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Tufted Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pencil (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-3020Z
Location: Back Yard
Date: Aug 16, 2002
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Aug 16, 2002

Inspired by the challenge to erect more parking places for my bird visitors. Erected them out of pencils!

Place: 17 out of 185
Avg (all users): 6.1846
Avg (commenters): 6.9286
Avg (participants): 6.1250
Avg (non-participants): 6.2500
Views since voting: 1571
Votes: 260
Comments: 33
Favorites: 0

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08/27/2002 06:17:00 AM
Thanks for all the comments. Yes, the bird was definitely real, and I erected the perch on Tuesday and finally got this shot on Friday. I had a couple of other shots with finches on the pencil, but the titmouse is a less frequent visitor! I only had this and two other shots in total to pick from, so was a tough but rewarding challenge for me.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/25/2002 08:11:00 PM
great bird shot but
08/24/2002 07:59:00 AM
Great close up of the bird!
08/23/2002 01:12:00 PM
Excellent capture -- did you have to wait long? I love the detail in this image, especially in the feet, and feathers. Depth of field is very good too -- great job! 10 LanSnake
08/23/2002 02:36:00 AM
great shot
08/22/2002 09:14:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background6,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing8,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?10,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 5,
Total Averaged Rating7. Autool
08/22/2002 08:30:00 AM
Great photo of a bird (8 if 'birds' were the theme), but the pencils are anecdotal (4).
08/22/2002 08:21:00 AM
nicely done.
08/22/2002 06:12:00 AM
Nice capture, great DOF.
08/22/2002 02:39:00 AM
great shot. looks like he's mugging for the camera! (6) ~mcmurma
08/22/2002 01:53:00 AM
is this a live bird?
08/21/2002 11:32:00 AM
Very nice. Focus is excellent. Lighting is good. Subject matter is good. 8
08/21/2002 10:48:00 AM
Not sure if PC or PH oto. Looks like could be done entirely in camera. Will give benefit of the doubt.
08/21/2002 01:35:00 AM
Excellent bird shot! And the use of pencils to do it...
Really Cool!
08/20/2002 07:00:00 PM
Great bird shot. (Kinda makes the pencils insignificant, but who's counting?) The detail of the bird is exquisite! 9 Swash
08/20/2002 04:54:00 PM
I should have figured you would get your bird picture into the pencil challenge.
08/20/2002 02:25:00 PM
Good idea, nice shot...
08/20/2002 01:07:00 PM
Impressive to get the bird actually on the pencil, which does bring it more into the shot, although I still find myself thinking, "so it's a pencil instead of a regular stick, so what?". But it's a great photo of the bird, with seed in mouth, and I love the glint in the eye. Would lose the little bits of other pencils at left and right.
5, Kavey
08/20/2002 08:18:00 AM
Great capture! 9
08/20/2002 12:20:00 AM
I love how you set this up. This is a superb photo:) Shiiizzzam
08/19/2002 07:40:00 PM
Dang! GREAT idea, creative job. Score 7 ~Kee
08/19/2002 06:57:00 PM
Very sharp picture, that must be a tame bird!!
08/19/2002 06:14:00 PM
Beautiful use for pencils! Nice photograph with good catch light in the titmouse's eye. Simple uncluttered background makes the bird stand out. Very nice! Grayce...aka...gracious
08/19/2002 05:42:00 PM
Nice crisp shot
08/19/2002 03:22:00 PM
whatever it is it has a funny name
08/19/2002 02:39:00 PM
nice photo and the subject worked for bird seed 10 for detail
08/19/2002 02:26:00 PM
The clarity of that bird is amazing. He's even got something in his mouth! Yup, I see the pencils. lol. Lighting is beautiful and I love how the background is just that. Background and nothing else. Nothing really that I would change here. He's beautiful. Good luck in the challenge.
08/19/2002 01:47:00 PM
Striking photo. Great DOF, complimentary colors.......
08/19/2002 12:08:00 PM
Nice shot, very clear.
08/19/2002 11:05:00 AM
Nice job, he even posed for you. How long of a lens did you use? Very clear focus, it looks like you were only a couple of inches away.
08/19/2002 10:50:00 AM
nice image. I would love to see more of the pencils...
08/19/2002 02:42:00 AM
Fortuitous. She came with her own lunch. her expression seems to say she didn't expect you'd be joining her. 8
08/19/2002 02:19:00 AM
This has absolutely nothing to do with pencils, period. Hello?

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