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Challenge: Wildlife III (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II/III USM
Location: Outside Buchanan, VA
Date: Jan 18, 2007
Aperture: 1:5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60 second
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 19, 2007

Goldfinches on one of my parents' bird feeders.

Shot in RAW. Created HDR image from multiple exposures of the same original file. Other PP included straighten horizon, crop, NI, levels/cuves, dodge/burn brush, tint brush, sharpen, save for Web.

Statistics
Place: 102 out of 218
Avg (all users): 5.8333
Avg (commenters): 5.8636
Avg (participants): 5.6355
Avg (non-participants): 5.9856
Views since voting: 898
Views during voting: 507
Votes: 246
Comments: 28
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/31/2007 09:45:48 PM
I see what you tried to do with the HDR here. Nice idea but I think the glow around the birds is a little distracting. Otherwise a bright capture.
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01/29/2007 10:01:18 AM
I like the guy in the upper left is looking straight at the camera!

Wonderful yellows and cool photo - happy birds, happy birds!
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01/29/2007 07:41:13 AM
This is great Jimmy! What a great capture to find them all bright and yellow feeding at the same time like that! I love how that shallow depth of field really makes those yellows jump out at you!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/28/2007 11:32:47 PM
great colors!
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01/28/2007 10:46:14 PM
I love the color and contrast in this picture. Not sure about the wooden post, maybe a different angle? Also, so weird halo effect going on aroudn the birds. Average rating.
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01/28/2007 04:50:12 PM
they kinds of look like they are glowing
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01/27/2007 09:11:22 PM
Really good and colorful shot.
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01/27/2007 10:19:23 AM
I like the composition, but the post processing is a little over the top for my tastes.
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01/27/2007 10:05:58 AM
Way over worked. Your birds have Halo's around them.
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01/26/2007 08:28:18 AM
Digging the oversaturation in this photograph, it seems to work really well. 7
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01/25/2007 12:43:02 PM
wow
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01/25/2007 03:38:26 AM
nice capture. Needs just a little more sharpness.
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01/24/2007 05:24:29 AM
Nice image.
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01/23/2007 09:32:04 PM
great sharpness, colors, brightness, and selective blurr
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01/23/2007 03:59:04 PM
colors seem wrong
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01/23/2007 10:23:51 AM
When I first saw the thumbnail, I thought someone went nuts with contrast and saturation. What a lovely brilliant shot!
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01/23/2007 09:28:37 AM
Nice photo, but I'd love to see the original one.
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01/23/2007 09:20:21 AM
This has great appeal. The linear quality stopped by the POPS of the yellow and black birds really works. The yellow tones of the birdfeeder helps tie the color scheme together. Great DOF. Love the title.
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01/22/2007 07:41:02 PM
Cute; there seems to be a glow around most of the birds which looks a little unnatural.
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01/22/2007 06:16:34 PM
I love this one. Pity I can't vote.
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01/22/2007 02:23:36 PM
These look domesticated...
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01/22/2007 12:57:42 PM
The birds are certainly very vibrant but they seem to have a halo around them from where you burned the background.
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01/22/2007 11:45:02 AM
This could have been a really beautiful picture - but your post processing ruins it for me I'm afraid. You've turned them into plastic birds.
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01/22/2007 11:41:50 AM
nice pic but really strong on the saturation!
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01/22/2007 10:37:35 AM
nice capture..love these little guys..
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01/22/2007 06:19:22 AM
Very unnatural environment, sorry, 5.
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01/22/2007 05:13:20 AM
OMG .. excellent .. love the colours, the composition and those birds ..... =8
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01/22/2007 01:27:25 AM
The tone mapping on this is not working well, creating unnatural BG dullness and flatness and pronounced haloing of the birds. The shot is otherwise quite endearing.
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