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Sunny Swan

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Challenge: Silhouettes (Advanced Editing I)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: SiPix Blink
Location: Swan Lake
Date: Apr 15, 2004
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: auto
Shutter: auto
Galleries: Portraiture, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2004

I adjusted the levels, cropped, and used the gaussian blur.

Place: 161 out of 169
Avg (all users): 3.9949
Avg (commenters): 3.5455
Avg (participants): 3.8235
Avg (non-participants): 4.1771
Views since voting: 1676
Votes: 198
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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04/29/2004 11:54:56 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Hi Carl, nice to meet you.

I'm not sure why you applied the blur, at all. I don't know that it added anything, but I'd have to see the sharper image. The blur here does nothing for me.

Also, why not pull back a bit from the bird, get more of the bird in front of the sun and shoot the whole curvature of the neck? It would seem a good plan.

The light is a bit bright, a bit harsh. Maybe if there were other background elements such as the sky or a horizon, we'd have more perspective.

Good luck and keep shooting!

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04/27/2004 07:17:36 PM
Sorry about the title I meant to put flamingo.

Message edited by author 2004-04-27 19:19:13.
04/26/2004 05:12:23 PM
You've been a good sport about the title. Some people have no sense of humor.

Nice Silhouette.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/25/2004 09:29:47 PM
uummmmm, Flamingo yes? not Swan
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04/25/2004 12:47:45 PM
isn't that a flamingo?
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04/24/2004 08:29:33 PM
over done for my tastes
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04/22/2004 11:06:34 AM
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04/20/2004 04:51:47 AM
Odd but rather nice picture. It looks more like a plastic flamengo to me than a swan.
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04/19/2004 11:11:55 PM
Painful on the eyes! Yikes. Little too bright. :)
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04/19/2004 10:41:47 PM
The light is too drastic for my liking. I like the subject and composition - would have liked to see it with subtler light and sharper.
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04/19/2004 02:52:33 PM
You probably mean flamingo instead of swan. The image is very unsharp and the head still has so much light that one can see it is a fake.
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04/19/2004 01:03:49 PM
I'm sorry, but this is way too bright and fuzzy for me.
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04/19/2004 11:10:57 AM
A silhouette maybe, but the OOF and the glare is a bit much.
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04/19/2004 05:03:47 AM
It's a flamingo, kid
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04/19/2004 01:23:18 AM
Great colors. Noce shapes. Think it needs sharper edges to make it truly effective.
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