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Challenge: Square Crop (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Zimbabwe, Africa
Date: Feb 27, 2006
Aperture: 13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Candid, Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 27, 2006

Crop, USM, NeatImage, Levels, Curves, Border

Statistics
Place: 98 out of 369
Avg (all users): 5.8835
Avg (commenters): 7.2353
Avg (participants): 5.8125
Avg (non-participants): 6.0000
Views since voting: 756
Views during voting: 283
Votes: 206
Comments: 18
Favorites: 2 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/12/2006 09:43:37 PM
Amazing entry. It almost looks fake. This bird and that bush rock! 10.
03/12/2006 09:18:41 PM
A most elegant capture! Bump.
03/10/2006 01:34:22 AM
That bird has a wicked looking beak. Wouldn't wanta irritate it...
03/08/2006 10:47:14 PM
very nice indeed. man, that's a vicious looking acacia. where is it?
03/07/2006 07:34:03 PM
Interesting looking bird but the whites are just a bit too bright.
03/07/2006 06:27:11 PM
Nice composition. I like the little hint of blue sky by the birds head,
03/07/2006 06:13:27 PM
very sharp image - nice colors
03/07/2006 02:29:00 PM
Could this be a LG composition perhaps? Excellent photograph, and nicely edited (possibly a bit too much sharpening). At least a top 10 finisher I think
03/07/2006 01:16:54 PM
I don't know what that is, but it's beautiful. Very nice framing and composition for this challenge. Interesting shot. 9
03/07/2006 09:36:24 AM
Great contract...........love the thorns. That's not a bird you see everyday!
03/07/2006 03:34:52 AM
what a cool looking bird! :)
03/06/2006 10:51:10 PM
Good contrast of the prickly bush and the bird - well balanced.
03/06/2006 08:02:24 PM
Great details but the whole image feels too processed for my taste.
03/06/2006 07:36:39 PM
Nice hornbill
03/06/2006 06:38:54 PM
A strange, almost painterly feel to the colour definition around that beak and head. - presumably because that's where all the colour is in this shot. An interesting effect. Well handled in the square crop, too. Nice work indeed,
03/06/2006 07:09:35 AM
Where's you find a bird like that, Rikki? I've never seen such a one. ;-)
03/06/2006 06:53:35 AM
Wow - that is simply awesome- the pointy beak and thorns bring this together for me -but 14% of my brain keeps telling me the bird is fake. Regardless, the composition and art here is beautiful and intriguing. 8
03/06/2006 12:54:30 AM
This would be on the cover of a scary novel. It is excellent. 9


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