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Morning Snack
Morning Snack

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Challenge: Free Study 2007-05 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Albuquerque, NM at the zoo
Date: May 31, 2007
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500 sec
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2007

I was checkin' out the lions, and this little guy flew right up in front of me!

Shot in RAW: adjusted white balance and exposure

Sponge tool for a bit of saturation on the bird and main flower
Dodge on the eye
Save for Web

post-challenge: my first hummingbird shot! I'm so happy I pulled off a 6 with it. Thanks for all the votes and kind words.

Place: 125 out of 617
Avg (all users): 6.1646
Avg (commenters): 7.0909
Avg (participants): 6.0388
Avg (non-participants): 6.6286
Views since voting: 667
Views during voting: 227
Votes: 164
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2007 10:07:06 PM
really pretty image - good focus on the hummer
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06/07/2007 06:58:29 PM
Nice capture, 7
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06/06/2007 11:13:24 PM
good capture and the shallow dof works very well here
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06/04/2007 02:19:09 AM
absolutly an amazing shot.
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06/03/2007 12:31:18 PM
the wings are blurry! Just kidding, great capture. Tritoma's have a great range of colors and fun texures, nice job
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06/03/2007 10:32:51 AM
Very nice capture with the dark background and the sharpness right where it belongs, on the hummingbird's head.
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06/02/2007 12:44:27 PM
Awesome detail and not the easiest shot to get
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06/01/2007 09:37:13 PM
Hummingbird I believe. Love them! Good job.
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06/01/2007 06:10:33 PM
beautiful colours but I feel they distract from your main subject

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06/01/2007 04:21:10 PM
Very well capture...good colour control.
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06/01/2007 07:09:50 AM
another hummingbird....mine is dead in my entry...this is a nice capture /8
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