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The Stare
The Stare
jbsmithana


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR
Location: Samish River Flats, Washington State
Date: Dec 19, 2008
Aperture: F8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2009

A Rough-legged Hawk consuming his prey on top of a phone pole who seemed to be warning me away.

Converted in View NX with exp. comp of +.4, Picture Control to vivid, shadow protection to 3, color boost set to nature at 10

In PSE7
crop
Adjust Smartfix at 40%
Levels auto adjsut
Brightness at +10 and paint out white areas
Brightness to -30 brush out some areas and reduce to 61%
Increase saturation +5
Dodge a burn a bit
2nd crop tighter
resize
USM 150 .3 3
USM 120 .2 3
USM 120 .2 3
Add 3 pixel border
Save for web

Post Challenge:
Looks like I should have gone ahead and entered a different version of my PB eagle shot from December. I just could not bring myself to do that so close together. But I ended up seeing quite a few entries of previous shots from the same location or the same shoot. Oh well, I'm not doing so well on my choices for Best fo the Year challenges!

Statistics
Place: 247 out of 531
Avg (all users): 5.7269
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.7257
Avg (non-participants): 5.7308
Views since voting: 757
Views during voting: 371
Votes: 227
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/21/2009 08:28:22 AM
Impressive capture! Congratulations!
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01/19/2009 04:18:05 PM
He probably thinks you want his food, nice shot
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01/19/2009 07:57:09 AM
crisp, clean lines, sharp details, pleasing lines, great shot well done
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01/18/2009 09:37:41 AM
Very good! 9.
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01/17/2009 07:35:29 PM
WHOA! FABULOUS!
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01/17/2009 10:43:11 AM
nice capture
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01/16/2009 06:35:18 PM
good focus and detail
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01/16/2009 05:08:56 PM
awesome image - that is one killer stare - i hope you didn't have any small children or pets with you...
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01/16/2009 01:23:27 PM
Stunning clarity, what a gaze, I think he's angry that you interrupted his dinner!
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01/16/2009 12:35:14 PM
Oooh - angles and leading lines, this could be a textbook picture.
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