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Heron's "S" Neck
Heron's "S" Neck

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Challenge: Accidental Letters II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A350
Lens: Sigma 70-210mm UC f/4.0-5.6 for Minolta
Location: Lexington, MA, USA
Date: Sep 20, 2008
Aperture: f11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Birds
Date Uploaded: Sep 20, 2008

Heron I found while photographing around a lake for the "Bummer" challenge. He stood still for 10 minutes and let me fill a 1 MB card. I starting packing and looked up and she was gone.

Convert from RAW, with minor saturation tweaks
PP in Gimp
USM on bird
Blur on the backdrop.


Yup it was OOF, although I (incorrectly it seems) did not think it was that bad.

Place: 112 out of 113
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Views since voting: 704
Views during voting: 200
Votes: 125
Comments: 11
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12/15/2008 11:29:13 PM
I came across this whilst looking at the sony A350 as an upgrade. I think you did very well with a short lens try iso 200 with this lens and see what your results are like .
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/28/2008 04:50:14 PM
It would be nice to see this sharper...
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09/27/2008 10:37:12 PM
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09/24/2008 09:27:02 PM
Out of focus but nice shot.
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09/24/2008 03:02:51 PM
focus is off or something moved
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09/24/2008 05:30:53 AM
Shame he isnt a bit more in focus
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09/23/2008 04:03:04 PM
good find on these pretty birds - the image seems to lack an overall sharpness requisite to really take this image to the next level
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09/22/2008 07:06:31 PM
Back to comment: Such a wonderful shot of the bird. Not sure if it was your intention to have it out of focus this way. It's not completely unappealing, however, would have been far better if it was imo.
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09/22/2008 08:58:23 AM
Focus could be a lot sharper
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09/22/2008 04:27:17 AM
09/22/2008 01:08:21 AM
Too bad it's OOF. Good thought, clearly an S
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