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Morning Flight
1st PlaceMorning Flight
Mary Ann Melton


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shallow DOF II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 EX APO IF HSM for Canon
Location: Bosque del Apache, New Mexico
Date: Dec 19, 2005
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800 sec
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 19, 2005

Adjusted color balance as part of the RAW conversion. Levels, selective color and unsharp mask

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 346
Avg (all users): 6.7417
Avg (commenters): 7.7059
Avg (participants): 6.6435
Avg (non-participants): 6.8141
Views since voting: 11034
Views during voting: 416
Votes: 271
Comments: 39
Favorites: 13 (view)


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01/02/2006 10:42:10 PM
Congratulations on a wonderful capture and ribbon!
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01/02/2006 02:14:48 PM
Congrats on your Blue Ribbon. well deserved such a lovely image
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01/01/2006 10:38:33 PM
This is a stunning image. Such grace! Congratulations on your ribbon!
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12/31/2005 11:10:27 AM
Congratulations Mary Ann on your Blue ribbon with this wonderful shot!
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12/30/2005 10:56:17 PM
A stunning capture with great DOF, Mary Ann! Many congrats on your Blue!
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12/30/2005 04:57:19 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon. Well deserved.
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12/29/2005 11:34:17 PM
Congratulations. Great Shot. Wel edited.
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12/29/2005 04:29:32 PM
Beautiful capture. So perfect in color, sharpness, and stop motion! Congratulatiobns!
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12/28/2005 11:02:31 PM
great shot , congrats
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12/28/2005 08:28:11 PM
Hard to improve on a shot like this...well done!
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12/28/2005 07:42:57 PM
What a superb flight shot. (Quite the Bazooka used too!)
Congrats on your rib1.gif Mary Ann!
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12/28/2005 01:43:44 PM
Lovely capture. Congratulations!
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12/28/2005 01:42:07 PM
Congrats. on your blue. Very nice capture.
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12/28/2005 12:14:37 PM
Beautiful capture Mary Ann, congrats!
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12/28/2005 10:58:52 AM
Congrats on the blue!! A fantastic capture.
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12/28/2005 10:30:33 AM
Super image! Congratulations on your Blue for this splendid bird.
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12/28/2005 10:03:07 AM
Mary Ann CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is such a beautiful photo, and so deserving of blue!!! A 10+ no doubt!
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12/28/2005 10:01:41 AM
Beautiful Sandhill. Figured it was at the Bosque. Congratulations on your deserved Blue.
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12/28/2005 09:42:32 AM
Congrats on your blue.
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12/28/2005 09:13:53 AM
nice blue with a great shot well done
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12/28/2005 08:42:46 AM
What a solo! Congratulations on your BLUE!
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12/28/2005 05:40:54 AM
very good photograph, there are some good images in the challenge, its one of them. i can't give less than 10 to it
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2005 08:24:19 PM
This is what it is all about !!! 10
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12/27/2005 07:46:02 PM
Splendid example of using DOF to highlight your subject. Well captured, composed and edited.
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12/27/2005 03:50:07 PM
nice image
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12/27/2005 03:46:18 PM
Great capture. A+
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12/27/2005 12:33:59 AM
Nice shallow DOF, lovely image of bird
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12/26/2005 02:29:49 PM
Nice capture.
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12/24/2005 04:54:16 AM
Isolation from background is nice. Less background and more focus in the eye would have made tjis a stronger image.
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12/24/2005 01:06:40 AM
A divine capture. Bumping up.
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12/23/2005 09:34:19 AM
Wonderful picture of a bird in flight. Not an easy shot but very well done. Lighting, focus are perfect. -9
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12/22/2005 07:26:30 PM
Wow, great shot, is that a Brolga?
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12/22/2005 07:48:49 AM
This is a 9 if you crop some off the top for better composition. Now only a 7.
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12/22/2005 07:20:16 AM
7 - Nice capture. Good DOF. Nice and simple. Criticism; 'if only' the head were as sharp (but might be just not discernable at this size, apologies if wrong) as the chest/body seems to be, make this even better. Like the way that the body 'pops' against the shallow DOF. Good wing movement capture, extremely difficult to get those 'still'. Perhaps a crop variation, especially on the left, the dark area, but not sure. Quality dependent, just a tighter zoom may have also given this that little 'extra' (especially to show more detail at this size) and made it even better, in my opinion. edit:typo & congratulations

Message edited by author 2005-12-28 19:41:43.
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12/22/2005 04:48:36 AM
Awesome find.
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12/21/2005 06:33:00 PM
a great capture
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12/21/2005 04:24:05 PM
Wow!
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12/21/2005 12:08:23 PM
Can be a winner. 10
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12/21/2005 09:38:34 AM
where is the Shallow DOF ..but photo is good


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