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Simple Joy. . . Priceless!
Simple Joy. . . Priceless!
SandyP


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Challenge: Street Photography II (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Candid
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Downtown San Antonio
Date: Jul 24, 2007
Aperture: F4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Emotive, Candid
Date Uploaded: Jul 24, 2007

There wasn't much happening on the streets of San Antonio this week -- and believe me -- I went every day to try to find something more interesting than tourists walking around with ice cream cones. But this one kind of grew on me -- which probably means that it won't have a chance to grow on the voters in the 1.15 seconds they give themselves to decide on a vote. . ..butttt this is my favorite kind of photography, so this was my best bet for this week.

I sat and watched her for a while -- at a distance with my zoom of course. She kept talking out loud to no one, but oh was she enjoying those birds! She fed them corn tortillas, oranges, cookies, and she tried to feed them from her water bottle. I almost hated to leave. . .but corporate America called me "home" again. . .sigh.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 215
Avg (all users): 6.6213
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.7412
Avg (non-participants): 6.5000
Views since voting: 3136
Views during voting: 360
Votes: 169
Comments: 60
Favorites: 5 (view)


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02/16/2013 06:18:04 PM
This is an outstanding catch.
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12/30/2008 11:07:54 PM
sweet . !!..;)
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12/30/2008 06:00:12 PM
Nice. You are a master of these bird shots. ...not to pigeon-hole you or anything. :P
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09/29/2008 11:19:04 PM
Great job sandy.. I love the simplicity of this pic
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08/10/2007 10:51:20 AM
Great job, Sandy. It was one of my favorites during voting. I love the expression on her face (and body too).
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08/09/2007 07:45:15 PM
Yay! Top 10!!! I'm excited for you! Great shot! :)
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08/09/2007 11:23:11 AM
Sure gives one to think about, the little things, the simple joys, they are so precious. Sometimes we just don't see it till it's taken away. This lady shows us we still must try to enjoy the little things in life no matter how hard life becomes or what it throws at us. Congrats on making the top10!
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08/08/2007 08:50:09 PM
OMGosh! This is great! Way to go and congratulations on a awesome finish!
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08/08/2007 10:55:31 AM
as i look into your other works... oh my! no doubt YOU will inspire me to reach out for the sky! you're truly gifted!!!
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08/08/2007 10:52:24 AM
sweet! inspiring! congratulations! i'm glad to be in a team with you!!!
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08/08/2007 07:08:18 AM
What a happy photo.
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08/08/2007 02:51:25 AM
Wow. This is precious. Great job.
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08/07/2007 10:02:35 PM
great capture, you really caught the mood well here. what a fun image!

great job as always :D
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08/07/2007 07:02:55 PM
Excllent shot, Sandy. She really looks so happy and full of joy.
You captured a great moment. Congratulations on excellent finish.
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08/07/2007 06:46:31 PM
Outstanding job here, Sandy! Congrats on a top 10!
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08/07/2007 08:32:56 AM
Way to go Sandy. Top ten again :)
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08/06/2007 08:10:02 PM
This reminds me of Mary Poppins, feed the birds, is that the song?

Anyways, congrats on top 10!!
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08/06/2007 07:44:17 PM
Congrats! Great finish with a great picture!
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08/06/2007 05:16:16 PM
WTG Sandy! This is awesome!!! Congrats on a top ten!
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08/06/2007 01:15:38 PM
Sandy, great shot - she looks so happy! I love the capture of the pigeons in flight as well.
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08/06/2007 11:56:27 AM
Great capture Sandy, love your style!!!
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08/06/2007 10:08:19 AM
WHOO HOOOO Sandy, WTG this is awesome good job girl.
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08/06/2007 09:28:41 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. This is a wonderful shot! Infact my favorite of all of them! Not suprised to find that it was yours!
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08/06/2007 08:04:41 AM
Top ten. WOO HOO for YOU!!!!
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08/06/2007 07:58:38 AM
Sandy- I just love the expression on her face and the two birds flying around her. Pure joy!
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08/06/2007 06:55:28 AM
Sandy, congratulations on top 10! I love this shot. She is definitely in her own little world.
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08/06/2007 06:34:58 AM
so cute, great image sandy
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08/06/2007 06:34:01 AM
Another great candid from you, Sandy. Congrats on high score and the 8th place!
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08/06/2007 05:54:27 AM
Sandy, congrats on another top ten! I loved this one!
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08/06/2007 03:11:28 AM
Superb shot Sandy, the smile on her face is priceless! Congrats on your top 10 place.
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08/06/2007 02:05:20 AM
Now if those birds were blurred I reckon this would have got a ribbon! :):) Congrats on the top ten finish, Sandy! :)
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08/06/2007 01:53:08 AM
WOOOOHOOOOO go team mate, great shot.
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08/06/2007 01:28:44 AM
Another perfect candid shot from you Sandy. Way to go.
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08/06/2007 01:04:10 AM
yea! nice job sandy! i love the color palette in this one! that smile is priceless...
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08/06/2007 01:03:59 AM
congrats on another great shot. it is nice to see someone enjoying the simple things in life and you captured it.
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08/06/2007 12:50:03 AM
What a wonderful capture, GREAT expression on her face. Congrats on top 10, Sandy!
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08/06/2007 12:36:25 AM
She sure looks like she's having fun! :) Congrats on the top 10, to boot.
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08/06/2007 12:23:42 AM
Congrats Sandy! Well deserved score!
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08/06/2007 12:19:32 AM
Hey grats on a top 10! Great shot
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08/06/2007 12:18:46 AM
Well captured Sandy. Congrats on 6th spot! Her expression is great as is the desaturation...
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08/06/2007 12:16:30 AM
Sandy...congrats! I love this!! :)
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08/06/2007 12:06:56 AM
wish i had found time to vote on this challenge. Great capture Sandy, your work is never less than great.
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08/06/2007 12:06:02 AM
SANDY!! WAY TO GO!! this is therapeutic for you girl! I gave this an 8-love her expression!! I think I can almost relate to her, sitting, talking to herself, just yukkin' it up with the birdies...
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08/06/2007 12:03:33 AM
Congrats, Sandy! There isn't anything you can't do well!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/05/2007 08:23:28 PM
What an interesting moment you captured. Makes you wonder if she is enjoying their company or just laughing at the moment.
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08/05/2007 12:20:40 AM
Yes, there is a simple joy to this. It looks as though you've caught the woman in mid-flight, just like the birds.
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08/03/2007 12:29:55 PM
To funny. Great title. psart
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08/01/2007 12:31:31 PM
Beautiful street scene. 10
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08/01/2007 05:30:56 AM
Very nice - the partial desat works especially well here - I like the brown tones.
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07/31/2007 10:28:42 PM
Excellent capture, I love the expression on her face.
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07/31/2007 09:05:22 PM
Very cool candid - her delight is palpable. I might have cropped a little more on the left, to cut the background gentleman in half - in order to make them a little less of a noticeable feature of the shot.
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07/31/2007 07:57:25 PM
nice catch, the smile makes it.
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07/31/2007 05:49:57 AM
I really like the feeling of this shot! One of my favs.
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07/30/2007 04:47:58 PM
Oh, the look on her face is priceless! Nicely done.
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07/30/2007 03:54:15 PM
Nice capture - Great PP I am sure this will be in the top 10 very nice.
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07/30/2007 02:27:24 PM
love it! Great processing.
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07/30/2007 02:41:48 AM
Lovely candid.....
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07/30/2007 01:25:16 AM
great expression. I never get tired of photos of street people feeding birds.
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07/30/2007 01:06:28 AM
What makes this for me are the teeth or lack thereof. LOL
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07/30/2007 12:06:43 AM
the slight desaturation suits this
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