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Challenge: Birds II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Local pond
Date: Jan 25, 2008
Aperture: f4
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/3200 s
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jan 27, 2008

Never thought I'd go out and deliberately try to photograph a bird. Left work early on Friday and drove to our local pond. There were a couple of swans, some ducks and some gulls. Out of the 200 images I took, I got three that looked more or less o.k. Hope I've picked the right one for the challenge ;-)
Again, this type of photography is WAY out of my box, so I've no high hopes for it but I had a great time photographing these guys.

Post challenge:
Thanks for the votes and comments. There are so many outstanding images in this challenge, getting a 6+ is an honour for me.

Statistics
Place: 60 out of 251
Avg (all users): 6.1627
Avg (commenters): 7.5333
Avg (participants): 6.0097
Avg (non-participants): 6.3113
Views since voting: 1454
Views during voting: 328
Votes: 209
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0


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02/05/2008 06:03:41 AM
Just got to your image Irene. The color tones you managed to capture is very very nice. Technically it is great. This was a tough challenge, for a challenge like this how glamorous the bird definitely makes an impact to the score.
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02/04/2008 02:44:32 PM
Irene - this is a really nice shot and perhaps underated because the bird is not glamorous enough ?

But as a picture it is very nicely taken.
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02/04/2008 12:46:05 AM
This is a good take with attitude,the gull seeming to see you with one eye, I liked the coloring To improve the contrast.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/01/2008 04:46:39 PM
Nice colours/earth tones and a good composition.
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02/01/2008 04:44:26 PM
Very nice natural tones and colours
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02/01/2008 12:15:10 PM
I really like the tone of the background with the wing feathers.
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02/01/2008 11:17:04 AM
Good background color and blur
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01/31/2008 09:04:08 AM
just a little too much noise, loosing some of the popping sharp focus effect. Otherwise nice.
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01/30/2008 08:52:08 PM
Beautiful colors and crisp sharpness and a great muted background to make it pop out. GREAT!!
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01/30/2008 05:59:05 PM
Love the BG color on this. Different that what you usually see with a seagull. I also like the soft, muted feel of this image.
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01/30/2008 03:12:36 PM
I really like the earthy tones in this.
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01/29/2008 12:36:12 PM
Fabulous.. There are so many great bird shots in the challenge..

This is outstanding ...
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01/29/2008 08:04:36 AM
Simple and clean - the color of the background suits this very well.
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01/28/2008 06:54:44 PM
Very well done. Perfect exposure IMO. 8
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01/28/2008 06:19:51 PM
Very nice gull shot. Pleasing color tones.
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01/28/2008 02:50:25 PM
best of the gull shots-10
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01/28/2008 02:06:20 PM
a perfectly shot bird, colours are rich and sharp, crop is excellent, well done 9
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01/28/2008 02:19:30 AM
nice coloring
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