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Grey Catbird and Abstract Friend
Grey Catbird and Abstract Friend
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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Newport News, Va.
Date: Oct 6, 2008
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Mar 6, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 318 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.9117
Avg (commenters): 6.7833
Avg (participants): 5.8765
Avg (non-participants): 6.1081
Views since voting: 616
Views during voting: 663
Votes: 487
Comments: 66
Favorites: 1 (view)


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03/19/2009 08:52:34 PM
Really nice capture - lovely color and bokeh and the bird is so sharp!
I hope you find time to shoot and enter more often in the time to come.
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03/18/2009 04:22:21 PM
Thank you all for the great comments, and votes. I haven't been active in a while, even though I check in almost every day, and to come back with my PB was great!

I voted on every image, found a few favorites and had two people choose mine.

Unfortunately, was not able to comment as much as I would have liked. The images were all wonderful and my average vote was 6.2662 for the over 1100 images.

Thank you for this challenge!

Henry
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 03:37:20 PM
Nice shot, and good details on the bird.
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03/17/2009 10:43:37 AM
nice,
seven,
;)
brano
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03/17/2009 10:21:11 AM
Great background, great clarity and sharpness on the subject, the feathers look great.
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03/17/2009 06:43:22 AM
Very nice bird image. Good composition and detail.
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03/17/2009 12:05:02 AM
Beautiful shot of the real bird and of the abstract friend, too. 9
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03/16/2009 11:37:49 PM
Wonderful shot of the little catbird. Good detail and bokeh.
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03/16/2009 11:13:25 PM
beautiful background! perfect bird pose too
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03/16/2009 11:02:17 PM
Lovely composition and bokeh. Good and sharp and the fence is fun.

Not voting yet.
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03/16/2009 10:31:09 PM
Yes. It is nice.
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03/16/2009 01:21:38 PM
Great depth of field. Great focus.
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03/16/2009 11:24:10 AM
Great bokeh and nice composition! I like his "abstract friend" but it may look distracting for some people, maybe i'm wrong, but it's the only "problem" in this shot in my opinion! Nice job! Good luck!
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03/16/2009 11:19:03 AM
Nice DOF/Bokeh, sharp focus.
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03/16/2009 06:03:47 AM
Great bokeh and good detail, especially in the eye.
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03/16/2009 04:48:24 AM
nice bokeh and good composition
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03/16/2009 03:57:40 AM
cool shot
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03/16/2009 03:55:32 AM
Awesome capture and presentation. Gorgeous.
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03/16/2009 12:47:55 AM
The sharpness, color and DOF are outstanding!!
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03/15/2009 11:36:46 PM
Great sharpness and a beautiful bokeh in the background.
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03/15/2009 07:33:39 PM
Good capture
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03/15/2009 04:17:24 PM
Lovely bokeh, well composed.
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03/15/2009 01:18:43 PM
Great bokeh! He's turned around just enough to make it look like he's watching you.
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03/15/2009 11:40:28 AM
good bokeh
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03/15/2009 08:57:39 AM
A lovely photo, very clear, great composition.

Back to vote, I gave this an 8.
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03/15/2009 07:10:44 AM
Super sharp. Lovely shot.
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03/15/2009 07:10:15 AM
Nice capture of the bird and a wonderful background.
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03/15/2009 01:07:55 AM
beautiful details , a wonderful captured, a slight halo at the top of the head due to oversharpening. coudld have been removed during post processing to make this perfect. 8
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03/15/2009 12:26:19 AM
Good crisp shot
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03/14/2009 11:52:28 PM
Awesome bokeh.
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03/14/2009 09:36:21 PM
Great bird shot. Nice shallow DOF - almost looks like Mario
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03/14/2009 06:35:43 PM
LOL! This bird looks like he's talking to the blurred thing on the left.
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03/14/2009 05:49:12 PM
Stunning background, here.
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03/14/2009 05:13:57 PM
Abstract friend?
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03/14/2009 04:33:10 PM
nice bird portrait, love the bokeh
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03/14/2009 10:17:39 AM
really like the bokeh in the background...your birds tail is a little grainy but I still like the composition...very good
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03/13/2009 10:54:39 PM
nice crisp image and bokeh makes it stand out further
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03/13/2009 08:57:30 PM
Looks almost like a monkey back there in the bokeh. Looking right at the catbird. Very cool. And the catbird is nicely detailed.
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03/13/2009 07:32:09 PM
cool, love his friend!
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03/13/2009 03:49:18 PM
very sharp and the background blur is fantastic
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03/13/2009 03:37:15 PM
Very well focused
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03/13/2009 03:01:29 PM
really nice dof
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03/13/2009 11:54:52 AM
The friend looks very much like a monkey - a very intriguing photograph!
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03/13/2009 11:44:05 AM
Not a bird we get in the UK - a super study, sharp, with very pleasing and complimentary bokeh, and best of all, the bird caught in an interesting and alert pose. Excellent.
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03/13/2009 09:34:02 AM
Very nice detail in the bird and fence...that really does look like a face in the bokeh next to the bird.
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03/13/2009 08:41:55 AM
Beautiful detail and love the composition. Nice green background to. 9
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03/12/2009 05:20:57 PM
Nice exposure and clarity.
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03/12/2009 04:49:22 PM
Lovely.
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03/12/2009 01:52:14 PM
Good composition and nice bokeh.
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03/12/2009 12:53:42 PM
Excellent shot. 10
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03/12/2009 11:15:39 AM
Great background bokeh and colors. Good eye contact with the bird. Don't care much for the chip in the fence especially since it was Advanced editing.
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03/12/2009 10:40:06 AM
I love the background, works well with the shot. This would make for a nice wall mount.
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03/12/2009 06:32:43 AM
Lovely bokeh and wonderful composition. I also love the sharpness of the eye.
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03/12/2009 05:56:03 AM
I realy like the green background, the dof is perfect
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03/11/2009 11:25:35 PM
great background, with very sharp and well composed bird in the foreground. very nice shot
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03/11/2009 10:52:16 PM
Love, love, love the bokeh in this, with your tack sharp subject. Awesome. I wonder if under Advanced Editting you could clone out the chipped paint? My eye keeps getting drawn to it, which is unforuntate.
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03/11/2009 09:10:37 PM
Nice detail and great DOF.
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03/11/2009 08:43:28 PM
beautiful, like the dof and the position of the bird
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03/11/2009 06:43:46 PM
Nice sharp bird.
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03/11/2009 03:25:57 PM
nice catbird
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03/11/2009 03:18:06 PM
Very nice closeup. Wonderful bokeh and colors! 7
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03/11/2009 12:20:39 PM
That bokeh is just delicious.
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03/11/2009 08:59:47 AM
Beautiful background bokeh. The bright form in the background to the left even looks like a bird facing skyward and singing to high heaven. Love the fence and the placement of the bird in the scene. Very nice.
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03/11/2009 08:34:32 AM
Nice detail in the foreground, and nice bokeh in the background.
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03/11/2009 03:59:18 AM
I love the abstract appearance of the background. The subject and foreground are perfectly sharp. Well shot.
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03/11/2009 12:59:38 AM
did you digitally sharpen this? the sharpness looks a bit forced in my opinion
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