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Sandhill Cranes

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Challenge: Square Crop (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR
Location: Battle Creek, Michigan
Date: Mar 4, 2006
Aperture: F11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Animals, Rural
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2006


Place: 313 out of 369
Avg (all users): 4.8702
Avg (commenters): 6.1429
Avg (participants): 4.8015
Avg (non-participants): 4.9870
Views since voting: 660
Views during voting: 263
Votes: 208
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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03/16/2006 07:50:30 PM
Nice capture! Sure not boring to me.(I got the same comment on my entry.) I was very excited to see them in my neck of the woods. Maybe they're the same birds...in Ohio on the 3rd and Michigan on the 4th?
03/16/2006 12:46:38 PM
Hi! Here’s a comment from the Critique Club.

First Impression:
My eyes went to the body of the top bird and then down its wing, over to the second body then down the legs. “They, (these birds) look odd.”

Found the combination of leg position and wing position logically challenging. Took me a bit to figure out what each bird was doing. Not your typical expected pose.
Background distracted from the subjects. Tighter cropping may have been more pleasing.

Met challenge

With no comments to go by, I don’t know what you were trying to achieve. I found it had soft focus, with nothing sharp. File size could have been bumped up to 640 X 640. You only used 560 X 560. Colours were a little flat. Saturation on the red could have been bumped up a bit to provide more contrast.

The cranes were an excellent subject choice. Don’t know how patient the voters would have been to figure out your picture. Typical poses require less thought and are more inclined to get more of a “wow” factor!

This bird picture lacks the crispness and feather detail of many of your other bird pictures.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/09/2006 10:41:56 AM
Very nice. Pretty Bird
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03/09/2006 09:08:22 AM
Needs a little more contrast to set the cranes off from the background.
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03/08/2006 07:14:42 PM
Nice capture. The lighting seems a bit too bright.
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03/07/2006 02:04:54 PM
boring so very boring
03/06/2006 09:49:24 PM
Was there a get-together to shoot these gorgeous birds, or was it a total fluke that there are two entries with great shots of cranes??
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03/06/2006 06:28:44 PM
Good picture....what kind of birds are these?
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03/06/2006 03:48:47 PM
I love the position of your subjects, and the splash of red is wnderful. The background is unappealing.
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