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Challenge: Best of 2007 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 100-300mm f/5.6L
Location: Hornsea Mere, UK
Date: Jan 19, 2007
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Action, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jan 20, 2008

Taken near the Mere in Hornsea, East Yorkshire. I know I could have increased the shutter speed, which I did on a couple of other shots, but I wanted to capture the movement of the wings to show the 'frenzied' way in which the birds were feeding,landing and taking off.The light was poor that day also and made the shot a little grainy, so that's also why I choose to enhance the grey tones.

Place: 408 out of 484
Avg (all users): 5.2155
Avg (commenters): 6.5556
Avg (participants): 5.1118
Avg (non-participants): 5.5000
Views since voting: 884
Views during voting: 379
Votes: 232
Comments: 14
Favorites: 3 (view)

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01/28/2008 03:06:37 PM
Like this too, certianly the idea, I'm not too fond of the branches in the background, and would prefer to not see so many birds cut off (but I'm sure they wouldn't cooperate for a second shot :-)

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01/28/2008 10:09:19 AM
thanks for the comments guys ;-)
01/28/2008 12:48:43 AM
Wow, it's photos like this, that place low, that make people get mad at how people tend to vote here.

This is a great photo, you should make a poster size print of it!

Edit: for horrible grammar

Message edited by author 2008-01-28 08:11:45.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2008 06:24:02 PM
I think this is the closest to a Pollock painting I've seen in a challenge. Magnificent. 10.
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01/27/2008 04:38:05 PM
nothing to focus on to here.
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01/27/2008 03:57:53 PM
I like this even though it seems a bit dark. I would think all the branches in the background would distract me, but they don't particularly. I think because there is so much "motion" in the image - my eyes want to follow all the birds movements. The very soft focus works for me in this.
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01/27/2008 11:37:14 AM
I like the chaos of your image. My eye is kept as busy as those gulls, trying to find a point to rest on, there isn't one, but I don't think there has to be, you've engaged me and held me - well done :) I am wondering how this would look in black and white - have you given it a try?
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01/25/2008 12:36:39 AM
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01/24/2008 04:02:02 PM
Too blurry, nothing is in focus here.
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01/24/2008 12:04:34 PM
My kind of shot!! Makes me smile. I love the softness, the flurry of wings, the grays. All good.
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01/24/2008 12:37:47 AM
this makes me want to duck and cover my head ... very cool capture and the title fits perfectly
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01/23/2008 11:59:59 AM
Probably lost on this crowd, I really like it. Adding to faves
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01/21/2008 01:39:42 AM
Its almost abstract but I love the motion you have captured against the clear face of the seagull on the right. Cool shot. 7
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01/21/2008 12:43:27 AM
Title is perfect because my first reaction was what the heck is going on here. A little too much going on here for my liking. Good Luck. 4.
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