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bryanbrazil


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Challenge: Free Study X (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Washington DC
Date: Jan 13, 2006
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500s
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 26, 2006

Taken at the National Zoo...

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 622
Avg (all users): 7.2081
Avg (commenters): 8.1579
Avg (participants): 7.2500
Avg (non-participants): 7.0667
Views since voting: 5803
Views during voting: 276
Votes: 197
Comments: 26
Favorites: 12 (view)


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09/20/2007 09:21:33 PM
This shot is outstanding in every way...color, clarity, composition....Perfect! Had I voted (I was not a member at the time), I would have given it a '10' PLUS! Bravo!
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09/20/2007 09:12:38 PM
Superb shot!
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02/09/2006 06:44:46 PM
Thanks, I didn't even know this was a starling when I took this photo in Washington DC while traveling for work. I haven't seen starlings like this in California. Out here, sea gulls, pidgeons, and crows are the major pests. :-)

Originally posted by rebs138:

I am SO happy to see this picture here in the top ten. Starlings are absolutely amazing birds. Gorgeous AND intelligent. I own two as pets and they just are wonderful animals. They talk and everything!!

Here in upstateNY (aka farm country) people view them in much the same way that people view pigeons in other parts of the country- ugly pests. So glad to see this beautiful picture get so well recieved :)
02/09/2006 06:27:32 PM
I am SO happy to see this picture here in the top ten. Starlings are absolutely amazing birds. Gorgeous AND intelligent. I own two as pets and they just are wonderful animals. They talk and everything!!

Here in upstateNY (aka farm country) people view them in much the same way that people view pigeons in other parts of the country- ugly pests. So glad to see this beautiful picture get so well recieved :)
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02/09/2006 11:08:35 AM
Great image.
Starlings are deceivingly colourful birds, when the light catches their plumage,they really sparkle.
I see from most commenters that they appear unfamiliar with the bird,I assume that they are not as common in your part of the world.

Common to the point of being considered pests in UK.
Nicely captured.

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02/08/2006 12:55:36 AM
What a beauty and what a capture! Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2006 11:27:26 PM
Amazing color in this little one, it's like he should be perched on a golden rod rather than an ordinary stick, bumping up 9.
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02/07/2006 10:37:53 PM
This is good..... love the composition..... and also the detail of the feathers.....
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02/07/2006 08:11:40 PM
Very nice detail on the feathers. 8
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02/07/2006 04:18:40 PM
nice colors
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02/07/2006 02:10:55 PM
Very interesting colorings on this bird. You captured those details very well! Nice photo!
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02/06/2006 04:32:34 PM
Wow, what a pretty bird, and you DOF is perfect.
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02/05/2006 05:31:07 PM
NICE one! 10
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02/05/2006 03:17:05 PM
Love the vibrant color and detail along with the soft, muted background. Big 10!!!
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02/03/2006 10:31:26 PM
Wow - great colors and excellent sharp focus. Nicely done!
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02/03/2006 09:57:43 PM
Simply spectacular! Nice capture BOL 8 here
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02/03/2006 08:11:16 PM
6 - Nice vibrant colors. Good capture. Criticism; apologies in advance if wrong, but looks like either neat-imaged or other pp, causing a plastic type appearance and resulting in loss of detail, especially in the feathers etc. Difficult to discern if it is focal issues or not.
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02/03/2006 06:21:04 PM
What wonderful colourings on this bird. Nice feather details. Good compositional layout and bokeh.
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02/03/2006 05:14:36 PM
Wonderful bird photography! The crisp razor-sharp bird literally jumps out at you against that beautiful blurred background. Great job.
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02/03/2006 09:19:31 AM
Very nice DOF
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02/03/2006 09:00:55 AM
wonderful starling
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02/02/2006 09:32:35 PM
Excellent photo. I love the patterns on the bird's feathers, and the pose is great. Love the shallow DOF also.
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02/02/2006 04:38:02 PM
great job, beautiful colors
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02/01/2006 04:56:18 PM
Brilliant, beautiful, pleasing composition, colouring and DoF.
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02/01/2006 01:31:05 PM
Very nice
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02/01/2006 01:26:03 PM
nice sharp shot, good composition
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