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FLY AWAY
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vikas


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Challenge: Birds II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Tamron AF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 LD for Nikon
Location: sapsucker woods, ithaca
Date: Jan 27, 2008
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/300
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 27, 2008

So I cheated, I sat on a chair, in a nicely heated room, with huge window and some heated water for these guys right outside. No I didn't do that, it was the Lab of Ornithology at Cornell University. After observing them for a while I figured that everytime they take multiple dips in the water they rise up and flap their wings. Got few nice shots of different ducks doing that, but loved this one for the graceful way the wings are shaped and the S curve formed by the body of the duck.

Where will it end?
Prediction : 5.8
Why? Its a common duck, not too sharp, and there are great photographers at DPC who will treat our eyes to great exotic birds from the zoos :)

Statistics
Place: 77 out of 251
Avg (all users): 6.0149
Avg (commenters): 6.4286
Avg (participants): 5.9091
Avg (non-participants): 6.1165
Views since voting: 894
Views during voting: 342
Votes: 202
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2008 05:19:51 PM
This looks a bit washed out but it works and I really like this image 9
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02/02/2008 11:13:25 PM
I like all of the negative space, and the motion blur of the wings. The square crop works well.
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02/02/2008 04:23:27 PM
Lovely subtle colours and good capture of the duck
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02/01/2008 06:58:04 PM
A bit overexposed but good capture of the action.
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02/01/2008 06:15:41 PM
8 - Nice image. Nice capture. Like the colors
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02/01/2008 04:34:51 PM
Great stopped motion-cool shot
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02/01/2008 09:46:52 AM
Very nice image of duck flapping his wings...
Well presented..
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01/31/2008 08:30:50 AM
Just slightly overexposed and a not popping sharp. But overall a decent image.
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01/31/2008 07:24:16 AM
Wonderul timing and the silver of the water is very elegant! The shot as a whole says "elegance" to me. Quite beautiful.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/30/2008 10:39:42 AM
Trying to create a contrast has lost the impact.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/28/2008 07:07:12 PM
I love this actually. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/28/2008 02:55:02 PM
She looks so happy too, little smile on her face.
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01/28/2008 11:42:13 AM
Nice timing. The capture of the wings is really great.
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01/28/2008 01:15:32 AM
I don't care for the editing done to this image.
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