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the pelican
the pelican
grigrigirl


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: National Geographic (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: lafitte, la
Date: Jan 14, 2004
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2004

I took several pelican portraits as they sat posing on a dock at the end of the earth.

Statistics
Place: 32 out of 124
Avg (all users): 6.3429
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 6.2381
Avg (non-participants): 6.4127
Views since voting: 1829
Votes: 210
Comments: 26
Favorites: 12 (view)


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01/26/2004 05:20:40 PM
Thank you for your comments. I am not bothered by the score. It was more fun to take a traditional bird picture and make it somehow my own style. :) I am happy with the appreciation it has receieved. Perhaps I will try cat photography next...hmmmm.

Message edited by author 2004-01-28 14:00:43.
01/26/2004 04:42:38 PM
The dark background and the shadows create an aire of mystery to this image, almost as if it was a painting. Beautiful shot.

Message edited by author 2004-01-30 13:26:58.
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01/26/2004 04:25:29 PM
Extremely well done; sadly you ended so low :(.
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01/26/2004 08:43:30 AM
Sophisticated portrait and gorgeous display of textures, my favorite this round.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2004 09:54:26 PM
This image seems a bit dark. In my opinion, closeup wildlife photos should show as much detail as possible.
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01/24/2004 11:15:43 PM
GORGEOUS!!! The lighting is wonderful and the detail is great too. The pose and arrangement of feathers of this bird is exceptional. This is a work of art. 10
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01/24/2004 09:55:50 AM
Excellent photo. I think this lighting creates a lot of interest. Crop is just a little tight for my taste, but it isn't hurting anything either. Nice work
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01/23/2004 02:46:56 AM
Lighting is very dramatic. Composition is very interesting. Love the patterns of the feathers, very abstract. The tough of hightlight in the eye is awesome.
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01/22/2004 10:04:16 AM
Too dark to me.
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01/22/2004 06:08:06 AM
Wonderfully crazy shot. Just perhaps a touch too confusing and odd, especially in this framing - I think more negative space would give the shapes more room to 'breathe' if you understand me - this way, it gives the impression of being caged, of being forced into that peculiar pose, and I think that takes away some of the impact of the shot.
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01/21/2004 10:24:41 PM
Wow... very interesting lighting. Good subject.
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01/20/2004 06:07:32 PM
This is amazing, it reassemble an oil painting. Good work!
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01/20/2004 04:58:46 PM
It looks like a photo from a museum...extinct animals
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01/20/2004 03:37:53 PM
Great detail!
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01/20/2004 10:56:23 AM
stunning.

going back through my votes - i choose this as the winner
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01/20/2004 08:50:02 AM
gorgeous.
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01/20/2004 08:25:19 AM
Interesting image, the pelican is almost posing for this picture.
well captured
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01/20/2004 06:35:40 AM
Fabtastuc shoot. Really well-focussed, and I love the use of lighting in your composition
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01/20/2004 05:29:53 AM
good shot, a little dark but i like that ;)
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01/19/2004 11:06:02 PM
Great shot, the lighting is very intriguing, tho slightly dark.
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01/19/2004 10:05:10 PM
I really like this shot, neat contrast between the head and the balance fo the shot. Nice job! - Ideally I would have liked to see a bit more detail in the pelicans darker areas though.
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01/19/2004 06:26:51 PM
the shadow is too strong on the right side. but I like the pic!
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01/19/2004 01:06:31 PM
Because of the dark parts in the feathers it becomes a very graphic image. I like it.
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01/19/2004 12:23:19 PM
too dark
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01/19/2004 11:53:10 AM
Color pallet works well, head is nicely positioned in the frame. Good texture on the feathers. Stronger lighting would help remove the shadow from the side of its head.
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01/19/2004 01:07:47 AM
This is a beautiful image. The exquisite detail in the feathers is brought out by the use of strong shadows. The detail had to be good to bring it off. 10
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