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Hand over the anchovies and nobody gets hurt.
Hand over the anchovies and nobody gets hurt.
studio1graphics


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wildlife II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Olympus E-10
Location: Dana Point Harbor
Date: Jan 22, 2006
Aperture: 3.6
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Animals, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2006

This brazen California pelican swam up to the back of my boat as I was docking it back on the trailer. I grabbed my camera and snapped off some shots while he sat there glaring at me as if to say... "Alright shutterbug, you got your pics now fork over the fish!".

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 261
Avg (all users): 7.1758
Avg (commenters): 8.0645
Avg (participants): 7.0265
Avg (non-participants): 7.2479
Views since voting: 2242
Views during voting: 478
Votes: 347
Comments: 35
Favorites: 1 (view)


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02/06/2006 01:21:51 AM
Congratulations on your great finish. Deserved even higher!
02/01/2006 10:46:57 AM
Thanks everyone who voted. Special thanks to those who took the time to comment. Most either loved the center comp, square crop or hated it. I'm not a big fan of center comps myself but I experimented with everything imaginable before submitting and it just seemed to look better for this particular shot. Thanks again.
02/01/2006 10:08:41 AM
Top 10. CONGRATS!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 08:46:39 AM
could be candidate for a pixar character this one ! Nice
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01/31/2006 04:25:29 AM
I love the attitude in this shot, and when I then read your title I laughed - very appropriate. The composition is good and the simple blue background works really well to keep the focus on the bird. Well done!
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01/30/2006 06:22:02 PM
This really is a lovely image. The clenaness form the still water tot he sharp focus. It's like the bird floated right up to you for the picture.
Nice job.

Message edited by author 2006-02-01 00:27:22.
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01/30/2006 08:28:20 AM
Nice eye contact. Almost looks like he is scowling at me.
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01/29/2006 11:47:32 PM
wow what creepy eyes, love the compisition
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01/29/2006 11:13:17 PM
LOL!
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01/29/2006 04:52:28 PM
Great capture of the birds eyes on this photo. The composition seems rather harshly centered, the square crop doesn't help this any.
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01/29/2006 02:34:41 AM
Wow.. intense stare :) Love the detail
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01/28/2006 01:23:06 PM
This is a wonderful shot! Outstanding detail and focus.
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01/28/2006 11:49:17 AM
Beautiful!
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01/28/2006 08:06:24 AM
Excellent image, and doesn't he look cross.....
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01/28/2006 02:28:36 AM
great play on perspective
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01/28/2006 01:13:42 AM
LoL... great title, great look in the eyes... wonderful definition!
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01/28/2006 12:39:24 AM
This is great, with the centered comp and level gaze. 10.
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01/27/2006 10:55:07 PM
I don't know why but I love this. I like the almost straight on view of the long beak and beady eyes. Nice! 8
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01/27/2006 10:08:03 AM
Excellent perspective, funny title. 8
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01/27/2006 08:54:00 AM
Ya don't often see the pelican from the front-on angle in a photo. Definitely a unique pose - and one that works well here. Beautiful reflection too (although I'd love to see more of it). Great focus and color. 9
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01/26/2006 09:51:56 PM
Fierce.
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01/26/2006 10:13:45 AM
nice light
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01/26/2006 04:33:13 AM
Great humour and a good shot. Love the look in his/her eye.
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01/25/2006 09:55:49 PM
Nice shot
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01/25/2006 07:43:45 PM
great shot! WOW! love the smoothness of the water and the sharpness...probably would have likes a little less crop on the bottom, but shots like this just happen and you can't do mauch...love the colour and contrast...this should do well
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01/25/2006 06:14:05 PM
what if you cropped in on each side leaving a more vertical format enhancing the height of the pelican? and length of its beak? -8-
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01/25/2006 06:13:52 PM
7 - Very nice. Criticism; the reflection included is another shot again so won't 'go there'. The pose and eyes are very good in this, like your title too. Really only the 'blown'/overexposed parts on the head/crown, some of the beak/bill and the eye. Perhaps a little sharper, but difficult. Like the composition and 640 x 640.
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01/25/2006 04:12:00 PM
Loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove IT should get an extra 10 for the Title!!!!
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01/25/2006 03:11:00 PM
This made me laugh. Very nice shot. I think this will do well. 10 from me.
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01/25/2006 01:06:42 PM
LOVE the title (LOL)
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01/25/2006 11:54:16 AM
lol, Great Pic!
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01/25/2006 09:34:28 AM
Beautiful image! I would like to see what it looks like off-centre.
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01/25/2006 06:53:41 AM
haha...great title..totally works..great detail in the feathers..good luck..7
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01/25/2006 03:02:54 AM
good title
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01/25/2006 12:56:22 AM
Great title Wonderful details. Nice shadows and the ripples on the water. May blown highlights on the head and beak.
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