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Pink Pelicans
Pink Pelicans

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Frankfurt Zoo
Date: May 9, 2009
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Animals, Birds
Date Uploaded: May 13, 2009

Taken at the Frankfurt Zoo. Odd juxtaposition as the pink flamingoes are on the opposite side of the path I was shooting from

Place: 83 out of 434
Avg (all users): 6.1429
Avg (commenters): 7.5714
Avg (participants): 6.0521
Avg (non-participants): 6.3784
Views since voting: 841
Views during voting: 224
Votes: 133
Comments: 10
Favorites: 2 (view)

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10/18/2009 04:27:01 PM
Originally posted by briantammy:

amazing birds. is this close to natural or heavily post proc.

Sorry it's taken me so long to post a reply I only use the site occasionally.

The PP on this was largely contrast and a bit of saturation. The colors are a result of a 20-30% increase in saturation and a bit of vibrancy. I didn't layer, mask or even dodge/burn this photo.

The main reason I did so little is because I had no idea how to do those things on my software prior to posting this shot ;-)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2009 11:18:59 PM
I didn't know there was such a thing, thanks for sharing
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06/07/2009 10:38:01 PM
Gorgeous. Rich. I wonder if it should be cropped tight to really blow our minds.
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06/07/2009 02:43:05 PM
This looks really good! Light is perfect, poses are wonderful! Hope this is scoring well for you - glad you entered it! (Comment only, no score.)
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06/07/2009 01:02:12 AM
Nice. The black background really helps the pelicans stand out. They are great subjects. On second thought, though, the black background is just so bland. I wish there was something more to put them in some context (in other words, are they in a zoo? next to a lake in a city? out in the wild? etc.).
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06/04/2009 10:31:29 PM
Exceptional! Perfect in every way, 10.
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06/03/2009 09:57:17 PM
where ever are these??? they are quite beautiful and pelicans are not beautiful...usually
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06/02/2009 09:17:49 PM
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06/01/2009 07:43:49 AM
A bit more crop would be nice.
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06/01/2009 12:58:41 AM
amazing birds. is this close to natural or heavily post proc.
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