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Avoid Distracting Elements
2nd PlaceAvoid Distracting Elements
hahn23


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Breaking the Rules (Standard Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park
Date: May 19, 2017
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/6400
Date Uploaded: May 19, 2017

Mountain Bluebird, male. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon EF400mm f/4 DO IS II USM +1.4xIII, 1/6400s@f/5.6, ISO 400, lens focal length 560mm., 05/19/17 2:21pm.

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This image captured immediately after the May snowstorm of 36" snow. The background is snow, not sky.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 66
Avg (all users): 6.6066
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.2647
Avg (non-participants): 7.0370
Views since voting: 998
Views during voting: 127
Votes: 61
Comments: 19
Favorites: 3 (view)


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06/10/2017 10:26:57 AM
Congratulations!
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06/09/2017 09:27:33 AM
Perfect timing. Gorgeous image.
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06/09/2017 08:31:58 AM
Another fabulous stunner! The snow would almost have you assume this was done in a studio.

Congrats on the red, Richard.
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06/08/2017 12:00:19 PM
Amazing feather detail, love that blue. Excellent work, Richard and congrats on the Red.
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06/07/2017 08:05:07 PM
Wonderful capture; congrats on the ribbon.
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06/07/2017 06:46:25 PM
THis is terrific, Richard. You always manage the blue of these birds so well, and the sense of frozen motion here is just spot-on. Even the distracting element is working for you here, is what the challenge asked for. Well done!
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06/07/2017 03:57:32 PM
Snow! Fabulous! Congratulations on your Ribbon!
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06/07/2017 10:48:38 AM
I agree too, the post was not distracting for me. It is a context for the story. Really gorgeous work Richard!
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06/07/2017 10:27:36 AM
I agree with the post not being a distracting element -- it tells the story. That being said, what a truly wonderful capture! I'm so glad to have seen this shot. Truly magnificent!
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06/07/2017 07:02:40 AM
Congratulations on the Red. Masterpiece (yes, even with the distracting element)
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06/07/2017 05:04:22 AM
Originally posted by SaraR:

The ultra high shutter speed really does allow a unique view of this such pretty bird. I would guess that the snow acted as a giant light box allowing you such a fast shutter speed - really impressive.


Yes, exactly right. It was a unique lighting situation. Surrounded by snow with the filtered sunlight over the back of my left shoulder in early afternoon.

Message edited by author 2017-06-07 05:11:38.
06/07/2017 05:01:04 AM
The ultra high shutter speed really does allow a unique view of this such pretty bird. I would guess that the snow acted as a giant light box allowing you such a fast shutter speed - really impressive.
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06/07/2017 12:26:53 AM
Congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2017 11:39:55 PM
Such a pretty bird. What a great capture.
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06/06/2017 07:59:08 PM
Bumping to an 8 (from a seven) LOVE your shutter speed... and the blown sky!
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06/05/2017 12:39:44 PM
What a wonderful capture, although I'm not sure I would really consider the post a distracting element. The head of the bird is on the centerline so I'mm put you down for breaking that rule.
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06/03/2017 11:48:04 AM
I don't see anything distracting... just context:) There must be something wrong with me. Great shot.
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05/31/2017 02:40:56 PM
Very nice takeoff.
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05/31/2017 12:48:31 PM
I'm always amazed when I see the wings in flight. Nice shooting even with distracting elements. 8
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