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Challenge: Pigeons (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: under a bridge
Date: Jul 21, 2009
Aperture: 5
ISO: 500
Shutter: 60
Galleries: Blur, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jul 21, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 44 out of 61
Avg (all users): 5.1321
Avg (commenters): 7.7368
Avg (participants): 5.4857
Avg (non-participants): 5.0621
Views since voting: 1261
Views during voting: 393
Votes: 212
Comments: 36
Favorites: 6 (view)


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08/01/2009 11:26:00 PM
Lovely work. Both you and Deb nailed the beautiful painterly strokes that makes this technique so wonderful. Hope I get to see more like this from you in future!
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08/01/2009 10:14:23 PM
Really special......gives a feral feeling with the motion & blur. Well seen, well captured.....well done!
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07/31/2009 01:59:14 AM
I agree with you 100 percent, images don't allways need to be tack sharp to be good. This on is AMAZING! Well shot and BAH on the low voters!

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07/30/2009 04:27:12 PM
This was one of 2 images to which I gave a 8. Would have been even higher if there was just a TOUCH more of the head shape...
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07/29/2009 01:22:41 PM
Great shot with a purpose. 8 from me.
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07/29/2009 11:59:35 AM
I voted an 8 on this one. Really beautiful blur! ;-)
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07/29/2009 11:32:03 AM
I rather like it and had I voted, would have probably rated it a 7+. I love blur and it is so under appreciated around here.
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07/29/2009 10:31:55 AM
I like how it looks like it in full-on dive bomb motion :)

You are an artsy fave! Look at you go with this :D Congrats on putting something in that you like and sticking with it :)
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07/29/2009 10:19:26 AM
This one and the second ribbon winner were my favorites, gave you a 10 - I just really like some blur and painty feeling, and the composition is really effective here.
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07/29/2009 10:12:21 AM
Absolutely terrific rendering of pigeon flight, the imprecise, ambiguous quality of it, and a tie for the Bronze bear from me.

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07/29/2009 10:05:24 AM
Great!
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07/29/2009 05:27:08 AM
Very striking! Photos that are out of the box just don't go well with "in the box" challenges. This is the type of photo that people will look at after the challenge and wonder, why didn't I see that it was brilliant!
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07/29/2009 03:16:55 AM
My highest rated image in the most boring challenge ever (admitted, it was a 7). I think you was robbed.
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07/29/2009 02:25:02 AM
Well, this didn't do as well as I had hoped - but I have to admit I sort of expected this. The DPC crowd is so keen on focus and crispness in pictures, which this of course doesn't have - but it have so much more, and I still believe it's the best in the challenge - and by quite a margin too.

I gave you a 9 - and I very rarely give 9's
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07/29/2009 12:37:11 AM
I liked the feel of intense motion this conveyed. I gave it a 6.
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07/29/2009 12:12:07 AM
Deb sent me to this, and she's right! It's wonderful!
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07/29/2009 12:02:30 AM
Congratulations, Ben - this is my personal favorite of the challenge. I should perhaps come up with Pigeon ribbons... :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/28/2009 08:47:11 PM
Lovely capture of motion.
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07/28/2009 08:38:23 PM
I like this action shot! The motion is very effective. Not sure about the title though.
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07/28/2009 10:51:54 AM
I like the motion conveyed, but not so much the position and background. It's a little awkward. Overall I like it, though.
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07/28/2009 09:51:07 AM
Beautiful - the motion is beautifully captured.
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07/28/2009 08:09:18 AM
love the texture and impresionistic feel of this photo, great colors
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07/28/2009 05:33:53 AM
Abstract! I like! But is it a pidgeon? ;)
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07/27/2009 10:18:27 PM
Love the abstractness of this 9
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07/27/2009 05:27:50 PM
I really love the movement and the composition to this photo. Well done!
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07/26/2009 09:13:31 AM
I don't know if this was a lucky shot or you set out to do this, but I really like it. It will be interesting to see where this ends up because DPC likes photos that are in focus.
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07/25/2009 04:10:28 PM
The best in the challenge sofar - hope to see a ribbon here...
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07/24/2009 04:20:55 PM
Blur on just the wings would have been effective, the whole image being blurry detracts from its potential
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07/24/2009 10:54:09 AM
awesome!!
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07/23/2009 09:57:01 PM
I feel like a little more contrast would help the shot. There is a fine line with shots like this between a strong feeling, intersting shot and just a blury shot. I keep going back and forth on which it seems like to me.
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07/23/2009 06:23:52 PM
An excellent abstract shot. The division of black to white and the bird movement are excellent. One of my top choices for the challenge.
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07/23/2009 02:41:20 PM
Nice angle but i wish the bird was in focus!
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07/22/2009 05:25:18 PM
Great escape (of both a bird and a photog)
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07/22/2009 11:42:21 AM
This is a gutsy entry. 8
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07/22/2009 04:19:52 AM
Oh, this makes me smile. EXCELLENT motion blur and perfect use of the black/white background - just enough detail to give it texture. Really, really gorgeous.
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07/22/2009 12:50:28 AM
beautiful, and love the title...
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