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When In Doubt, Give 'Em The Bird
When In Doubt, Give 'Em The Bird

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Challenge: Missed Focus (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Martinez, California, USA
Date: Sep 15, 2009
Aperture: 3.51
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/636
Galleries: Blur, Birds
Date Uploaded: Sep 16, 2009

Bird in a tree with berries and leaves ... I'd previously taken similar shots last week, so I knew if the birds came back it would be fairly easy to get the camera to focus on the leaves and berries and miss the bird.

Presumably, it would "look better" if the bird was sharp, surrounded by a dreamy cloud of OOF branches.

-Handheld, manual mode
-RGB Curve
-Crop a little from top, bottom and right
-USM at 16%/64 dia/TH = 0
-USM at 66%/0.6 dia/TH = 5 (applied three times)
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 8/10 = 200KB

Place: 91 out of 122
Avg (all users): 5.0000
Avg (commenters): 4.6667
Avg (participants): 4.9808
Avg (non-participants): 5.0147
Views since voting: 592
Views during voting: 291
Votes: 120
Comments: 3
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/22/2009 05:46:42 PM
Way too much going on to pay attention to the bird. It doesn't seem to matter that it is out of focus. It is also very centered with colors that seem lazy. 5 for attempt.
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09/21/2009 10:47:31 PM
Cute title. :)
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09/21/2009 08:50:02 PM
Oh darn those birds that like to test you with your focus..lol!
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