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The Land Before Time
The Land Before Time
roba


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Challenge: Birds II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Hyde Park, Tacoma, WA
Date: Jan 26, 2008
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/800sec
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 27, 2008

Caught this guy flying from the trees in Hyde Park, near Tacoma's Point Defiance. He was HUGE, and certainly majestic. You could actually hear the flapping of his giant wings from 100yds away. Shot at 400mm. Wish it was sharper.

Proudly, the winner of
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Thanks posthumous! :O)

Statistics
Place: 80 out of 251
Avg (all users): 6.0098
Avg (commenters): 7.6429
Avg (participants): 5.9381
Avg (non-participants): 6.0748
Views since voting: 941
Views during voting: 366
Votes: 204
Comments: 21
Favorites: 3 (view)


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02/11/2008 05:33:43 PM
Great capture & congrats on the Posthumous Red.
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02/04/2008 03:48:52 PM
Those great blue herons are certainly a treat when you get close enough to see how huge they are. Most shots don't capture their size very well, this one does. We are lucky to have some many in Washington. Terrific capture.
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02/04/2008 04:38:54 AM
This remains a stunning shot, beautifully processed and with a great title and 80th place doesn't do it credit. Glad to see Posthumous coming through with the red ribbon - it's well deserved.
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02/04/2008 12:29:34 AM
An amazing photo, well deserving of the red ribbon. Congratulations.
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02/04/2008 12:12:29 AM
nice work Robert, congrats on the Red. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2008 11:25:58 PM
posthumous red for this remarkable photo. it truly lives up to the title.

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02/02/2008 04:15:47 PM
Has this bird just fallen out of the 'Ugly Tree' ? Cos if he did he's sure hit a lot of branches on the way down :- )
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02/01/2008 04:46:36 PM
Great title, it really does look it! Cool capture
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01/31/2008 11:48:18 AM
Whoa!! That really is the land before time! What an interesting bird!
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01/30/2008 06:45:32 PM
nice capture, too bad it's so soft. this would have been a blue!
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01/30/2008 06:21:23 PM
Very beautiful! Looks like a painting.
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01/29/2008 10:54:37 PM
Wonderful bird and background for this concept. Tones are wonderfully rich and the bird is in perfect position in the frame. Very nice lighting, too.
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01/29/2008 07:10:52 PM
Great image and a very appropriate title.I feel as though I am back in the Devonian times.Incredible lighting, composition and mood. Wow!!
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01/29/2008 03:58:14 PM
Almost looks like a nightmare! Very eerie feel to it - and a great pose from the bird!
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01/29/2008 01:16:26 PM
Yes, very prehistoric looking! Lovely in flight capture, that can't be easy.
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01/29/2008 11:41:52 AM
This is a very cool capture. It suffers from lack of processing - such as lightening and intensification of colors with a levels adjustment layer, and a bit of sharpening.
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01/28/2008 05:51:25 PM
a 10 straight across the board, totally fabulous capture, well done.

I hace come back to add to his picture. The blues are intense, the legs are primeval, the shape of his wings whilst it is beating has created such a huge concave there that your eyes are drawn to them and certainly would be more drawn to them than just being straight out in flight. This was a brilliant shot, I totally love it.
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01/28/2008 05:20:06 PM
Highly unusual pose and sympathetic PP - caught my eye and the title works too.
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01/28/2008 07:50:08 AM
eheheh great image and great title
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01/28/2008 02:20:21 AM
An amazing photo..
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01/28/2008 12:44:14 AM
Beautiful!
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