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Challenge: Rule of Thirds (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC for Canon
Location: Swansea Heads, NSW Australia
Date: Sep 15, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 16, 2005

Taken in a strong wind on a small hill so the seagulls flap less and maintain there position easier. Late in the afternoon to get light underneath the birds. Used bread for bait and took 200 odd shots.
Rotated, cropped, resized and adjusted levels, curves and colour balance.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 354
Avg (all users): 6.9224
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.8208
Avg (non-participants): 7.0079
Views since voting: 5461
Views during voting: 367
Votes: 232
Comments: 40
Favorites: 6 (view)


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06/28/2006 11:05:46 PM
This is an amazing shot-- either luck or talent (or both)... whatever it is, i would be sooo proud to have this in my portfolio. Great job!!
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04/02/2006 03:53:33 PM
WOW, really a nice shot. Congratulations!!!
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01/25/2006 07:28:28 PM
This shot is done with Sigma 18-50?
I'm amazed with the sharpness ,focusing precision and color accuracy !
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12/16/2005 10:33:07 PM
I can't believe this didn't ribbon. Great Shot!
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09/28/2005 02:44:16 AM
One of the best ones! Congrats on your top 5!
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09/28/2005 01:24:19 AM
Amazing. If I hadn't read your description of how you got the shot, I would not have believed this to be possible! Simply amazing. Congrats on your score.
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09/28/2005 01:07:07 AM
Owen: Delighted to see that you scored so well with this rivetting image! Nice work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/27/2005 11:47:49 PM
A very nice close up capture.
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09/27/2005 10:57:55 PM
Startling as it popped up on my screen. Excellent focus (the detail in the wing feathers is amazing). Very well done. My favorite.
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09/27/2005 10:44:28 PM
Who are you? Alfred hitchcock? Is this a remake of the birds? Great great job and one of my top scorers.
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09/27/2005 10:16:50 PM
Wow, talk about a close up! Great picture. Love the background.
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09/27/2005 09:44:30 PM
Oh my! What an excellent capture! Looks like it's coming right at you...were you enticing with a bit of food? Very nice.
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09/27/2005 05:52:26 PM
Hello! This is amazing. Beautiful example of the rules of thirds. Your title matches this image perfectly. Good luck.
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09/27/2005 03:10:01 AM
good god, what a startling image! well done!
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09/26/2005 09:54:30 PM
Nice bird with a kind of funny look. Good capture !
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09/26/2005 02:21:28 PM
This is by far my favorite shot in this challenge. 10
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09/25/2005 06:08:43 PM
great capture
applies to the rule and thereby the challenge
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09/25/2005 01:04:46 PM
He looks mad.
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09/25/2005 12:03:21 PM
like this, did you hang him from a thread????LOL
great capture and good colour, meets challenge
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09/24/2005 04:42:13 AM
Well captured
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09/23/2005 11:53:41 PM
wow. very cool. looks like he is flying right at me
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09/23/2005 07:27:21 PM
Awesome "in your face" shot. I'm impressed you got it in such great focus! Beautiful colors & good use of the thirds rule! Well done!
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09/23/2005 06:06:55 PM
WOW! That is my first reaction and I am staying with it! I hope you put this out for prints as this would look great at a beach house framed! 10
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09/23/2005 05:00:12 PM
10
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09/23/2005 10:30:08 AM
Wow! great shot-9-
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09/23/2005 10:20:46 AM
Amazing shot! 10
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09/23/2005 07:41:10 AM
good capture, love the intent on the gulls face
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09/23/2005 01:43:43 AM
nice but the face is up of the intercection point
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09/22/2005 07:14:52 PM
Very Very nice shot. Makes me want to duck to get out of the way. Great job! 9
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09/22/2005 06:43:55 PM
Great pic,8
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09/22/2005 07:47:12 AM
I hope you didn't get hurt? Great capture.
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09/22/2005 01:07:04 AM
8 - Really like this shot and the perspective/timing. Good colors and background, and while no 'expert', good use of the rule(s), especially for the eyes. Criticism; though I would like to see the entire wing span, difficult with this crop and 'opportunity'. If it were a horizontal frame rather than vertical, who knows. The detail in the bird is great, including the feathers, feet, but especially the eyes. Just like to see all that 'enhanced' more if possible, maybe contrast, not sure. Good shot.
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09/22/2005 12:29:21 AM
nice close-up, good wing detail, I like that. the lighting seems unnatural, not saying its not, just looks that way, and that feels odd for an outdoor shot. Clipping of wings unfortunate also. 6
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09/21/2005 04:39:25 PM
Hard to get......I know....I've tried many times. Great shot and good luck!
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09/21/2005 01:02:07 PM
Wow... great stop action capture here. The way the bird is looking directly at you really adds that extra punch to this picture. One of my top picks of the challenge.
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09/21/2005 11:28:47 AM
ROFL He is right in your face isn't he? Love it. His dangling red feet make the shot. Great DOF. This is really cool. Maybe a tad busy with the background, but so well done, I'm giving you an 8
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09/21/2005 10:02:02 AM
awsome capture
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09/21/2005 09:19:53 AM
what where you offering? :)
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09/21/2005 06:28:09 AM
This is soooooo cool! I love it!
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09/21/2005 02:27:29 AM
Nice capture. Did you keep snapping as you ducked out of the way? I'd like to see some outtakes for this one!!
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