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A Signature of Crows
A Signature of Crows
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Black and White in Color II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Good Stuff
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Green, NJ
Date: Feb 23, 2008
Aperture: 9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 125
Galleries: Nature, Blur
Date Uploaded: Feb 26, 2008

I'm pretty sure I shot overexposed to get the snow nice and white. I'm not positive because this was out the car window on the way to the shoot. I don't really care if it's not black and white enough for some people, because I am in love with this photo, and love is blind.

converted from raw in CS3, lightening the lights and darks and darkening the shadows. it didn't change the picture drastically except to bring out the snow on the crows. Severe crop.

I call it a signature of crows because the grass below the crows looks like the signature of an artist. But who is the artist? I can't quite read it...

Statistics
Place: 146 out of 249
Avg (all users): 5.1330
Avg (commenters): 7.3750
Avg (participants): 5.1852
Avg (non-participants): 5.0984
Views since voting: 853
Views during voting: 305
Votes: 203
Comments: 16
Favorites: 7 (view)


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03/22/2008 03:18:08 PM
i am in love with this photo too. would make a nice painting.
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03/15/2008 08:29:35 PM
I like it, Don. I'm a sucker for nicely composed blurred bird shots. Thanks for explaining about the signature - I agree with you.
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03/07/2008 05:58:06 PM
I'd be in love too, if it were mine. Hang it. :)
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03/06/2008 02:34:19 PM
I love every blurry one of them. Most of all I love your comment: "I don't really care if it's not black and white enough for some people, because I'm in love with this photo, and love is blind." :D
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03/06/2008 02:27:20 PM
And here I thought a signature was something akin to a flock, but with only four. I'm in awe of the fact you can see snow across the body of the birds. Were you driving along beside them or stopped? Not that it matters - I'm just curious. And I agree with Colleen. Print on canvas, large, then hang.
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03/05/2008 12:34:40 PM
We need to hang this one up somewhere.
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03/05/2008 08:25:52 AM
Well Don, I was one of your 9's, and would give you the Posthumous award if I could, LOL. Utterly fantastic. I love the movement here. The only thing (and it's a nit) that kept me from a 10 is the curving line at the top - it breaks up the continuity for me. BTW - the grass at the bottom looks like writing in a beautiful script. I think this has to go into faves.
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03/05/2008 08:08:44 AM
Absolutely Fan-friggin-tastic. Great shot. This should get a posthumous ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/04/2008 09:08:49 PM
This looks like it should be a greeting card of some kind. Not sure what it should say, exactly ... kind of get a lonely, battling the elements feel from this, but there may be a house with hot cocoa just out of view. I like it.
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03/03/2008 12:39:45 AM
good subject for challenge
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02/29/2008 06:29:54 PM
I like this because of the mystery and spookiness...well captured, great for challenge
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02/29/2008 04:55:25 PM
Very nice. I like the signature, too.
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02/28/2008 12:47:14 PM
hehe, I love your title! :)
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02/28/2008 10:49:09 AM
Isn't it a 'murder' of crows?
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02/27/2008 06:42:06 PM
Very cool capture. I like this one!
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02/27/2008 07:51:46 AM
Nice, but IMHO cropping out that left-hand blurry crow would improve it.
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