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The Impersonators ... Pigeons of the Sea
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pigeons (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Yamba NSW Australia
Date: Jul 17, 2009
Aperture: f8
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Seascapes, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jul 20, 2009

Levels, saturation, contrast, highpass soft filter, denoise, burn, boarder, resize, usm.

No pigeons to photograph where I am so seagulls (and some other type of bird) was the next closest thing. I love this shot and think it came up well after processing.

Expecting low votes because it's not pigeons but I get low votes when I stick to the challenge anyway so no big deal.

Had to run at the birds on the beach and then drop to my knees trying to get the shot. Wise birds worked out what I was up to and then just about refused to fly and instead would just run along the beach.

POST CHALLENGE:
Wish this had just come last so I could claim a brown ribbon!!!


Statistics
Place: 58 out of 61
Avg (all users): 4.5023
Avg (commenters): 4.6667
Avg (participants): 4.0882
Avg (non-participants): 4.5810
Views since voting: 769
Views during voting: 390
Votes: 213
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0


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07/31/2009 09:46:08 PM
It's sharp, clear, an interesting flock of birds. About the only possible flaw I can see is the waves are right behind the birds, so they don't stand out as well as they good. Minor nitpick, really. Didn't deserve to place this low, but It looks like you got slammed with DNMC votes. Turned out mine was not a pigeon either, but with only the tail feathers showing, I suppose few people realized it.

I gave this a 7. Still fits the spirit of the theme, I think. Maybe we should do seagulls next time, then all the people who live inland can shoehorn pigeons into the challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/27/2009 11:05:31 PM
These are no pigeons... Still, nice picture.
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07/25/2009 01:58:02 AM
umm...
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07/23/2009 09:50:52 PM
Those pigeons look a little funny, hey wait a minute...
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07/23/2009 02:28:33 PM
I take it you dont have pigeons in your area? haha.
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07/22/2009 09:36:37 PM
Pretty much of a stretch. I like the shot in general but I'll score it low because it DNMC
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07/22/2009 12:51:54 PM
Hahaha! Someone else used "pigeon of the sea"! I did that in a free study a few months ago...
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07/22/2009 05:32:19 AM
a classic shot, but loose pigeon relation with them being terns and gulls (as the title suggests)
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07/22/2009 03:50:51 AM
Off topic
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07/22/2009 02:49:45 AM
Yep, these cousins will do - I do believe they are related, as in they are birds, they are scavengers, and most people find them annoying. I think they're gorgeous. Nice presentation of them here!
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