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Candid Encounter
Candid Encounter

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Challenge: Candid (Classic Editing)
Collection: Workshop
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 4700Z
Location: Snappers Restaurant - Key Largo
Date: Aug 27, 2002
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2002

Well, I think it's some kind of bird, please correct me if I'm wrong. Anyway, from what people have told me about "candid" it fits the category. I couldn't set it up seeing as I don't own the bird, it just happened to land on the roof of a shack when I was eating at a restaurant in Florida, in the Keys.

Place: 21 out of 172
Avg (all users): 6.1208
Avg (commenters): 7.4500
Avg (participants): 6.1029
Avg (non-participants): 6.1358
Views since voting: 1677
Votes: 298
Comments: 43
Favorites: 5 (view)

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09/13/2002 10:19:00 AM
love this shot - lots of great sky to let the bird fly out into.
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09/09/2002 03:28:00 AM
Thanks for all the comments and critiques, and for the generally high voting :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/08/2002 11:56:00 PM
Very nice shot, I liked it very much. The blue space balances the composition very well.
09/08/2002 10:07:00 PM
good use of open space, but I would have cropped it in closer.
09/08/2002 08:53:00 PM
Beautiful picture. I didn't think that I would like the idea of the sky taking up so much space, but it adds a lot to the photo.
09/08/2002 07:18:00 PM
too much skywith subject looking out of the picture
09/07/2002 04:49:00 PM
I don't know what to say except that the quality of other pictures this week don't compare...
09/07/2002 05:55:00 AM
This photo is just incredibly beautiful. Somehow all that sky gives me the impression that this is an instant in time, and the bird, if it decides to, will escape into the air and fly away if you make any noise or sudden movements. I couldn't possibly not give it a 10 - lisae
09/06/2002 09:11:00 AM
A really great wildlife shot, would get a 10 from me most weeks, but not really 'candid'.
09/05/2002 07:38:00 PM
This looks very staged. Just joking :) Good candid. Nice image. See a bit of compression problems in the sky ? 8 Journey
09/05/2002 07:18:00 PM
09/05/2002 02:23:00 PM
A lovely composition--I really enjoy the positioning of the bird at the bottom of the photo--andrewm
09/05/2002 01:36:00 PM
this is a nice nicely composed photo - but it's not candid ... Ayme-4
09/05/2002 07:37:00 AM
Striking picture, one of the best I have seen.
09/04/2002 04:52:00 PM
this is killer. i love the negative space and the hint of clouds in the background. the framing is perfect. great job. 9--amitchell
09/04/2002 04:33:00 PM
C'mon, this was staged! You paid the bird to pose, right? This is beautiful. I read a comment in the Forum from somebody expressing that a 10 is something they would like to frame. This is certainly framing quality.
09/04/2002 01:48:00 PM
I like the positioning of the crane at the bottom, I wish it was looking into the frame instead of outside, though. Great colors. karmat
09/04/2002 10:23:00 AM
good shot. nice composition. 7 goodtimecharlee
09/04/2002 12:59:00 AM
love that cloud hovering just over the opening to the nest, while the bird is unawarely looking the other way
mood captured - instincts
sincerity of expressions - fabulous
09/04/2002 12:34:00 AM
nice shot. I do wish the lighting had been more even, i guess that was due to a passing cloud, but the bird rocks. (8) ~mcmurma
09/03/2002 09:33:00 PM
very nice shot! I love the negative space aspect of this photo... good job! - jmsetzler
09/03/2002 08:35:00 PM
Beautiful shot. Maybe the bird is a little too bright? I like the low horizon line and the way the clouds balance the image in relation to it.
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09/03/2002 08:06:00 PM
Sorry, I like the picture a lot. Might have prefered the animal looking the other way but you probably did not have tha much choice. Very nice composition (except the 'orientation') and exposure. Sorry to me it does not meet the spirit of the challenge. -2 for that this week. Overall 6 (8 an other week).
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09/03/2002 06:52:00 PM
This is a great shot. I am so glad you caught it in the sunlight, it looks like shade from a cloud was approaching. At first, I didn't like all the negative space, but it grows on you. This might have been a touch better if all the thaching were in the sunlight, but it's still a 10 in my book! Congrats and hope you win! Swash
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09/03/2002 03:21:00 PM
Very nice. Nice profile on the bird. Color looks good. I like the subject. 9
09/03/2002 03:00:00 PM
Super shot!! I wish there wasn't quite as much blue at the top or a few more clouds there but the way the bird is at the bottom works well. Good luck in the challenge!
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09/03/2002 01:35:00 AM
Great shot, almost too much sky though. I can't decide...
09/02/2002 11:26:00 PM
Love the framing of the clouds and the bird in sunlight. Very nicely done. I might have chosen (cause I like birds a lot) to make it a horizontal shot both to reduce the empty blue above and to make the bird bigger... but excelent wildlife candid.
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09/02/2002 09:51:00 PM
not at all my idea of what a candid shot should be----10
09/02/2002 09:39:00 PM
not candid- nice try with title. very interesting photo, though
09/02/2002 09:26:00 PM
On one hand, I like this a lot. It's the kind of thing I could see hanging in my office. On the other hand, I don't know how well it meets the challenge, and I just can't decide whether I like quite *that* much sky in a photo (although I know it's for the sake of art).
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09/02/2002 06:02:00 PM
Fantastic shot, can’t fault the photography. I love the overall composition… But I do think the challenge element is a little weak. (8)
09/02/2002 04:39:00 PM
Too much sky.
09/02/2002 03:16:00 PM
Nicley done. I personally DO consider animal candids as real candids. This is a nice example of one.
09/02/2002 02:59:00 PM
Beautiful shot. Exposure is a bit overdone. I know that this was a captured moment and not staged, but (for me) it still doesn't fit the category as well as some others. 7 ~indigo997
09/02/2002 02:36:00 PM
nice photo, but perhaps you could have used the rule of the thirds here to help make the bird more obvious?
09/02/2002 12:53:00 PM
this is sooo wonderfull..i love it..i can see it on my wall..the only 10 so far! ---shutterfly
09/02/2002 12:26:00 PM
Love the crop. Nice job. Score 7 Justine
09/02/2002 11:16:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background9,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing7,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 7,
Total Averaged Rating8. Autool

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09/02/2002 07:57:00 AM
I really really like this. I love the fact that the bottom is where the action is and then it goes into blue nothingness at the top. I like how the light is only on the bird itself, and the rest is in shadow. Well done.
09/02/2002 03:00:00 AM
09/02/2002 12:57:00 AM
Great, great shot. I can't see candid at all. But it's a great shot. Well done! Jak
09/02/2002 12:29:00 AM
I like this photo. I think there is too much sky up top and the shadow on the bottom right seems a bit off due to the sun on the left bird area. Still....a good photo.
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