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Pink feathers
Pink feathers

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Challenge: October Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Compact Hyperzoom Aspherical for Canon
Location: Mexico
Date: Oct 3, 2004
Aperture: f9
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 26, 2004

Cropped, resized, clonned some chromatic aberrations, Saturation, contrast and a little touch of sharpening.

Place: 280 out of 487
Avg (all users): 5.3333
Avg (commenters): 5.7000
Avg (participants): 5.2664
Avg (non-participants): 5.7813
Views since voting: 1029
Views during voting: 317
Votes: 246
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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11/14/2004 11:56:49 PM

Color is very good here and the detail in the feathers makes this photo. It's biggest draw back though is the head and neck are slightly soft. Also I am questioning why the black background. I realize that it brings out the bird but it also makes it seem so unnatural.

Message edited by HBunch - Removed Critique Club status.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2004 08:00:18 PM
Great pose, but feels like could benefit from some sharpening.
11/06/2004 08:06:17 AM
Nice, these are realy beautifull birds!
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11/05/2004 07:26:45 PM
No flamingos (right?) were hurt in the taking of this picture!! well done. 6
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2004 10:14:19 PM
nice object isolation
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2004 09:50:45 PM
Returning for comments.
Delicate almost pastel colors in that deep zen pose. Clarity and focus just right. Bumping up.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2004 02:27:45 PM
Beautiful study of a beautiful bird.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/03/2004 07:04:59 PM
Good shot. I really like the pose. With a bit more post-processing, this could have been made into an excellent shot. This is what I would have liked to have seen done. First off all a slight crop on the left to "center" the body. Then I would have cloned the background to make it completely black. I would subsequently play with the levels/contrast and the hue/saturation to lighten up and bring out the feathers of the flamingo. Optionally, I would also dodge the eye slightly. After adding a bit of an Unsharp Mask, this would have been a top shot I believe. Please contact me if you would like me to show you an example of what I am talking about.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/02/2004 04:48:52 AM
i was going to submit a flamengo, wasnt as good as this though
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/02/2004 03:20:28 AM
Great capture here. Feels like I can reach out and touch the subject
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11/02/2004 12:27:09 AM
Colors are too flat for such a colorful subject.

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