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Challenge: Reflections in Water (ARCHIVAL) (Standard Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 USM
Date: May 1, 2019
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1250
Date Uploaded: Oct 14, 2021

Thank you guys so much for such nice comments and a surprising ribbon! I do love photographing these beautiful birds in flight. They nest in my favorite park by the hundreds every Spring and I love watching their flight shows for hours!

In response to Sara and ThingFish, I did use some noise reduction on the water and the reflectionÖ but I erased it over the main bird. There is likely some motion blur, but also these birds are pretty smooth. They really donít have alot of plumage on their underside. But Iím happy you liked it anyway! Thank you!

Place: 2 out of 49
Avg (all users): 7.0465
Avg (participants): 6.6786
Avg (non-participants): 7.7333
Views since voting: 392
Views during voting: 103
Votes: 43
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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10/28/2021 09:09:42 PM
Very surreal reflection Sandy P! Congrats on your ribbon! And your kind comment on mine.
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10/28/2021 08:42:17 AM
Amazing. Congrat's!
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10/27/2021 05:28:17 PM
extraordinary Sandy ..
congratulations on the ribbon.
I love how at one you are with that lens .. this is stunning xx
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10/27/2021 10:07:05 AM
An absolutely WOW image. It is complete in the story it tells. The water and the reflection are dreamy, the bird is in motion. I felt the detail was great considering the entire picture is in motion, the water the bird.
10 Amazing work.
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10/27/2021 06:12:14 AM
Amazing pair of images ... including this Red Ribbon one from the same date. Awesome!

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10/27/2021 03:58:22 AM
Congratz on the Red, it's a stunning shot. I do however agree with the comment that SaraR made about the lack of detail in the plumage.
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10/27/2021 03:06:30 AM
Very beautiful, one of my only two 9s :)
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10/27/2021 01:02:58 AM
Looked like a painting to me. Knew this would do well, congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/25/2021 01:25:06 PM
Focused on something important, he is.
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10/24/2021 07:36:43 PM
Love it!
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10/24/2021 09:47:09 AM
Absolutely beautiful. Bumping to a 9.
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10/23/2021 02:21:12 AM
amazing reflection! the eye in the reflection is even more sharp.
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10/22/2021 07:54:25 PM
This is my favorite image for this challenge. It is a beautiful and delicate image, as well as a very special capture.
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10/20/2021 02:01:07 PM
Very nicely observed. I don't know this bird - an egret or heron of some sort, I think. There is very little plumage detail, and I don't know if that is simply a quirk of this particular bird, or if a bit too much noise reduction has been used. the swirls in the water fill the negative space well.
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10/20/2021 08:03:04 AM

A ribbon.
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