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Don't Make Me Fly Over There
Don't Make Me Fly Over There
Keith Maniac


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Challenge: Birds (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, USA
Date: Jun 12, 2005
Aperture: f8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jun 12, 2005

focal length: 200mm

Post Processing: rotate, crop, auto levels, increase saturation, neat image, clone out a few tiny bits of cobweb and a bit of seed hanging on the beak, resize, unsharp mask, save for web

Statistics
Place: 40 out of 289
Avg (all users): 6.3008
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.1899
Avg (non-participants): 6.4630
Views since voting: 2622
Views during voting: 480
Votes: 266
Comments: 33
Favorites: 5 (view)


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06/20/2005 09:26:35 AM
Oh my gosh...I just new this would ribbon! I have this a 10. I love the attitude that you caught with this...this is a one in a million catch IMO. The face seems a little soft (I'm on an LCD, so I'm not sure how accurate what I see is)...but I just thought this was a great catch!!

This little guy really does have that, "I'm gonna come over there and kick your ass" look!! :)



Message edited by author 2005-06-20 09:27:10.
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06/20/2005 03:53:14 AM
A bird not to be messed with. I love it! If I coulda voted, 9.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/19/2005 11:01:20 PM
I love the perspective here. I think that the DOF is a bit too shallow; the bird's face seems to have rather soft focus. A bit more light on the bird's face would have improved the shot as well. Still, this is a solid entry, and one of my highest rated images of the challenge.
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06/19/2005 09:17:15 PM
Great capture of a generally uninteresting bird
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06/18/2005 07:21:36 PM
I love this image. In this challenge it gets a 10. Challenge aside, and knowing this is one of those take or it lose it shots where you only have about a second to react, I can only say that next time, try to get him to pose better! ;) A little lighting from under his belly would have added to an already amazing image. I'm hoping that, while voting, people take into consideration the difficulty in getting this kind of image. Good luck in the challenge!
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06/18/2005 06:45:53 PM
nice composition
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06/17/2005 11:15:19 PM
A valiant effort but this subject needs to be sharp throughout ,5
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06/17/2005 10:18:08 AM
I like the closeness and the detail of the bird. Very nice, title fits.
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06/16/2005 04:58:49 PM
way cool shot - one of my favorites.
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06/16/2005 01:27:07 PM
Looks like he was about to peck your lense.
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06/16/2005 12:28:43 PM
..."you wanna piece a me?!" ...Perfect title! Excellent clarity and DOF...just a really fun image that make me smile too! Excellent!
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06/16/2005 12:18:53 PM
Unusual head-on perspective which is interesting but leads to lack of eye contact and clarity on the face. Nice framing and dof on the background. 7
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06/16/2005 12:21:13 AM
Just awesome! A winner in my eyes! Good luck!
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06/14/2005 10:46:46 PM
focus seems a little soft on the head. stop down possibly?
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06/14/2005 05:10:34 PM
great shot, simple, effective, well done.
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06/14/2005 02:54:28 PM
Your caption is great! It really brings into focus the concentrated and frustrated expression on the sparrow's face (I assume it's a sparrow of some sort). It really looks like it's gonna come after me if I utter one word of disagreement. Very cute & enjoyable shot! (7) I've come back to this one, because the expression & caption just kill me... I'm bumping it up to an 8. Nice job!
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06/14/2005 12:21:28 PM
wow! what an amazing photo! a great composition! 10 from me!
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06/14/2005 05:38:34 AM
Nice title, really fits with this shot as he (she?) seems angry about something. A little too short DOF for my taste as the tail feathers are out of focus but nice job other than that, like this shot.
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06/14/2005 02:34:31 AM
fabulous!!! 10, top three
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06/14/2005 02:24:38 AM
I love the unique perspective and the interplay of geometic shapes
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06/13/2005 08:08:38 PM
Amazing pic! A very difficult subject to shoot, I know. I compliment you on the sharpness and color. You have shown everyone the fact that a centered composition can work... Welkl done. 10
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06/13/2005 07:53:25 PM
LOVLY! :) nice shallow dof! Setup is perfect so you get ten from me! 10+
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06/13/2005 04:12:07 PM
nice, geometry incorporated.. 8
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06/13/2005 03:07:40 PM
the imagination is interesting....
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06/13/2005 03:05:52 PM
Very nice! I really like that the bird in is the center of the picture. 9
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06/13/2005 12:28:26 PM
wow, did you have your camera pointed at the fence before the bird got there? They usually don't sit still long enough to compose a shot like this. Great job
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06/13/2005 11:49:34 AM
Like this alot. Nicely framed by the fence. I like how you shot it across his back and you can see the feathers.
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06/13/2005 10:42:06 AM
Same bird as in the 'framed' one? 7.
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06/13/2005 09:28:19 AM
Reminds me of my framed, nice sparrow
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06/13/2005 08:28:51 AM
What a funny shot! I love the bird's expression, and the way you centered it. Terrific detail in the head.
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06/13/2005 01:24:55 AM
Awesome! Good luck.
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06/13/2005 01:02:01 AM
Fabulous capture, like the title, too
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06/13/2005 12:41:04 AM
I guess you can't balance a composition better than this. I love the timing too.
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