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Birds Can Dance
Birds Can Dance

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Challenge: ABC...LMN...XYZ (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: My back yard
Date: May 9, 2008
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: May 11, 2008

Watching this little fellow dance melted the cares of my day away last Friday night. Thanks, little guy :)

Place: 45 out of 194
Avg (all users): 6.1862
Avg (commenters): 7.4286
Avg (participants): 5.6986
Avg (non-participants): 6.6806
Views since voting: 1153
Views during voting: 250
Votes: 145
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/07/2008 12:53:49 AM
Beautiful as usual! :)
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06/01/2008 08:45:09 AM
Fabulous capture, Sandy! The blur of the wings is well stopped. They are so hard to photograph and yours is beautiful.
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05/26/2008 01:04:36 PM
Sandy - this is gorgeous and spiritual in a sense. Look at how the wings look like they are holding a ball of glowing light. That's just beautiful!
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05/26/2008 10:45:45 AM
6.18??? 6.18!!!!

For goodness sake what does a person have to do to get a score that reflects the beauty of a picture on DPC nowadays

This is an amazing capture, such beauty and delicacy

I love the motion blur on the wings and the tail which is wonderful in comparision to the stillness of the head and beak

As much as this bird brought you happiness on the day that you took your photo, looking at the image has probably given me more pleasure

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05/24/2008 07:54:03 PM
Sandy, what a cool photo this is! I love how his little eye is so sharp amid all that motion. Deserving of a much higher score IMO.
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05/19/2008 09:27:38 AM
So cute! Well done once again!
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05/19/2008 12:50:51 AM
Beautiful Sandy...Cast all your cares upon Him, He cares for you!
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05/19/2008 12:41:54 AM
hey sandy .. i saw this in voting and knew it was yours coz of the one you put in the side challenge .. its a stunning photograph .. i'm amazed that you can photograph one of these birds and get such a great result .. they move so quickly i've heard ..
i actually preferred the photograph you put in the side challenge, and wondered why you entered this one here ... i'm thinking it could'v been because the bird's beak was partly obscured by the flower in the other one?? ... i could be wrong .. well i probably am !!! .. its often a very hard call trying to decide which photograph to put in a challenge .. wondering which one will appeal to those nitpicking voters .. lol lol !!.. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/18/2008 09:50:12 PM
Hands down...the most gorgeous Hummingbird image I've ever seen!
05/18/2008 12:22:06 PM
Your title made me smile and it fits the challenge. For me, the bright white blurred areas of the background are distracting, but I do like the green areas.
05/15/2008 09:23:26 PM
beautiful picture, nice colors
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05/14/2008 02:41:55 AM
Composition: 6 - Technical: 5 - Creativity: 5 - Appeal: 5 - Challenge: 6 - Overall Score: 6 - (weighted - NOT a calculated average)
05/12/2008 09:35:36 PM
hehe- I almost entered this challenge-and was going to put in a title of a big white bird with its wings splayed out etc- (great minds think alike huh?) this is a -beatiful whimsical capture! I love how the wings almost seem translucent! :) lovely image! (high score) :)
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05/12/2008 05:18:40 PM
a very good capture. the only distraction is the bright spots in the background. still, nicely done
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05/12/2008 04:24:11 PM
And in a way the picture does too (not voting)
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05/12/2008 11:54:06 AM
I like the posterised effect of the background,
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