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Ever Watchful
Ever Watchful

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-01 (Advanced Editing VI ("Time Lapse"))
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Back garden
Date: Jan 31, 2008
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/320th
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Jan 31, 2008

Basic convert from RAW in PS2. Cropped to about 80% of the original RAW. Curves. Slight boost to reds and tiny reduction of yellows. Neat image to background. Neat image to robin reduced to 20% opacity. High pass sharpening at 3.1. Vignette added in Lens Distort. Resize. USM 80%, .3, 4. Save for web.

Place: 61 out of 428
Avg (all users): 6.2192
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.1414
Avg (non-participants): 6.3830
Views since voting: 822
Views during voting: 203
Votes: 146
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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02/09/2008 08:57:46 PM
Nicely done. English robins have a certain panache that their North American counterparts do not. Yours is a nice composition.
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02/09/2008 08:33:40 PM
Figured this would be an above-6. :) Great job on this, really solid focus.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/04/2008 09:19:02 AM
A lovely study of the most photographed bird in the world.
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02/03/2008 06:23:57 PM
I like your choice of composition, having the bird perched on the bottom right of the image.
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02/01/2008 02:05:21 PM
Great shot...you nailed the focus and I like your color balance. Good job.
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02/01/2008 02:17:38 AM
Super sweet image!! Well executed! 9
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