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Challenge: Expert Free Study 2016-01 (Expert Editing)
Collection: Challenge Stuff
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1
Lens: Olympus 150mm f/2.0 Zuiko Digital
Location: Brazos Bend State Park, Texas
Date: Jan 23, 2016
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/5000
Galleries: Landscape, Birds
Date Uploaded: Feb 11, 2016

Taken at sunrise at Brazos Bend State Park, Texas, USA.

I am happy with my finish, especially since this photo could have been entered under the Basic editing ruleset.

Place: 12 out of 62
Avg (all users): 6.2410
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.9487
Avg (non-participants): 6.5000
Views since voting: 458
Views during voting: 148
Votes: 83
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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02/24/2016 06:41:39 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Glad to see that I gave you a 6 for this. Taken at sunrise...now that's dedication! And you got that wicked gorgeous golden light to shoot in. Like you I'm a big fan of using relatively little pp, and am glad you used only global adjustments.

Having said that, I do wish that right third had been cropped out...those weeds, and that long straight piece of grass, are in sharp focus and are competing with the bird for the focal point here, as they are so dark and dominant and the bird is leavin in a hurry. That's the hard part when shooting little birds, they are so skittish and fast.

Still, a very nice pic and glad it finished well, so be proud of it :-)

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02/23/2016 11:23:33 AM
Beautiful light and flight
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02/22/2016 03:43:52 PM
Stunning. Got a 9 from me.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/21/2016 06:42:37 AM
Beautiful. Hope for top 3 for you.
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02/18/2016 08:19:27 PM
Well done. I am not sure at what to look at or what is the focal point. I would have cropped into the bird a little. But great DOF and very sharp. I gave you a 7.
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02/16/2016 03:18:35 PM
ominous and theatric. Lovely shapes, tones, and moment caught.
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