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On Golden Pond
On Golden Pond

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Challenge: Water III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: A+ Prints
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Schenectady, NY (Central Park)
Date: Apr 10, 2008
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Apr 13, 2008

Found this Heron in Schenectady's central park one evening last week. Thank heaven for daylight savings times and late evening sunsets!

Place: 18 out of 207
Avg (all users): 6.5460
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.5634
Avg (non-participants): 6.5340
Views since voting: 1472
Views during voting: 309
Votes: 174
Comments: 14
Favorites: 5 (view)

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12/15/2009 06:37:56 PM
Superb image with beautiful tones throughout plus a lovely contre-jour effect to boot.

I can't get within 30-40 yards of the ones around here.
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04/21/2008 10:35:25 AM
This is beautiful!
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04/21/2008 07:41:46 AM
Neil, this is a beautiful photo that did quite well in a very, very tough competition. The water looks absolutely golden! I think the only issue may be the DOF - the OOF area in the back area of the water draws my eye away from the subject a bit in this case. By the way, I'm assuming you didn't mean to add "military" as one of your galleries in this.
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04/21/2008 12:07:00 AM
There ya go, Neil - we told you it'd be a high-scorer. :) Congrats on top 20!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/19/2008 07:17:18 PM
the water here looks great, this should be in the top 5 hopefully!
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04/19/2008 09:48:11 AM
Beautiful silhouette, texture, & overall composition. When I read the title I thought, "but that's not a loon". The water certainly is golden though.
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04/19/2008 06:32:05 AM
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04/18/2008 10:15:46 PM
love the color reflected in the water, and how the bird is dark and sharp. nice shot!
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04/18/2008 06:24:25 AM
8 - Beautiful water texture and silhouette on the egret.
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04/16/2008 01:14:58 PM
Very nice. I photographed one of these guys gulping down a fish yesterday afternoon. Interesting birds.
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04/15/2008 03:06:06 AM
Beautiful silhouette.
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04/14/2008 07:39:18 PM
I'm not wild about such a close crop, but the water colors are stunning.
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04/14/2008 01:06:56 AM
exquisite shot... 9
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04/14/2008 12:41:14 AM
it really does look like liquid gold...nice silhouette
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