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Mating Dance?
3rd PlaceMating Dance?
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Challenge: Silhouettes (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: Merced Bird Refuge, CA
Date: Apr 15, 2004
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2004

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 169
Avg (all users): 7.3795
Avg (commenters): 8.6296
Avg (participants): 7.1327
Avg (non-participants): 7.6289
Views since voting: 5437
Votes: 195
Comments: 44
Favorites: 15 (view)


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07/13/2004 01:33:09 AM
This image is simply a morning dance. I tip my hat to you !
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04/29/2004 05:09:28 PM
Greetings from the CC, with a chuckle, I just complained in a thread about having to critique ribbon winning shots and my next shot is yours! LOL
Well, this is a beautiful shot, the golden tones, the fortune of the capture, 2 magnificient birds in flight. The thing that makes this shot for me is the emotional feel givn from the bird on the left which seems to be looking over to check how its mate is doing. I hope this helps a little, my complaint was that I find it hard to critique shots that are very well done. good work, keep clicking.
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04/27/2004 12:23:39 PM
I love the ripples in the water, congrats on the ribbon, I agree that this should have done even better!
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04/26/2004 01:11:09 PM
Congratulations on this ribbon. Not to take anything away from the other ribbon winners, but I really thought this would get the blue. After all, it's incredibly hard to get this close to these birds and you can't exactly pose the shot. This could almost have worked for serendipity! I am absolutely shocked and horrified that you had a single 1 or even two 4s! Anyway... congrats on the high ranking. You really deserved it. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.
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04/26/2004 12:49:34 PM
beautiful image... congrats on the win!
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04/26/2004 11:51:02 AM
This is a great start, congrats on the ribbon. Its a beautiful photo.

Keep it up...
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04/26/2004 09:50:51 AM
Thanks all for your kind comments. What a treat to get a ribbon so soon (my 3rd challenge!) I wonder how long it will take to repeat. Many thanks again.
04/26/2004 08:53:57 AM
Awesome !!! Well deserved.... :P
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04/26/2004 08:39:18 AM
Very Glad to see this win a ribbon, Tom! One of my two 10's. Well caught and great colors and light! RoB
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04/26/2004 08:36:56 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon - it's a lovely image.
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04/26/2004 05:22:08 AM
Beautiful image, well captured.

Congratulations,

Gordon
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04/26/2004 01:24:14 AM
Congratulations Tom, it's really a beautiful photo!
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04/26/2004 12:36:03 AM
Oh yeah. I knew this was going somewhere. Very fine work! Congratulations on the ribbon!
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04/26/2004 12:09:16 AM
Dancing in the sunlight. This is a great capture! congrats!
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04/26/2004 12:06:04 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! It was well deserved!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/25/2004 05:04:32 PM
Great capture, the color is really beautiful. Nothing much to say about a great photo.

Good luck...
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04/25/2004 04:38:08 PM
Very nicely done!
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04/25/2004 09:22:49 AM
Lovely composition and colors. 10
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04/24/2004 06:48:47 AM
This might win a ribbon. One of my favorites. I might spend the extra time to remove the sticks or leaves that are floating in the water under the highest bird. Also to right there looks like a couple specs of digital noise. Just a great shot. Good luck! 9
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04/23/2004 10:30:57 PM
Fantastic picture! 10

What lens did you use?
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04/23/2004 06:36:35 PM
Excellent timing on this one! The ripples and the light in the water make this picture along with the terrific capture of the birds! Very nice!
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04/22/2004 08:05:20 PM
This is a beautiful photo! A 10 from me.
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04/22/2004 04:54:27 PM
great capture, I love the way the two birds appear syncronised. this has a great "liquid gold" feel to it. Good composition too. Good Luck, Todd. 8
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04/22/2004 03:03:49 AM
Nice action capture.
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04/22/2004 02:31:43 AM
very nice capture of these birds.
love the colours
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04/21/2004 10:33:27 PM
Gorgeous silhouette.
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04/21/2004 10:23:33 PM
very nice stop action shot. Love the golden colour of the water.
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04/21/2004 05:39:38 PM
Great capture and framing and shallow DOF adds much to this composition. Your choice to highlight yellow coloring helps make this an outstanding image and one of the best of this challenge.
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04/21/2004 09:10:41 AM
Excellent in all ways...
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04/21/2004 05:42:20 AM
Beautiful. Coloring is great.
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04/20/2004 02:26:00 PM
Stunning shot, absolutely brilliant.....A winner. 10
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04/20/2004 11:19:55 AM
fantastic colors and fantastic idea. i love how the bird is glancing at the other one, and your title fits perfectly. super!
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04/20/2004 09:14:58 AM
This is beautiful. The color of the water really sets off the birds. Great job!!
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04/20/2004 09:05:15 AM
Very VERY nice shot! My favourite shot so far!
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04/20/2004 02:25:18 AM
NIce capture and good timing on your part. The image in my honest opinion is greatly over saturated / contrasted but, some people seem to like this "look" in images.
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04/20/2004 01:06:57 AM
Nice
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04/19/2004 09:02:07 PM
Now this is a silhouette, great capture. I love the colors of the water for the background...9
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04/19/2004 08:59:42 PM
Beautiful shot :) The silhouettes are perfect and it does appear that the two birds are 'communicating' in this image. The timing of this shot is perfect...
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04/19/2004 03:05:50 PM
The reflections are a bit distracting, maybe crop away. But I love the image. Great color, timing, composition, subject.
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04/19/2004 01:31:13 PM
I've been stalking our local "heronry" every day for a month hoping to get a shot like this but I've had no luck! This is definitely the best one in this challenge. If you don't win a ribbon I'll fall of my chair. -10
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04/19/2004 12:34:55 PM
What a National Geographic shot. wow. The yellow the reflections...all works for a good good entry. Good luck!!!!!!!!
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04/19/2004 09:26:57 AM
great shot
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04/19/2004 04:49:12 AM
Nice capture, lovely lines in the water.
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04/19/2004 01:27:12 AM
Excellent timing, good work.
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