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Collection: Blur
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Brackenridge Park
Aperture: F32
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1 second
Galleries: Blur, Birds
Date Uploaded: Mar 21, 2009

Viewed: 303
Comments: 12
Favorites: 2 (view)

Notice the "1 second exposure". . .I was playing around at the park yesterday, trying for a really cool 1-second blur photo that might be challenge submission worthy, but couldn't come up with anything that I thought the discriminating voters would go for, so since you guys are much nicer than the voters, I decided to share it here. I really do like the photo, its just not quite up to snuff for a contest.

Its actually one bird in motion. They were so darn placid and quiet yesterday. No splashing around. No taking off in flight. Just floating around on a perfect spring day contented as could be to just float. Sigh. Its okay. It was fun trying. I keep trying to tell myself it is the process I enjoy too. :)

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03/23/2009 05:15:18 AM
oh wow!.. this is absolutly stunning.. I would love to see in in a wide crop.. please make a print available.
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03/22/2009 03:23:02 PM
I think this is just beautiful, Sandy. You may be right about those voters, but I would have scored this very high.
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03/22/2009 02:48:52 PM
Delightful shot Sandy
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03/22/2009 12:16:10 PM
My goodness this is gorgeous! I would have hit the 10 button in a heartbeat! It's so dreamy, and has a storybook quality that's timeless! I haven't gotten anything for that challenge either, but if I'd gotten this I would have entered it for sure!
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03/22/2009 12:06:07 PM
i try not to second guess the voters here. you have produced something that i think meets all the criteria and you might have done very well with this. the soft high key and comp is spot on. if you have another similar - enter it!
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03/22/2009 10:37:43 AM
Love the foggy/blurry feeling. I can see this as a lovely blank greeting card.
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03/22/2009 09:50:16 AM
I love the ghostly feel of it, Sandy-ethereal & lovely !
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03/22/2009 12:43:47 AM
Sandy, I feel exactly the same way you do and have also tried some 1 sec shots to no avail. Tomorrow I might try shooting my favorite waterfall again and see how that turns out. The unfortunate part about the 1 second challenge is we're not used to setting our exposure to 1 second and keeping it there. It's very restrictive and severely limits the possibilities. However, I think what you have achieved here with the snow geese is exceptional. I only wish I could manage something half as nice as this. I think it will do very well if you do decide to enter it.
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03/21/2009 10:55:47 PM
how beautiful and how sandy this image is ..
it actually looks like two birds .. love the gorgeous colours and dreamy quality .. WOW . !!!
& its so hard to gauge whether the voters are going to like something .. i think a lot of brilliant works of art dont get entered for fear of them being totally unappreciated .. this is one of those images .. i have no idea how it would have gone ... but would not have been surprised to see it on the first page .. :)
just had a look at your other comments .. but from experience the opinions in the side challenges dont always mimic opinions/votes in a real one .. :)
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03/21/2009 09:40:51 PM
This truly is masterful. Soft yet intriguing. I find the muted colors and dreamy quality overwhelmingly appealing. :~)
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03/21/2009 08:44:53 PM
This is exquisite Sandy. You don't think it's good enough for the challenge? Gee, I think I'dve given it 10. Anyway it's going in my favourites.
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03/21/2009 08:41:39 PM
This is really lovely - I would have been quite pleased to see this in the challenge!
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