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Challenge: Stock Photography (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Top Lock, Wheelton
Date: Feb 22, 2003
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/400s
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2003

The cockerel was sat on a wall outside a Lock Keeper's cottage on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
Although I was stood fairly close I used a lot of zoom to get a good tight head shot.

Apologies for the title, I couldn't resist!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 90
Avg (all users): 7.2283
Avg (commenters): 8.5238
Avg (participants): 6.9516
Avg (non-participants): 7.8000
Views since voting: 4480
Votes: 92
Comments: 33
Favorites: 10 (view)


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03/15/2005 12:31:49 PM
Wow, that is one good lookin' rooster; Chanticleer look out. It's a beautiful shot. Great lighting, perfect exposure, nice capture of the textures in comb and feather.
03/14/2005 11:30:35 AM
This an outstanding image which displays great color and above average detail.
07/02/2003 06:32:40 PM
This is a great shot!!! I should have scored it higher than I did, my bad. The detail is perfect as is the focus. Glorious color too! Had I taken the time to comment this one, I think I would have upped the score. (Sorry, my bad - it was a VERY busy week!)
03/03/2003 08:43:45 AM
Congratulations on your win and perfect entry.
Autool
03/03/2003 08:34:23 AM
Good one Bod! :-)
03/03/2003 01:35:11 AM
I don't know if I would eat chicken after looking at this. I do like the picture. The focus is right on!

Congrats!!!!
03/03/2003 12:59:28 AM
Originally posted by autool:

Kentucky Fried Chicken probably wouldn't buy this but other fanciers of the foul should love it. It is a perfect portrait both technically and compositionally. ( Is that a word?) 10


Fowl fanciers should like it too. Never resist a pun -- the strain is unhealthy.
03/03/2003 12:26:49 AM
Congratulations Bod, I loved this photo and I'm very glad you won.
03/03/2003 12:02:44 AM
Congrats ! This is a MOST awesome photo in every way !!!! I'm so happy you won !
03/03/2003 12:02:09 AM
Way to go Bod... You're on roll my man !!! One of my favorites this week.

Bob

Message edited by author 2003-03-03 00:02:22.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/02/2003 10:56:50 PM
Good one...well exposed showing good detail in the feathers. The eye could be a little better exposed though. I like the way the comb is translucent. Great color! And you left room for text! Very ncie.
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03/02/2003 09:48:54 AM
Nice portrait of a rooster. The combs stand out so brightly. The background is perfectly blurred. Not amazingly appealing, but technically very good.
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03/01/2003 10:24:40 PM
Great shot, one of my favorite. The colors are awesome. It appears that it might be just a little over-sharpened but that could just be the roosters comb too. I love the title!
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03/01/2003 09:14:58 AM
Good subject, DOF, lighting. great job - 9
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03/01/2003 08:33:49 AM
Great image, vivid and strong
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02/28/2003 08:36:06 PM
excellent
02/27/2003 11:04:36 AM
Kentucky Fried Chicken probably wouldn't buy this but other fanciers of the foul should love it. It is a perfect portrait both technically and compositionally. ( Is that a word?) 10
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02/26/2003 11:24:10 PM
A great shot, excellent detail, color and clarity. I like the blur to the background, it keeps your eye on the subject.
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02/26/2003 11:19:05 AM
Nice and sharp with great color and DOF. Nice work!
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02/25/2003 11:48:41 PM
Like the DOF on this and the lighting as well. 8.
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02/25/2003 12:25:33 PM
Clever, very clever! Beautiful lighting, nice chicken.
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02/25/2003 09:07:15 AM
Nice shot. Great stock photo. 9.
02/25/2003 08:27:00 AM
excellent composition and very nice photo... the detail is excellent and i really love the 'red'... great work :) = 10 - setzler
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02/25/2003 05:23:26 AM
LOL - love the title, it made me laugh. Clarity and subject is brilliant. I also love the dof. Not too much and not too little, dof is just right. Excellent work and GL.
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02/24/2003 08:54:59 PM
What a shot! I love the detail of this bird. Look at those red eyes! This is most definately a money shot. Great job. - Excellent DOF! Perfect lighting and exposure.
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02/24/2003 07:28:22 PM
So SHARP! Perfect for a children's book about barnyard life! I wonder how you got so close to him...
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02/24/2003 06:57:57 PM
This is an excellent image for stock photography in that the exposure is on the money and the image is razor sharp. The only thing I would add is to crop it less so that a photo editor has room to work with it. Very nice image.
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02/24/2003 03:03:12 PM
I would like to see more space on the front of the bird, but technicals are great, 9 from me
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02/24/2003 11:50:55 AM
Now I KNOW how hard it is to get a chicken to stand still, and the roosters are worse, perpetual motion machines. want to come take some portraits of mine?? Very nice. perfect focus, perfect lighting. Is there too much photo on the right? Since he looks left also the compostion looks a bit unbalanced.
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02/24/2003 09:28:00 AM
The focusing is right on, and fortunately enough for you, your camera has a great zoom or you have some really nice lense attatchments. The lighting is excellent. I'm not sure if this is how you intended it, but it appears to be shining on him (as he faces east) in the morning, as he is about to crow.
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02/24/2003 12:35:10 AM
Perfect light, color and clarity. The thirds use makes this a winner !!! Good luck ! = 10
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02/24/2003 12:15:28 AM
Very nice capture. i would've personally liked it to have either more or less of his body, he seems chopped off prematurely the way it's cropped now.
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02/24/2003 12:10:30 AM
Cute title, good photo, well done!


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