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Sky Captain
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Challenge: Free Study VIII (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: Mar 26, 2005
Date Uploaded: Apr 18, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 30 out of 507
Avg (all users): 6.5164
Avg (commenters): 7.3750
Avg (participants): 6.4115
Avg (non-participants): 6.9038
Views since voting: 2883
Views during voting: 358
Votes: 244
Comments: 28
Favorites: 0


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05/02/2005 01:19:44 AM
Thank you for submitting your photo to the Free Study VII DPChallenge.

Excellent capture and composition. Capturing one of natures birds in flight is not easy. I am sure that you had been waiting for just the right moment to photograph this great water bird. The bird looks happy, healthy, and content with flying away, while give you a eyeful.

At first view its a pleasing shot. It does look a bit over done with USM. The color also looks a little over saturated. But none of these observations takes away from the awesome spectacle of this bird in flight. The colors in contrast with the birds brown color makes it very appealing. I had wish you had provided the camera shot settings. I image that is image was taken at a very fast shutter speed, probably about 1/400-500th of second. You had great outdoor light so most digital lens would have worked well.

Overall an amazing shot. I might have cropped less of the frame on the righ hand side, to show the direction of the birds flight.

Good luck in your future DPChallenges.
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04/30/2005 12:13:53 PM
You were robbed, should have placed higher.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/25/2005 05:52:04 PM
Great capture of the pelican in flight love the detail especially the eye.8
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04/25/2005 04:13:24 PM
wow, someone must have a really sweet lens :-) Really cool capture. 8
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04/25/2005 04:08:29 PM
the bird is beautiful. excellent capture. placement on the frame? Well, if you could, it would be best to have a little room to the right for him to fly into.
Still, fine moment.
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04/25/2005 02:08:17 PM
stunning shot, rarely are we treated to such a close up of such a magnificent bird. 8
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04/25/2005 01:12:22 AM
It's sharp, it's vivid, it's wonderful! Nice capture! 9
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04/24/2005 06:00:12 PM
Beauty! 10
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04/24/2005 04:38:38 PM
love the look on the face...would like to see this in b/w as well...nice job!
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04/24/2005 02:52:30 PM
love the sky
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04/24/2005 01:23:28 PM
Cool.
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04/24/2005 10:33:31 AM
Great colors and focus!
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04/24/2005 09:59:13 AM
WOW!!!...this image is so clear and sharp!...i like how he is just looking at you and also the baclground... Good Luck ;)
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04/24/2005 04:10:17 AM
Awesome focus and color!
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04/24/2005 02:57:28 AM
Great focus on the pelican.
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04/24/2005 01:50:33 AM
close enough to be stuffed on the wall, great shot
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04/22/2005 03:17:22 AM
A dang nice shot of a dang ugly bird! :)
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04/21/2005 10:30:19 PM
What a capture! Outstanding.
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04/21/2005 07:46:27 PM
great lens work !
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04/20/2005 08:59:20 PM
woo-hoo, commander of the air! beautiful colors, expertly captured. really love this. i'm sure the pelican patrol would love to use this for a recruiting poster! good luck!
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04/20/2005 12:51:36 PM
Great pelican shot..love the contrast and lighting against the blue sky.
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04/19/2005 11:05:23 PM
Great stop action on this gliding pelican. I especially like the gradient blue, light to darker, bottom to top, giving the whole frame a sense of weightlessness. Great entry.
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04/19/2005 07:11:13 PM
Now there's a shot you don't see everyday! It's amazing the sharp focus considering the the movement and distance (i guess it did not fly a couple feet in front of you). Are you sure it's not a stuffed bird shot in front of a sky backdrop? Really amazing.
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04/19/2005 07:07:11 PM
Cool. Good use of a centered composition here; it works with this photo.
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04/19/2005 04:34:07 PM
wonderful brown pelican. Amazing sharpness. Great shot.

After voting on all, yours is the red-ribbon. good luck
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04/19/2005 03:44:11 PM
Might be a bit oversaturated and oversharpened. Beautiful capture though.
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04/19/2005 03:59:04 AM
Gorgeous detail and great colors. Really outstanding photo!
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04/19/2005 12:35:25 AM
love the deep blues and crisp image - 9
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