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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: San Diego Wild Animal Park
Date: Nov 29, 2005
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2005

I was intrigued by the bright colors and interesting shape of this unusual bird. I took several photos; this turned out best.

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Place: 113 out of 519
Avg (all users): 6.0104
Avg (commenters): 6.1579
Avg (participants): 5.9906
Avg (non-participants): 6.0649
Views since voting: 687
Views during voting: 414
Votes: 289
Comments: 24
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12/07/2005 03:20:11 PM
Just a tad too dark. great color.7
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12/07/2005 05:59:02 AM
Cool Bird, great exposure, not thrilled about the composition but you've isolated him (or possibly her) from the background well. 7
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12/06/2005 12:52:07 AM
Cool bird, might have been slightly better if you used a lighter background. The bottom half of the bird is difficult to see with the dark background. Great detail and focus though.
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12/05/2005 03:17:58 PM
I saw these birds at the SD Wild Animal park and they are very difficult to shoot. Great job!
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12/05/2005 02:16:51 PM
A very colorful, pretty bird for sure. Just lacking something in the "wow" department. Perhaps a closer shot, filling the frame better with the bird. Or a lighter color background so he/she doesn't look like he/she has no beak?
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12/04/2005 09:48:26 PM
It is a shame the dark feathers at the bottom blend in with the background. Nice colours though.
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12/04/2005 12:07:11 PM
Good luck on this avian study. What an eye.
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12/03/2005 11:54:16 PM
What the hell is that?
12/03/2005 07:00:43 PM
7 - Good colors, especially against this background. Criticism; quality dependent, an even tighter crop (especially to lose that leg tag) and 'use' those two vivid/bright blues, may have made this even better in my opinion. Difficult, but also like to be able to discern that beak a bit more which may have happened with a tighter crop, not sure.
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12/03/2005 04:33:17 AM
This photo is sharp as a tack! LOL I love the beady eye!
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12/02/2005 11:50:06 PM
wonderful Cock-of-the-Rock
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12/02/2005 11:32:11 PM
Expert capture with knockout colors. Bumping up.
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12/02/2005 03:31:02 AM
no detail in the black part of the bird...
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12/02/2005 01:40:18 AM
Bright and sharp, background works well also.
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12/02/2005 12:13:07 AM
WoW!!---Double WoW!
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12/01/2005 11:37:29 PM
what happened to the beak?
12/01/2005 08:54:11 PM
Focus is perfect, and the subject is nicely isolated from the background. However, half of the bird is in the dark, therefore barely visible. Moreover, the tail should not be cut out in my opinion, i.e the camera should have been moved to the right so as to frame the bird entirely.
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12/01/2005 06:07:17 PM
nice cock...7
12/01/2005 06:04:25 PM
Beautiful bird. Love the detail you captured in the feathers. Now, I know you may not have had control over the background, but you really need a lighter one for this to really work. On my monitor, the bird looks beakless and bodyless because the beak and lower dark feathers are melting in the background.
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12/01/2005 05:00:36 PM
So how does that thing eat? Beautiful colors.
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12/01/2005 12:31:58 PM
Oh these birds make such beautiful pictures! This one is so well done. You can see every little hair in his feathers! The background is so complimentary to this too! Ijust love it.
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12/01/2005 09:43:06 AM
good colorful capture
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12/01/2005 02:02:51 AM
Awwww. Prity Bird,
12/01/2005 12:06:30 AM
Its gorgeous! A tad dark on my screen, but wonderful detail! 9
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