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afternoon visit
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Challenge: Window View II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IIn
Lens: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
Location: Livingston, Louisiana
Date: Oct 10, 2009
Aperture: F/5.6
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/200 sec
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Oct 11, 2009

raw tools:
hue-sat, shadow, highlights, sharpen, temperature, fill light, blacks, brightness, contrast, clarity, vibrance, saturation

Viveza on reflection in glass, Color Efex Pro-Tonal Contrast rotate, crop, Sharpener-Pro, auto-color, auto-contrast, auto-tone, scale to 720px, save for web


[Oct. 18th, 2009 06:39:36 PM]

Thanks for all the great comments and of course the great scores. Now the bad news... the photo was staged. It is a real hawk. To make things worse I bought that window at an antique store the same day.

The setup was outdoors on a picnic table. My mom held the frame with her hand. My sister held a monolight on the left side, creating the reflection on the glass. That seemed to give it a nice afternoon look.

I noticed the reflection of a white fence and a white pole in the window, but I felt it could be something inside of the house so I left it alone.

I felt bad so many people seemed attracted to the photo because they thought a wild hawk just landed on my window. Sorry for the deception guys.

Scarlet, the Red-tailed Hawk, is missing part of her left wing. Here is another photo of her.

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She is taken care of at Wings of Hope and used for education. Wings of Hope is a nonprofit animal rehabilitation organization. They take in injured or orphaned animals from the area and try to nurse them back to health. Those that can be released are set free. Those that can't be released are taken care of.

My family has been volunteering with Wings of Hope for almost a year, and I've taken photos of the animals and updated their website to support them as well.

Please take the time to read a little more about Wings of Hope, and if you feel you can, make a small donation or purchase something from their store. The profits go to support Wings of Hope.

Here is another resident of Wings of Hope

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Statistics
Place: 4 out of 82
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Avg (commenters): 7.7059
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Views since voting: 2618
Views during voting: 371
Votes: 169
Comments: 25
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10/19/2009 12:29:36 PM
Great photo and loved your story to go with it! Congratulations Brian!
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10/19/2009 06:10:38 AM
No apology necessary. "Staged" is part of artistic expression, IMO. Nice work.
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10/19/2009 02:44:59 AM
Congrats on your HM, well done!
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10/19/2009 12:27:29 AM
Beautiful image, terrific finish! Nice and 'grats on your top 4....8>)

ETA: Just read the description.....you sneaky devil, you!.....8>)

Nice work!

Message edited by author 2009-10-19 00:29:07.
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10/19/2009 12:12:53 AM
I don't feel at all deceived. CONGRATS! Well done!
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10/19/2009 12:05:58 AM
I was hoping to see this on the front page..Well done, congrats on 4th!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/18/2009 10:38:02 PM
First of all, spectacular catch! I would have cropped off the left side since the reflection so bright and also cropped a chunk off the top since it draws the eye. (ok, so 2/3 of the way into the left panes and down 2/3 of the top panes.) It would move him a little off center and bring out the nice glowing colors since it's not up against the overblown highlights.

feel free to disagree--it was just such a great shot, I had to put my two cents in :D 8
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10/18/2009 10:20:27 PM
imo I wish you had a little more at the bottom.......great shot
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10/18/2009 07:07:48 PM
cool - looks a bit staged - or really lucky ;)
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10/18/2009 06:50:03 PM
I am going to bump this up...I hope it ribbons 9
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10/18/2009 02:13:47 PM
depth of field is good, i hope that is a real bird, because this is an awesome photo. nice use of the frame as well.
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10/18/2009 09:55:06 AM
What a fortunate capture. With the lighting and the way it is just sitting there, it's almost like you've trained the hawk to do this lol. Beautiful shot.
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10/17/2009 11:48:01 PM
Great timing for this challenge. Nicely done!
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10/15/2009 12:11:30 PM
nice.......9
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10/14/2009 07:18:49 PM
WOW, I guess so, I've only seen one time a hawk by my window, this is fab, I love it, 10.
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10/14/2009 05:09:58 PM
This was a lucky shot.....He is centered pretty good in the window
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10/14/2009 06:20:25 AM
lucky capture or trained hawk? very good shot, though i had preferred the lower window bar to be included
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10/14/2009 02:29:23 AM
How cool is that? Lovely shot.
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10/13/2009 08:21:25 PM
A blessed picture! Rare find and I feel a certain melancholy here. Lovely shot
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10/12/2009 05:59:04 PM
Wow
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10/12/2009 10:47:41 AM
Great timing, can make such a nice image. I don't even mind seeing you in the image as well. Like a reflected reflections
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10/12/2009 09:37:22 AM
! AMAZING!
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10/12/2009 08:48:50 AM
Hell of an afternoon visitor! Great catch and amazing clarity through the glass.
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10/12/2009 07:01:19 AM
Luck *IS* what it's all about some days! Compliments on your extremely good fortune! Lovely old window as well........9
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10/12/2009 12:31:02 AM
wow
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