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Challenge: Free Study XV (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Connaught Water - Epping Forest - England
Date: Nov 29, 2006
Aperture: f.0
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2006

Shot in Epping Forest, just testing out my new Canon 70-200 F4 IS. Not fully happy with it at the moment as close up it looks a bit soft. Maybe I am expecting too much, who knows. Will give it another week then send it back for replacement if I am not entirely happy.

Almost didnn\'t submit this one as I had processed it, then for some reason, deleted the RAW file AND emptied the recycle bin, I couldn\'t recover it from the PC at all, thankfully I could recover it from the compact flash card where it had also been deleted.. Phew..

In Canon DPP.
Upped exposure by 2 stops.
Adjust contrast.
Upped the white balance to make it look more golden.
Slightly desaturated the colour.

In Photoshop.
Cropped.
Resized.
Neatimaged.
Unsharp Mask.
Added border, took border colour from one of the wings.

Statistics
Place: 18 out of 501
Avg (all users): 6.8553
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.8544
Avg (non-participants): 6.8571
Views since voting: 2704
Views during voting: 256
Votes: 152
Comments: 26
Favorites: 4 (view)


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03/21/2007 01:20:08 PM
that is one of hte next lenses ill be getting. ive heard good things about it
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12/08/2006 11:27:15 PM
Exciting and beautiful stop action! Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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12/08/2006 10:06:43 AM
WOW what a finish!!!
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12/08/2006 09:10:07 AM
Hi Mark,

You now own the 70-200 F/4L IS ... in a few days I will join you with a 4.1 rated shot :-(

This is not the lens' fault, but mine, because there is nothing wrong with the one I have. Then, I have no other L glass and not much SLR experience to hold it up against.

In any case, this picture went to my favorites list :-) Now it is going to be hard to own this glass, after you entered this shot!

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12/08/2006 02:27:43 AM
I had this one picked for the front page, or even a ribbon winner, as I loved it.....
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2006 09:22:58 PM
Spectacular shot...very well done.
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12/07/2006 07:09:19 PM
Amazing...and this is definately a winner in my book..... A "10" from me.
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12/07/2006 04:45:26 PM
Great capture; looking forward to the exposure data. Tail just a little blown but doesn't detract from photo
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12/07/2006 03:52:51 PM
WOWZA! This is just a wonderful capture!
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12/05/2006 05:40:35 PM
Beautiful lighting.
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12/05/2006 04:34:07 PM
I wish the other birds head wasn't in the frame!
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12/05/2006 01:52:00 PM
What a capture.
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12/05/2006 09:33:36 AM
Great catch!
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12/05/2006 07:23:31 AM
excellent capture
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12/05/2006 02:24:18 AM
Brilliant!
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12/03/2006 06:21:42 PM
great capture, I like the soft hue
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12/03/2006 01:55:35 PM
Wow! Perfect shot.
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12/02/2006 11:42:51 AM
excellent timing. Excellent sharpness considering subject is moving fast. :) Composition works but not sure if I want more duck head or less duck head. 7 good luck in the challenge!
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12/02/2006 04:28:26 AM
Great Capture
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12/01/2006 10:04:54 PM
I love the lighting and the detail but I wish that other goose head wasn't intruding.
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12/01/2006 03:45:21 PM
Great action shot & great detail in the feathers on the wings!
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12/01/2006 11:18:33 AM
Great action capture. the water droplets are a nice touch. It would have been nice if you cloned out the head on the right of the photo.
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12/01/2006 06:36:46 AM
This a great capture, only problem is the gooses head and that branch sticking up at the bottom.
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12/01/2006 05:23:24 AM
This is a stunning photo. Amazing capture, the light the movement. Looks pro to me. 9
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12/01/2006 05:15:43 AM
Superb capture, timing, light, composition....amazing
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12/01/2006 04:32:59 AM
dayum. the thumb did not do this justice.
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