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Hitchcock: The Birds
Hitchcock: The Birds
wsteyn


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Venice, Italy
Date: Jul 4, 2006
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Candid
Date Uploaded: Jan 10, 2007

Taken early morning on St Mark's in Venice, Italy. The old lady was trying to get into the Basilica, but the doves were all over her!


Statistics
Place: 80 out of 712
Avg (all users): 6.5775
Avg (commenters): 7.9231
Avg (participants): 6.4890
Avg (non-participants): 6.8675
Views since voting: 1166
Views during voting: 476
Votes: 355
Comments: 49
Favorites: 16 (view)


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04/28/2007 05:17:12 PM
very captivating photo. well done.

is her bag full of bread crumbs? ;}

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02/22/2007 04:44:59 AM
I wish I had taken this one. I´m sure many here at DPC whish they had. But you did. It´s a wonderful image.
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02/22/2007 02:39:05 AM
i thought i had added this to my favs. already....
one of the best images here imo.
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01/27/2007 05:34:07 PM
This is highly underrated. People can't think out of the box. Not being "sweet" or a sunset or landscape, this was pushed further back than it deserved. It has so many visually perfect elements. The color, composition, subject matter, etc. Love it.
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01/27/2007 05:32:10 PM
excellent
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01/26/2007 05:39:35 PM
I absolutely LOVE this... Wow.
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01/26/2007 05:21:55 PM
I gave out three 10's and this was one of them...it sticks with me, thanks for sharing!
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01/26/2007 04:04:47 PM
I love this. The colours and everything fit so well together for me!!! fav
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 07:21:50 PM
One of my favorites so far. The moving pigeons are perfect!
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01/25/2007 08:56:05 AM
Great capture! Well composed and funny ;-). Good luck in the challange!
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01/24/2007 10:28:37 PM
excellent observation. it wouldn't have hurt, though, to have straighted up the horizon just a bit. other than that, love the colors and the processing.
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01/24/2007 02:28:11 PM
A good photo! I like the movement in the birds and the placement of the figure. One small comment, I think with the background being so dominant, it would have been nice if it was sharp. At the moment, it is only slightly out of focus and it makes me feel like I am seeing double. I keep blinking!
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01/24/2007 10:51:38 AM
A brave woman indeed...love this shot particularly the vibrant red wall and the hustle and bustle of the birds...very nice.
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01/23/2007 02:27:32 PM
Good capture of motion, while retaining focus on the subject.
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01/23/2007 11:50:23 AM
This is a great photograph, but can't help wondering if a black & white would tell the story better, then again, the great red wall in the background wouldn't be red anymore.
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01/23/2007 09:10:59 AM
Excellent capture. Love the colors, motion
and fearlessness of the birds.
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01/21/2007 01:20:19 AM
I walked into a whirled of pigeons,
my legs were tiny things.
I whirred a wall of reddened visions,
in my bag were wings.
I bird I woman I city I street,
and on my shoulders feet.

10
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01/19/2007 09:26:07 PM
Cool i like it alot 8
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01/19/2007 10:27:47 AM
excellent capture, good color - 8
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01/18/2007 07:46:19 PM
This is just one of those simple shots that just makes you want to stare at it for a while. Nice job.
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01/18/2007 11:12:26 AM
Nice pan motion shot. That red wall really makes this shot complete.
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01/17/2007 07:00:30 AM
I love it.....
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01/17/2007 05:29:27 AM
his is as good as photography gets - movement, color, emotion - amazing!!
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01/16/2007 08:11:36 PM
Wonderful image! Love the color & editing and composition. Back to bump you up to 9.
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01/16/2007 08:09:07 PM
The real power, I think, is in the parallel between her hair and those birds.
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01/16/2007 07:07:03 PM
Great, just great....
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01/15/2007 12:41:31 PM
i love this. excellent work. the left tilt either needs to be eliminated or exaggerated, but the colors are perfecto.
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01/15/2007 10:12:34 AM
10! National Geographic worthy!
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01/14/2007 11:53:39 PM
I love the movement and tension, superb
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01/14/2007 10:26:53 PM
oh my..this is incredible...maybe i will see a better shot in the challenge but I doubt it...
this really is what it is all about for me...life and the essence of life told in a shot that is pure poetry...
I look at this and smile, I want to look again, pause and take it all in...
it is simple and yet it is everything...10 and a fav...
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01/14/2007 06:41:37 PM
Is it leaning to the left? Cool photo otherwise.
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01/14/2007 08:17:57 AM
I think this may be the most interesting photo in this challenge, and that's saying something with 700-odd entries. I really like the fact that this looks natural and is not technically "perfect". 9.
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01/13/2007 02:39:26 PM
one of my top 10 in this challenge! splendid work!
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01/13/2007 12:39:00 PM
I love the journalistic look of this photo. Amazing.
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01/13/2007 12:06:36 PM
Charming, quirky, vibrant portrait - I love it!
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01/13/2007 08:45:56 AM
looked at this image for a while. really like but something is just not quite right to me. Then it hit me - I don't feel I'm at her point of view, but I'm not at the bird's point of view either. I think I would prefer to be closer to the leverl of the birds. No clue why. The colors and detail in this are excellent. Well taken and seen.
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01/13/2007 06:23:29 AM
8
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01/12/2007 06:02:52 PM
Nice candid shot
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01/12/2007 05:42:33 PM
the exposure is perfect to get that action blur...I love the red and the red bag the lady is holding...well done 7
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01/12/2007 05:22:46 PM
Great shot and good colors. Good luck!
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01/12/2007 02:18:19 PM
Definitely one of my faves of the challenge. I love the deep red. The motion of the birds really gives this shot the extra "wow" to it. Fantastic work.
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01/12/2007 02:16:41 PM
great contrast! I wish there were more birds int he air.
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01/12/2007 11:29:53 AM
Great shot. Love the motion and the bright red. 8
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01/12/2007 10:19:53 AM
Spectacular. Wonderful color, movement and so artfully presented. Terrific. I hope it does well for you. 9
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01/12/2007 09:53:02 AM
umph. flying rats are coming ..... photo is very good. 6
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01/12/2007 09:40:43 AM
love it. the movement, the colour, the womman , all work 8
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01/12/2007 04:47:52 AM
one of my favs........
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01/12/2007 02:50:42 AM
10
end of story!
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01/12/2007 01:46:41 AM
Such a strange picture. Good though.
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