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 This image was disqualified from the Centered Composition IV challenge.
Redtail in Flight
Redtail in Flight

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Centered Composition IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Simcoe, Ontario
Date: Nov 14, 2009
Aperture: f4
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/4000
Galleries: Birds
Date Uploaded: Nov 16, 2009

Taken at the Canadian Raptor Conservatory, in Simcoe Ontario

This was doing great 7.9, when I realized my error in processing, and asked for it to be DQ'd. Oh well, should pay better attention to the rules. Thanks to all for the votes and comments....
Disqualification Details
You may not use ANY editing tool to create new image area, objects or features (such as vignettes, lens flare or motion) that didn't already exist in your original capture.

Views since voting: 593
Views during voting: 314
Comments: 28
Favorites: 9 (view)

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11/27/2009 09:18:42 PM
Sorry about the mistake - I've made a couple myself lately! This is a fantastic shot - you got a 10 & a Fave from me! Keep up the great work!
11/25/2009 10:30:11 AM
Dang, what a pity. I will confess I was wondering what lens you had that produced symmetrical vignetting on a square image. Even entertained the thought you might have shot it on a Hasselblad with a digital back :-)

Awesome capture, regardless.
11/25/2009 12:48:12 AM
I was wondering what happened to this one - sorry about the DQ but it is still one helluva great shot!
11/25/2009 12:27:35 AM
Too bad about the DQ, this shot is incredible.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/22/2009 09:07:27 AM
Outstanding in-motion capture - dead-on perfect ofcus on the eye/beak. Lovely color and texture of the background as well, and a jolly nice job of work for basic editing! A capture you can be very well pleased with. (Commenting drive-by only.)
11/22/2009 08:28:52 AM
Great capture these guys can be so frustrating to shoot. Well done
11/21/2009 09:07:38 PM
Brilliant flight capture with perfect focus. I love the way the background colour harmonizes with the subject. 10
11/21/2009 02:28:38 PM
Great catch. I love the positioning of the wings here. Technically perfect. 7.
11/21/2009 01:14:22 PM
All I can say is I wish I had taken this photo.
11/21/2009 01:11:53 PM
Amazing to get such clarity in flight - really excellent work.
11/20/2009 11:12:42 PM
A tough capture with the motion and the shallow DoF...but you really nailed the focus. Wonderful detail in the face...well done!
11/20/2009 07:40:11 PM
very cool!
11/20/2009 07:15:30 PM
Blue ribbon for this one. Excellent.
11/20/2009 07:14:21 PM
This is simply an awesome shot.
11/20/2009 05:26:44 PM
this is a stunning capture. you were either 1. very lucky to being the right place at the right time. 2. very patient and spent a lot of time setting this up. OR 3. know the right people to help set this up. in any case it is one of the best in flight photos I have ever seen. wow a very well deserved 10. would love to see a "how I got the shot" tutorial.
11/20/2009 02:13:05 AM
i just wish the vignette is legal...good luck!!
11/19/2009 09:27:12 PM
This is really impressive.
11/19/2009 05:55:49 PM
Beautiful detail and a generous sized image too. 10.
11/19/2009 05:19:12 PM
11/19/2009 09:19:45 AM
beautuful capture, I love the browns tones in both the grass and the bird. 10
11/18/2009 09:14:11 PM
The blue. 10
11/18/2009 02:51:49 PM
wohooo what a great shot! The eyes are perfectly sharp. 10 to me!
11/18/2009 02:09:15 PM
saw this one on 1x, classic, great colors and smooth creamy bokeh
11/18/2009 11:40:28 AM
this is Beauty!
11/18/2009 10:17:25 AM
This is dead on focus.. great timing and nice crop! 9
11/18/2009 04:32:43 AM
Stunning capture! nicely cropped too giving a good feel of depth and surrounding.
11/18/2009 03:54:47 AM
Now THAT is superb. I know how hard this is to capture. I cannot fault this, except perhaps his leather leg strap(s) being visible, but will revisit my score and comment toward the end of voting.
11/18/2009 12:11:08 AM
this is an extraordinary photograph .. reckon it should blue .. i'm not voting yet but having a quick look thru the challenge .. havent seen them all, but i cant imagine anyone topping this .. :)

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