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Early Bird
Early Bird
BrennanOB


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study XV (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 50-500mm f/4.0-6.3 EX APO RF HSM for Canon
Location: Estuary Park, Berkeley, Ca
Date: Nov 11, 2006
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1000th
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 28, 2006

In answer to the most pressing question on this shot, no he didn't catch anything on this strike. You can see a stream of water coming out of his beak at an angle. The angle of the stram of water is due to his pulling his head back from the extention of the strike. This time he missed, two tries later he got breakfast.

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 501
Avg (all users): 6.9936
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 7.0642
Avg (non-participants): 6.8333
Views since voting: 2474
Views during voting: 252
Votes: 157
Comments: 24
Favorites: 3 (view)


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12/08/2006 11:22:32 PM
This is such a complete and lovely study and one that many would like to hang on their walls. Sell it! Congratulations on your 11th place.
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12/08/2006 02:13:31 AM
Congratulations on a splendid image. Truly, beautifully done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2006 04:46:20 PM
Love the back-lighting and the water disturbance. Did he catch anything?? Nice Composition
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12/07/2006 02:56:43 PM
Very nice backlight and reflection. I love it.
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12/07/2006 01:25:37 PM
I love the distorted reflection and the glow from the backlighting. Nicely done.
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12/06/2006 05:16:52 PM
wow very nice indeed. Love the velvety water. 8
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12/06/2006 04:13:01 PM
Great shot! Love the reflection.
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12/05/2006 10:45:39 PM
Very elegant shot! I love how the disturbance in the water contrasts with the clean lines of the bird.
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12/05/2006 10:10:29 PM
beautiful shot. great composition, beautiful backlighting...very nice. 7
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12/05/2006 05:13:31 PM
nearly perfect. good luck!
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12/05/2006 07:32:09 AM
fantastic reflection
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12/05/2006 02:13:16 AM
gorgeous.
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12/03/2006 09:21:33 PM
Well done.
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12/03/2006 01:53:27 PM
Very nice. You've exposed well for a backlit shot.
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12/03/2006 01:16:10 PM
Simply superb. I have no other words. Well done!
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12/02/2006 12:13:53 AM
I'm such a sucker for photos of these birds. They are so photogenic, aren't they? Yougot a good one! Great job.
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12/01/2006 10:01:36 PM
LOVE the lighting!
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12/01/2006 07:50:39 PM
Fantastic reflection! and back lighting on the bird. 10
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12/01/2006 07:26:33 PM
Great picture. Backlight and reflection really add.
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12/01/2006 10:37:04 AM
This is just awesome. I want to know what made the ripples in the water. It doesn't look like he struck a fish yet.
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12/01/2006 05:39:49 AM
Nice colours and reflection. Maybe a little detail lost in the feathers, but still beautiful
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12/01/2006 01:42:08 AM
Excellent image, love the clarity and color.
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12/01/2006 12:52:26 AM
Great reflections and crisp as..... Nice
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12/01/2006 12:42:02 AM
Impressive. Seems like a living painting.
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