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Flight Dynamics
Flight Dynamics

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Date: Feb 11, 2009
Date Uploaded: Feb 28, 2009

f14/iso400/1/400sec @ 55mm

Place: 14 out of 436
Avg (all users): 6.5850
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.4757
Avg (non-participants): 6.8409
Views since voting: 1384
Views during voting: 247
Votes: 147
Comments: 19
Favorites: 3 (view)

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03/09/2009 12:32:33 PM
Thanks so much, everyone. Really appreciate your kind comments. Very glad you like the shot. I honestly didn't think it'd do this well in a FS. It's a wonerful pleasant surprise. None of the details in the shot where blurred (except selective noise removal in the sky), I did crop the sides and had two b/w conversions to choose from, one which had a lighter sky color, but playing with the channels I do like how the darker sky came out in this one but the feather detail was better in the color version. Also, updated the exif.

Message edited by author 2009-03-09 12:40:42.
03/08/2009 07:41:56 PM
How I so wanted this to win a ribbon. I adore gull shots and I've never seen one quite like this. I'll echo ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' chromeydome's words, technically and artistically superb. Congrats on the PostLumie :)
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03/08/2009 05:47:00 PM
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my comment from yesterday got "vanished" somehow...

This is clearly technically superb. Add in artistically superb, too. Tones, textures, conversion, composition, reflexes on the shutter, all your choices here yield a surpassingly luminous creation that is endlessly fascinating.
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03/08/2009 11:41:01 AM
Beautiful and technically impressive, Techo.
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03/08/2009 01:48:59 AM
The clarity and framing of this is spot on. Well done.
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03/08/2009 01:20:55 AM
Incredible. Should've had a ribbon beside the title.
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03/08/2009 12:52:06 AM
Amazing capture.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2009 06:14:17 PM
Who could not score this a 10?
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03/07/2009 11:17:22 AM
Nicely capture details on a very quickly moving subject...the creamy background really makes him pop. Well done!
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03/07/2009 12:23:40 AM
Good capture , good focus on the eyes. Dof works well .
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03/06/2009 06:41:43 AM
Very nice capture of flight!
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03/05/2009 04:04:39 PM
Good freeze.
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03/04/2009 11:06:27 AM
great shot
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03/03/2009 04:38:44 AM
Beautiful - almost haunting. Your processing is flawless!
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03/02/2009 06:29:28 PM
very well done...
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03/01/2009 06:44:39 PM
Stunning capture, focus, light. Full package!
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03/01/2009 01:21:47 PM
nice capture...very sharp on the bird's body
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03/01/2009 10:06:26 AM
This is brilliant. I am getting to give out some high scores, which is such a refreshing change. Man oh man!!!
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03/01/2009 07:28:59 AM
Well I think this will turn out to be my favourite of the challenge, beautiful contrast between blur and sharpness - gives it a great sense of peace:)
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