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Pelican ACTION !!!
Pelican ACTION !!!
andrewt


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM for Nikon
Location: Jurong Bird Park Singapore
Date: Nov 16, 2008
Aperture: F9
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/3200s
Galleries: Action, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2009

This shot was taken at noon. Not the best time or light for photogtaphy I must say, but this pelican was moving around , stopping than flapping its wings and creating this spectacular splash. Moves again then repeats the same action all over again.

Statistics
Place: 63 out of 531
Avg (all users): 6.3816
Avg (commenters): 7.5385
Avg (participants): 6.3886
Avg (non-participants): 6.3585
Views since voting: 1699
Views during voting: 445
Votes: 228
Comments: 20
Favorites: 6 (view)


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01/23/2009 03:15:19 PM
Wonderful textures and a brilliant shot. I love it, it's different and interesting. Congrats, Andrew.
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01/23/2009 04:04:03 AM
Wicked shot!!! This one's gotta go into my favs!
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01/23/2009 12:42:53 AM
Well surprise me, I didn't think this was yours! The capture of the spraying wings is wonderful. Congrats on the 6+ score!
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01/23/2009 12:31:49 AM
This is beautiful Andrew! The colours pop so well... did you do some single image HDR on it? Or was it dropping the highlights with shadow/highligt that gives it that really cool quality?

I am always totally amazed by your photography, especially of birds. This should have rated much higher.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2009 07:42:51 AM
Wonderfully captured and executed 8
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01/21/2009 08:29:44 AM
Super shot, well done!!
Enjoy the outdoor
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01/21/2009 08:08:34 AM
What an amazing shot! I just love it!
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01/20/2009 11:55:16 PM
I like the processing. Lots of WOW factor.
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01/20/2009 02:02:13 PM
terrific - (looks like hours of work)
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01/20/2009 05:37:39 AM
That must be some shake - excellent capture of the feather and water drop action. And what a great beak :O
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01/19/2009 07:58:27 AM
stunningly sharp and crisp in details
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01/18/2009 08:28:52 PM
the colors on the beak seem to be pushed just a bit to far...but a wonderful capture, I can almost hear the thrashing of the wings
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01/18/2009 08:22:16 PM
I personally might have perfered a less tight crop, and I would also suggest a little more contrast to whiten up the highlights... but awesome capture!
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01/18/2009 10:18:29 AM
WoWzooooo.. there you go! 10.
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01/18/2009 09:51:18 AM
the explosion of the water is very cool - i do find it strange how my eye is drawn away from the bird and to the small green section of the water on the left
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01/17/2009 05:34:04 PM
Sharp while retaining huge sense of motion. Needs to be in a photography textbook as a great example of "freezing" motion to put emphasis on it. Tones balance well, and this dynamic image keeps the eye busy for a long time.
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01/17/2009 12:24:43 AM
Very graphic. Wonderful stop-action. 8
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01/16/2009 07:47:21 PM
...and so it came to pass, that when evil was afoot, and the safety of the people was in danger, and the world seemed to be a more frightening and dangerous place, that The Pelican™ would burst from the waters in a shower of droplets and bring joy and relief to the hearts of The Sandbar once again.
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01/16/2009 04:52:47 PM
I love when birds do this. Especially when this bird does this. Don't think it needed to be so over-sharpened tho.
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01/16/2009 12:27:43 AM
WOW.......WOW.......WOW.......
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