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Ugly Duckling
Ugly Duckling

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Texture (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony Mavica CD200
Location: Backyard
Date: Jul 20, 2002
Aperture: 4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Jul 21, 2002


Place: 49 out of 218
Avg (all users): 5.7795
Avg (commenters): 6.5938
Avg (participants): 5.7987
Avg (non-participants): 5.7500
Views since voting: 1286
Votes: 254
Comments: 34
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/27/2002 10:33:00 PM
Shows texture for sure! Poor thing...by comparison, what I see in the mirror isn't so bad! Thanks for revealing that! The white chest is distracting but it's still a good picture.
07/27/2002 11:10:00 AM
Looks like he is wearing a meat helmet.
07/26/2002 04:37:00 PM
really really ugly. good job.
07/25/2002 11:37:00 PM
What a portrait!
07/25/2002 04:14:00 AM
poor duck! does it have some type of disease?
07/24/2002 11:13:00 PM
In all it's glory:) Vey good photo. It would have been nice if you could have captured the texture of it's chest feathers, but I like it a lot.
07/24/2002 04:57:00 PM
Wow, great texture here. I keep coming back to look and look and it makes me want to TOUCH!
07/24/2002 02:34:00 PM

Technical Aspects10
Meets Challenge10
Total Score10

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07/24/2002 02:33:00 PM
That is one mean looking son of a gun. Great focus, and I like the colors. karmat
07/24/2002 05:00:00 AM
Ahh!!!! whats wrong with it? Disturbing
07/23/2002 10:27:00 PM
07/23/2002 09:11:00 PM
Ewwww... That doesn't look healthy.
07/23/2002 04:59:00 PM
Oh, Good Lord!!! I feel better looking in the mirror already!! ;-) Is he/she supposed to look like this? Yikes.
Clear, good DOF, excellent texture. Maybe the saturation could be tweeked a bit because the red is a tad dull/grey. (9)
07/23/2002 03:36:00 PM
that is ugly!
07/23/2002 11:58:00 AM
That's truly nasty! LOL Great texture though...6
07/23/2002 08:06:00 AM
the feathers on the neck might look better defined if you used less jpeg compression. nice, truly ugly texture. 6 beegee
07/23/2002 03:08:00 AM
This looks like a cross between a duck and a pomegranate. I?ve never seen a textured creature like this before ? Thanks for sharing this with us. This looks slightly over exposed for my taste, but everything else is great. DOF, composition, framing and certainly showing an odd texture.
07/23/2002 02:38:00 AM
Great shot of this distinguished fellow! White balance is just a shade too bright.
07/22/2002 11:31:00 PM
Sharp image. Would have liked to see more definition/detail in the white main body.
07/22/2002 10:13:00 PM
Terrific photo for this challenge!
07/22/2002 06:55:00 PM
interesting, lack of detail on breast weakens it
07/22/2002 06:19:00 PM
So ugly it's good.
07/22/2002 03:48:00 PM
haha.. woah.. one ugly bird. Nice texture and color.
07/22/2002 02:31:00 PM
I hate those ducks. THey are the scourge of the earth. This ducks chest is over exposed. Look at how its all white and has no texutre in it compared to the area just to the left of center on the bottom.
07/22/2002 12:39:00 PM
lol, thats a weird face. nice capture of the textures.
07/22/2002 12:12:00 PM
Good work. Kee
07/22/2002 11:45:00 AM
well done
07/22/2002 10:26:00 AM
Man he IS ugly! But this is a GREAT example of texture!
07/22/2002 09:03:00 AM
A bit too light,otherwise great shot.
07/22/2002 06:42:00 AM
looks like something out of 'bad and mad'
07/22/2002 05:09:00 AM
nice texture!, good focus
07/22/2002 03:36:00 AM
Yuck! Good foto though! (I would have played with the levels a bit though)
07/22/2002 02:14:00 AM
The title sure nailed this it on the Head! cool picture. 7
07/22/2002 12:29:00 AM
wow.. now that's an ugly bird :) This is a nice choice of texture for sure... I think the exposure is a little hot on the chest feather area.. it's hard to get white details in bright light... = 6 - jmsetzler

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