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Feathered Curves

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Challenge: Curves II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Domestic Birds
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Mar 27, 2008
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Mar 27, 2008

I thought of Hildy's scalloped gray feathers when I first saw this challenge; the part I wasn't sure of was what kind of pose I wanted. I got some from behind her looking out the window and some from above, but this one, with the curve of the chair she's chewing on and the curve of her head and neck in addition to a nice perspective on the scalloped feathers just appealed to me most. It's different, but I like it.

PP - converted from RAW, cropped, burnt/cloned out a bit of wing on the top, dodged feather ends, burnt background and chair, burnt darker parts of feathers, levels, white v]balance, cloned out a distracting line in her feathers, resized, sharpened with noise reduction, hand sharpened some feathers.

Place: 138 out of 206
Avg (all users): 5.4110
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.2113
Avg (non-participants): 5.6000
Views since voting: 620
Views during voting: 240
Votes: 146
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/06/2008 05:59:40 PM
WTF is this? LOL
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04/05/2008 08:21:10 AM
interesting aov

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04/04/2008 08:41:19 AM
Very emotional. I like the harshness of this image.
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04/01/2008 04:21:59 PM
having color only on the left side seems unbalanced to me, distracting. Otherwise, this is an amazing image. The texture of the feathers is just incredible, and there's a strange poignance to the pose.
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