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Not Without My Fish
Not Without My Fish
basssman7


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Challenge: Free Study 2008-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF for Nikon
Location: Peterborough ON area
Date: Feb 13, 2008
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 29, 2008

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Statistics
Place: 16 out of 458
Avg (all users): 6.7516
Avg (commenters): 8.8333
Avg (participants): 6.8158
Avg (non-participants): 6.5957
Views since voting: 2718
Views during voting: 343
Votes: 161
Comments: 24
Favorites: 9 (view)


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01/16/2009 08:58:36 PM
What an amazing capture, and with a 200mm lens to boot. Great job.
09/30/2008 06:45:01 PM
I'll never understand the voters here at dpc, ok, its not a 'perfect' shot technically but I doubt many people will ever see a sight like this in the wild let alone photograph it and that makes it very special. And, must go on to say my Zoo shot scored higher, it was easier to take and repeatable as I can go back every month and reshoot but doubt your shot will be reproduced - I hope its framed and on your wall Ernie!

btw, got an 8 from me.
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08/29/2008 09:53:27 AM
Amazing! A wonderful capture to be proud of...national geographic quality!!
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08/29/2008 04:56:51 AM
Powerful shot here, that's for sure.....
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06/14/2008 11:37:14 AM
This is a beautiful shot
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03/22/2008 08:41:29 AM
A truly ASTONISHING capture - you must be SO pleased with this image - I hope it brings you much success - I can easily see this in magazines - SMILE!
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03/09/2008 08:27:58 PM
Congrats on such a great score in the FS! This is an amazing capture.
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03/08/2008 01:17:35 PM
Wonderful shot! 'Grats on an outstanding score and a top twenty in a Free Study - that's an excellent achievement! (Then again, getting this shot in the first place is one heck of an achievement all by itself!)
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03/08/2008 08:18:10 AM
Great shot - love his look of concentration :- )
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03/08/2008 07:35:45 AM
Awesome! Congrats on a great capture and score!!
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03/08/2008 01:35:38 AM
Stunning capture, dude!!! Very nicely done!!!
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03/08/2008 01:05:08 AM
Terrific action shot! Congrats on the placement and score. Very tough technically, you should be happy about this one. Good stuff.
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03/08/2008 12:54:46 AM
Originally posted by trevytrev:

Great capture, site to see for sure! I thought you hated the bald shots..lol!Congrats man on a nice finish and a great photo!


Hahaha. Well I this is a wild bird. I am not a big fan of the shots of baldy's that are just headshots of captive birds and then given a title like "freedom bird" and things like that. A real, wild bird shot is something of a different feather so to speak. :)

Not to say that headshots of captive birds cannot be beautiful, but they are not the same as the "real" thing. No offense to those that take and enjoy those shots, it is just that if it is a captive bird, please say so in the title so that it is known that the shot was easier to get, and that the bird is certainly not a "freedom bird" when it cannot even fly free.

A shot taken in a sanctuary where the birds can still come and go as they please, but are slightly tamer, are still wild to me because they have the ability to come and go as they please.

I just wonder when I see headshots if they are not showing the whole bird because of the tether attached to the poor thing. Again, no offense to anyone if that is what you are into.
03/08/2008 12:34:11 AM
Great capture, site to see for sure! I thought you hated the bald shots..lol!Congrats man on a nice finish and a great photo!
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03/08/2008 12:20:34 AM
Boy, all that snow acted as a great natural reflector, to light up his breast feathers! Stunning capture, Ernie - congrats!
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03/08/2008 12:07:13 AM
Congrats, Ernie! Fantastic action shot. Top 20 in a free study and a personal top 5, to boot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2008 04:30:01 PM
Good capture. A little more off the top makes it a stronger image in my opinion.
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03/07/2008 09:44:30 AM
Outstanding natural history photograph. Certainly depicts the power of these birds.
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03/05/2008 05:16:31 AM
Great capture and well framed.
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03/04/2008 11:39:50 AM
Now thatsa capture !!! A lil centered wudve been better
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03/02/2008 11:29:40 PM
awesome wildlife image...national geo material
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03/01/2008 10:55:45 PM
What a great capture!
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03/01/2008 10:16:53 AM
best eagle shot ive seen on this website
owned
10
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03/01/2008 12:21:09 AM
Absolutely fantastic! 10!
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