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Escape artist hides in the hall plant....
Escape artist hides in the hall plant....
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Camouflage (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Westminster, MA est
Date: Nov 11, 2005
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 200
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 11, 2005

Archemides the lovebird. He doesn't like plants terribly much really, so there was a lot of putting him in the plant....using the remote... letting him fly to my head and get a treat. And then doing it again. Taken with double green-filters on the flash to make the shadows green rather than grey. Best out of about 20 tries and then he got irritated and decided to sit on top of the curtains for a half hour and squeak at me in derision.

Crop to get the pot out of the picture. Saturation, sharpen. Size for web, sharpen again.

Statistics
Place: 26 out of 169
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Avg (commenters): 7.0000
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Views since voting: 904
Views during voting: 415
Votes: 296
Comments: 17
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11/22/2005 05:01:31 PM
This is such a great picture. That bird is adorable.
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11/22/2005 03:48:13 PM
very clean. green is always hard for me to use, but I think this is a nice find.
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11/22/2005 03:43:38 PM
Cool capture but watch your flash. The light on the leaves is unappealing.
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11/22/2005 01:27:34 PM
This cutie doe have the foliage colors. Bumping up.
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11/21/2005 09:15:05 PM
6 - Ok, possibly a set up, possibly 'opportune', either way, even though obviously 'domestic', I like it. Criticism; seems just a fraction blurry, so sharper focus if it were possible (but you may not have had much time). The colors are nice but I think that a touch more saturation (but I can discern the beginnings of contrast issues even like this), enabling the greens/oranges to be more vivid, may have made this better in my opinion. Possibly also a different crop, if possible, with a bit more space above the escape artist's head, not sure. Lights on the leaves, while similar in coloring with the bird (and even though out of focus/'softened'), still slightly dominate/compete with the coloring of escape artist and therefore detract slilghtly in my opinion.
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11/21/2005 07:10:19 PM
Great find and shot. This colored lovebird works well.
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11/19/2005 08:20:41 PM
Very nice composition, great use of DOF, Well done!
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11/18/2005 08:03:09 PM
This is a lovely picture, suits the challenge and great to just enjoy.
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11/18/2005 08:00:31 AM
all a bit tweety
11/17/2005 04:31:43 PM
i really like this bird. it is beautifl. i like how the bird is orange and fades to green. fabulous. i really like this.
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11/17/2005 03:17:20 PM
Good one on many levels lol
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11/17/2005 10:53:12 AM
Cute capture with nice tones. Love your title.
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11/17/2005 05:18:13 AM
How sweet! This cute little bird blends perfectly into the greenery. Excellent compostion, color and focus.
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11/17/2005 02:05:17 AM
Great image! Meets the challenge, has great composition, is sharp and has a wow factor ... top 10 I tnk
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11/16/2005 03:21:01 PM
Good colors - 8
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11/16/2005 02:42:31 PM
good use of light
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11/16/2005 12:44:16 AM
the colours of this are beautiful. I makes me think of something, but I haven't figured out what yet... avocado green, almost retro, if a bird can look that way.

My only nitpick would be that the leaf that shines in the background is the only really 'shiny' part of the image, the rest is so smooth, and it takes a bit away from the overall texture. -9
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