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Challenge: With the Philosophy of Ubique (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2015
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
Date: Apr 4, 2015
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1250
Date Uploaded: Apr 5, 2015

Redondo Pier. A couple of pelicans have trained the local fishermen to share, much to the delight of the tourists and locals who wander by.

Many thanks to our inspiration this week - a comment from Paul is always a good sign. Score might suck, but the photo spoke to at least one person, and Paul is a pretty good appreciator. Those are hard to come by, good appreciators....

Statistics
Place: 24 out of 86
Avg (all users): 6.2250
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.3585
Avg (non-participants): 5.9630
Views since voting: 325
Views during voting: 195
Votes: 80
Comments: 22
Favorites: 2 (view)


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11/28/2016 06:16:58 PM
how'd I miss commenting on this one. am I a fish?
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04/13/2015 02:50:33 PM
I only marked two "favs" in this challenge and the other one turned out to be Johanna's Tree and Feet image. Apparently, I'll never escape the two of you...and I am lucky it is so. I wish so much this one was in my own portfolio! FANTASTIC!

Message edited by author 2015-04-13 14:51:03.
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04/13/2015 12:04:13 AM
Now I gave you a 9, highest vote, their you go girl, this was brilliant and should of at least been in the top 5!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/12/2015 11:43:53 PM
that fish is amazing.. love the BIG fish too... this keeps me occupied and is so amusing.
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04/12/2015 10:19:40 PM
Nice tableau...
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04/12/2015 07:36:59 PM
Happiness in the French market except for the guillotined girl and the Pope behind her. A wonderful capture in all seriousness, I like the lower perspective.
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04/12/2015 09:58:06 AM
My husband leaned over to give me a kiss whilst I was about to vote on this image .....,he stared at it for a long time, then said 'I don't get it' I said 'you're not meant to'.

The fish is the star.

This is very good! One of my faves.
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04/12/2015 04:55:43 AM
im torn on this between a great capture by chance or its some poor trained pelican destined for a life of performing for tourists, im not sure which way it is but its unsettleing which is a plus point it makes me think it makes me ponder on bigger things than just the fish.
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04/11/2015 10:15:42 PM
this is the worst possible angle for a boring photograph. any chance of this photo being ordinary has been ruined. I hope you're happy.


I'm hanging this in my fantasy gallery

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04/11/2015 08:16:00 PM
Looks like hey were being entertained by the bird. Expressions are fun to see
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04/11/2015 06:06:08 PM
oh boy 9
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04/11/2015 03:24:47 PM
The ladies are still hoping for a miracle.
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04/11/2015 01:00:20 PM
theater of observers
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04/11/2015 10:49:13 AM
The things we do for just a little food; put ourselves on display to the pleasure of others just to eat, lol. An entertaining image.
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04/11/2015 03:32:46 AM
I'm loving this photo and it feels very much in the spirit of the man himself, the posture of the bird, the flying fish, the boys bodiless head, all spontaneous imperfections that bring us instantly to the emotional essence of the scene, that's what photography should be about, thanks.
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04/08/2015 03:31:58 PM
what a great shot and tribute to Ubique. It is authentic and candid and there is just enough enigma to keep it interesting!
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04/08/2015 02:40:06 PM
what? it's really flying!
(Could it be Deb's?)
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04/08/2015 04:24:20 AM
I'm a sucker for improbable shots like this, where every 'serious' photographic consideration is set aside in the interests of the moment. But the greatest pleasure from this kind of shot is the spontaneous reactions of the players; the range of facial expressions among the four facing camera is fabulous ... everything from (reading left to right) delight; to mild and self-conscious amusement; to scepticism; to whatever the guy on right is doing (conducting the bird?) This kind of photography don't mean nothin'; and is all the more delightful for that. Thank you.
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04/07/2015 06:23:20 PM
Ha! Pelican Butt + Flying Fish = 10 + Instant Fav!!!
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04/07/2015 03:33:02 PM
I like the 'aha' moment; it's a great moment too. I also like the severed head sitting on the platform! Is that for dessert??!

Each of the faces we see offers something additional to the image - I particularly like the glee of the lady on the far left.

Nicely made.
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04/07/2015 02:31:09 PM
nicely caught and framed!
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04/06/2015 09:59:23 AM
I have enjoyed looking at this for some time now. No doubt I will be back.
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