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"It's a Small World, After All!"

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Jan 23, 2009
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2009

A little Chickadee telling me to go away. This would have been good for the Sound challenge except I thought it looked better with Advanced editing. I like this little one's attitude and the light (late afternoon). He reminds me of an Audio-animatronic Disney bird :-)

PP - converted from RAW, cropped, levels, white balance, reduced gamma, dodged beak slightly, increased saturation, desaturated a little on the top of his breast, colored/cloned bit of background blue near his head, cloned out two bright bits of twig, resized, sharpened with slight noise reduction, added border.

Place: 342 out of 454
Avg (all users): 5.1358
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.0455
Avg (non-participants): 5.3269
Views since voting: 516
Views during voting: 224
Votes: 162
Comments: 3
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2009 12:49:00 PM
The open beak, the angle of the head, and the difficult to get catch-light all combine to make this strong example of bird photography
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02/01/2009 06:33:29 PM
Nice shot. Too bad the head is not in better focus.
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02/01/2009 05:58:34 PM
Nice capture, the face and breast is shadowed
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