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Seeking a Perch
Seeking a Perch
Olyuzi


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Beauty (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Olympus C-2100UZ
Location: Long Island, NY
Date: May 23, 2005
Aperture: f 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 4 out of 255
Avg (all users): 6.8889
Avg (commenters): 8.3636
Avg (participants): 6.8154
Avg (non-participants): 6.9672
Views since voting: 3980
Views during voting: 491
Votes: 252
Comments: 52
Favorites: 35 (view)


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06/02/2006 12:37:16 AM
A gift... I think you have been awarded with this gift somehow.

Good... no, AWESOME shot ;)
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06/25/2005 07:30:36 PM
This shot definately deserved first place. Well well done.
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06/14/2005 12:33:43 AM
Man!! The golden tones and the silhouette of the bird - blows me away. Should win a prize for something~
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06/09/2005 05:36:00 PM
this photo is amazing, should have finished top of the pile. I'd love to see the original as well
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06/08/2005 12:01:34 AM
By far the most beautiful in the challenge. Congratulations on your top five placement.
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06/06/2005 03:10:47 PM
This photo is amazing! Where was it taken?
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06/06/2005 12:51:43 PM
Yowzers - this is gorgeous!
Well seen and excellent timing on the shot!

Care to share the original and/or your workflow on this?
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06/06/2005 10:11:20 AM
WOW, really mystic. Those sunbeams make it magic. Should score a blue...
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06/06/2005 09:25:50 AM
No effense to the ribboners...but this should have been the BLUE!

Congratulations. And btw, you were the first person who encouraged me to continue on posting pictures here. My gratitude. This is not a scratch at your back. This picture is really good. I will add this to my faves.

manny
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06/06/2005 07:57:44 AM
Thought this was just the most beautiful picture..felt it would make top three..but it was close. congratulations on a wonderful entry.

Message edited by author 2005-06-06 07:58:05.
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06/06/2005 01:36:53 AM
Congrats on 4th and your highest score to date ;)
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06/06/2005 01:24:03 AM
WOW.. extraordinary - dropped my jaw seeing this - I wish you could've ribboned.
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06/06/2005 12:26:47 AM
Great image! It was one of my favorites, but I guess that the red spot at the left didn´t help it.
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06/06/2005 12:05:08 AM
damn, i really wanted this to ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/05/2005 08:44:22 PM
BEAUTIFUL shot...crisp, clear, great colors. Superb focusing!!
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06/05/2005 08:06:44 PM
OK, a ribbon contender. What a ton of eye candy to explore.
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06/05/2005 05:24:15 PM
I love this one. I feel like mother nature is carressing the sea here
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06/05/2005 02:58:58 PM
Wow!
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06/05/2005 11:43:58 AM
Great lighting conditions enhance by the presence of the seagull. real beauty -9
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06/04/2005 07:41:20 PM
Nice image and composition. The colors don't look "real" to me, maybe it was overprocessed? Well nice job anyway. 6
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06/04/2005 12:33:35 PM
Amazing colors and capture of the bird its silhouette just about perfectly placed in the diagonal stream of lighit. This almost looks like multiple exposure with the dark orange color on the left. The horizon of that area is in exact line with the remainder of the image.....Just cannot imagine how you accomplished it. That said, it does detract a bit the glory of the image and think that you might have cropped in left and presented the remainder in a portrait orientation. The exposure is so great and the compostion is as well.
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06/04/2005 11:33:11 AM
are you kidding me? did you collaborate with god on this one? "ok, god...you direct the seagull to the perch, and just as he crosses by open up the clouds and allow a shaft of light through...okay? ....go!"

anyway, neat shot. it's near perfect...perfect would include the seagull being in the shaft of light as well as the perch. they're both sooooo close, which is sometimes a negative because it makes me want to see it in a slightly different way. also, one last thing...i really feel that the bottom should be cropped a little more. it would give you the more conventional aspect ratio, but more importantly, my eye wouldn't be lead out of the photo - right now it goes from the shaft of light, to the seagull, over to the perch and then follows the light down and out of the frame. if you crop up to the third "wave" from the bottom, my eye will go from the shaft of light, to the seagull, to the perch/light on the water and back around the frame. i hope i'm making at least a little bit of sense..just a little.
anyway, great work, nice patience! beautiful. i think you get a 9, 10 with the right crop.
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06/04/2005 03:49:00 AM
Great editing! Oh yea...nice shot too :)
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06/04/2005 02:36:06 AM
ribbon
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06/03/2005 02:03:20 PM
9
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06/02/2005 11:27:31 PM
Gorgeous shot, wish I was there to see this. The golden light is lovely.The silhouetted bird just moving into the light is magic.
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06/02/2005 11:16:47 PM
Stunning! 9
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06/02/2005 09:58:06 PM
The dual light source is bizarre..yet very attractive..hmmm I really like this shot. The ripples is the water really make it for me.
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06/02/2005 05:00:44 PM
incredible light here!
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06/02/2005 06:01:12 AM
I really like this picture, the lighting is superb. Something, somewhere, doesn't look quite right, though and I can't put my finger on it. Maybe it's the reflection not matching the sky? If you did do anything to this, I would love to know what it was 'cos it certainly works.
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06/02/2005 04:44:50 AM
amazing shot, should do well, lucky to have weather like that.
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06/02/2005 12:57:05 AM
We know it when we see it. Great job.
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06/01/2005 11:05:16 PM
Not that's a beautiful sunset! The bird makes this.
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06/01/2005 09:41:18 PM
Definitely made me say 'now THAT is beautiful!' Wonderful picture!
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06/01/2005 04:46:53 PM
The different textures between the water and the sky are outstanding in this shot. Wonderful sillhouette of the bird as well. The light coming through the clouds really ties the photo together, as well as the bit of dark orange in the upper left. Nicely done!
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06/01/2005 02:17:44 PM
This is a really pretty image and quite moody. I may be missing something here, but I can't quite make out what the blur is on the left center? I can see that it would have been difficult to crop out because then the highlight of the water wouldn't have been bounded on both sides by dark and would have spoiled the compositional balance.

I love how the seagull is flying into the light beam.
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05/31/2005 06:39:42 PM
Lovely lighting and composition. Truly a beautiful shot...the gull and what appears to be a buoy create a lot of interest for me..but the lighting rules!...9
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05/31/2005 01:21:25 PM
Oh Wow! I gasped when I first saw this. It's gorgeous. It's the kind of exotic, beautiful scene that makes people like me -- who live in scenery challenged places not want to even enter challenges like this -- but of course I did anyway and am kind of suffering for it too :) Everything about this is beautiful. The light rays, the colors on the water, the lone bird flying in the light. It's just awesome.
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05/31/2005 11:04:34 AM
Easily a ribbon winner, just a question of which one. <9>
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05/31/2005 08:28:16 AM
The bird on the wing makes this a perfect shot. Lovely!!! Very well executed.
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05/30/2005 06:55:34 PM
Easily the best sea shot in this challenge. Tangibly beautiful! 9.
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05/30/2005 05:46:35 PM
Woulda been a shoe-in for the Lighting challenge! Outstanding!
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05/30/2005 01:30:26 PM
Very nice. This would have been a good for the lighting challenge too.
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05/30/2005 12:19:33 PM
exceptional beauty- lighting- dof- 10
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05/30/2005 12:06:39 PM
Winner. This is really fantastic. Love the color..the bird. Wow.
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05/30/2005 11:36:43 AM
Its glowing and beautiful. Love the capture of bird. Gave it an 8.
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05/30/2005 07:51:58 AM
Love the colors. This one made me stop and stare. Very nice and worthy of framing.
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05/30/2005 05:27:53 AM
Love the golds and light ... beautiful
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05/30/2005 03:18:50 AM
This is quite extraordinary. Technically it's riddled with flaws, but it's a drop-dead capture of a stunning moment, made perfect by the bird flying into the light and slyly augmented by the tiny background bird in the other light patch. Strong score, well-seen.
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05/30/2005 12:36:01 AM
This is absolutely amazing...breath-takingly beautiful! Bravo...10
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05/30/2005 12:16:20 AM
Absolutly the best one. 10 Congratulations in advance. I am sure this is the firt one
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05/30/2005 12:07:47 AM
A golden beauty.
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