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Food Worth Fighting Over
Food Worth Fighting Over
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Challenge: Seed (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Backyard
Date: Sep 13, 2006
Aperture: f 4.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 13, 2006

My first thought of seeds was as bird food. Here I tried to capture the gold finch fighting each other off for a spot at the feeder.

Crop, levels, hue/saturation, NI, resize, USM.

Want to thank everyone who voted on commented on my photo.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 163
Avg (all users): 6.6528
Avg (commenters): 7.7143
Avg (participants): 6.4000
Avg (non-participants): 6.8333
Views since voting: 2789
Views during voting: 377
Votes: 144
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/30/2006 03:44:42 PM
Critique Club Review:

Excellent photo...

Captures the spirit of the challenge well. Focus does appear a tiny bit soft.

I like your use of depth of field to isolate the subject. At the same time, the colors of the background are such that it competes a bit for attention with the coloring of the birds, almost making them drab by comparison. I would have preferred the background a little less bright.

Still an excellent photo, and deserving of the high score it received. Congratulations on your top ten finsh.

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09/30/2006 09:02:57 AM
I really loved this image in the challenge, and I was also surprised it didn't ribbon as well.
I gave you one of your "10", as this is one of those special moments that only come along at the right time, for you to capture.
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09/30/2006 08:30:38 AM
Congrats on the 6th place. Great capture!
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09/29/2006 11:25:44 PM
A fantastic capture of some hectic excitement. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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09/25/2006 11:36:36 PM
Wow Doug! What an amazing capture! Congratulations on such a great placing!!! This is National Geographic stuff :)

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09/25/2006 07:23:48 AM
I'm really surprised that you didn't get a ribbon for this .The normal photographical elements of the photo are good but not perfect, and the birds are not the most beautiful birds I've ever seen, but the action and expressions of the birds are amazing, and make this a very awesome photograph.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/24/2006 09:15:35 PM
Wow, this is cool. I'll bet it was really interesting to watch these guys interact. The b/g is a bit bright, but the sharpness of the birds and seeds is really good.
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09/24/2006 01:26:35 PM
Very pretty picture......nice job
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09/24/2006 10:24:53 AM
Great photo!
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09/24/2006 01:44:36 AM
Amazing capture. I enjoyed this photograph.
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09/23/2006 12:14:42 PM
Wow! Very dramatic. 10.
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09/23/2006 06:06:30 AM
Beautiful catch... Great clarity set on fresh bokeh of background greenery. Awsome !
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09/22/2006 09:38:28 PM
Good moment captured. The background works really well with the action, the way that the aggressive bird has all that lighter green energy around it. Interesting expression of the third bird on the right. He seems totally disconcerted by all the action. Could have been slightly sharper and I am not talking about the wings. I like the motion blur there.
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09/22/2006 09:46:57 AM
Beautiful saturation and clarity. Very nice capture. Really like the smooth background. Enhances the finches so well.
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09/22/2006 06:51:18 AM
Wonderful colours and the picture has a feeling of motion. Top ten.
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09/21/2006 10:32:08 PM
fantastic capture of action. 8
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09/20/2006 10:44:35 PM
Good catch of the action. There is a significant color shift causung the Goldfinches to be unnatural.
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09/18/2006 07:48:36 AM
Magical, just magical.....A "10" from me.....
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09/18/2006 06:36:07 AM
Wow, you mastered the art of pressing the shutter at the right moment. A lot of action and drama in here. Great idea and well executed!
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09/18/2006 05:11:11 AM
the bird on the right side that is cut off is a bit distracting since it is cut off in an otherwise compelling image. If it were not there or included entirely I think it would make it a stronger image. great color and stop action.
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09/18/2006 02:29:08 AM
great!
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09/18/2006 01:39:53 AM
no depiction of a seed..they could have anything in their beaks. Nice capture


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