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A Hawk's Perspective on Electricity
A Hawk's Perspective on Electricity

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Perspective IV (Basic Editing)
Collection: 5.0-5.49
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: Nov 19, 2006
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 19, 2006

Hawk in mid-afternoon on power line eating another bird. Cloned out one big dust spot. Contrast / levels. Big crop. Was originally vertical.

Place: 223 out of 319
Avg (all users): 5.1557
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 4.9870
Avg (non-participants): 5.3000
Views since voting: 752
Views during voting: 239
Votes: 167
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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11/29/2006 01:32:39 PM
*laugh* This is VERY VERY VERY clever. It takes a rare mind to grasp that animals frying themselves actually benefits someone. I also appreciate the different meaning of perspective as a mental model of the world, as opposed to a literal physical viewpoint. I tried to incorporate that into my entry, too.

As a photo, the composition feels a little off. Not quite sure why. I think I expect the hawk to be facing into the frame instead of out of it. But I can imagine you didn't have much time to take this shot! Just something to think about when shooting in the future.
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11/29/2006 09:39:31 AM
Yuck! That's for the bird guts part, not the picture. I actually do like the picture. I take the perspective part as not your perspective looking up at the bird, but the bird looking down at you. Kinda like "Hey, I'm eating here. Do you mind?" Really good clarity for a big crop. I like the stray feathers over on the one side. Poor other bird...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/28/2006 10:53:13 PM
Nice hawk, bad angle.
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11/28/2006 10:46:54 PM
Subtle, but everything depends on perspective in this shot. Such great off-balance energy to it. 8
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11/22/2006 08:21:58 PM
crazy i love that it's looking at you
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11/22/2006 02:07:48 AM
wow...great capture
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