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Pretty Lady
3rd PlacePretty Lady
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Fauna (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-4040Z
Location: Hout Bay Cape Town
Date: Apr 14, 2003
Aperture: f9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 16, 2003

Uganda's national bird - the crested crane. Photographed at the world of birds, Houtbay, South Africa. Definately a must to visit, the world of birds is the largest bird park in Africa and it takes hours to walk through the whole park which has such a variety of birds and some mammals.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 313
Avg (all users): 7.2149
Avg (commenters): 8.6207
Avg (participants): 7.2653
Avg (non-participants): 7.1368
Views since voting: 4166
Votes: 242
Comments: 38
Favorites: 1 (view)


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05/10/2003 09:26:39 AM
Congratulations!!
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05/06/2003 03:38:11 PM
Wow. That looks like it belongs in National Geographic. :-> Great framing, lighting, contrast, pose.
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05/03/2003 12:49:18 AM
Congrats on placing!
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04/30/2003 08:26:41 AM
congrats on third place! striking photo!
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04/30/2003 07:47:02 AM
she *is* hot. can i get her number? :)
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04/30/2003 12:49:26 AM
congrats on a great shot and a ribbon!
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04/30/2003 12:43:57 AM
She may be pretty but she looks mean! Great shot! Congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/29/2003 07:24:08 PM
Yes indeed "a pretty lady." Good exposure, and stands out nicely from the bg.
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04/28/2003 10:27:06 PM
Excellent lighting and composition, only looks slightly underexposed. A small levels tweaking would fix this.
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04/28/2003 01:16:21 AM
what a colors!
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04/27/2003 11:37:06 PM
Great effect for the "hair"
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04/27/2003 11:21:39 PM
do you own one?
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04/27/2003 01:24:19 AM
The color here is exceptionally vibrant. the lines all lead you into that face and those blue eyes. Well done
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04/26/2003 06:58:05 PM
What a hair-do !
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04/26/2003 04:28:47 PM
That is one wild looking bird! I like the strong contrast of the black background with the yellow plume, and the angle of the birds neck entering the shot creates an interesting shot. Blue cast to the white portions of the image is a bit strong, in my opinion. --9
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04/26/2003 05:22:08 AM
nice catch, excellent composition and lighting..dont tell me that you invited this beautiful lady inside your studio (nope, just kidding!)...One of the best entry this challenge...congrats...you deserve a ribbon here..Congrats!!! before i forgot...she got a very expressive eyes.....i think she likes you so much. congrats again...
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04/25/2003 10:26:12 PM
Great pic! What an unusual bird. I like how you did this with the black background so that the bird shows up so vividly.
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04/25/2003 10:19:12 PM
Great portrait.
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04/25/2003 10:49:36 AM
phenomenal shot... the detail is excellent :) - setzler
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04/25/2003 01:26:18 AM
You get a 10 from me this week. An outstanding job.
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04/24/2003 07:44:09 PM
With the plain black background, this just doesn't look natural to me. Is she a live bird or stuffed? Other than that observation, this is a nicely taken photo. Shows great detail and color.
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04/24/2003 06:25:39 PM
Nice Picture, I like it well. The black background increase the 3D effect. Congratulation.
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04/24/2003 03:42:55 PM
Nice crane face. Black background works well.
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04/24/2003 02:09:49 PM
great picture, one of my favorites
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04/24/2003 09:32:55 AM
love backgroud
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04/24/2003 06:21:38 AM
great work
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04/23/2003 09:57:42 PM
Looks like someone I know.
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04/23/2003 06:46:33 PM
what a great shot, you captured all the many colors of this bird with a great expression, something not planned I'm sure, great eye.
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04/23/2003 03:20:40 PM
Wow. That's all I can say. 9.
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04/23/2003 02:49:13 PM
She sure is pretty. So is this picture. Nice composition at colors. There is another picture of the same bird that i also rated high. Was interesting to note that they resulted in quite different images :) Shooting as a team? 10 Journey
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04/23/2003 02:12:43 PM
My favourite this week. Colors, light, composition all great.
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04/23/2003 01:13:45 PM
I love crowned cranes! What a superb photo. The dof is great and the black background really sets off the photo.
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04/23/2003 11:42:31 AM
Gorgeous...
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04/23/2003 10:53:27 AM
Nice. Really fun shot, love the blue eyes...really nice. Level adjustment would be good, just a bit.
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04/23/2003 09:37:50 AM
this could be a great poster...very nice
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04/23/2003 02:54:46 AM
All I can say is "beautiful". You have captured this excellently, well done! There isn't anything at all I can criticize about it - 10.
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04/23/2003 02:13:11 AM
the comp is GREAT.. and the spiky "hair" stands out so much.. love it. 10. wouldn't be surprised to see this in the top 3. great job!
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04/23/2003 12:31:35 AM
Whoa! That's how my hair looks when I wake up in the morning. What a shot! 10!
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