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Fading Light
Fading Light
yanko


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Challenge: Free Study 2007-02 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Date: Feb 3, 2007
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 3, 2007

Shot with + 1.4 TC. Really an impromtu shot. I noticed him flying around in my yard and decided to go out and capture a few shots. This was the best of the bunch. While it probably looks it no flash was used.

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Thanks for the favs and comments!

Statistics
Place: 16 out of 624
Avg (all users): 6.8827
Avg (commenters): 8.7273
Avg (participants): 6.7518
Avg (non-participants): 7.3095
Views since voting: 2081
Views during voting: 304
Votes: 179
Comments: 56
Favorites: 37 (view)


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05/20/2011 06:28:52 PM
Oh! I thought I already put this one on my favs...
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11/16/2008 03:53:20 AM
My, this is impressive...
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08/18/2008 11:01:33 AM
jesus, Yanko this is REALLY GOOD. I just have to keep watching it!
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06/16/2008 01:54:13 AM
Quite superb shot.

Perfect composition and PP work.
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06/15/2008 10:34:58 PM
INSANELY GOOD .. brilliant in fact .!!..:)
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02/26/2008 07:52:37 AM
I seriously don;t know how I didn't see this before. This is an absolutly an amazing shot. The processing on this is PERFECT. I am actually wondering how you did it.
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05/29/2007 09:42:06 PM
i know i already commented, but i want to deem this photo my favorite favorite on the site. :)
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05/21/2007 06:12:31 PM
Beautiful color saturation!
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05/21/2007 01:26:28 AM
increible shot!
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05/01/2007 12:56:52 AM
This is a really awesome photograph. The lighting is just amazing
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03/13/2007 03:33:37 AM
Absolutely stunning. Great work, Richard.
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03/12/2007 01:20:33 AM
very intense colour.
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03/10/2007 11:29:44 PM
... and so UNDERRATED!
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03/10/2007 11:28:58 PM
Adding to favorite. Outstanding photo!!!
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03/10/2007 10:55:50 PM
Wonderful shot!!! Congratulations!!
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03/10/2007 05:04:55 PM
WOAH! This is stunning! Congrats on the placement, score, and such a wonderful photo.
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03/09/2007 10:33:28 PM
One of the more unusual shots I have seen of a cardinal and I absolutely love it. Great job.
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03/08/2007 07:25:09 PM
superb
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03/08/2007 05:48:07 PM
This is a beautiful bird photo. It is so much more than a biological rendition. Going to favorites.
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03/08/2007 05:41:35 PM
Best Cardinal shot I've ever seen!! Woah.
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03/08/2007 12:51:51 PM
I like the darkness in this shot. Great detail.
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03/08/2007 12:26:53 PM
Dude, this should be a 7+.

What the hell?
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03/08/2007 11:31:51 AM
Now i'm not the best photographer myself and i probably don't understand all the nuances that go into making a prize winning photograph, but for the love of god how can anyone give this a score of less than 7?!!? I don't get it for me its a 10. Jealousy on their part i think.
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03/08/2007 11:26:00 AM
That's a wonderful shot. Perfect pose and eye contact. Lucky you.
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03/08/2007 11:19:46 AM
WOW! This is amazing! Right in your own backyard! I totally love the low-key look to this. It makes the reds and detail look even more rich and beautiful!

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03/08/2007 11:19:22 AM
This is one of the best bird shots I have ever seen...very dark, but that color is captivating. Wonderful!!
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03/08/2007 08:42:50 AM
Excellent! The clarity of your animal shots and the richness of color and tone that you manage to create is so impressive... And your DOF is always spot-on. Lovely and unique.
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03/08/2007 07:41:28 AM
absolutely incredibly amazingly good!
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03/08/2007 07:09:19 AM
Wow. the intimacy with the bird and the textures and hues. Simply amazing and memorable. faved.
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03/08/2007 02:32:10 AM
When r u gunna start giving a few pp tips to ur teammates. This is straight outta National Geographic!
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03/08/2007 01:54:23 AM
Amazing!! You should make a print of this!! I have never seen a bird shot that really made me look twice. I think I could stare at this for freaking HOURS.
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03/08/2007 12:49:29 AM
Originally posted by posthumous:

7 for the scariest f&*^*(&ng cardinal I've ever seen.


Too bad it wasn't a raven. Would have helped me with picking a title too. :P
03/08/2007 12:26:42 AM
GOD - you are so on a roll. This really is the best bird shot EVER. I pegged it for top 5. Man oh man - just terrific. Congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2007 10:45:24 PM
This is different than most bird photographs I see and i like it alot. It helps that I'm a Cardinals fan too but still a really cool picture
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03/07/2007 10:14:42 PM
7 for the scariest f&*^*(&ng cardinal I've ever seen.
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03/07/2007 05:09:22 AM
Nice tones - Is it stuffed? Like the light - Nice capture -
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03/06/2007 07:57:13 PM
Wow what a shot. Love the colors and DOF. Sharpness is a bit more on the feet than the eye, but still a great shot. Nice work. 8
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03/06/2007 02:12:29 PM
stunning 10
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03/06/2007 11:08:18 AM
Outstanding colour, lighting, texture in this. Could be a painting. What a great, great capture!
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03/05/2007 04:43:49 PM
The detail you have captured is beautiful, as is the vivid colour of the bird.
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03/05/2007 01:33:07 PM
Great capture and composition. Love the POV.
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03/05/2007 09:23:43 AM
WOW, this is spectacular!
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03/04/2007 11:26:48 PM
Wonderful image, love the tones and composition. 10
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03/04/2007 05:45:21 AM
Wow! Looks like a painting.
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03/02/2007 12:40:52 PM
This is a beautiful image of a cardinal. Interesting lighting and perspective. :)
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03/02/2007 01:28:18 AM
nice 8
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03/01/2007 11:50:45 PM
the pp on this makes it look like an oil painting. not a bad effect, just kind of brings you up short. very different looking, but in a good way.

Message edited by author 2007-03-08 00:06:57.
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03/01/2007 10:17:19 PM
Wonderful capture and emotion on the cardinal, if birds can show emotion... :) The darkness makes this photo unique and very artistic.
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03/01/2007 06:43:53 PM
This is breathtaking! A new favorite for me and a 10 as well! :)
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03/01/2007 06:32:31 PM
Lovely colors and wow you got really close. Good job.
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03/01/2007 03:06:46 PM
Excellent comp & lighting strong 8, make it a 9
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03/01/2007 12:00:57 PM
Very nice!
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03/01/2007 09:49:15 AM
I've never seen a more perfect bird shot. This and "gem eye" really did go above and beyond. WOW WOW WOW - I am sooooo loving this. The lighting and the eye. SHEESH - perfect. 10
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03/01/2007 01:23:19 AM
Stupendous detail, clarity and lighting. Wow! Also, positioning within the frame is spot on. Love it!! 10
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03/01/2007 12:49:15 AM
Possibly the coolest cardinal photo I've ever seen. Love these birds, miss them terribly.
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03/01/2007 12:26:11 AM
Incredible!!!
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