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Don't Mess With Texas
Don't Mess With Texas

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Challenge: Free Study XI (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G5
Location: Stanley Park Vancouver BC
Date: Apr 29, 2006
Aperture: 4
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 29, 2006

Took a little bike ride in the crappy weekend Vancouver weather and happened on this blue hering cleaning it's self on a rock by the shore line. Was able to get awhole series of shots ... the "look" on this one was the best ... guess he/she didn't like me coming up as close as I did.

Hue/Sat (remove blue fringing from tele lens)

Place: 117 out of 211
Avg (all users): 5.4674
Avg (commenters): 5.7500
Avg (participants): 5.3333
Avg (non-participants): 5.6341
Views since voting: 661
Views during voting: 246
Votes: 184
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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05/11/2006 02:52:57 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club...

Hi seebrown :)

The 'heron' is definitely a gorgeous bird. They are quite large and make excellent subjects for photographs. We have great blue herons around here also, but they are very difficult to approach. I can't even get close enought to one often enough with my 300mm lens to get a decent shot. They are quite skittish. ONe of these days I plan to go set up in a blind and wait for one to show up.

This photo didn't score particularly well in the challenge. Only one of your comments was critical and it was regarding the focus. The image does seem just a tad soft, but not terribly soft. I believe that the environment was more of a factor in the score than the softness. The background is bright and contrasty rather than smooth and subtle. I know you have no control over that, but it still plays a role in the viewer perception of the image. In a free study, you really need something that is absolutely perfect in every way to stand out from the crowd...

I can't draw a conclusion on your title and how it integrates with the image either... It's not supportive of the image and it gives no insight (that I can determine) to your theme...

John Setzler
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/05/2006 07:09:53 AM
Seems too out of focus.
05/03/2006 10:04:51 PM
nice shot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/02/2006 06:38:03 PM
I really like the textures and the bokeh works very well.
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05/01/2006 12:17:34 AM
Nice composition, DOF and lighting. What's he got in his beak? Good luck.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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