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White on Blue

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: NJ Adventure Aquarium
Date: Jan 31, 2009
Aperture: f/5.7
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Animals, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jan 26, 2009

Pretty much straight from camera. Converted from raw, sharpened, a little dodging & burning, resized, sharpened. Added border.

Place: 152 out of 454
Avg (all users): 5.7771
Avg (commenters): 6.2000
Avg (participants): 5.7009
Avg (non-participants): 5.9400
Views since voting: 683
Views during voting: 221
Votes: 157
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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02/08/2009 02:43:43 PM
Beautiful detail in the feathers. I wish there was more light on the birds face. I might have tried a filter>render>lighting effects using the omni light on the face. It's tricky to get it just right, but it can do a very nice job of adding light to important areas that are in shadow. I have used it on faces that are shaded by baseball caps. You might be able to achieve the feel of a second source of light being reflected from water below the bird.
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02/08/2009 03:52:34 AM
Kelli, this is a super portrait of the egret.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2009 08:30:04 PM
Great background and I enjoylthe lighting here. Plus you have great detail in the feathers but also a smoothness to them. Nice work.
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02/05/2009 10:18:59 AM
Lovely detail and gorgeous blues to set off the egret. A little noisy in the background.
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02/03/2009 07:25:47 PM
I really like the light contrast, blue against the white, wish there was more light on the eye and beak
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02/02/2009 11:27:58 PM
Stunning! 10
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02/01/2009 09:22:07 PM
Love the bokeh. Beautiful tones in the background. With the light were on his face and not his wing.
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02/01/2009 01:43:12 PM
Nice contrast.. good shot :)
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