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Challenge: Free Study 2007-12 (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: 2007 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Buzzards Bay, Ma.
Date: Dec 30, 2007
Aperture: F/6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1250 sec.
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 14, 2007


Place: 386 out of 429
Avg (all users): 4.7545
Avg (commenters): 4.7500
Avg (participants): 4.7453
Avg (non-participants): 4.7705
Views since voting: 672
Views during voting: 235
Votes: 167
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0

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01/26/2008 02:57:25 PM
No features on the head, and the tree, though a very strong element, is out of focus. The back of the bird is too dark. I too like the deep blue, but it just isn't enough to overcome the other shortcomings, IM-NSH-O.
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01/20/2008 05:08:01 PM
I was surprised to see this score so low. I agree what the others say about the face, but I still would have pegged this as a 6+ shot. I love the blue. Nice work.
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01/10/2008 12:57:32 AM
Not being able to see the head is definitely a turn off but I also don't like how you composed the shot. The tree is such a strong element in the composition when it shouldn't be. For me it needs to be more off center.
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01/08/2008 11:40:06 PM
I love nature shots and I know how hard it is to get sharp shots like this one, however the lack of head is the key factor that affected it.
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01/08/2008 10:54:19 PM
AwEsOME dof!!! In my opinion, the vignetting is perfect. I love the deep blue, and I like the fact that we can't see his face. Gives more mystery to the pic.
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01/08/2008 10:35:19 PM
Yep! The face.....the image itself is fine, but it's just missing that crucial part IMO.
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01/08/2008 08:39:02 PM
Well the image definitely pops and the colors and sharpness are spot on. Just have the bird look at you and you would have had a 6+ photo in my opinion. However, as is this is a highly technical shot and you should be applauded. Nice post work too.
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01/08/2008 06:08:10 PM
The focus on this is just fine to me as are the colors, but I have one big problem with it, there is no face. Without the face, there is really nothing key to focus on. Not being a wildlife photographer, I have no idea what this bird is doing, or why it's in such an awkward position. If it's face was in the shot, I'd like it much better. Also, the stick right underneath the bird is distracting to me.
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01/08/2008 03:59:53 PM
I gave this a 6. The colours are great, nice DOF, my only gripe is it's face. You were unlucky not to catch it in shot.
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01/08/2008 11:15:11 AM
Gave this a 5. WIshed the face were showing and I don't like the vignetting (I rarely like vignetting)
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01/08/2008 11:04:38 AM
i gave this a 5 mostly because i wanted to see an eye and maby a beak?
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01/08/2008 08:01:08 AM
I didn't see what you saw, but I did see a bird that seemed rather shy, trying to hide from you but still peeking out to see what you're up to. I thought it kinda sweet. I just looked at your score - definitely better than that. DPC voters have become a rather harsh lot!
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01/08/2008 06:17:05 AM
Focus seems right on the feathers and the colors are well saturated, but it's too bad that the bird is not looking the other way. I also think that the heavy vigneting around the picture is distracting.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/02/2008 06:51:34 PM
Not enough of the subject's face unfortunately
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01/02/2008 03:39:40 PM
I can't see the face. Nice blue background, and seems like focused on the b ird but not much going on :/
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01/01/2008 09:23:27 PM
Nice detail. It would be nice if the birds face wasn't hidden.
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01/01/2008 03:40:22 PM
I need to see its face.
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