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Flabbergasted
Flabbergasted
lionelm


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Challenge: Fauna (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Virginia Beach, Va
Date: Apr 20, 2003
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 1/750
Shutter: 100
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 20, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 11 out of 313
Avg (all users): 6.9959
Avg (commenters): 7.9500
Avg (participants): 7.0577
Avg (non-participants): 6.8889
Views since voting: 1742
Votes: 246
Comments: 43
Favorites: 9 (view)


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12/26/2004 02:30:01 AM
Just love it! Thanks for giving me another photo to add to my favorites :)
05/05/2003 12:35:21 PM
The negative space here is great. All one color. I love the expression of the bird, kind of like "What do you thjink you're doing?" Flabbergasted works well here for the title. This is a nice sharp photo, but the lighting really needs help, though out of your control...
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04/30/2003 02:37:21 AM

A quelques centièmes près...
Belle image expressive.
Merci pour ton mot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/29/2003 10:28:50 PM
great capture... and the washed sky actually works well here, creating some good negative space.. a little contrast might even help define the bird a touch more
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04/29/2003 09:45:51 PM
I just love the "expression" on this birds face! Hysterical. SOmething like.."what the hell are you doing? What are you looking at? Are my privates showing?" LOL Love this 7
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04/29/2003 09:39:36 PM
Hilarious shot. He actually looks a little puzzled. Plus, it's very well exposed!
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04/29/2003 01:28:17 PM
what a quizzical expreesion this gull, has very good clean pic
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04/28/2003 11:23:10 PM
Fantastic! Nice expression and especially good focus.
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04/28/2003 12:18:25 AM
Such a cool photo, I love how there's nothing else in the shot. One of my favorites this week
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04/27/2003 10:37:14 PM
bravo! a fantastic capture! great detail even in the white against white, and grey against grey. another title might be "who? ME?" or something. I love the implied expression. sell this to stock agencies..
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04/27/2003 10:11:56 PM
I don't know, I think he can recognize a target...
04/27/2003 02:21:12 PM
Great expression and looks pretty sharp. Would have been nice if the sky were a bluer shade though.
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04/27/2003 01:12:16 PM
the background is a bit too grey, but I love the perspective on this, and the bird is in good focus.
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04/26/2003 10:23:22 PM
Have the makings of a great photo here. With some editing, I think it can be enhanced...try one or several of the following: 1) Levels adjustment: Move left and right siders to the edges of the histogram to improve overall contrast 2) Selective Color adjustment: Under the "Whites" option, move the black slider to the left to your liking, if any. 3) Crop: I find taking out some negative space improves compo. -> Top and bottom for a panoramic shot, or all areas around bird except for a little space... Give these a try if you like...

Excellent capture!
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04/26/2003 07:21:15 PM
Looks almost unreal. Quite an expression.
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04/25/2003 10:30:59 PM
Nice catch!
04/25/2003 05:10:06 PM
Fabulous capture.
Love the position of the legs and the way it's lokking at you, kinda like it's stopped midflight to check out what you're doing. Would be worth trying to brighten it up to see how that looks. Great shot, well done.
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04/25/2003 01:28:28 AM
Shots of this quality are hard to get. It looks as though he is stopped just waiting for you to take your sweet time. 10
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04/24/2003 06:13:54 PM
excellent capture... he's looking right at you... that adds a lot to the shot... great work :) - setzler
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04/24/2003 06:02:25 PM
Very nice shot, very professional. contrats, colors all perfect. Congratulation.
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04/24/2003 04:46:34 PM
Very good picture.... Noting distracting the eye from the subject...
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04/24/2003 04:44:49 PM
Hilarious! I love it!
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04/24/2003 03:54:54 PM
Nice action shot.
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04/24/2003 02:57:11 PM
This is a real good catch and the "stupid" look on the bird's face is very funny. One of my favorites for sure!
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04/24/2003 12:28:50 PM
Great expression - made me laugh. I'd crop a little more of the empty space away.
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04/24/2003 06:31:38 AM
Great title. This is quite an extraordinary shot to look at - if it wasn't for the border you'd never notice the edge of it, for a start. It looks like you cut out a pic of a seagull and pasted it onto the page. Quite remarkable photo.

On a more objective viewpoint, the focus is excellent and the expression on the face superb. One of the best photos this week.
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04/24/2003 04:31:03 AM
the best in flight bird pic ive ever seen.....10
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04/24/2003 01:59:14 AM
A very nice photo despite the white bird against the white sky.
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04/23/2003 07:14:31 PM
Great focus, nice capture of animal expression. I just wish the background wasn't quite so white, the only part that that is distracting is right around his head and the right side of his neck.
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04/23/2003 03:16:30 PM
Wow, this image has strong impact! Love the clarity, composition, and above all the minimimalism of this shot. 10 Journey
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04/23/2003 11:12:43 AM
Whaaaaa~ great shot. After the challenge you can put in a blue sky....real nice focus. Good.
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04/23/2003 10:08:09 AM
What a great title, it is so fitting! Great shot!
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04/23/2003 09:35:01 AM
wow - that grey is almost the same colour as dpc bacjgound! God stop of the gull, just seems to be something missing, photographically. Perhaps the composition is too centred
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04/23/2003 09:14:35 AM
nice shot..... that was my first though..... sencond one was how many shots did you have to take before you got one to look at you.... ;)
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04/23/2003 02:46:06 AM
Great capture! I bet it took you a lot of shots to get such a good one as this right? You froze him so well it doesn't even look like he is flying, everything is so sharp and focused. You can be proud of this image.
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04/23/2003 02:34:55 AM
Wow this is great. What's really great about this shot is the white. I don't know what you did (if anything) to the colors/cast but it's great. And the look of the seagull is priceless. 8.
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04/23/2003 01:46:19 AM
Haha! The expression is great! Wish there was more to the background, though...
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04/23/2003 01:15:57 AM
If the sky was little bit blue would be a perfect photo, but i like it very much 10 from me!
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04/23/2003 01:15:46 AM
Now, how did you get this bird to pose so well for you and look right at the camera. Except maybe for the wing tips, I see no blurriness from action or movement. It's like he just hung there still as can be for you to take this shot. Excellent capture. I honestly can't find anything to complain about. Good luck in the challenge.
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04/23/2003 12:54:14 AM
thanks for the laugh--great shot
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04/23/2003 12:43:42 AM
Nice shot and good title.
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04/23/2003 12:24:12 AM
looks like he is saying, "Hey What you lookin at"..nive capture
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04/23/2003 12:22:21 AM
Nice expression on the birds face. Great capture.
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