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Challenge: Silhouettes VI (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Jun 26, 2014
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 1/800
Date Uploaded: Jun 26, 2014

I didn't plan on entering this challenge, but the evening sun lit up the foliage behind my house a few hours before the deadline and I wandered out to see if there were any critters around. Maybe a tree frog or dragonfly I could catch on the backside of a leaf. No luck with those, but this eastern phoebe perched in a perfect spot 15 feet away. The pose is pretty "blah," but the lighting was nice.

Wow, this was a surprise! I expected a strong "average" (very few low votes or 10s) for color appeal and nailing the topic, which I got, but I figured 6.7 would wind up around 6th place. Thanks!

Place: 2 out of 108
Avg (all users): 6.6712
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 6.4878
Avg (non-participants): 6.9063
Views since voting: 1176
Views during voting: 160
Votes: 73
Comments: 11
Favorites: 2 (view)

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07/09/2014 07:00:21 AM
I agree, nice bokeh

Message edited by author 2014-07-09 13:01:51.
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07/05/2014 11:44:20 AM
Love the detail of the feather tufts, and the bokeh is gorgeous.
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07/04/2014 09:40:51 PM
Originally posted by mariuca:

(could you be so kind and give it an equally charming title? There are some words so much overused!)

Agreed. I hated that title, too, but it seemed more appropriate than "Random Mental Block Induced Bird Term 1 minute Before Deadline." I had the same issue in Historic Landmark, unfortunately.
07/04/2014 09:01:09 AM
Blah my foot!!! Nice capture...(ribbon included)
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07/04/2014 08:30:28 AM
Congratulations, Shannon. So pretty!
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07/04/2014 02:54:05 AM
Didnt get round to vote on this but so good. Congrats on the ribbon
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07/04/2014 01:12:36 AM
Move along, folks, nothing to see here. Just another entry from Shannon he didn't intend that ends up ribboning. ;)

Lessee ... I think that's two in the past two weeks!

Edited: I realized that people who don't know me might have taken what I said above as snarky, but actually, Shannon, you're an inspiration. The ease with which you create incredible images is what I strive for.

Message edited by author 2014-07-04 01:27:01.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/03/2014 10:54:02 PM
what a charming sulking little thing. It looks like a stained glass
(could you be so kind and give it an equally charming title? There are some words so much overused!)
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07/01/2014 03:35:40 PM
Nice photo.
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06/27/2014 08:00:50 PM
Beautiful! The silhouette is lovely, the background to die for. 10 and a fave. (funny, my only other 10 is the same colour)
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06/27/2014 11:37:41 AM
Amazing greens !
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