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A Mockingbird Salute
A Mockingbird Salute

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Challenge: Fauna (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: Back Yard
Date: Apr 15, 2003
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 20, 2003

Taken with a 1.5x teleconverter while the subject was fussing at a fellow mockingbird a few feet away. This picture is full frame and slightly sharpened.

Place: 16 out of 313
Avg (all users): 6.8193
Avg (commenters): 8.2258
Avg (participants): 6.8038
Avg (non-participants): 6.8462
Views since voting: 2634
Votes: 249
Comments: 34
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/24/2003 06:59:20 PM
hehe, excellent capture
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/29/2003 01:58:20 PM
nice job to much emtpty space at the top
04/29/2003 01:01:23 AM
What a great shot. Beautifully composed. What can I say 10!
04/29/2003 12:45:59 AM
This is a great photo...love the composition and the DOF, but just wish the lighting was a little more even on the bird...
04/29/2003 12:14:08 AM
Crystal clear, and excellent composition. The waterfall keeps leading our eye back to this wonderful bird. 10
04/27/2003 11:22:09 PM
cropping this tight on the sides would make this very dramatic. nice shot, great dof... focus and detail are wonderful
04/27/2003 10:57:07 AM
Very nice image. I like how the main focus of the photo is so prodominant infront the the background. It looks very nice the way it was shot.
04/27/2003 07:58:57 AM
Very nice DOF, great composition, and good lighting! A favourite for me. 9
04/26/2003 02:18:57 PM
Wow! Super shot. Very exciting. Love the blurred background. Can't wait to see your equipment and your crop factor. Good luck. Jacko. 9
04/26/2003 12:58:08 PM
very good focus of foreground and bluring of background
04/26/2003 08:03:10 AM
Great job
04/25/2003 10:32:28 PM
Nice catch! You did a great job of focus too.
04/25/2003 08:36:09 PM
I wonder who he's mooning. great depth of field, I wish I had a camera that would do that. anyhow I'm giving you a ten for a job well done
04/25/2003 12:08:38 PM
Smaller DOF would have added more impact to the image. Good composition.
04/24/2003 07:47:25 PM
I hate those birds, but thats a great shot so i won't hold it against you. The focus here is perfect as well as the lighting.
04/24/2003 06:29:15 PM
Congratulation for this shot! Perfect sharpness.
04/24/2003 05:42:58 PM
Wonderfully clear - and just the right blurring of the background to keep interest and not distract.
04/24/2003 11:16:46 AM
The dof makes this picture really lovely. Good composition, wonderfully calming colors. 8 Journey
04/24/2003 11:14:49 AM
excellent photo... being able to see the color in the eyes here is a strong element :) I love watching mocking birds harass the neighborhood cats :) great shot.. = 10 - setzler
04/24/2003 10:17:51 AM
Very crisp, nice attitude
04/24/2003 06:28:13 AM
Lovely shot and a very apt title. Really crisp focus, the bird looks like I could reach out and touch it. Well done.
04/24/2003 01:17:09 AM
I just love this pic! The shallow DOF really works here! Your main subject is very highlighted by it.
04/23/2003 08:28:49 PM
I like to hear these birds in the morning and at night-10
04/23/2003 05:57:50 PM
Great capture of a unique expression, this is a great shot.
04/23/2003 03:49:02 PM
04/23/2003 12:15:16 PM
Great capture of their stance....lol. Just super. Good.
04/23/2003 10:31:41 AM
This is tremendous, after looking at scads of zoo animals, dogs, cats, ducks and swans this is truely brilliiant, it belongs in national geographic. 10
04/23/2003 10:21:10 AM
Yes real fauna done beautifully. Great shot.
04/23/2003 09:29:22 AM
good shot.... nice use of depth of field really makes the bird stand out
04/23/2003 02:58:46 AM
Excellent!! The lighting on this bird could not have been more perfect. He is well focused and shows great detail and clarity. I'm very impressed! You should do well in this challenge...Good luck!! 10
04/23/2003 02:52:48 AM
very nice.
04/23/2003 01:54:33 AM
lovely and sharp, an excellent capture
04/23/2003 01:49:47 AM
Pete, I like the cropped version on photosig better.
04/23/2003 12:35:51 AM
nice and clear..good catch

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