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Hey bird, get out of my paddock!
Hey bird, get out of my paddock!
Nuzzer


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Birds II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Waiwera, New Zealand
Date: Jan 27, 2008
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1000 second
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 26, 2008

I struggled to get an interesting bird shot for this challenge. A seagull would have been easy but I wanted something "different". I was hoping for a score closer to 6 so am a little dissapointed with how this is going.

Statistics
Place: 117 out of 251
Avg (all users): 5.6779
Avg (commenters): 6.9412
Avg (participants): 5.7451
Avg (non-participants): 5.6132
Views since voting: 1031
Views during voting: 363
Votes: 208
Comments: 26
Favorites: 3 (view)


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02/13/2008 08:09:53 AM
Nuzzer,

I like the shot. Maybe others thought too much space and cow, and not enmough detail on the Gallinule Sp. Van
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02/06/2008 03:32:34 PM
This is such a cool photo. You really did get robbed! One of the most artistic of the bunch without doubt.
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02/04/2008 07:14:49 PM
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02/04/2008 02:59:08 PM
This is a great photo - the DoF is perfect and the cow's expression is great - perhaps it suffered a little due to the bird not being conspicous enough.

I know we cant choose these things, but if the bird had been lighter or brighter so it just grabbed the eye a bit more I think this could have gone all the way.

Still a nice shot.

edit for dreadful spelling :- )

Message edited by author 2008-02-04 15:20:49.
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02/04/2008 11:13:14 AM
Really quite funny! Thanks for the match.
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02/04/2008 07:24:15 AM
You should have gone with the seagull for that 6 score... ;) But I'm glad you didn't, because it would have been way too boring. This the other hand, made me smile. Superb shot! :)
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02/04/2008 04:28:56 AM
Way underrated shot. Must add it as a fav.
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Message edited by author 2008-02-04 04:39:05.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2008 05:40:16 PM
AHHH! That is brilliant! Fun capture. 8
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02/03/2008 07:00:40 AM
I love the composition. Humorous. I bet you get 5 comments saying the cow is bigger than the bird. LOL Very nice.
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02/02/2008 12:07:09 AM
lol chicken or beef? great shot
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02/01/2008 01:23:24 PM
Good contrast between the subjects, the fog realy adds to the overall isolation of the subjects from their surrounding.
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02/01/2008 12:12:42 PM
HA! I like this, I thought you had uploaded a cow and then the bird comes into sight, nice take on the challenge.
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01/31/2008 11:55:05 AM
This is wonderful!! I love how the grass is really sharp and green and it fades into a foggy sky! Well done!
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01/31/2008 10:42:44 AM
very nice! excellent POV and DOF, good composition and natural color.
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01/30/2008 02:45:12 PM
The cow draws the eye more than the bird.
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01/29/2008 03:44:25 PM
Excellent! I like how they're color coordinated, too.
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01/29/2008 02:04:54 PM
Beautiful. The negative space really sets this photo off!
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01/29/2008 01:31:58 PM
While the title could lead to an interesting story, the bird itself is very small in the frame. Isn't quite sharp or recognizable.
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01/29/2008 01:29:29 PM
Cute nature shot. Is that a goose or a duck?
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01/28/2008 07:07:07 PM
the composition is great. the mist and color. everything. 10
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01/28/2008 06:53:02 PM
Cool shot. 7
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01/28/2008 04:58:36 PM
Interesting standoff. It's a big paddock, though, so I think the cow could share.
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01/28/2008 04:35:32 PM
When this first popped up all I could see was the cow. Then I chuckled and wondered how many DNMC you'd get. Scrolled down and found both the bird and the great title. LOL, thanks for the chuckle.
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01/28/2008 04:28:20 PM
Funny shot. Nice to see something different, other than the straight froward portrait type images.
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01/28/2008 02:52:58 PM
hahaha cute shot indeed
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01/28/2008 02:14:20 PM
I like how the cow in the fog is still detailed. Nice DOF, very good naturally colors and a cute story!
10 points and a fav for you!
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