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Bringer of Happiness
Bringer of Happiness

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Challenge: Blue IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Birds
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Jan 16, 2014
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2014

Bluebirds just make me smile. Bluebirds in my yard ... make me ecstatically happy :-) I've had a little flock here for the past several weeks, which is very unexpected in my little patch of suburbia, but I am cheerfully keeping them supplied with mealworms in hopes they'll stay permanently. If not, well, I'm enjoying them every day they're here.

Photographed these guys all week; would have liked a picture in a tree, but the sun came out and this guy posed perfectly on the deck, so this is THE bluebird shot of the week.

PP - converted from RAW, cropped, CEP (tonal contrast, reflector efex in light gold), colored deck rail grayer and cloned out a few light bits, resized, Nik Sharpen, blurred background more, cloned out come sharpening haloes.

Place: 16 out of 95
Avg (all users): 6.2588
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0714
Avg (non-participants): 6.4419
Views since voting: 344
Views during voting: 187
Votes: 85
Comments: 3
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01/26/2014 10:40:14 AM
You really picked the perfect subject for your entry.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/23/2014 11:30:23 AM
Beautiful little bird
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01/17/2014 05:01:49 PM
Great capture, I really like how clear and in focus the feathers are.
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