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first flight
first flight

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Challenge: Fauna II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4.0-5.6G ED
Location: farm
Date: Oct 4, 2007
Aperture: 22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/4000
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 5, 2007

the photo was taken in between setups of a movie im shooting, i saw the bird duilding the nest and had to ry and capture it in flight.

as for the editing, all ive done is a slight crop, and warmed the image up a little.

Place: 7 out of 230
Avg (all users): 6.9673
Avg (commenters): 8.0833
Avg (participants): 6.6462
Avg (non-participants): 7.1074
Views since voting: 5422
Views during voting: 379
Votes: 214
Comments: 24
Favorites: 5 (view)

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05/25/2009 06:28:18 AM
What a stunning shot!!
01/31/2008 03:08:20 PM
Fabulous shot - love the colours!
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01/09/2008 06:15:01 AM
Simply stunning,
11/25/2007 08:55:05 AM
Best shot of the movie Congrats!!! fab shot.
10/21/2007 10:19:27 AM
Congrats on beating your personal best by a whopping 1.5 pts :-) This is a really captivating shot, completely unpretentious and engrossing, utterly luminous.
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10/19/2007 11:08:51 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish :)
10/18/2007 12:26:15 PM
Obviously you have no control over it, but I think the reason why this wasn't perfect is because the bird is facing the nest. If he were flying away from it, that'd make more sense to our subconscious.
10/17/2007 08:02:30 PM
wow, this is really really good for a top 10 image.
10/17/2007 01:53:09 AM
This is a fantastic photo. perfectly executed in what must have been an excited moment in time. Congrats on a new personal best.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/15/2007 05:22:53 PM
Great job with the widespread wings and silhouette. Somehow I doubt the title, but a great shot.
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10/15/2007 12:45:27 PM
wow... amazing
10/14/2007 12:36:44 PM
Thats unique for this challenge. I like it, though I may have taken some of the color out of the wings to make it more consistent with the rest of the browns.
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10/13/2007 11:31:08 PM
It's tough not to love this - The thorns symbolizing the harsh elements ahead - the nest - so small and precarious, the glowing wings reminding how cool it must be to be a bird.
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10/13/2007 10:12:04 AM
ooo pretty
10/12/2007 01:36:53 AM
beautiful coloring
10/11/2007 11:07:02 PM
great capture
10/11/2007 10:20:38 AM
Lovely shoot, perfect back lighting....
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10/11/2007 08:45:25 AM
I like your backlit image. Good tonal values and composition too.
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10/11/2007 05:42:33 AM
Brilliant capture.
10/10/2007 06:29:20 PM
A very unique shot. Love the color tone you know the translucency of the wings is what makes it pop. How long did you have to wait to get this one?
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10/10/2007 02:28:52 PM
This is one of the best shots that jumped out at me when scanning through the thumbnails. I love the silhouette here and the fact that your subject is doing something, rather than just sitting there looking at the camera. I love the full wingspan and the dof, I'm not sure what else I can say about this shot, it should be a ribbon winner in my opinion.
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10/10/2007 05:04:36 AM
stunning picture.
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10/10/2007 02:53:45 AM
Beautiful lighting in this image and the capture of the wings is stunning ..9
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10/10/2007 12:09:35 AM
perfect silhouette shot
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