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Feather Pattern

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Challenge: Pattern II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: BC Canada, local Park
Date: Dec 26, 2006
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 250
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 26, 2006

Before anyone says anything, i know that the shutterspeed should have been faster but i didn't have time to change it lol, he started flapping wildly all of a sudden and this is the best i could get. Just got this photo at the park today and loved how the female ducks have such a unique pattern on their backs. Most of the body being dark brown to blend in with the brush, but why the purple/blue patches? Hope you guys count this as being a "pattern"

Place: 164 out of 250
Avg (all users): 5.1209
Avg (commenters): 5.2000
Avg (participants): 4.9114
Avg (non-participants): 5.2426
Views since voting: 617
Views during voting: 358
Votes: 215
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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06/24/2007 11:14:46 PM
Another great bird shot from you.....but like to see a tighter crop and also more practice re the shutter speed, but I still like it.....

Message edited by author 2007-06-24 23:16:02.
01/05/2007 09:23:48 PM
ya im not to proud of this lol, i took it the afternoon of the deadline (i didn't take it FOR the challenge) but when i saw it i though... why not lol. I wasn't expecting to win but i submitted it anyways cuz if i have it, why not right? Oh well, i just wanna get this out of the top 4 and forget about it haha. Faster shutterspeed would have been great but the duck did it so fast i didn't have time to think :P
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/02/2007 09:38:09 PM
Beautiful - it's unfortunate that you didn't have a higher shutter speed going!
01/02/2007 11:24:51 AM
oof wing tips
12/31/2006 10:11:35 PM
Happy New Year! 10
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12/31/2006 05:13:55 PM
Interesting choice. Personaly I would have liked to see a stronger view of the 'pattern'.
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12/30/2006 11:44:35 PM
There really is no pattern in this...
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12/28/2006 04:16:44 PM
I think I would like it better if more of it were in focus. Like the bird too?
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12/27/2006 07:53:40 PM
More focus on the wings would have worked better.
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12/27/2006 03:35:48 PM
this would have scored *much* higher with a faster shutter speed! Good composition, nice idea.....
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12/27/2006 01:40:11 PM
Sharper focus would help this shot. If the focus on the back was tack sharp, the wings wouldn't matter.
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12/27/2006 08:40:07 AM
awesome shot
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12/27/2006 01:16:06 AM
Happy Holidays - 7
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