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Journey


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Challenge: Magazine Cover (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: Bellingham
Date: Jun 6, 2003
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jun 6, 2003

curves, crop, resize

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 232
Avg (all users): 6.8536
Avg (commenters): 7.4762
Avg (participants): 6.8729
Avg (non-participants): 6.8347
Views since voting: 1316
Votes: 239
Comments: 28
Favorites: 6 (view)


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06/18/2003 07:20:30 PM
Thanks for the encouragement in these post-vote comments.

Paganini: i had to crop a bit because a Canon teleconverter can do only so much. Cropping should definitely be a no-no with a 10D ;) Looking to get a 10D in about 10 months and look forward to having real zoom lenses.
06/18/2003 06:44:05 PM
Nice shot Journey, a really impressive feat considering it's from a G3 :) except for the "cropping" :)

Message edited by author 2003-06-18 18:44:24.
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06/18/2003 09:06:29 AM
Hi there - congratulations! What's going on? Your pics are getting better each week! Good job.
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06/18/2003 09:02:32 AM
Hey Journey, wow what a showing! Most other contests 6.8 wouldn've gotten you at least a red ribbon! Congrats, great shot!
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06/18/2003 12:40:47 AM
Journey,

Great pic... Keep up the good work.

Bob
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06/18/2003 12:35:56 AM
Thank you for the nice comments. The original image contains all the reflection and plenty of water above the heron's head. I had to make a compromise, however, which was to crop somewhat in order to retain the most clarity on the face and notably the eye. That was worth sacrificing some space for. Ideally, i would have been a little closer to the heron. I stood on a rock at the edge of the water. Had i taken one step forward both the tripod and i would have fallen into the bay!

I really love this guy and was delighted to encounter him very, very early on a Sunday morning. Actually, i feel a little proud of this image and that i was able to capture him . Several other pics i took of him will appear in my portfolio shortly.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/16/2003 02:37:21 PM
A bit more more above the head would have looked better.
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06/16/2003 12:19:48 AM
Great Timing, perfect Comp-- 10
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06/15/2003 03:58:58 PM
My one and only problem with this photo is that the birds head is where the title of the magazine would be. This might not be a problem, but in this case the birds head is small and it would be distracting to have the print there.
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06/15/2003 07:20:57 AM
Excellent capture. Great framing and the exposure is great. nice work 9
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06/14/2003 04:07:46 PM
Exceptional image. Perfect dimensions for a cover.
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06/14/2003 05:49:12 AM
Beautiful photo... but I'm afraid that text might go directly over this guys little head for a magazine cover. So in that respect I don't think you met the challenge. Also putting the border on it looks more like a framed photo than a magazine cover. The photo however is wonderful so your definitely getting points for that. Great catch here, and it doesn't look like you had to crop in too much either! Wonderful job photography wise.
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06/14/2003 01:00:47 AM
For some reason I feel that there is not enough light for my mood.
I would assume you live in Florida or some place that has this type of Wildlife. I think more of a reflector or a fill would be warrented here. I have similar shots and I do not like them.
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06/13/2003 04:03:33 PM
Very nice. Simple. Good. I like it.
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06/13/2003 11:07:11 AM
oooh... lovely - what if it had a bit more room so his head doesn't feel crowded and the head n the reflaction isn't cut offf?
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06/13/2003 10:22:58 AM
Good colors
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06/13/2003 10:12:10 AM
I would capture the full reflection on the water,8 from me!
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06/13/2003 08:54:06 AM
nice & clean shot. perfect colors! = 9
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06/12/2003 11:44:45 PM
great image. One of the best!!
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06/12/2003 07:02:27 PM
excellent bird and capture.
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06/12/2003 07:00:33 PM
Lovely heron shot! Very good in every way!!!! Easy to score, 10 Rob the Swash
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06/12/2003 10:49:31 AM
A beautiful Great Blue Heron. Well done!
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06/11/2003 01:19:07 PM
Good job. Needs a little more head room, I think
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06/11/2003 12:15:05 PM
eeey.. nice picture.. =) its a good one for magazine cover
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06/11/2003 10:50:38 AM
this would make a perfect cover! 10.
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06/11/2003 10:20:41 AM
Good depth of color, nice composition.
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06/11/2003 12:57:57 AM
Great capture!
JB
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06/11/2003 12:43:34 AM
great shot, wish you had gotten all his reflection though
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