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Challenge: Wildlife III (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Settings
Camera: Canon PowerShot A530
Location: Allamuchy, NJ
Date: Jan 21, 2007
Aperture: 5.5
Shutter: 640
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 21, 2007

I took this shot underexposed, so I had to get rid of some noise in the sky. neat image on a duplicated layer, blend by exclusion, then invert, then blend with multiply. add black border. resize.

Statistics
Place: 196 out of 218
Avg (all users): 4.8299
Avg (commenters): 4.7143
Avg (participants): 4.8058
Avg (non-participants): 4.8478
Views since voting: 641
Views during voting: 346
Votes: 241
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0


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04/29/2007 01:28:22 PM
I like the minimal subject a lot (I won't use the word "minimalism" here because I know I don't know the right definition). A little more contrast in the clouds would add some visual interest, but I could see this as one of a multi-panel thing hanging on a wall.
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02/01/2007 11:26:17 PM
I actually like how you shot this underexposed. Maybe even a half a stop more underexposer to really bring out those textured clouds. Very simple composition but works. I like how the birds are flying into the frame. Wonderful colors. The simple line the birds make are great. I had this one rated much higher than your final. I think the problem with this picture it takes a few minutes to appreciate, it is pretty easy to overlook on a quick glance.
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01/29/2007 09:11:11 PM
Very nice simple shot. This just give me a feeling of serenity when I look at it. Maybe it's just the soft almost pastel colors in the sky.
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01/29/2007 04:25:51 PM
I like here how the birds are all in different yet complimentory phases of wing-stretch.
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01/29/2007 03:15:50 AM
Quiet and understated. Would have been a nice entry for the Minimalism challenge except for all that editing stuff. Sky has a nice flow to it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/28/2007 11:11:26 PM
I like the simple composition
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01/28/2007 06:17:33 PM
peaceful

Message edited by author 2007-04-30 21:49:58.
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01/25/2007 09:47:39 PM
no background makes this kinda bland
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01/23/2007 08:30:25 AM
I like this photo very much (you know, birds' wings)!
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01/22/2007 08:25:32 PM
The birds are too far away in this photo. Closer would have let you capture more detail in the birds.
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01/22/2007 02:23:47 PM
Nice perspective.
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01/22/2007 09:10:24 AM
Nice minimalist wintry-looking picture.
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