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Long John Seagull
Long John Seagull
MichaelC


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Challenge: Wings (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Sydney
Date: Aug 14, 2007
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 14, 2007

crop, levels, curves, convert to B/W, smart sharpen, ni, dodge & burn, resize, save for web

Statistics
Place: 20 out of 175
Avg (all users): 6.5255
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 6.2346
Avg (non-participants): 6.7304
Views since voting: 879
Views during voting: 319
Votes: 196
Comments: 26
Favorites: 1 (view)


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08/29/2007 03:36:56 AM
This is beautiful, the b/w suits it perfectly. Congrats on top 20 Michael!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/26/2007 09:21:03 PM
fabulous lighting and DOF - a stunning photo of such a common bird done in such an uncommonally good way - the background softness of greys really accentuates the proud angles of the wings and steely gaze of the eyes and the highlights underneath make the gull almost become three dimensional
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08/26/2007 09:17:43 PM
I like this one.....
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08/26/2007 04:09:35 PM
Nice depth, and clarity, lighting is soft, great work, 9.
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08/26/2007 01:12:32 PM
I love this image- simple, clean and well framed.
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08/25/2007 10:41:07 AM
I came back to look at this...is one of his feet missing? Awwwww! I originally gave this a score of 7 and wanted to come back and give it an 8. Can a score be changed after it's been made? My 8 didn't seem to register.
Great shot!


I got my 8 to show!
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08/25/2007 10:27:42 AM
I like that it's face is personified. And the look says it is not bothered at all by the loss of a leg. Great catch!
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08/24/2007 06:36:05 AM
Excellent shot! I love the softness in the background and the way you have managed to catch the birds eye so clearly. Gives him a rather far away, dreamy expression. Poor thing though, wonder what happened to his little foot!
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08/23/2007 05:05:46 PM
He's missing a foot! Neat shot, I really think the b&w works well. Nice capture.
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08/23/2007 01:40:25 PM
Way overprocessed imo
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08/23/2007 01:07:40 PM
I like the tones & the depth of field of this photo, but it doesn't seem natural to me - where's the bird's left foot?
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08/22/2007 10:05:29 PM
isnt it supposed to be jonathon livingston seagull and longjohn silver? lol
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08/22/2007 09:46:12 PM
This works very well in B&W. Nice comp and tonal range.
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08/22/2007 09:18:08 AM
OMG What are the chances?.....
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08/22/2007 08:02:27 AM
This is such a beautiful photo, the post editing is fab!!
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08/22/2007 05:53:33 AM
Almost a good illustration of that old Saturday afternoon ABC sports intro. "The agony of de-'feet'..." :} Great capture! :)
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08/22/2007 01:52:04 AM
Wow! Nice job with the texture on the bird. I love the background you got in there to. I hope this one wins. I'll give it a 9.
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08/21/2007 06:57:29 PM
Nice in black and white.
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08/21/2007 03:25:18 PM
Nice detail and positioning in the frame
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08/21/2007 01:07:18 AM
the only one-legged seagull photo that I've ever seen. Nice capture -8
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08/20/2007 11:09:55 PM
Amazing shot because it appears 3-D--gives real sense of floating. It looks like the gull has lost a foot, but no hindrance in the air.
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08/20/2007 11:20:31 AM
Very effective editing (and title). :-)
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08/20/2007 09:18:17 AM
Nice!! is he missing a leg??
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08/20/2007 08:31:58 AM
Poor thing only has one foot. This is beautiful - seems a touch soft - not focus wise, but like a tad too much Neat Image. I still like it.
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08/20/2007 12:19:23 AM
awwwwww! hah, great title :). wonderful lighting! i like this very much. good luck!
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08/20/2007 12:06:54 AM
great title and good focus...sky 'tecture' adds interest 7
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