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Challenge: The Username Challenge II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Digital
Location: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Date: May 19, 2007
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: May 20, 2007

This is an African Racket Tailed Roller. Just a beautiful little bird that sat for Mike and I taken his photo.

RAW conversion, levels, sat, NI, sharpen, save for web

Post Challenge: This was taken at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Columbus Ohio. This is in the African Avairy (sp). He was very patient and sweet.

Place: 34 out of 365
Avg (all users): 6.4589
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.4494
Avg (non-participants): 6.4661
Views since voting: 1138
Views during voting: 284
Votes: 207
Comments: 12
Favorites: 6 (view)

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08/27/2008 09:14:01 PM
Great shot, tack sharp, lovely bokeh, nice colors, great composition, nicely done.
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05/30/2007 02:54:09 AM
WOW - that's fantastic.
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05/30/2007 12:12:57 AM
congrats on a great score!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/29/2007 05:23:40 PM
Wonderful lighting and colours here - Best bird shot I have seen in this challenge so far. 8
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05/28/2007 05:26:05 PM
WOW! I cannot wait to find out where you live, or where you took this! This bird is just amazing. The colors are gorgeous. Nice concept for the username, and nice image.
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05/27/2007 11:59:42 PM
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05/26/2007 03:06:54 PM
top left distracting but sharp with beautiful colour
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05/24/2007 08:06:00 AM
Love the turquoise of those feathers!
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05/24/2007 06:32:31 AM
Very beautiful birdy and you have made a nice photo. Cropping works very well. 9.
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05/23/2007 02:08:58 PM
WOW! I want whatever lens you have! This is an amazing photo.
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05/23/2007 09:59:22 AM
Oh it's sooo pretty --what's it called?
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05/23/2007 07:28:35 AM
Lovely sharp picture, nice DOF and yes it looks like a rare bird, well round these parts anyway ;-)
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