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White-Breasted Nuthatch
White-Breasted Nuthatch
MaryO


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-03 (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Mar 27, 2007
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Mar 26, 2007

Amazing what you find in your backyard sometimes. It was very late afternoon so the sun reflected orange off of my neighbor's house, providing a colorful background for my little visitor.

PP - cropped, levels, dodged white bits and eyes on the bird, burnt the beak a little, USM, layer mask to increase gamma and contrast on lighter parts of bird, merged layer, reduced noise, added border, resized, sharpened

Statistics
Place: 95 out of 561
Avg (all users): 6.2372
Avg (commenters): 7.1818
Avg (participants): 6.2373
Avg (non-participants): 6.2368
Views since voting: 1201
Views during voting: 252
Votes: 156
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/27/2009 08:37:14 AM
tone of background make this shot really nice... i like it.
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04/08/2007 03:04:53 PM
This was one of my favorites Mary! What beautiful photography! The golden tones in the background are so pretty and they bring out the tiny bit of gold on the bird. And I'm always amazed when someone has one of these bird photos where you can see every single little feather.

This is so good!

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04/08/2007 09:09:31 AM
This is beautiful! It was one of my favorites in the challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2007 10:47:58 PM
This shot has excellent lighting and tones. The atmosphere is wonderful. Only pitty the eye and beak or not in foces. If the DOF would've been deeper, to get the whole bird in focus, would then let down the great bokeh this shot has. Kind of a coin toss. Guess it didn't wanna pose that day ;)
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04/07/2007 04:35:17 PM
Apparently the focus is on the rear end...
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04/05/2007 05:41:55 PM
Good detail.
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04/05/2007 01:39:22 PM
nicely captured, good background colors
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04/04/2007 05:31:18 PM
Very clear and what a beautiful background to set him off.
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04/04/2007 02:56:25 PM
I like how the color of the background echoes the touch of color on the bird.
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04/04/2007 01:00:38 PM
Pretty composition and orange color!
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04/03/2007 07:46:04 PM
Wonderful bokeh.....
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04/03/2007 05:26:32 PM
Wow! Now THAT is a standout bird picture! I never ever get tired of stunning photography. . .even tho there are quite a few bird pictures in this challenge. . .this one stands out takes my breath away. It's the colors. And the detail and razor sharp texture! It is AWESOME!
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04/03/2007 03:13:44 PM
Good shot. I like the composition and detail in the bird. I also like the how the color of the background pulls out the little bit of orange in the bird.
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04/01/2007 06:28:42 PM
Nice sharp shot, lovely colours, perfect composition. I approve.
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04/01/2007 03:13:58 PM
Right then, joke's on me as I now have to plough through 564 images and bump them all (yes, all of them) up. There'll be a third run through for fine tuning.
Shy, woodland creatures. Well done. 6
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