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Challenge: Extended Free Study 2019-04 (Extended Editing)
Collection: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 USM
Date: May 1, 2019
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Birds
Date Uploaded: May 3, 2019

Ohhhhm'gosh! Blue! I am happy. I have always been very intimidated by free studies... and even more so the extended editing ones because of the incredible graphic talent I've seen here. This one was actually a very simple combination of 2 photos (one of the bird and one in a different area for the clouds). It required very little editing, so I'm surprised but very happy that it won. It's my first blue ribbon in a free study.

My favorite thing to do this time of year is watch these birds diligently build their nests right next to each other over the river. There are hundreds of them. So graceful! So communal! I watch them for the longest time and totally escape all the cares in my world!


Statistics
Place: 1 out of 43
Avg (all users): 7.1395
Avg (participants): 7.0455
Avg (non-participants): 7.2381
Views since voting: 632
Views during voting: 73
Votes: 43
Comments: 16
Favorites: 3 (view)


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05/25/2019 09:50:50 PM
You do the Great White Egrets like no one else!!!
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05/23/2019 01:23:08 PM
Very Nice. So sharp. Congratulations!
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05/23/2019 12:12:23 AM
But... but... but... how did you focus on this in so short of time? Tell me all, please?

If I got this shot it would have been a fluke. An accident.

With you... itís just natural.

I want to see into the mind of genius.

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05/22/2019 11:32:41 PM
YOU are... AMAZINGLY TALENTED, Sandy!

Gee golly wow!!

Congratulations, my friend!
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05/22/2019 06:00:57 PM
Only you can nail these shots
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05/22/2019 07:10:38 AM
Outstanding capture. No doubt the blue. My favorite of the challenge. Congrats!
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05/22/2019 05:34:10 AM
Wow! Looks like an Audubon painting.
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05/22/2019 05:01:18 AM
Absolutely beautiful image. You have combined the two images with utter perfection. Congrats on the blue!
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05/22/2019 03:25:17 AM
Love it....nice work Sandy!!
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05/22/2019 02:13:57 AM
Stellar win
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05/22/2019 01:00:44 AM
CONGRATS .. you're on fire with your astounding bird photos ..
the love you have for this type of photography is so evident in the images you create ..
this has such a Sandy feel .. just beautiful ..
i'm extremely happy for you that you won this extended fs .. a credit to you and your art ... :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/21/2019 01:26:32 AM
Remarkable clarity and grace.
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05/19/2019 11:05:08 AM
Perfection.
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05/16/2019 09:40:19 AM
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05/15/2019 02:17:10 PM
Wonderful capture. The translucence is great!
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05/15/2019 12:19:47 AM
Well I can see that you possibly shouldíve entered this in the bird challenge itís beautiful, and the processing is spectacular, my top pick.
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