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Challenge: Birds II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III
Location: Urangan, Hervey Bay,Queensland,Australia
Date: Jan 24, 2008
Aperture: 9.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/600
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 27, 2008

This was taken while children were playing on the beach, this old fellow just sat there and opened his beak if they got close, I believe he thought they were going to feed him.

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This is the best that I could ask for to start the new year, Thanks for all your comments and votes.

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Statistics
Place: 13 out of 251
Avg (all users): 6.8380
Avg (commenters): 7.6250
Avg (participants): 6.6176
Avg (non-participants): 7.0351
Views since voting: 4533
Views during voting: 490
Votes: 216
Comments: 40
Favorites: 5 (view)


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08/27/2011 08:06:34 AM
Oh My god this is fantastic!!!!!Brian this is beautiful!!!!I have a passion for animal photography....great one!!!!!!!!!!
04/21/2008 08:10:34 PM
This looks like one of those really fun shots any photographer would be thrilled to capture. Well Done!
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02/07/2008 10:51:09 PM
Brian, very nice shot and great finish, also I see you got your camera back, now I need to start to worry again....
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02/06/2008 02:44:09 PM
Truly a very good capture. An portrait/action shot that works extremely well. Congrats on the score and placement. Well done.
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02/05/2008 01:08:29 PM
Heheheh.... *MA MA*... *MA MA*

hehehehe
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02/05/2008 09:35:48 AM
Brian!!!!! Wow! Wow! WOW!!! CONGRATULATIONS, Buddy! I am so impressed! What a beautiful photo, and your 2nd highest ever. This is amazing and beautiful and flawless. Congratulations on 13th place in such a tough challenge!
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02/04/2008 06:21:40 AM
Absolutely stunning. Great work, Brian.
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02/04/2008 01:12:42 AM
Congrats, Brian! Outstanding score and placing - and a way fun picture to boot! And now I can see why I couldn't tell if there was water there - there isn't. Silly guy is just sitting there waiting for handouts it seems.
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02/04/2008 01:05:50 AM
Awesome Score and a great result mate.....
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02/04/2008 12:45:31 AM
I can't believe this failed to crack top 10. Helluva shot.
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02/04/2008 12:39:29 AM
Excellent processing. Congratulations on lucky 13.
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02/04/2008 12:20:48 AM
Congrats on finding him and on your new second-best score, Brian! And 13th place to boot! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2008 12:04:37 PM
One of my favorites not only because of the beauty of the shot but I was looking for something in this challenge that stood out. This one does. Great shot.
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02/03/2008 09:58:34 AM
One of my three tens, just for the wide open beak. Great image
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02/03/2008 12:13:02 AM
One of my top two favorites in the challenge. What a great photo!
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02/02/2008 09:16:04 PM
Great composition and lighting. 10
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02/02/2008 11:52:07 AM
Nice, fun shot. Almost looks like a studio portrait. 9
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02/01/2008 04:49:54 PM
Nice capture. Don't like the loss of texture/processing though. Not sure the frame enhances this.
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02/01/2008 03:11:22 PM
WOW! Fantastic shot!! 9
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02/01/2008 03:09:55 PM
Really great shot
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02/01/2008 03:00:09 PM
Really striking. Beautiful minimalist composition.
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01/31/2008 09:51:29 PM
Lots of good detail here, and an interesting bird for sure. Not thrilling me, however. Maybe it's the near solid dark background, or the crop, but I'm not sure.
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01/31/2008 11:59:51 AM
Ahh, kinda scary!! Looks a little like a baleen whales mouth!! Photographically its stunning though!!!
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01/30/2008 09:48:59 PM
:-D
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01/30/2008 08:31:58 PM
I have three letter for you. W-O-W!! Bonus points ofr a rare bird to capture!! Extremely incredible.
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01/30/2008 08:20:13 PM
What a big mouth. Focus is very soft/
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01/30/2008 07:23:59 PM
Neat picture. Shame it was backlit
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01/30/2008 03:08:26 PM
LOL funny. Not only a great subject, but technically very well done. Good job!
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01/30/2008 06:52:20 AM
That is a big mouth! Great pose for the shot. My only nit is I can't tell if the background is water or ground - the texture of it seems to have been lost either through the lighting or the processing.
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01/29/2008 04:09:50 PM
I like the colours and the lighting. would make a great illustration for a kid's book..."The pelican's beak can hold more than its belly can"
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01/29/2008 01:14:44 PM
Nice timeing! This shot makes me laugh every time I see it!
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01/29/2008 08:13:00 AM
Such a cool photo, wow he's got a big bill. Very clear and detailed.
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01/29/2008 03:47:14 AM
My top pic for this challenge, great shot -10
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01/28/2008 06:55:54 PM
The blue cast takes a little away from this. 7
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01/28/2008 06:11:28 PM
Oh my God - that's great :)
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01/28/2008 05:30:16 PM
That's a pretty funny pose :-) Not sure what I think of the olive green (water?) background; it looks unreal.
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01/28/2008 04:23:38 PM
Cool and freaky looking bird. He stands out well in the challenge.
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01/28/2008 03:29:40 PM
nice
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01/28/2008 07:50:16 AM
kinda looks like a ceramics piece (cigar holder,lol) strange...
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01/28/2008 01:42:11 AM
This is a very stunning shot... I wish there was a little more distinction between the black background and the back of the bird.
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