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Pensive Peacock
Pensive Peacock

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Color in Black and White (Basic Editing)
Collection: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Herndon, VA
Date: Sep 23, 2008
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Black and White, Birds
Date Uploaded: Sep 18, 2008

Tough to guess what voters will be looking for, but I certainly would think "colorful bird" when looking at a peacock picture. I suspect something simpler, maybe studio shots, will score better. We'll see.

Had a shot of a zoo peacock but was unhappy with the noise in the background which was really ugly in B&W, so went out and shot another peacock today. Not a terribly original pose but I'm happy with the DOF and detail and the patterns in the background. C'mere, 5.0!

PP - cropped, levels, increased contrast, monochrome, added border, resized, sharpened.

Place: 27 out of 240
Avg (all users): 5.9141
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 5.6825
Avg (non-participants): 6.0600
Views since voting: 730
Views during voting: 257
Votes: 163
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/26/2008 05:27:27 PM
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09/25/2008 07:31:33 PM
Beautiful shot, really screams colour right in your ear. Perfect crop too.
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09/25/2008 03:56:25 AM
excellent close up. very "colorful"! one of my top picks.
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09/24/2008 07:31:12 PM
Clever! The subject is great. The contrast could have been a bit better.
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09/24/2008 02:37:44 AM
I can see the vivid colours of him now. Depth of field is brilliant. Shame the background was not lighter to really make him stand out. Well taken and great crop of this.
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