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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Location: Knee deep in a smelly swamp
Date: May 30, 2005
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Black and White, Birds
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2009

This has always been one of my favorite treasures and still is. Now whether it will be able to compete with the current inventories doesn't really matter. It is simple and a perfect honest example of what may happen when you click a shutter. In my world, this is photography!

Statistics
Place: 444 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.7546
Avg (commenters): 6.8545
Avg (participants): 5.8005
Avg (non-participants): 5.4861
Views since voting: 811
Views during voting: 660
Votes: 493
Comments: 61
Favorites: 9 (view)


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03/19/2009 05:21:10 AM
awesome. really fantastic photo ... and i agree :-)
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03/18/2009 04:25:57 PM
This shot deserves much better place than this. Shame.
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03/18/2009 02:07:31 PM
Love the minimalism of this shot!!
Very underrated.
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03/18/2009 01:08:52 PM
I didn't see this during the voting, but I wish I had. It's beautiful!... and would have gotten a 10 from me.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 05:33:46 PM
looks like a lithograph - very stylish
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03/17/2009 04:55:16 PM
Nice capture!
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03/17/2009 03:21:45 PM
Simple, elegant and pure composition. 7
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03/17/2009 01:03:44 PM
The bird flying OUT of the frame works in this case. How odd. *grin*

I like this very much. Not voting yet.
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03/17/2009 06:28:52 AM
Excellent capture.
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03/17/2009 01:35:14 AM
Nice depth of field. Good action on the bird.
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03/17/2009 12:01:09 AM
Great capture and lovely simple composition.
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03/16/2009 10:12:02 PM
great choice for black and white. if possible, i might have cropped it down to just the bird
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03/16/2009 08:19:59 PM
very nicely done. I like the balance of the shot and the sharpness/minimalism. 9
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03/16/2009 05:10:05 PM
I can't explain why I like this photo, maybe the minimalism and the black and white where nothing is distracting; your edition is very delicate.
my vote 9
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03/16/2009 04:16:12 PM
Nie shot, good focus on the bird, and on the plant. Good use of negative space.
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03/16/2009 04:27:59 AM
Awesome capture and presentation. Gorgeous.
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03/16/2009 03:36:59 AM
nice capture of flight
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03/15/2009 03:23:38 PM
Intresting shoot.! I like the white backgraound. 9
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03/15/2009 03:23:12 PM
A nice simple composition. The image feels a bit gray to me though...
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03/15/2009 03:21:58 PM
Wonderful! I like that he's almost flying out of the frame and the almost non-existent background. One of my favorites!
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03/15/2009 12:00:57 PM
Very nice minimalist image.
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03/15/2009 11:06:10 AM
Nice shot of the bird but the grey of the background makes the photo dull
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03/15/2009 10:16:04 AM
Beautiful capture of the bird in flight, I like the B&W tones.
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03/15/2009 05:53:02 AM
interesting bw shot - the focus is a bit wrong, my eyes catch the bulrush to the right and not the bird - try to blur the right bulrush
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03/15/2009 05:37:48 AM
nice moment well taken
6
brano
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03/15/2009 04:36:07 AM
Nice B&W photo of the bird flying away with a lot of detail.
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03/15/2009 12:22:43 AM
Coming out? Going out? Curious shot, it works. ~7
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03/14/2009 08:50:35 PM
Yep. Like the high key of this, and the fully extended wing feathers.
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03/14/2009 06:19:00 PM
Awesome stopped motion - and your focus was spot on.
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03/14/2009 05:06:49 PM
great clarity and well framed
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03/14/2009 04:12:50 PM
This is really, really great: I love the negative space and the black and white. It's so minimal but it still manages to pop.
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03/14/2009 09:18:12 AM
Great composition and use of B&W
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03/14/2009 04:18:41 AM
very unique IMO , but I am not sure it will appeal to the masses.
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03/14/2009 12:50:10 AM
made me pause, beautifully composed and processed! yes, the more i look the more i think this deserves a 10
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03/14/2009 12:12:27 AM
Elegant and exciting.
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03/13/2009 06:06:56 PM
His position in the frame makes it look like he's traveling. The willows add a nice counterpoint.
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03/13/2009 05:43:04 PM
Great capture, I'd love to see it in color.
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03/13/2009 05:19:05 PM
I keep finding more and more photos that I love in this challenge. Great use of negative space. The black and white really works here. The bird really stands out.
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03/13/2009 03:45:38 PM
Very well taken.
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03/13/2009 02:49:30 PM
Nice capture, but the picture looks a little washed out
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03/13/2009 02:01:54 PM
wow. Okay, my favorite poem is wallace stevens, "13 ways of looking at a black bird". This image made the following line pop into my head, "The blackbird whistling Or just after." This is very well treated in post, to enhance the image extremely. Its just beautiful. It is a line from a poem, or just about to be. 10
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03/13/2009 01:02:09 PM
A very solid entry in the minimalist field.
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03/13/2009 12:25:46 PM
Love the composition and the B&W.
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03/13/2009 11:53:42 AM
a lot of B&W in this challenge but it works really well here, great detail in the wings
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03/13/2009 06:43:42 AM
great isolation of the subjects, love the full wing spread
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03/13/2009 03:40:42 AM
Daring, the bird is leaving the frame. It works though. Good stuff.
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03/12/2009 10:50:56 PM
just not so engaging...sorry
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03/12/2009 05:14:12 PM
Good capture and wing spread.
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03/12/2009 03:24:54 PM
Simple, clean, effective
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03/12/2009 02:20:45 PM
Good catch
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03/12/2009 01:58:39 PM
great shot
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03/12/2009 09:47:00 AM
Very clean and simple. There is something nice about it.
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03/12/2009 08:46:11 AM
Good detail but the composition could be better. Flying out of the frame isnt good but it kind of works because of the cat tail it looks like he just flew away from. Nice tones.
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03/11/2009 08:17:59 PM
great capture and good details in his wings
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03/11/2009 04:47:39 PM
Very cool shot. Has a minimalist kind of feel to it that I like.
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03/11/2009 03:31:18 PM
I like the almost natural triptych feel of this. Simple. Nice. 7
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03/11/2009 12:08:36 PM
I love leaving the frame images, they make for a strong emotional response, excellent :)
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03/11/2009 09:53:46 AM
too much negative space
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03/11/2009 06:58:57 AM
Beautiful!
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03/11/2009 06:18:56 AM
Beautiful B&W image, you have perfectly stopped the motion of the bird and the wing detail looks excellent in B&W. Only small critism is the subject is not moving into the negative space. Best of luck. 8
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03/11/2009 03:56:58 AM
like the detail on the wing
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