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TacTZilla


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Birds II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR
Location: Sawley - Lancashire
Date: Jan 24, 2008
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 2000
Shutter: 1/1250th sec
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2008

Many thanks for all your kind comments.
Very pleased with my score in what was a high standard challenge.

It helps to make up for the DQ of what I consider to be my best shot too date. Female Kestrel ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/783/120/622603.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/783/120/622603.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 251
Avg (all users): 7.1019
Avg (commenters): 8.3714
Avg (participants): 7.0825
Avg (non-participants): 7.1193
Views since voting: 5570
Views during voting: 411
Votes: 206
Comments: 55
Favorites: 2 (view)


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12/15/2008 10:17:34 PM
oooh it is so sharp and Great timing for the gold lighting
holy to the D3

Message edited by author 2008-12-15 22:22:03.
06/12/2008 02:03:26 PM
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YOU JOKER :G

:)
06/12/2008 01:39:47 PM
'i think there carrots myself'
I think you mean 'they're carrots' JayA.

The yewf of 2day jus dunno how 2 speak proper english theze dayz.
06/12/2008 12:56:02 PM
i think there carrots myself
06/07/2008 03:47:06 PM
Mmmmmmmm! Let me think about that a while.
If they were carrots I guess they may get eaten by the other ducks and could snap on landing, so my guess is they are legs.
06/06/2008 12:42:22 PM
ARe they legs or carrots?
02/26/2008 04:21:00 PM
Great capture at ISO 2000 :-) What i would do for a D3.
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02/04/2008 11:22:38 PM
Great contrast and thank goodness for those water droplets!
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02/04/2008 02:44:09 PM
Almost impossible for a duck to place here at DPC ! Good Job.
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02/04/2008 01:19:01 PM
Looks like he has angel wings as is off to heaven. Excellent focus on this beautiful creature.
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02/04/2008 04:23:06 AM
Congratulations
Very well deserved love the water droplets
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02/04/2008 03:28:23 AM
There are so many amazing images in this challenge. I wish the top 10 shots could have won a ribbon. This beautiful photo is definitely deserving of one.
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02/04/2008 03:18:45 AM
One of my ribbon picks for this challenge, congrats on your top 10 finish, new PB and nice score
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02/04/2008 12:25:09 AM
Congrats on your PB and 7+ score. Well deserved.
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02/04/2008 12:09:25 AM
Fantastic timing! Almost doesn't look real, like the wings are too small. Thanks for showing us something we just can't grasp with the naked eye. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2008 11:54:47 PM
Very nice shot. Sharp, good coloring, interesting wing formation.
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02/03/2008 10:50:29 PM
Brilliant capture... great positioning and focus, I love how you've caught the waterdrops in midair, too.
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02/03/2008 07:53:21 PM
Great capture of a mallard taking flight. Timing was very good as you don't tend to get much warning, they just "explode"! Great background and love the droplets...
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02/03/2008 05:40:01 PM
Great colors and I love the water droplets. Back to bump you up to 9.
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02/03/2008 02:53:41 PM
Brilliant shot
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02/03/2008 08:16:45 AM
Quackers to think this thing can actually lift off! Good job.
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02/03/2008 12:03:27 AM
Great catch like the water drops.
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02/02/2008 11:54:15 AM
Great freeze frame. The water droplets are priceless. 8
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02/02/2008 11:40:50 AM
Great focus.
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02/01/2008 08:54:30 PM
Nice fast shutter speed, good job filling the frame and great lighting. 7
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02/01/2008 03:34:03 PM
Nice capture. Wish I could see/discern some texture and details.
02/01/2008 11:49:06 AM
This great, such a funny capture, fantastic DOF too..
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02/01/2008 05:36:30 AM
Well done!
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01/31/2008 10:42:37 AM
excellent capture!
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01/30/2008 09:49:28 PM
funny!
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01/30/2008 06:35:56 PM
Beautiful capture. 10
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01/30/2008 03:08:31 PM
I've never seen this view before...they are always flying away! Cool shot!
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01/29/2008 09:25:58 PM
Great stop action, good color..
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01/29/2008 08:26:30 PM
Excellent action...I really like it!
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01/29/2008 08:02:24 PM
Great timing!
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01/29/2008 04:47:10 PM
A shot of absolute magnificence. Not only have you caught a wonderful moment of action but in doing so you have also managed to create an image of technical genius. The brilliance of the colours the sharpness of the mallard, the water suspended in midair are all genuinely breathtaking. Bump to 10
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01/29/2008 03:41:04 PM
Too cool! Not sure I've seen one quite like this before - makes you wonder how these guys fly with all that weight!
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01/29/2008 12:58:37 PM
great action shot. I had to look twice to see that there ARE feet!
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01/29/2008 10:43:12 AM
Goos action shot on this duck. Contrast is a little too high as it blows out detail in the whites, but otherwise a good shot with nice saturation, composition and colors.
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01/29/2008 03:25:10 AM
My favourite shot of the challenge. Focus right on the eye and the beak which is a great effort for a moving target. Good light and background. The drops add an extra touch. Good luck.
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01/28/2008 08:29:47 PM
Really unique , excellent capture. 8
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01/28/2008 08:11:30 PM
Great shot, perfect bokeh.
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01/28/2008 04:30:29 PM
Nice detail....
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01/28/2008 04:18:49 PM
Great color, great detail and cool stop motion. Bumping up 1.
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01/28/2008 04:14:26 PM
Excellent capture. 9
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01/28/2008 03:13:40 PM
best duck on here, and that is saying something. 10
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01/28/2008 12:19:08 PM
good timing. good dof. wings are blown out a bit
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01/28/2008 11:53:20 AM
Fantastic capture! So sharp and clear. I really like the water drops too, they make this more real.
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01/28/2008 11:50:30 AM
great picture.it almost looks as if the wings have been stuck on the duck.
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01/28/2008 10:16:34 AM
Wonderful. The wings give the impression that the duck is an angel. 7
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01/28/2008 09:01:18 AM
Wow -- I'm betting this may have a ribbon on it next week!
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01/28/2008 07:36:40 AM
this is fantastic. Great captured and very good details. Also like the background. You've done a very good job. - Good luck!
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01/28/2008 05:55:22 AM
Great shot,
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01/28/2008 05:31:48 AM
Nice perspective and action capture.
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01/28/2008 12:50:30 AM
Sweet shot!!! Beautiful colours, focus, dof, detail ...... it's gorgeous!!
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