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votes 148, views 216, Avg Vote 4.974, comments 9 (the bird is not sharp)
votes 148, views 216, Avg Vote 4.974, comments 9 (the bird is not sharp)
Oded


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Birds II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon
Date: Jan 24, 2008
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2008

First I would like to thank all the people who gave a comment on this pic & to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' posthumous for the ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/15000-19999/16241/120/565214.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/15000-19999/16241/120/565214.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
Now as to the title - I really didn't think this picture will get far in the voting but I liked it and so I hoped that some others will like it. the title surly got the attention of people and the picture got 45 comments during voting which was great.

P"s also thanks to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' DrAchoo for his comment as he is right - the crop should have been a square

Statistics
Place: 95 out of 251
Avg (all users): 5.8381
Avg (commenters): 7.0488
Avg (participants): 5.6500
Avg (non-participants): 6.0091
Views since voting: 1103
Views during voting: 475
Votes: 210
Comments: 50
Favorites: 6 (view)


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02/11/2008 05:32:38 PM
Congrats on the Posthumous Blue. This one was one of my favorites in the challenge. Great capture!
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02/11/2008 09:07:29 AM
This should have scored heaps higher... the voters really suck at times! Great work.
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02/04/2008 08:12:16 AM
Congrats on your placement, even more congrats on Don's vision to award the posthumous blue, and I hate to agree with the majority ... but the title probably held you back.
Beautiful!
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02/04/2008 07:17:01 AM
I like it - great capture and neat composition. ;)
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02/04/2008 03:13:43 AM
congrats on the ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' posthumousblue
great shot
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2008 11:24:53 PM
okay posthumous blue for this stunning photo even though you almost blew it with that dumb title.

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02/03/2008 09:53:28 PM
Too cool, 9.
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02/03/2008 05:55:25 PM
Almost afraid to vote on it, and possibly spoil your prediction. :) I enjoy looking at this, has a certain poetry to it. The freer form of the bird winging away from the harsh and rigid background - this is very nice. 9
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02/03/2008 02:34:32 PM
far out 10
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02/03/2008 06:20:10 AM
Sorry, I'm gonna skew your average vote a bit. This is most excellent.
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02/02/2008 04:24:08 PM
A really nice arty, almost impressionist picture. Wonderful background textures and gentle blur in the wings to show movement. Great picture.

But why, oh, why that title ?
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02/02/2008 03:32:15 PM
I love the abstract, arty quality of this one.
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02/02/2008 02:51:06 PM
10! This is pure art, and magnificently seen. Further, sometimes art is not sharp ... but instead brilliant!
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02/02/2008 02:29:25 PM
can't wait to see the results for this shot - great timing!
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02/01/2008 09:34:49 PM
So how is your prediction turning out? This is a very artsy photo, the wall and window act as a frame and the bird is flying out of it, freedom as it were.
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02/01/2008 08:52:03 PM
You forgot tilted horizon. :D
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02/01/2008 08:18:42 PM
The bird's body is sharp, gives sense of action to the wings 7
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02/01/2008 04:30:49 PM
ok - votes 202, views 283, Avg Vote 5.02, comments 30 - without your title that may have been the bulk of the comments, but now you've spiced it up ---- my take is you've made a good and unusual image but yes I would like to see a little more detail discernible especially around the head and the angle is a little 'funky', but minor. The grain works well. = 5
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02/01/2008 03:03:06 PM
Normally, I would think the bird should be sharp, but the slight blur adds to the ethereal effect. Is it real or is it a ghost?
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02/01/2008 02:13:16 PM
Fortunately, your picture is much better than your title. :)

I actually like the shot -- I like the contrasts of the shapes.
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02/01/2008 11:56:48 AM
You get way more than 4.974, yes the bird is not sharp but this has got mood and atmosphere, I love the toning...my fav so far! Just wondering if it would be better slightly rotated, not sure..9
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02/01/2008 10:50:49 AM
It's beautiful and quite painterly!
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02/01/2008 09:42:19 AM
Nice shot. Interesting composition and perspective. Terrible title and it just kills it for me.

ETA: I apologize for the typo. Corrected now. Not sure how I stumbled back across the comment, but as soon as I saw it I corrected it. Again, I apologize.

Message edited by author 2008-02-04 17:23:46.
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02/01/2008 05:32:04 AM
Not bad att all, I like it!
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01/31/2008 12:36:20 PM
Nice shot!
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01/30/2008 09:53:47 PM
i like the bird in flight, but the background in too bright for me...
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01/30/2008 02:38:05 PM
Looks like all the focus went onthe window and none on the bird. Sometimes we have to prefocus the anticipated movement. I would rather have seen the bird more sharply and the window soft.
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01/30/2008 10:46:40 AM
it's visual poem. so far my fave!
(oh yeah and the bird is not sharp. don't want to mess up your prediction, even though i bet you get way more than 9 ;)
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01/30/2008 10:38:01 AM
oof
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01/30/2008 09:40:12 AM
It is a good thing I established my vote before I read your title :) Actually I really like this composition, it works perfect centered and simple. I love the wonderful cracks and textures in the wall and the angle of the pigeon. I'll give you a 9, but sure don't like that title.
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01/29/2008 08:34:08 PM
Interesting framing.
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01/29/2008 05:22:50 PM
This reminds me of a movie poster for some reason, I like it. And I find your title hilarious.
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01/29/2008 11:35:07 AM
I could have lived without the title. As a voter I don't like to be told how I'm going to be seeing the photo and voting on it.

That aside - this has a real wow factor. It's beautifully captured and composed. I also like the processing a lot. I'll give it the vote that was my first impulse before I read the stupid title. 8
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01/29/2008 02:01:05 AM
There are more pigeon pics than I expected in this challenge. This one is in the Top Three of the ones I've seen so far. (This is also one of your nine comments, but I'll bring your average score up...9 ;-)
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01/29/2008 12:30:31 AM
i know what you mean, but if you love what you enter, the dorks don't bother you as much. this shot and your processing/comp are pretty love-worthy so congratulate yourself on an admirable perversity and enjoy your varied histogram when it's over. but please don't cheat your next masterpiece out of a more inspired title.
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01/28/2008 07:21:08 PM
Is that a blurry bird flying out of the box? Now if it was sharp then it wouldn't work. :P
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01/28/2008 05:43:52 PM
Good shot, dopey title. The bird doesn't have to be pin sharp for this shot, and the important part - the head - is in focus. The movement in the wings just adds to the shot by implying movement and flights. The crop/framing is also lovely with the internal symmetry of that window ledge. Great textures on the wall too. Don't be so hard on yourself :)
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01/28/2008 01:15:57 PM
Cool composition, I score it better than you did
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01/28/2008 11:29:20 AM
I actually like it, it is a good contrast to all the sharpness and angles of the shot
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01/28/2008 09:31:34 AM
I love this!!!
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01/28/2008 08:12:29 AM
bad title too...
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01/28/2008 06:02:50 AM
you asked for it, you'll get it. The fact that the wall IS tack sharp and very bright shows, that you could have easily managed to get the dove sharp, too, by choosing a shorter exposure. besides that, I find the crop too loose and the composition too centered.
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01/28/2008 02:57:53 AM
funny title :)
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01/28/2008 02:24:01 AM
hope this is comment 10! Seriously this is a lovely composition! 8
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01/28/2008 02:14:30 AM
OK, you win.
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01/28/2008 01:24:34 AM
the wall is too sharp. When you think I'm gonna zig...I zag. lol, actually I like this. Maybe a totally square crop. since it's so centered. 7
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01/28/2008 01:07:32 AM
Well, aside from the obnoxious title, I like this a lot. I think I would've liked it even more with the bird and opening in one corner and a big white wall filling the frame. But still, getting an 8 from me.
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01/28/2008 12:43:02 AM
the bird is not sharp

but I like your composition.

;)
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01/28/2008 12:41:26 AM
helluva title.

"The bird is not sharp."

Am I the first to say it? But I don't care. I like this shot a lot.
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01/28/2008 12:39:45 AM
Sharp enough to make an awesome capture....great job!
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