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Down By The River
Down By The River

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Challenge: Shallow DOF III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire
Date: Jan 29, 2007
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125th
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 30, 2007

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I wanted to have a hint of the river in the background, and included the second slightly out of focus goose with the intention of providing balance, and to show the depth of field was shallow.

Place: 249 out of 413
Avg (all users): 5.2011
Avg (commenters): 4.0000
Avg (participants): 4.9091
Avg (non-participants): 5.4835
Views since voting: 608
Views during voting: 237
Votes: 179
Comments: 4
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02/08/2007 03:37:56 PM
The technicals: I like the composition of the two geese. The balance each other well while maintaining interest with asymmetry. The lighting is flat which doesn't lead to a very dynamic feel.

The feel: the DOF is a good idea, but not necessarily with the clutter of the background. This picture would have been much stronger without the black railing or the boats(?).

The score: I think you did fairly well for the shot. The limiting factor is the flat light and the background. You did the best you could for the situation, but there may not have been a 6+ picture available to take.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2007 10:00:16 PM
Very nice DOF. I like how the background OOF goose balances the in focus goose.
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01/31/2007 07:36:14 PM
the second bird distracts the attencion of the viewer
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01/31/2007 04:56:52 PM
not shallow.. shallow means LOTS of blur that highlights the subject very clearly, usually from very close range

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