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Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Date: Jul 1, 2008
Aperture: f16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400s
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jan 13, 2009

Taken on Bass Rock in Scotland where there is a huge gannet colony. Got loads of orthodox gannet pictures as intended, then a few just for me;) I like this because it breaks a whole load of rules. :):)

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Place: 361 out of 531
Avg (all users): 5.3744
Avg (commenters): 5.9167
Avg (participants): 5.4012
Avg (non-participants): 5.2909
Views since voting: 606
Views during voting: 347
Votes: 227
Comments: 13
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01/23/2009 09:42:50 AM
I like the detail in the eye and how the gannet stands out in a field of blue. I can just see faint haloing around the wings so maybe a bit too much hightlight/shadow or sharpening. Other than that a very nice image.

I have to look up this place as I'm going back to Scotland in June.

Message edited by author 2009-01-23 09:46:24.
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01/22/2009 08:47:27 PM
Colors good, sharpness almost perfect. Timing excellent. And somehow, I really like the crop. Very dynamic.
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01/22/2009 03:34:50 PM
Love the capture, really not sure about the crop.
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01/18/2009 08:26:39 PM
the focus of the bird is very well captured - that is one cool eye!
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01/18/2009 10:56:36 AM
Excellent rendition of the plumage on this gannet. The blue of the eye is slightly too saturated (unless of course, the gannets that summer in England have paler eyes..).
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01/18/2009 10:25:39 AM
i like the different perspective that you have going on here, he is clean and clear, nice detailed work, well done
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01/17/2009 08:25:03 PM
AWESOME!
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01/17/2009 05:52:08 PM
Framing is terrific. Good placement of the bird and negative space.
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01/17/2009 03:13:01 PM
nice shot...good capture...a bit tight on the cropping (if you did any)
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01/17/2009 01:53:07 PM
its a radical crop or you just didn't capture it better. Sharp and vibrant though
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01/16/2009 05:11:18 PM
nice crisp detail
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01/16/2009 04:39:09 PM
Is this a gannet? Nice and clear. The tight crop doesn't bother me too much but I can see it bothering some people.
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01/16/2009 11:53:59 AM
very unique composition and POV
not the usual "bird shot"
Nicely done!
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