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Midair refueling with their daily bread
Midair refueling with their daily bread

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Birds II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Edgewater State Park, Cleveland, Ohio
Date: Jan 26, 2008
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/180s
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 27, 2008

18mm, using a borrowed a 10-20mm lens.
I hope these birds fly high!

During the last few minutes I decided to crop out the partial silhouette of the man in black coat, that tossed tyhe bread.

That out take included some rocks tall grass and lake in it, too. I tried to quickly edit/optimize the .NEF file to include more sky to the right.

A warning to others, Don't edit the .JPG.

I ended up cropping the .JPG, then enlarging it to 720 px. That made it lose a lot in clarity/sharpness and color.

Place: 133 out of 251
Avg (all users): 5.5628
Avg (commenters): 6.1538
Avg (participants): 5.2887
Avg (non-participants): 5.8235
Views since voting: 721
Views during voting: 330
Votes: 199
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/04/2008 03:26:50 PM
Hey neighbor! Nice company to have. Quite enjoyed this shot!
02/04/2008 12:15:45 AM
So this was you! And you seriously caught that piece of bread floating in the air? What great timing. I love seeing all the birds in their own little world, flying in rhapsody. I love the beedy little eyes too.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2008 09:47:38 PM
Great idea, neat shot, good lighting. 7
02/03/2008 06:05:56 PM
Trying to imagine how many times you had to throw the bread to capture it in the clear like that - can't have been easy, those suckers are fast! The high key effect is bordering on too-sharp-hurts-my-eyes, but only just. Nice idea overall, to get a bit of chaos in your composition.
02/03/2008 02:26:11 PM
daily bread? 9
02/02/2008 03:06:19 PM
Creat capture of the bread slice.
02/01/2008 07:08:18 PM
Did you throw that there for a photo op? It worked!
02/01/2008 11:52:29 AM
I love this dance of birdsm great composition and very pleasing to the eye-I love it!
02/01/2008 10:03:08 AM
Nice - like the setup. Must have taken you a few shots to get the bread visible like this. Coloring of the birds, the contrast, is a little odd - but does grow on you and matches the 'oddness' with the bread. Minor, but a simpler title would refine this a fraction, in my opinion.
01/30/2008 05:51:01 PM
Great timing on this shot!
01/29/2008 03:42:03 PM
Heh! Very nice capture! Quite interesting to get the bread midair before the gulls did.
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01/29/2008 01:46:37 PM
Wow. You actually made seagulls look nice. :) Good job!
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01/29/2008 10:33:34 AM
Kind of a high key bird shot action shot. great idea, good composition. I would prefer to see them a little sharper by using a faster shutter speed and of course the slice of bread really ruins the shot ( I know it's part of the title but still ).
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01/28/2008 11:19:09 PM
Very busy..
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01/28/2008 05:44:03 PM
Great shot. At first I didn't see the bread and was captivated (and impressed) by the sharpness of all the birds faces...then I saw the bread and it really made the photo. Innovative and well executed.
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01/28/2008 10:58:14 AM
Very clever to think of this, as they are such greedy guts! It could well be my monitor that is making it seem rather blown out.
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01/28/2008 01:13:50 AM
I don't care for the editing done to this image.
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