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Eye of the Beholder
Eye of the Beholder

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Challenge: Surrealism (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Olympus C-4000Z
Location: Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Date: Mar 5, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Mar 6, 2005

This is a detail of my pet macaw named Macawly. He doesn't like to sit still so I held the tip of his beak steady with left hand and took the picture with my right. The camera was set on supermacro. EV was -0.7. I slightly adjusted contrast, brightness, and color saturation. I just joined dpchallenge and would appreciate any critiques or helpful comments.

Place: 133 out of 271
Avg (all users): 5.0504
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.5882
Avg (non-participants): 5.2511
Views since voting: 692
Views during voting: 487
Votes: 337
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2005 07:00:41 PM
I lvoe macaws!!!
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03/15/2005 01:03:50 PM
Very unique. I really love what you've done here. 10
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03/14/2005 09:10:17 AM
macaws look real to me
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03/14/2005 03:11:00 AM
Extremely nice macro. The dark lower left corner is certainly surrealistic. The depth of field is quite low so the focus here was crucial. Well done. I think one of the nice things about photography is seeing what is normally overlooked or unseen because of the nature of our vision. Thank you for allowing me to see something I never else would have seen. A 9.
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03/13/2005 07:04:07 PM
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03/10/2005 09:25:24 PM
Cool idea. The colours are very bright which makes the picture appealing. Unfortuatly, the composition is not tight enought and lets the viewers down, telling exactly what the picture is about.. which is not surreal. A closer crop of the white red and eye would've made for something alot more creepy. 5
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03/10/2005 04:53:51 AM
Very cool close up. Love the feather detail under the eye. Nice nuclear red. I would have cropped the beak out.
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03/10/2005 04:14:16 AM
"In the 'hookin' game too?"
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03/09/2005 08:02:08 PM
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03/09/2005 09:28:46 AM
Interesting but a little more depth of field is needed.
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03/09/2005 08:54:52 AM
Beautiful shot. No relevance to the challenge, in my view.
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03/09/2005 12:35:17 AM
Looks pretty real me to me.
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