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3rd PlaceGrace and Beauty...

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bokeh IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Southern California
Date: Sep 1, 2007
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: Sep 2, 2007


Place: 3 out of 364
Avg (all users): 6.7758
Avg (commenters): 7.9167
Avg (participants): 6.4875
Avg (non-participants): 7.0471
Views since voting: 7359
Views during voting: 261
Votes: 165
Comments: 30
Favorites: 4 (view)

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09/18/2007 02:36:54 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
09/15/2007 03:33:24 PM
stunning shot,well done
09/15/2007 02:54:14 AM
Rita, don't feel like a fraud - FEEL HAPPY! This is a beautiful image and VERY worthy of a ribbon!
09/14/2007 08:48:17 AM
Elegant and graceful...congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
09/13/2007 10:41:31 PM
I think hihosilver is right....sell that XTi. but instead of a Nikon you should buy a 40D!

Congrats on the great photo and well deserved ribbon.
09/13/2007 10:07:40 PM
Hehehe...so when are you going to sell that Canon? And buy a NIKON!!!! A wonderful photo nonetheless and a ribbon well deserved. Congratulations!!
09/13/2007 07:28:58 PM
Wow, Thanks to everyone for the really nice comments. I feel kind of like a fraud getting this ribbon due to a disqualification of a really outstanding photo. I would like to thank my good friend Hihosilver for getting me hooked on to DPC and for taking me to my favorite place in the world to photograph birds. We always have a lot of fun scouring the earth to find locations that will meet the next challenge.
09/13/2007 04:52:54 PM
Rita CONGRATULATIONS! It is amazing that with all of your stunning photos this is only your first ribbon -- so much of your work is ribbon quality! But I am so happy this one ribboned!

This is just outstanding!

09/13/2007 04:03:25 PM
Outstanding capture! This was actually my top pick in the challenge. Congratulations.
09/13/2007 03:34:50 PM
Really lovely. Congratulations on the yellow!
09/13/2007 01:47:29 PM
Wow this shot is terriffic. Can I be the first to congratulate you on your new ribbon :-)
09/13/2007 10:30:50 AM
Ohmygoodness. . .what a BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL photo. Darn! We need 4 ribbons this time! WOW!

09/13/2007 12:05:51 AM
I'm still amazed at how you got that one bird to fly upside down....
Congratulations on your 4th place!!! Stunning work!
09/12/2007 02:01:50 PM
Perfect title for this beauty. It's a great capture, congratulations on 4th place.
09/12/2007 05:47:15 AM
great capture, congrats on the top 10, Jack
09/12/2007 04:20:51 AM
Congrats on your Top 10! A terrific placements for a lovely photo!
09/12/2007 12:45:04 AM
this one is so well captured...i am happy to see this in top 10
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/11/2007 11:14:42 PM
The reflection makes the image too large and keep flipping focus back and forth between reflection and actual bird. My preference would have been to see this pic cropped without the reflection (basically chop picture in half). Probably would have rated among my top pics in this challenge.

I just covered the bottom part with my hand and def would have rated among the top.
09/11/2007 11:10:38 PM
WOW! Stunning! 9 for this one.
09/10/2007 09:30:13 AM
great picture
09/09/2007 06:05:19 PM
Fantastic Capture...how much Bokeh? by the definition I'm using....I give you an 8 if water featured circles...10.
09/06/2007 03:03:13 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background v good,
Technical: Focus, Exposure: v good, lovely reflection
Appeal:lovely soft colour, good focal point excellent timing
Total Averaged Rating 9.
09/06/2007 01:31:57 AM
bet you wish you could have had this for the reflection challenge eh? killer shot
09/05/2007 11:46:12 PM
wonderful use of bokeh...tough contender for a ribbon...a 10 from me
09/05/2007 10:59:34 PM
Wow, that is really cool! Great reflection! Is that bokeh though?
09/05/2007 08:55:08 PM
10 is the voting limit. Sorry!
09/05/2007 08:33:12 PM
Amazingly good shot - the reflection is so clear it's hard to tell which side is up!
09/05/2007 05:49:33 PM
I can agree on the title. Not so much bokeh here - but great photo.
09/05/2007 09:24:22 AM
wow! like a painting!!
09/05/2007 07:01:31 AM
wow...awesome reflection...great image

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