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Strikeslip


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Challenge: Free Study XIV (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: RBG, Burlington, Ontario
Date: Oct 1, 2006
Aperture: 5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Nature, Children
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2006

My daughter, Shelby, at the Royal Boanical Gardens feeding birdseed to some bold chickadees right out of her hand. Lots of fun for the kids and great for photos.

It will be interesting to see how well/poorly this does at DPC, and how well/poorly it does in a professionally-judged competition I have it entered in with big prizes up for grabs.

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Post-challenge

Coolio, top 20 in a Free Study is great! Thanks for the votes & comments!

Here's the original, which is entered in this local contest, where it will be printed on an 8x10" and independantly judged by three pro photogs. No editing allowed for the contest, and there are real prizes, I think. A dSLR body+lens for best of show and a variety of p&s's for other category winners. Wish me luck, you never know. ;-)

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UPDATE
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Just got back from the awards ceremony and my entry got an honourable mention. I got to walk up in front of a couple hundred people and act like a fool for 15 seconds! :-D

Statistics
Place: 20 out of 625
Avg (all users): 6.7879
Avg (commenters): 7.6250
Avg (participants): 6.7233
Avg (non-participants): 7.0513
Views since voting: 2613
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 198
Comments: 38
Favorites: 11 (view)


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06/26/2007 10:52:25 AM
great job editing this photo! prescious capture. It makes me wonder why she is holding her arm up though because if i was trying to feed a bird i woulndt be holding my arm up, but i guess it was to not scare the bird?
03/13/2007 06:07:01 AM
Sweet image. Looking at the results of that other contest I don't see how you didn't take first place in nature. You were robbed!
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02/15/2007 03:49:58 PM
Very nice!
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02/12/2007 11:55:22 PM
Outstanding capture.
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11/16/2006 09:32:44 AM
Wonderful shot. I actually prefer the original, so good luck with that.
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11/10/2006 09:04:39 PM
This will be a great memory 20yrs from now....Great capture!
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11/09/2006 01:28:55 PM
Lovely shot. Congrats on your high finish!
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11/08/2006 08:56:10 PM
I am so happy to learn that this image belongs to you. A dandy of a capture and a portfolio gem. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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11/08/2006 06:19:36 AM
Great shot, I like it.
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11/08/2006 06:15:13 AM
:( One of the two 10's I gave out. Thought for sure this would be on the front page this morning. Wonderful photograph. Congrat's on a top 20 finish nonetheless.
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11/08/2006 04:19:35 AM
Whoa! Top 20 in a free study! Kickass, Slip. Good chance of getting those big prizes you mentioned - this image is fantastic. Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2006 05:54:03 AM
Wonderful shutter speed and exposure. 9.
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11/07/2006 03:16:14 AM
Excellent stop action!
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11/06/2006 08:51:28 PM
Fantastic capture... love the action of the bird mid flight, and the little girls expression of amazement. She's holding her arm so it is extra still so she doesn't scare the bird away... all the components are just perfect. Great focus, and the shallow dof makes the background just melt away. Some may say it has a snapshot sort of feel to it, but I think you did a wonderful job... this is a wonderful example of a great photo that captures a precious moment. I hope this shot does well for you!
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11/06/2006 08:23:57 PM
Super capture. Great photo.
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11/06/2006 05:39:52 PM
Great capture !
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11/06/2006 05:35:01 PM
Wow, nice capture of the action! The bird looks especially good! What a great moment :-)
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11/05/2006 04:34:37 PM
great capture, good timing to get this and good lighting.
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11/05/2006 07:48:12 AM
Very nice.
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11/05/2006 07:44:05 AM
nice stop action.
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11/04/2006 08:48:59 AM
Wow, timing is perfect. Everything works, well done
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11/04/2006 04:24:20 AM
fantastic capture..
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11/03/2006 08:03:22 PM
Great shot! Should be a winner.
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11/03/2006 04:50:41 PM
Subject well focused and focal point: 1
Lighting: 1
Composition: 2
Background: 0
First impression/ Wow factor: 2
Artistic "override": +1
Total: 7
What a great capture! IMO consider muting background, as highlights detract from subject
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11/03/2006 04:47:58 PM
Nice capture! Beautiful child and good composition. Even the dappled lighting works.
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11/03/2006 03:14:17 PM
Great capture here of the bird in flight. Must have been a pretty fast shutter. Good bokeh too. 10.
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11/03/2006 10:13:51 AM
lovely.
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11/03/2006 12:13:33 AM
great capture.....
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11/02/2006 11:01:23 PM
A warm and ultra sweet capture. Great stop action.
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11/02/2006 09:03:29 PM
So awesome! the girl looks a little scared and tired of holding her arm, but the timing and focus is great.
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11/02/2006 07:23:50 PM
What a sweet capture.
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11/02/2006 07:04:33 PM
AMAZING!
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11/02/2006 12:40:20 PM
wonderful image. two little chickadees. Van
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11/01/2006 11:32:44 PM
Very appealing photo of nature and mankind...8
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11/01/2006 03:33:16 PM
High marks from me. I like this shot, because I have never seen a shot quite like this. Excellent idea.
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11/01/2006 01:23:57 PM
Great shot. I cant find anything that really bothers me about this. Nicely done.
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11/01/2006 10:07:26 AM
Nice capture
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11/01/2006 12:24:56 AM
Sweet. Lovely moment. I might back off the red tones of a skin a smidge. Love the bokeh.
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