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The Real Macaw
The Real Macaw
nheilweil


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Soft Focus II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Seattle, WA
Date: Aug 16, 2006
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250 sec.
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2006

A woman in a Seattle park was out with her macaw named Maya. She was so colorful, I couldn't resist taking her picture. I thought the colors looked good softened up a bit. Now let's see if anyone agrees!

Shot in jpeg with an absurd amount of post work...layer after layer of guassian blur & median noise with different amounts and different opacity. I can't tell if it looks soft or just blurry!

- cropped
- levels
- median noise (several times)
- guassian blur (several times)
- saturation
- brightness/contrast
- resize
- save for web

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Woohoo! Top 10! I'm so glad folks liked this image!

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 252
Avg (all users): 6.5605
Avg (commenters): 7.9333
Avg (participants): 6.3429
Avg (non-participants): 6.6601
Views since voting: 3546
Views during voting: 304
Votes: 223
Comments: 18
Favorites: 3 (view)


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09/01/2006 01:53:27 AM
Congratulations on your top ten finish with this colorful personality!
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08/30/2006 02:50:38 PM
Lovely shot. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2006 11:15:47 AM
Great colours and good overall soft effect :o)
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08/29/2006 05:41:36 AM
great photo
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08/28/2006 11:52:04 PM
gorgeous color and nice soft focus. Perfectly done.
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08/27/2006 10:41:49 PM
Incredible!
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08/27/2006 08:29:52 PM
Very nice, I like the vibrant colors and the crop. So far my top vote.
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08/26/2006 10:34:59 AM
Very nice work... from Paradise Island :) 10
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08/25/2006 12:55:54 AM
Tones and colors are great.Soft focus works well with the feathers.
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08/23/2006 11:48:04 PM
Great example of Soft Focus-- wonderfull job on a great looking subject-- this highly deserves a 10..
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08/23/2006 08:31:57 PM
Nice tight shot and great job with the "soft" effect.
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08/23/2006 06:14:14 PM
Amazing colors.
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08/23/2006 04:50:55 PM
colorful friend of mine....well done.
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08/23/2006 12:36:02 PM
Colorful and pretty. 8
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08/23/2006 12:19:00 PM
Very Nice! Great subject matter and processing. 6
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08/23/2006 10:26:31 AM
Very nicely done...
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08/23/2006 07:41:39 AM
great intense colours
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08/23/2006 06:11:22 AM
Gorgeous colours.
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