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The Majestic
The Majestic

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Challenge: Wings (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4.0-5.6G ED
Location: Lums Pond State Park, Delaware
Date: Aug 18, 2007
Aperture: 5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 18, 2007

With the exception of the frame, this is unedited, directly from the camera. You have no idea how many of these I took for this challenge!

Place: 36 out of 175
Avg (all users): 6.1457
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 5.9241
Avg (non-participants): 6.2917
Views since voting: 748
Views during voting: 317
Votes: 199
Comments: 14
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08/29/2007 03:35:39 PM
critique club

focus is good, colors are good.

the composition is one of a photographer trying to get the subject into frame. in other words, not particularly inspired, but serviceable. The bird is in an interesting position. I get a sense of struggle. beyond that, it is what it is: a bird taking off from a pier. to improve, I would suggest seeking out more complex stories or mysteries. don't answer all the questions the photograph asks.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/25/2007 08:08:14 PM
Great shot, nice colors, focus is great, 9
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08/24/2007 06:46:55 AM
Wonderful picture with nice detail in the white feathers. The sky is a great contrast. I know this type of photo is really difficult to plan but considering your background is so clear and therefore easy to work with, what about cutting out the slice of sky between the bird and the wooden perch to narrow the distance between them and then extending the sky in front of the bird to give it more space to fly into. If you try an edit like this, I would love to see it!
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08/23/2007 05:12:34 PM
Cool angle, he really stands out nicely.
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08/23/2007 03:38:40 AM
I like that you've chosen to leave just a bit of the wood where he was taking off from. Makes it more of a story of an event instead of just a bird flying in mid air, yet it's subtle and doesn't detract from the main focus. Very nicely done!
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08/22/2007 11:47:59 PM
Oh my, what a beautiful picture and such an unusual view of this great bird. I would have cropped out the lower left hand structure but that is my opionion. Great work.
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08/22/2007 10:40:21 PM
actually "awkward" looking... lol, is just sorta weird mid-flap,nice bird
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08/22/2007 06:43:17 AM
Great capture! :)
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08/21/2007 07:05:01 PM
Nice shot of a beautiful bird.
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08/20/2007 09:28:44 PM
Lovely color & contrast; sharp, clean image. Leaving a hint of the roost is a nice touch as well.
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08/20/2007 04:29:07 PM
Almost looks like wings to heavy for him lol nice shot psart 7
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08/20/2007 02:53:07 PM
Nice shot. Thing in the corner bothers me a little.
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08/20/2007 08:40:07 AM
This is really lovely. Perfectly lit and focused. I like that you left a touch of the pier in the lower left so that the overall line of the shot is horizontal. Nice one! Bumping up.
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08/20/2007 08:03:41 AM
nice bright colors and sharpness.
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