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Moonlight Narcissist
Moonlight Narcissist
jaxsond


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Challenge: Duotones II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Tidal Creek behind Folly Beach, SC
Date: Feb 16, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 21, 2006

I got home about an hour before sunset the other afternoon and the light was great so I threw the gear in the car and went to see what I could find. Found a Snowy Egret, who was unbelievably unconcerned about my interest in him, fishing in a tidal creek . Got several shots I really like but thought this one would translate the best as a duotone.

Adjustments: duotone curves, brightness (-10), curves

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 631
Avg (all users): 6.5446
Avg (commenters): 8.1613
Avg (participants): 6.5319
Avg (non-participants): 6.5652
Views since voting: 2183
Views during voting: 418
Votes: 303
Comments: 44
Favorites: 12 (view)


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09/16/2006 12:21:21 PM
Ribbon-worthy. Lovely mood, super conversion tone choice.
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03/28/2006 09:23:51 AM
Absolutely beautiful image. The richness of tone is laid so perfectly over the image. Graceful work.
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03/07/2006 11:35:28 PM
From the CC

How come I always wind up with the photos that have NOTHING to critique. All I can say is MAGNIFICANT. This shot is so well done. Everything about this picture is IMO perfect. I'm actually at a loss for words here. Very well done.
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03/03/2006 08:20:22 PM
Fantastic indeed!
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03/01/2006 02:50:57 PM
Fantastic!
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03/01/2006 02:46:42 PM
What a fanTASTIC image for your first challenge!!!! You stole my heart with this one! I love photographs of these birds (obviously. I have several in my portfolio too). Just added this to my favorites.

May ALL your challenges be so successful and your overall average never drop below 6.567 :)

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03/01/2006 02:00:28 PM
What a great first challenge entry! I think I like the original even better, by the way, but it is lovely as a duotone.
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03/01/2006 01:32:39 PM
I went back for my final bump on this image. Foe those that love blue tint, this is an exceptional study. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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03/01/2006 10:20:33 AM
beautiful!!!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/28/2006 09:32:19 PM
Wow, what a nite shot...terrific photo !
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02/27/2006 09:21:32 PM
Beautiful. I love the reflection and the details in the feathers on the tail and head. Very nice tones too.
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02/27/2006 02:12:16 PM
So pretty...the blue was a wonderful choice.
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02/26/2006 08:07:46 PM
Nice color contrast with the stork.
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02/26/2006 07:38:01 PM
I really like the softness of this. The blue tones work well.
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02/26/2006 05:46:38 PM
Beautiful reflections in the water and on the egret.
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02/26/2006 01:26:29 PM
Super cool and great use of blue tint to bring out the beauty. 7
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02/26/2006 07:32:23 AM
this is a winner for me......hope this does well for you 9
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02/26/2006 12:25:29 AM
Very beautiful. One of my favorites
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02/25/2006 02:35:36 PM
Awesome job, the soft focus and color choice are perfect.
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02/25/2006 01:01:45 PM
Great picture. I love the reflection of the bird.
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02/25/2006 01:47:23 AM
HOW beeeeeautiful!!! I just LOVE those birds. They are so incredibly photogenic, aren't they? This is an awesome photo, and the blue tones add so much to it. Definitely one of my favorites in the challenge. Good luck.
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02/24/2006 10:57:52 PM
very nice use of blue tone. Great pic!
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02/24/2006 10:12:16 PM
This is supurb!!!
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02/24/2006 03:06:07 PM
Excellent, go for ribbon nothing else!!
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02/24/2006 01:29:51 PM
Nice subject for the color blue. Very dreamy.
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02/24/2006 08:18:44 AM
This is an absolutely lovely shot. Good luck.
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02/24/2006 05:59:30 AM
that really is beautiful
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02/24/2006 01:03:30 AM
Beautiful image. Well seen; VERY well done! 10
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02/23/2006 08:52:52 PM
lovely 8
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02/23/2006 08:47:27 PM
Well, here is my first 10 score. Absolutely wonderful tones and reflection. Love the play of the water on the crane. Gorgeous, and a fav.
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02/23/2006 11:15:26 AM
Very cool glowing effect.
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02/23/2006 08:57:38 AM
I love the coloring and tones. The reflections of the water on the birds body for me add a nice touch. Nice composition. I gave it an 8.
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02/23/2006 06:01:27 AM
Magic blue tones, really work well here.....
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02/23/2006 05:51:13 AM
Nice image, perhaps cropped a little too tightly. Subject grabs me. 8
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02/23/2006 04:33:24 AM
Nice colour, suits the good composition
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02/23/2006 04:24:55 AM
Beautifully toned. Beautifully processed all round, in fact. Not my kind of photograph, but I can't help but admire the technical skill. And I'd better get used to admiring it, because it's surely going to ribbon. I'd guess blue ribbon, appropriately enough. 7.
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02/23/2006 02:53:10 AM
This is a beautiful composition. The reflection is great. Great use of dof. Good job on the duotone, I think it works well for this image. And an awesome title that in this case, really suits the image and adds to the presentation IMO. All in all, just wonderful. Nice job :-)
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02/22/2006 07:47:42 PM
I've been waiting for something to blow me away. I think I might have found it. Beautiful.
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02/22/2006 02:50:58 PM
This is stunning - I love the title & the reflection in the water - the use of blue tones is excellent - really good job
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02/22/2006 11:19:32 AM
Actually does give the impression of being moonlit. Nice.
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02/22/2006 11:17:04 AM
Absolutely beautiful! The blue cast here really adds an incredible mood to this image. Need I say 10 :)
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02/22/2006 11:07:38 AM
Great picture.
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02/22/2006 08:00:47 AM
Wasn't sure about the toning at first - but it fits the subject perfectly. Very nice.
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02/22/2006 12:34:40 AM
Stunning. Well captured.
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