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Challenge: Free Study 2008-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: TOP 10
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR
Location: Jurong bird Park Singapore
Date: Jul 12, 2008
Aperture: F8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/640s
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jul 5, 2008

Shot @185mm focal length.

Yayyyyy!! I finally did it!! I am jumping for joy. This was definitely a nail biter with ALL the great shots in this month's FS.
Thanks to everyone. Trust me when I say I have learned so much from everyone from this site. It will only make me strive harder to compete on this fantastic site.

There was a request to see the original , well here it is
708318.jpg.
As you can see the D3 image at ISO800 has spectacular noise performance. Only 1 weak pass of Neat Image was applied on the final image.

Andrew

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 524
Avg (all users): 7.2981
Avg (commenters): 8.3889
Avg (participants): 7.3016
Avg (non-participants): 7.2857
Views since voting: 10462
Views during voting: 289
Votes: 161
Comments: 62
Favorites: 24 (view)


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09/10/2008 01:48:03 PM
wow love this image, amazing colours
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08/23/2008 06:10:08 AM
An amazing shot and even better processing to truly bring it to life. Huge congrats on the ribbon in a Free Study - wonderful achievement!!
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08/18/2008 05:32:40 PM
Whoooooooooooa I'm totally impressed with this photo. I haven't posted in years, but this one got me.
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08/12/2008 04:41:07 PM
Beautiful picture, congrats on your ribbon!
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08/12/2008 05:14:40 AM
Simply quite stunning. Congratulations on your ribbon.
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08/09/2008 08:50:33 PM
Andrew, this is awesome!!! WTG, and congrats on the red!
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08/09/2008 10:45:15 AM
GOREGEOUS.
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08/08/2008 07:58:46 PM
Magnificent! Congratulations.
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08/08/2008 06:55:40 PM
Congrats on your well-deserved ribbon! Thanks so much for posting the original; really fabulous processing work!!
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08/08/2008 06:52:54 PM
Way to go, Andrew! Congrats.
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08/08/2008 05:39:13 PM
Wow, nice job on the color enhancement, it's awesome. Very realistic. Good job!
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08/08/2008 03:22:50 PM
fantastic picture,well done ,and well deserved ribbon.
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08/08/2008 02:06:44 PM
Woohoo, Andrew. Congrats! Not only have you captured a fantastic image, you've given us an idea of how you can take an interesting but somewhat lackluster original and turn it into something wonderful. And now your top 5 are all over 7 - impressive!
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08/08/2008 01:05:17 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon!! well done!
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08/08/2008 11:56:07 AM
This is truly beautiful. Very well done and a well deserved ribbon. Congrats!
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08/08/2008 11:15:54 AM
Really great! Both the original shot and what you've done with it. A well deserved ribbon. Congrats!
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08/08/2008 10:04:53 AM
Congratulations on the red ribbon! Beautiful shot with an amazing reflection. Well done.
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08/08/2008 10:02:44 AM
This is exceptionally beautiful light :-)
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08/08/2008 09:37:23 AM
Congrats Andrew this is a beautiful capture and well deserved ribbon winner. :)
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08/08/2008 09:18:34 AM
Beautiful colors and reflections. I'm happy you got the ribbon for it.
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08/08/2008 07:58:01 AM
Congrats with the brilliant image and a well deserved ribbon. What kind of bird is it?
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08/08/2008 07:24:46 AM
Wow...congrats on a superb image.
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08/08/2008 06:03:01 AM
Well holy crap man aren't you on a roll. A free study? WOW. This is a great victory man congratulations on second place.
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08/08/2008 06:02:43 AM
Beautiful! Congrats!
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08/08/2008 03:11:29 AM
Wonderful, just wonderful

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08/08/2008 02:45:59 AM
Wow, well done Andrew! I knew you could do it.
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08/08/2008 01:47:02 AM
I am glad this ribboned Andrew, it is exceptional, congratulations...great score for a FS
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08/08/2008 01:36:09 AM
Congrats on a great shot and such great clarity.
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08/08/2008 01:34:12 AM
What a great tribute to the high ISO performance of the Nikon D3!! Fantastic Image!! Congrats!!
Would be nice to see the original, or maybe you could tell us how much NR filtering was needed

Message edited by author 2008-08-08 01:36:17.
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08/08/2008 01:28:02 AM
WTG Andrew, Congrats on your ribbon
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08/08/2008 01:16:21 AM
Great bird shot! Well done.
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08/08/2008 01:12:02 AM
Woot, Woot! Big congrats on your red, Andrew! Seems like I have been commenting on this elsewhere recently. Great shot!
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08/08/2008 01:02:43 AM
Gorgeous. I'm so glad this did well. Congrats, Andrew!
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08/08/2008 12:39:29 AM
Wanted to come back and say LOOK you achieved a few of your DPC goals..

4. Exceed my best score of 7.21 - Not even close.... yet 7.2981

5 Win a Free Study - No chance yet with all the fantastic talent on DPC... You got 2nd.. that still counts!!!

Message edited by author 2008-08-08 00:39:49.
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08/08/2008 12:29:10 AM
WTG Andrew!!!congrats!
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08/08/2008 12:28:19 AM
WTG Andrew!! great job!
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08/08/2008 12:27:35 AM
Just perfect..... Congratulations on a ribbon for this amazing image.....
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08/08/2008 12:24:25 AM
Congratulations Andrew. I'm very glad to see this in the top10. Glad it was appreciated. Also one of my faves from this FS.
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08/08/2008 12:12:59 AM
A great catch, congrats for the ribbon
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08/08/2008 12:11:33 AM
I LOVE photography like this. It proves that with the right talent behind the lens, award winning photography is in front of you every day. Congratulations! This is just beautiful!

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08/08/2008 12:08:11 AM
man andrew you are on a roll
Grats on second place
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08/08/2008 12:04:35 AM
It's gorgeous!! What a beautiful photo. Congrats on the ribbon and a new PB!!
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08/08/2008 12:03:47 AM
dude, you are on such a roll!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2008 11:21:16 AM
astonishing clarity. the part I like most: you can still see the bird's feet in the water.
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08/06/2008 04:07:38 AM
Exceptional!
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08/05/2008 08:01:07 PM
Awesome light. Well done
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08/05/2008 03:21:45 PM
The reflection adds still something to an excellent capture, impressive.
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08/04/2008 06:40:22 PM
Great exposure with backlight to boot! Excellent crop and razor sharp. A photo to be very proud of. I love that you can still see the feet through the reflection. Just perfect. I hope it scores very well for you. A 10 in my books. Best of luck. Scott
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08/04/2008 06:00:09 PM
Great reflection and a really interesting light curve over its back.
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08/04/2008 08:35:11 AM
I just realized I saw this on another site. I loved it there and it's great here too. Just wish I could remember who it was...
Love the sharp reflection.
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08/03/2008 01:01:43 PM
This crispness of this shot is great!
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08/02/2008 11:00:09 AM
What can I say, this is awesome !
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08/02/2008 12:02:16 AM
Astonishing capture -- first to get the positioning, second to have the water still enough for a perfect reflection, third to have the perfect crispness of feather detail and amazing highlights. My only chance of producing an image like this would be to use a stuffed bird.
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08/01/2008 11:51:49 PM
Love the detail on this little guy, you can even see the details in some of the white feathers. Also love the reflection in the water, nice and clear!
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08/01/2008 08:49:20 PM
wonderful lighting!!!!!! your focus is right on
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08/01/2008 08:28:15 PM
Best bird image ever! Came back to bump it up to the ten it deserves. Absolutely stunning. BOL
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08/01/2008 06:56:44 PM
Beautiful!
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08/01/2008 03:40:26 PM
WOW!! Beautiful.
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08/01/2008 11:33:28 AM
i wish he were tack sharp. Love the light and the reflection.
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08/01/2008 06:49:33 AM
nice colors. photo looks crisp
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08/01/2008 05:15:29 AM
excellent focus, nice light , well captured.
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08/01/2008 02:55:44 AM
wow...that's stunning...the colours, the smoothness, the uniqueness of the bird, the saturation...all great 9
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