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Challenge: Wind (Basic Editing II)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Fir Island, Washington
Date: Dec 14, 2004
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Nature, Rural
Date Uploaded: Dec 14, 2004

This is my first submittal with a shot from my new Nikon D70! I stumbled across this Trumpeter Swan standing in the wind on my way to Seattle. Since I had not taken a picture for this entry (still learning the new camera) I fired off a few and this is what I found when I got home. Could be sharper but I was handholding my camera using the full 300mm (450 eq.) of my lens. Pretty minor clean up and here it is.

Crop, contrast, levels, NI, resize, USM

Original date/time: 2004:12:11 14:26:09
Exposure time: 1/320
F-stop: 6.3
ISO speed: 200
Focal length: 300.0000
Focal length (35mm): 450
Flash: Not fired
Metering mode: Pattern
Exposure program: Aperture priority
Camera model: NIKON D70
Camera version: Ver.1.02
Colorspace: sRGB
File source: DSC

Place: 54 out of 199
Avg (all users): 5.5398
Avg (commenters): 5.7778
Avg (participants): 5.4634
Avg (non-participants): 5.5700
Views since voting: 616
Views during voting: 388
Votes: 289
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/20/2004 03:53:16 PM
seems a bit too much contrast. Lost detail in darkness. funny duck.
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12/18/2004 03:19:17 AM
background is a little annoying for my eyes...
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12/17/2004 09:08:10 PM
I like this entry for the Wind challenge. Good exposure on the white of the swan, but unfortunately the beek and face blend into the background. The swan may object to you shooting his backside, too! ;) Might I suggest using a different camera angle to get a profile shot of the swan rather than a rear shot?
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12/17/2004 02:38:08 PM
I love how the feathers are blown back and ruffled! Photographer did a great job of capturing the theme of this challenge
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12/16/2004 01:05:33 PM
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12/15/2004 03:03:55 PM
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12/15/2004 11:49:20 AM
too bad it's a bit blown out. try underexposing a tad for a solid white subject next time.
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12/15/2004 08:32:19 AM
Beautiful photo, but I dont feel the connection with the Wind. 8
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12/15/2004 02:49:14 AM
Composition: 4, Technical: 4, Appeal: 3, Challenge: 2, Overall Calculated Average Score: 3
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