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2nd PlaceBirdbath Shenanigans!
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Extended Free Study 2020-11 (Extended Editing)
Collection: 2020 - CHALLENGES & outtakes etc
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO M.Zuiko
Location: in my backyard .. lens with 1.4x teleconverter
Date: Dec 7, 2020
Aperture: 4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Digital Art, Birds
Date Uploaded: Dec 13, 2020

thankyou so much everyone for your lovely comments and votes .
i had in mind something with the birds that come to my bird bath for this extended free study .. but didnt know in what direction it would go .. that would depend on the photographs i took ..
which went over three or four days ..
was extremely challenging photographing the birds .. action shots are not my forte .. :)

i actually set up the tripod aimed at the birdbath so i could have a background and just shoot birds and stitch the birds and the birdbath together easily . epic fail ..
i hardly ever use the tripod and the ball socket wasnt working properly .. so to set the focus point i had to aim it a fair bit above where i wanted it because when i tightened the screw it would drop down ... getting that spot right was extremely difficult and time consuming ... so I ditched the tripod idea .. :(

the light was constantly changing as well .. and because the birdbath is under a tree the light isnt that good for action shots even when its sunny ..

all that is whatever .. because it was a really good learning experience .. so i'm grateful for that ... and so pleased that it did well in the challenge .. :)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 45
Avg (all users): 6.7895
Avg (participants): 6.8182
Avg (non-participants): 6.7500
Views since voting: 386
Views during voting: 73
Votes: 38
Comments: 17
Favorites: 4 (view)


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12/24/2020 09:15:50 PM
Congratulations
This is a WOW capture, so well taken.
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12/24/2020 01:28:16 AM
Such a fun image, Roz
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12/23/2020 10:23:22 AM
It seems I'm one of your 5s. Not sure why I scored it so low because that's not what it deserved. If I'd voted correctly you'd have got the blue. Sorry.
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12/22/2020 05:32:20 PM
Outstanding! Each bird is wonderful as a single shot - but the combination is just wow
Congrats Roz!!!!!
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12/22/2020 11:13:17 AM
SPECTACULAR!!!! BRAVO!! BRAVO!!

Truly fantastic! I love it!
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12/22/2020 09:57:43 AM
Beautifully done and one of my favs!
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12/22/2020 07:47:32 AM
I love these kind of shots and truly appreciate the challenges you had in composing it. Great job!
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12/22/2020 05:17:08 AM
Well done - congrats on the red!
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12/22/2020 04:14:56 AM
So good Roz!

The vote of 2 is disgraceful!
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12/22/2020 02:54:58 AM
Originally posted by Lydia:

This is so fabulous,Roz!

Everything is perfect... down to the water drips!

the droplets were really coming off the flying birds ... i was lucky that the background for the birdbath was sorta similar to where the birds were flyng above it ..
and thankyou Lydia ... :)
12/22/2020 12:08:13 AM
This is so fabulous,Roz!

Everything is perfect... down to the water drips!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/21/2020 12:40:26 PM
top 3~!
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12/20/2020 08:06:25 PM
I thought this was the winner as soon as I viewed it, your title is perfect, it brings a smile to my face, it’s like a wonderful melody.
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12/20/2020 06:55:19 PM
How lovely!
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12/16/2020 10:03:29 AM
The expressions on the birds' faces are just fabulous! Curious little one looking at a butterfly, flyers pointed intently skyward, angry squabblers, and a bathing bird who has no intention of getting out of the bath yet.
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12/15/2020 08:17:16 PM
Terrific image!
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12/15/2020 11:32:55 AM
way cool! Well done!


Ribbon!
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