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Impression: Flight
Impression: Flight

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Challenge: Free Study XIII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: South Africa
Date: Sep 24, 2006
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2006

Taken very early in the morning from a fishing boat on the Breede River, close to Infanta, South Africa. A little bit experimental for me, let's see how it goes...

PS. cropped, curves, selective colour, noise ninja, neat image (twice), usm

Place: 499 out of 615
Avg (all users): 4.9947
Avg (commenters): 6.3125
Avg (participants): 4.9110
Avg (non-participants): 5.2857
Views since voting: 813
Views during voting: 270
Votes: 188
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/10/2006 03:52:14 PM
Looking at this I can almost feel what it must be like to fly. The energy, the wonder, the beauty of it all captured in this one shot. Your 499th placing is a crystal clear illustration of the mindset of the voter. The voter doesn't care about what your photo is about. All they care about is if you know how to work camera settings and other technical nonsense. Well to those voters I'd say you worked your settings just right to acheive this masterpiece. Well done!

Message edited by author 2006-10-10 15:53:03.
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10/09/2006 01:46:48 PM
kinda funny that people are saying and voting that the bird id OOF when it is quite obvious at that level of blur it is intentional. While this is not something I would personally like I think you ahve done a wonderfull job. If I had voted I would have given an 7 or 8. great job.
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10/08/2006 03:41:44 AM
man werner...they absolutely killed you with the votes on this...I gave you an 8 cause I love the overall image and what it conveys...they slammed you for the oof bird
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/06/2006 12:08:13 PM
You know, this isn't bad. I think I would have cloned out the sharp fringe at the front of the far wing. I'm sure this is getting hammered, eh? Something speaks to me though. Extra point for the balls of entering this at DPC (which tends to shriek at abstracts unless it's an abstract challenge). 7
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10/06/2006 07:15:24 AM
beautiful use of blur.
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10/06/2006 02:22:15 AM
I rather like the effect. I don't know if I would of made the border so wide
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10/05/2006 02:39:54 PM
Subject is blurred and image is too dark.
10/04/2006 05:45:03 PM
If the bird had been in focus, this would've been a great photograph. My opinion is only one tho. :)
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10/03/2006 04:39:20 AM
A lot of voters will probably not understand this photo, I saw a photo the same as this different subject, win the world wide ballantine photography competition, congratulatons for entering it....8
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10/03/2006 12:20:00 AM
this is cool, and I wish more accepted in this forum. love the motion in communicates, the beauty of a real living, moving creation
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10/02/2006 10:02:54 PM
too blurry.. looks like a painting
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10/02/2006 09:31:25 PM
great job with the impressionism. Hope it does well here.-9-
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10/02/2006 05:14:57 PM
Ya know, I did something VERY similar to this shot, and I got slammed for it. I imagine you also are feeling this same effect. I like the colors of the water, a part of the gull seems to be blown out. The reflection is wonderful. I could do with a different border, but thats personal opinion more than anything.
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10/02/2006 07:13:39 AM
I really like this...I love the colour and the blur in the seagull, and I love the black frame...unfortunately, a couple of things I like aren't really popular with the voters, so I hope this image is doing well for you...it's fantastic! 8
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10/01/2006 08:49:16 PM
Nice colors
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10/01/2006 05:14:08 PM
This is a good impressionistic / semi-abstract shot which really shows off "movement". On the downside the bird has some odd colour to it.
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10/01/2006 04:34:47 PM
an interesting take on an popular shot...I like the blur...could do without the thick border though
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10/01/2006 09:22:29 AM
Speedy. The colours are what work for me.
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10/01/2006 12:26:41 AM
Good colors, it is impressionist...but doesn't quite float my boat. Perhaps as a series. But it is excellent in it's color tones.
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10/01/2006 12:26:18 AM
this is fine!
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