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A Sunday Spent on "Honey Do's"
A Sunday Spent on "Honey Do's"
Rob O


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wildlife III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Chandler, AZ
Date: Jan 21, 2007
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800s
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 21, 2007

This is actually a crop from a wider shot, which I contemplated submitting because of the equally interesting scene it depicts. However, I really love how this isolated view portrays the story of a male bird bringing back material for the nest while the female sits by their home under contstruction. I also like how "painterly" it is, even though I did very little to it in post: RAW conversion tuning in ACR 4.0 then Levels, Curves and Saturation in CS3 followed by Smart Sharpen (mild) and size-for-web.

Taken handheld with 70-200 f/4 L + 1.4x MkII TC on 20D.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 218
Avg (all users): 7.1294
Avg (commenters): 8.3250
Avg (participants): 7.1019
Avg (non-participants): 7.1497
Views since voting: 3121
Views during voting: 506
Votes: 255
Comments: 51
Favorites: 11 (view)


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12/30/2009 08:46:12 PM
Beautiful capture... Love the entire "feel" of this image. Well done.
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04/11/2007 02:08:59 AM
this is cute.
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03/02/2007 10:47:50 PM
Congrats on cracking the top10 :)
This was on my top10 list and very glad to see it placed well.
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01/30/2007 07:10:19 PM
superb!
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01/30/2007 06:25:17 PM
So with this shot you knocked off nearly half of your goals for the year! So by March, you may have to make all new goals since you will have them all done in about 10 challenges :). Congrats on 8th place.
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01/29/2007 02:45:42 PM
This is a spectacular shot. Didn't vote in this one, but if I had it would have been near the top of my list. Well done!
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01/29/2007 07:32:13 AM
Way to go -- nice encouragement to "stop lurking and participating in challenges, eh?" :) This photo is INCREDIBLE! I gave it a 9, and knew it would be on the front page!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/28/2007 11:42:41 PM
doesn't even seem real. stupendous capture!!!!!!
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01/28/2007 11:40:44 PM
great shot and personification.
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01/28/2007 11:30:17 PM
Incredible shot, congratulations.
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01/28/2007 09:50:01 PM
Fabulous! One of my favorites.
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01/28/2007 06:13:15 PM
What a capture! Very sharp for what must have been quite a long distance, and great warm lighting.
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01/28/2007 05:24:36 AM
Wow!! Great capture. 10
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01/28/2007 03:04:56 AM
This is an excellent representation of the challenge. 10
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01/27/2007 06:39:39 PM
cute title
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01/27/2007 06:15:03 PM
Woah, now there's something you don't see everyday. I love the processing and the quirky composition. Perfect timing you have.
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01/27/2007 05:24:11 PM
remarkable capture, good visual storytelling. 8
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01/27/2007 01:48:46 PM
Well seen and captured!
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01/27/2007 12:55:43 PM
OMG - this is perhaps one of the best Egret shots I have ever seen!
I expect to see this on the front page when this is over.
Excellent stroke of luck being in the right place at the right time, and the technicals on this are first rate! Adding to my favorites.
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01/27/2007 08:01:09 AM
Wow, you were positioned perfectly. What a great shot! 10
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01/27/2007 03:16:21 AM
so sweet! excellent title to. top 3
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01/27/2007 02:19:31 AM
really interesting thing happening here, thanks for capturing it...well done
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01/26/2007 04:32:53 PM
Beautifull and amazing, great capture!
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01/25/2007 09:39:44 PM
Very, very fine wildlife image! Congrats! 9
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01/25/2007 06:18:46 PM
This is a winner. (10)
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01/25/2007 11:15:11 AM
Beautiful capture
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01/25/2007 08:57:10 AM
excellent image and exposure. Like it, well thought out and captured.
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01/24/2007 09:58:14 PM
nice catch
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01/24/2007 05:46:40 PM
awesome
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01/24/2007 11:17:52 AM
This is a unique capture and very nicely detailed. Great job!

Back to bump. I just love the story here.
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01/24/2007 04:18:19 AM
like straight from the biology book - very good capture, good color and detail. bumping up
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01/23/2007 10:34:16 PM
This is divine!!! Beautiful and photographed expertly!
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01/23/2007 05:45:06 PM
too much contrast
01/22/2007 11:50:38 PM
I hate you! 10!!! I was feeling pretty good about my entry, then I saw this. 10!!! I hate you! I honestly say that there ia anything I would change about this pic. 10!!! I just hope you're someone I know so I can rag you regularly. I hate you! 10!!!

What an absolutely spectacular capture! Right to my favorites.
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01/22/2007 08:48:44 PM
This is one of my favorites. The coloring is wonderful and the title really hits the spot. I love that you captured the "wildlife" moving, not just sitting there. I think the crop is perfect. I give it a 9.
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01/22/2007 08:39:19 PM
Great capture. I could see this on a greeting card.
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01/22/2007 08:20:46 PM
Great natural study
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01/22/2007 06:08:56 PM
Ribbon. IT has to ribbon.
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01/22/2007 05:42:49 PM
What a beautiful capture, wonderful composition and clarity.
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01/22/2007 04:54:23 PM
Beautiful shot. This is a great capture.
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01/22/2007 03:57:54 PM
Very cool capture!
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01/22/2007 02:07:04 PM
Nice color saturation. The herons stand out nicely from the background. And what an awesome moment to capture!
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01/22/2007 01:25:55 PM
I like this picture because it is animals in their natural state. Exposure and lighting is great, maybe a bit too much contrast? Still terrific shot and one of my highest rated for the challenge.
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01/22/2007 01:00:09 PM
Awesome capture! Love the title. 8
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01/22/2007 10:33:10 AM
Very nice.
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01/22/2007 10:18:59 AM
Great timing and shot. Van
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01/22/2007 09:33:12 AM
Fantastic!! Beautiful composition. Bang on timing on your part. Such a sweet image.
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01/22/2007 08:48:49 AM
Fantastic shot! 10
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01/22/2007 07:38:08 AM
Ohmy!!!!! This is AMAZING!!!! I would seriously sell this for gallery prices if I got a photo this perfect :) Congratulations!
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01/22/2007 01:54:25 AM
This is a great capture! I love the reaction of the bird in the tree.
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01/22/2007 01:50:51 AM
awesome shot...great timing and I'm guessing some serious glass helping you out!
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