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Oh, Yummy Breakfast!!
Oh, Yummy Breakfast!!

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Challenge: Square Crop (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Canon
Location: Inglis Florida
Date: Mar 2, 2006
Aperture: f 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Humorous, Nature
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2006

cropped resized brightness/contrast curves high pass sharpen fade correction

Place: 216 out of 369
Avg (all users): 5.3221
Avg (commenters): 5.8000
Avg (participants): 5.2290
Avg (non-participants): 5.4805
Views since voting: 700
Views during voting: 265
Votes: 208
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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03/16/2006 01:46:23 AM
Greentings from the Critique Club

Yippee! Another bird person. I very much enjoyed going through your portfolio. You have some good bird pics there. I hope y ou don't mind if I try to give you some tips.

As with people, please don't cut off the feet of your subject. It's okay, if it's a head & shoulders shot, but not if most of the bird (except for the feet)is there. Then, especially with a white bird, bracket your shots. It's fairly easy to do with a Canon and I suspect a f6.3 would have given you good definition of those feathers.

Only because I really like what you are doing here am I going to get picky here, and go in depth with this one. You have a splendid capture of this bird, handling its prey. Think about giving it a bit more room (not much but some) to toss its head to swallow the meal. The egret is boxed in pretty tight in all directions. Uncomfortable for the egret and unsettling for the viewer (who doesn't know why he's unsettled, so he just votes lower)

I'm really pleased you used the 300mm lens on this, you can get some good wildlife with that lens, especially if you can use at least a monopod (or equivalent).

I'll look forward to seeing some top images from you.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/09/2006 03:56:34 PM
great pic
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03/08/2006 08:55:20 AM
Nice capture and DOF
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03/07/2006 06:10:06 PM
Lots of birds in this challenge! Doesn't quite look in focus, and I think it's a little too bright.
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03/06/2006 05:00:53 PM
Haha. Good catch and fun title :)
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03/06/2006 01:15:21 PM
Good catch, whites are a little blown out in spots, but not bad.
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