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Challenge: Wind (Basic Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro Super II for Canon
Location: Cortez Park - Phoenix, AZ
Date: Dec 8, 2004
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 8, 2004

I have no idea what species this is but what a beautiful bird. Taken at Cortez Park in Phoenix AZ. Cropped and resized for submission. Auto levels and that is it. Hope you all like it. New lens really made it happen. Wish I could have cloned out the debris in the water. ;P

Place: 39 out of 199
Avg (all users): 5.7450
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.7381
Avg (non-participants): 5.7477
Views since voting: 1377
Views during voting: 445
Votes: 298
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0

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12/22/2004 12:32:25 AM
This remains an image to be very proud of. Quite a capture.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/21/2004 04:08:43 PM
The subject "wind" is not so evident, the challenge of this photo may be -FLY-
Good colors and focus.
12/21/2004 03:24:38 PM
returning for comments:
What a wing span and what grace and look at that head! Bumping up another notch.
12/21/2004 02:43:09 PM
The way you captured the majestic look of this bird and the blue colour of it is amazing. The colours are so vivid. I can almost hear it wooshing by.
12/21/2004 09:05:01 AM
this is a great photograph - but you could have named it "A bird" or sumin ;)
12/20/2004 11:53:28 AM
I see calm, not wind. Helluva bird pic though...
12/17/2004 04:50:25 PM
I do like this picture. However, the buildings in the back I find take a certain wholesomeness away from the image. But on a whole, not bad, but not great!
12/17/2004 12:38:07 PM
Nicely captured - IMO would like to have seen a slower SS with blur in the wingtips at least
12/17/2004 05:52:12 AM
nice capture
12/16/2004 04:09:59 PM
Such a lame title for such a beautiful picture! Didn't you notice your forgot to give it a name? That happens sometimes, many photographers submit their picture within the last minute. A nice title would have been 'Gliding Grace'. The crop is good, the focus is on the bird, the water surface frames it and its green aspect makes a nice contrast against the blueish feathers. Nice shot.
12/16/2004 02:23:55 PM
it looks like the water is the sky but it is blurred, had to take a double check there. gj
12/16/2004 06:57:13 AM
Beautiful bird. Nice photo. Just wish it were named by you instead of your computer: "IMG_0741-2.jpg." This one gets a 7.
12/16/2004 02:21:24 AM
nice title :p. anyway, GREAT picture - if i could ever capture a moment like this, i'd be happy with my photography for quite awhile. that being said, i don't know what else could improve it (other than things that aren't really in your contorl, such as the structure's reflection). nice positioning/dynamic diaganol, and even a shot of the bird's head as it turns. 10
12/16/2004 01:27:38 AM
Having the bird uncentered would make it more dynamic.
12/16/2004 12:20:18 AM
bird, wind, diagonal compostion = good. filename, title = not so good. 7 anyway ;)
12/15/2004 04:54:03 PM
Very nice. Super sharp. good work.
12/15/2004 05:46:31 AM
I am jealous....great photo!
12/15/2004 02:27:18 AM
The relatively placid water leads me to believe there maybe wasn't much wind...? Pretty nice capture on the bird though. Too bad its not a little more brightly lit. Would make it stand out against the darker water better.
12/15/2004 02:19:19 AM
Oops, did we forget to give this a title? If it was your intention to 'untitle' this, I think you missed a good oppertunity to give us your perspective on this shot. As it stands, this is a fantastically sharp, well executed and interestingly angled. I think your link with the challenge theme is certainly there, but this image is more about the beauty of the bird, rather than the wind beneath its wings.
12/15/2004 12:22:57 AM
Composition: 7, Technical: 6, Appeal: 5, Challenge: 7, Overall Calculated Average Score: 6

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