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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: High Contrast VI (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1
Lens: Olympus 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 SWD Zuiko Lens ED
Location: High Island, Texas, USA
Date: Mar 29, 2015
Aperture: 4.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2015

A Great Egret (Ardea Alba) landing in the trees at during sunrise at the Smith Oak Rookery, High Island, Texas, USA.

[Apr. 5th, 2015 07:10:44 PM]

This was a last minute change for this challenge. I went shooting the last day of the challenge and captured this image and decided to replace what I had already submitted.

Here is my original submission
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1146621.jpg

Thank you everyone for the votes and the wonderful comments.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 90
Avg (all users): 7.0000
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.6750
Avg (non-participants): 7.4194
Views since voting: 1524
Views during voting: 152
Votes: 71
Comments: 21
Favorites: 6 (view)


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03/30/2016 08:32:08 AM
Lovely image
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04/07/2015 02:29:19 PM
Beautiful work Ron. Congrats on the Blue!
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04/07/2015 01:52:46 PM
Amazing shot, congratulations on your high scores and ribbon!
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04/06/2015 08:18:44 PM
21.gif Armando_m I noticed that myself and was shocked that there was nothing below 5.
04/06/2015 08:02:42 PM
Fabulous shot! Congrats on the blue. This was my standalone top pick.
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04/06/2015 04:40:16 PM
congrats!

wow it's rare to see voting with scores all >= 5
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04/06/2015 01:37:31 PM
Congratulations, this was a 10 for me
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04/06/2015 05:59:30 AM
Good swap! Great image and result. Congrats on the blue.
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04/06/2015 05:40:02 AM
Great entry, and one that is vastly more fitting for the challenge than your initial entry. Now you just need another shot of the same in April :)
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04/06/2015 04:36:32 AM
beautiful
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04/06/2015 02:24:16 AM
Congrats on the blue!
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04/06/2015 12:53:43 AM
LOL, just to damn funny to end up with 7.0000. If you only knew how many times the average was exactly 7 over the last week.
04/06/2015 12:53:25 AM
My favorite for the blue, congratulations.
Good you changed your picture the last minute. (the train bridge wouldn't blue)
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04/06/2015 12:15:17 AM
Cool congrats on the blue wooohoo
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04/06/2015 12:08:14 AM
And you kept the 7.00, WD, sharp,with no halos awesome.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/05/2015 01:28:26 PM
So beautiful. A ten
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04/04/2015 09:53:39 PM
Beautiful silhouette.
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04/04/2015 06:51:24 AM
Not a bird man but this is good, well done.
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03/31/2015 05:15:28 PM
I think this is the best color shot in the challenge

love the silhouette
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03/31/2015 12:26:27 PM
a good silhouette that enhances the graphism; the warm tones are the perfect backdrop for this entry
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03/30/2015 12:06:37 PM
Top 2
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