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Challenge: Partners (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Sonoma, California
Date: May 30, 2008
ISO: 200
Galleries: Birds
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2008


Place: 76 out of 155
Avg (all users): 5.4095
Avg (commenters): 6.1000
Avg (participants): 4.9412
Avg (non-participants): 5.5597
Views since voting: 596
Views during voting: 328
Votes: 210
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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06/11/2008 05:45:08 PM
Hey Maggye, here is my CC on this shot.
The water ripple is beautiful, perfect. However the alignment of the ducks is a bit unattractive. I know you have little control on what wild animals do, but perhaps a little more patience would have paid off in this shot. I personally would have liked to see both ducks in the water, or facing each other. Show some interaction or intimacy between them. Show something that conveys emotion. The fact that one is looking at you and the other seems to be staring to nothing doesnt move me much.

The lighting is perfect though. Just the position of the ducks. I also like the reflections which attributed to the good lighting.

Good job. 5.4 is not bad at all for your first challenge. I hope you keep entering more and like most of us learn and improve. :)
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06/11/2008 02:34:18 PM
Nice shot, seems quite sharp. Lighting is very nice as well, which adds a whole lot to the shot. It could benefit from a little bit of a tighter crop. Things that appeal to the voters are shots that have a "wow" factor. while this is a very solid shot with all the basics right on, it lacks the pop to force voters to give it the higher marks. Messing with the cropping could add a lot as well. Really though it is a very nice shot and you nailed a lot of the technical aspects, keep up the good work. I look forward to watching your portfolio.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/10/2008 10:36:23 PM
Nice geese. The water is pretty.
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06/10/2008 07:19:15 AM
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06/08/2008 08:24:47 PM
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06/06/2008 12:40:32 AM
The focus is a little off, would be better it the eyes were sharper.
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06/05/2008 09:31:05 AM
I get the partners theme. Good composition and values.
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06/04/2008 01:33:26 PM
A little soft around the eye on the back one. the composition is uninspiring. The fetheres are a bit blown-out.
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06/04/2008 11:10:13 AM
Nice capture, pefect blue water, nice green background and perfectly white ducks. Whats not to like?
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06/04/2008 09:56:22 AM
Nice detail and movement from the water.
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06/04/2008 09:54:40 AM
nice photo but the scene around the ducks is just a little blurry
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06/04/2008 09:29:28 AM
Good job, but ithink it would be a little better if the ducks were perfectly centered.
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