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kgerenda


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2008-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Location: Vista Ca
Date: Mar 2, 2008
Aperture: 7.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Animals, Action
Date Uploaded: Mar 24, 2008

I found a Falconer who wanted some photos taken of his bird. I sat underneath his arm while the bird was about to land. Made a almost surreal photo.
Some cropping. But a suprisingly good pic.

Statistics
Place: 55 out of 500
Avg (all users): 6.3396
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.3136
Avg (non-participants): 6.4146
Views since voting: 1235
Views during voting: 315
Votes: 159
Comments: 27
Favorites: 7 (view)


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04/13/2008 04:22:45 PM
Congratz on a new personal best and breaking that 6 barrier!
04/12/2008 06:05:53 PM
this is outrageously good and odd at the same time.
04/11/2008 10:44:22 AM
I feel this was really underrated. I do think you would have done better had you cloned out the straps on the hawk's legs, but you could do that if you wanted to sell it as a print. This is a truly beautiful photo with an interesting perspective. Well done!
04/08/2008 05:14:42 PM
I think I've worked out what it is that makes this shot so insane. It's the bird's right eye, wide open, staring wildly at us. Fantastic shot, perfectly composed. And congrats on the posthumous ribbon!
04/08/2008 10:28:46 AM
This is gorgeous. Would have expected a much higher score/position.
04/08/2008 10:24:50 AM
What a great photo opportunity. Would like to see some more in this series...
04/08/2008 10:06:06 AM
You was robbed!
04/08/2008 02:50:15 AM
An amazing capture - it does look a bit surreal, but then it also looks so very real. Very neat shot and a great opportunity!
04/08/2008 02:36:32 AM
HUGELY under-rated in my opinion... should of been top 5 at the very least.
04/08/2008 01:21:22 AM
Wow, this is amazing! Have you tried cropping this just above the flowers and taking out the tree on the left? This is unbelievable!
04/08/2008 12:55:48 AM
wonderfully surreal. going into my favs.
04/08/2008 12:31:55 AM
Amazing!
04/08/2008 12:29:55 AM
I absolutely adored this shot. One of my top picks in this challenge.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2008 11:09:09 PM
amazing capture. I feel like I'm on some nutty nature show, about to get killed.

I just can't get over this shot. I have some red for you.

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04/06/2008 03:16:34 PM
It's a nice photo,but I think it's too light!
04/06/2008 06:19:27 AM
Great viewpoint for the landing of such an impressive creature. Was it coming to land on a post just behind you?
04/05/2008 12:16:39 PM
Wow, great timing!
I would've been tempted to clone out the tethers in photoshop.
04/05/2008 03:02:16 AM
Wow nice shot
04/04/2008 11:01:30 PM
Really nice. My only critique is the bird appears a little oversharp on the edges. That may just be the effect of the lighting.
04/03/2008 02:14:37 PM
Nicely framed photo
04/03/2008 12:36:52 PM
great symmetry to this shot, kind of makes me want to duck!
04/03/2008 01:17:04 AM
I would have cropped the slight distraction on the left and cropped the bottom of the photo up higher, try it - it worked for me, good shot though
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04/02/2008 04:00:43 PM
Nice stopped motion! and great framing with the sky around the bird. -BB
04/02/2008 03:59:21 PM
Excellent capture!
04/02/2008 01:21:26 PM
What a beautiful bird and a very nice capture.
04/02/2008 12:16:21 AM
This is an AWESOME capture!! I see the jesses so I know it's a trained falcon but still, it's a terrific shot.
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04/01/2008 03:35:29 PM
bizarre capture, different look at the eagle, I like it. I would like to see deeper shadows in the plants
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