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Cool Pelican, Hot Sunshine
Cool Pelican, Hot Sunshine

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Challenge: Cool Colors (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus SP-550 UZ
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Date: Mar 31, 2008
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2008

Got this shot on my lunch break near downtown St. Petersburg. This guy was a great subject. I love the pelicans down here, they are so amazing looking. I tried to capture the coolness of the blue water behind the pelican as well as the crisp, cool colors of the bird himself.

Place: 144 out of 188
Avg (all users): 4.8000
Avg (commenters): 4.3333
Avg (participants): 4.3725
Avg (non-participants): 4.9568
Views since voting: 592
Views during voting: 260
Votes: 190
Comments: 5
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/08/2008 09:38:07 AM
if the background was in focus it could have fuffiled the objective better.
04/07/2008 09:58:50 AM
there is no significant color in this picture, and the challenge is about color.
04/04/2008 09:38:56 AM
Fits the challenge nicely..
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04/03/2008 11:02:12 AM
The bright blue of the water is nice but the bird's head looks a bit bleache out, maybe you shot this in a time of day were the light was at it's most intense and then this could have been fixed with a little patience to wait for the right light. (i guess the bird would fly away though...)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/03/2008 12:28:26 AM
Nice capture, and very good pose you got him in, almost like he's enjoying his photo op! It's an interesting one, but the few things I think could be improved upon are that it is slightly overexposed, so the bird's head is blown out. I also would have left a little bit more space on the left side of the bird. The left-leaning composition makes the image appear, well, left-leaning, and makes it feel somewhat unbalanced.
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