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Ghost in Flight
Ghost in Flight

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Challenge: Free Study 2007-11 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: Malibu Lagoon
Date: Nov 22, 2007
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/50s
Galleries: Nature, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 18, 2007

This photo was taken as a result of an assignment given to me by Master ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Gordon who (in a very patient effort to steer me in new directions) suggested motion panning.

I didn't have a strong enough telephoto so I had to sneak up on this bird one morning very early in the lagoon. The weather was very cold and I had to wade into the water a bit...Brrrr. Finally, after a little coaxing, this bird took off in flight and here is the result.

I had alot of fun processing this photo and making him look "ghostly."

Many thanks to the commentors and a special thank you to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Gordon for encouraging me and my fellow classmate ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' dsterner to fly into a new realm and direction.

My deepest appreciation to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' e301 for this huge compliment ' . substr('//www.edclarke.org.uk/useful/my_yellow.gif', strrpos('//www.edclarke.org.uk/useful/my_yellow.gif', '/') + 1) . ' . I was quite surprised!

Place: 211 out of 393
Avg (all users): 5.6497
Avg (commenters): 7.9231
Avg (participants): 5.6549
Avg (non-participants): 5.6364
Views since voting: 1018
Views during voting: 229
Votes: 157
Comments: 19
Favorites: 6 (view)

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12/29/2007 12:09:36 AM
Mae, another beautiful shot!
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12/12/2007 07:10:44 PM
woohoo. Well done!
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12/08/2007 01:09:48 AM
If you'd have asked during the challenge, I'd have said this was ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' xion's. Absolu-freakin'-lutely gorgeous. VERY nice work. Congrats on the excellent comments, particularly from that Ed guy.
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12/08/2007 01:01:06 AM
I'm back to let you know you were one of my very few 10s and to add this to my faves. And holy cow, look at that average from your commenters! Well done!

Message edited by author 2007-12-08 01:01:28.
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12/08/2007 12:43:11 AM
Mae, you have some great comments here. Congratulations! I know I would be thrilled with this finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2007 11:49:47 PM
remarkable capture. kind of scary.
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12/07/2007 12:25:19 AM
Beautiful! I wonder if this is one of the gang from the blur side challenge?
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12/06/2007 12:41:27 PM
lovely motion blur, well done
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12/06/2007 06:42:47 AM
Very cool photo; you've given us a bare minimum of information really, which is ideal, and have resisted the temptation to make the left half of frame completely black, which shows strong compositional sense. Possibly my winner in this challenge.
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12/05/2007 09:17:08 PM
nice sence of movement
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12/04/2007 02:11:52 AM
Nice composition
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12/03/2007 03:42:49 PM
This is amazing - one of my favorite bird pictures ever.
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12/03/2007 06:05:27 AM
Beautiful image.
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12/02/2007 09:17:22 PM
very cool, I like the subtle reflection in the water.
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12/02/2007 06:12:22 AM
This elicited an out loud "oh!".
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12/02/2007 01:19:08 AM
love your title and love your image...this would make an awesome big print
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12/01/2007 09:33:19 PM
Great motion capture. I love the contrast.
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12/01/2007 07:30:02 PM
interesting motion blur
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12/01/2007 05:45:38 AM
very dramtic and full of energy and motion
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