feathers.

Post-processing: used Canon DPP to up the ISO about one stop. Used PS7 to adjust the contrast via curves, to clone out some tiny white spots on the goose's back and head and to sharpen the image.

Place: 108 out of 487
Avg (all users): 6.0000
Avg (commenters): 6.9000
Avg (participants): 5.9619
Avg (non-participants): 6.2581
Views since voting: 982
Views during voting: 321
Votes: 241
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2004 07:27:19 AM
Wonderful capture... i like the lights and shades of sun.
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11/06/2004 07:49:57 AM
Haha It looks like he's ashamed to have its picture taken :)
Very nice..
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11/04/2004 04:27:40 AM
Hehe, a human touch to the bird I'd say, nice capture.
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11/03/2004 10:58:29 PM
You were either lucky or patient to get such a pose. Either way, great job!
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11/03/2004 09:19:28 PM
I love Canada geese in action. Nice details of the feathers and expression.
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11/03/2004 06:16:16 PM
Lovely composition. One of the best duck pictures I've seen.
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11/03/2004 11:20:00 AM
Lovely pose! Very nice composition.
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11/02/2004 09:40:23 PM
Nice capture and composition and a beautiful shot overall. Very good job.
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11/02/2004 05:57:55 PM
Almost hard to believe this is real; what a capture. WIth perfect detail and presentation.
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11/01/2004 12:54:58 PM
This is pretty funny.... or maybe it's just me... but it looks like the bird is scratching it's head as if it's thinking, "Now where did I leave my wallet?"
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11/01/2004 12:39:42 AM
8. This image and moment is fantastic. Almost looks like the bird is saluting you. Focus is on and so is exposure. Technically it doesn't get much better than this. I just wish there was a better background. The grey is so dull for such a dynamic subject. But ya can't do much 'bout the weather. :P
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