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The shape of a predator
The shape of a predator

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Challenge: Shapes II (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ20
Location: Healsville, Victoria, Australia
Date: Jan 2, 2006
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Abstract, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2006

Wedge Tail Eagle, obviously heavily over processed to get the effect. I doubt most people will like it, but it is a shape.
levels (very heavy)
noise reduct.

Place: 196 out of 366
Avg (all users): 5.1950
Avg (commenters): 5.5556
Avg (participants): 4.9527
Avg (non-participants): 5.4627
Views since voting: 633
Views during voting: 363
Votes: 282
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/10/2006 02:55:23 AM
like the simplicity in this photo. curious how you got such an even bright white for the background.
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01/08/2006 07:20:30 PM
too much background not enough subject. and the bir seems very out of focus to me as well
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01/08/2006 07:58:49 AM
cool shot
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01/07/2006 09:22:34 PM
too washed out for my tastes
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01/07/2006 09:05:20 PM
Given that I have tried to capture a really good shot of a hawk or eagle in flight for the better part of a year I can appreciate the effort of getting a good bead on this bird in flight. It is not an easy capture....Nonetheless there is room for improvement on this picture. Personally a white sky is uninteresting and the white is a glaring background to complement the hawk. Now the white background does serve to function as a minimialistic background such that attention is only focused on the hawk. But the stark white also acts as a sterile background - lacking warmth to really complement the rich browns of the hawk - which a blue sky with a smattering of white clouds can do better to compliment the hues. Now the image as it stands now I think you can very well loose all that white space and go for a closer crop and I'll tell you why. A closer crop where the photo is filled with the soaring hawk would give the viewer a sensation of it looming overhead filling our vision as it comes closer (like we are the prey - especially since it appears like the head is down looking at the ground)
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01/06/2006 01:37:28 PM
Nice silhouette and composition, some crop would help, and wish for more size and detail.
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01/06/2006 07:36:52 AM
Nice one. Like the cop too. A bit soft, details could be better.
Should do well.
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01/05/2006 07:36:02 PM
love the neg space in this one good luck
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01/05/2006 10:34:27 AM
I like the graphic form on this one, but it looks like it crosses the border from photography to digital art. It is a beautiful image, but I wouldn't call it a great photograph.
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01/05/2006 08:29:12 AM
excellent. I really like this although the white background is quite harsh... maybe a slightly softer colour would be better?
also the detail in the bird is quite poor although that might have been the intention in order to make the shape stand out more. But i do think that because there is nothing else in the frame the shape would stand out even with better detials.
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01/04/2006 09:54:55 PM
Very nice shot with lgihts from the back of the subject. Does not like the frame though.

UPDATE: I voted this an 8 for the capture (its not easy, I know) and also for the good use of negative space. I still think the border could have been narrow, IMHO. cheers.

Message edited by author 2006-05-18 00:09:33.
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