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Challenge: Portrait Of A Wild Bird (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus E-520
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko Digital Zoom
Date: Dec 27, 2009
Date Uploaded: Dec 27, 2009

Interesting and fun tidbit. This image has done VERY WELL for me on Getty Images: Getty Images. I've made more on this shot than I have with photos on stock sites in three years. So take heart, even tho a photo finishes LAST at DPC, it can still acheive great value elsewhere :)

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It's cold outside.
Birds aren't even out because it's so cold.
I hate the cold.
And there's no birds to shoot.
So I stay inside.
And take pictures where it's warm.

[Dec. 28th, 2009 12:21:46 AM]

5 votes and a 2.2000 - I don't think I've ever seen that before. How low can it go?

[Jan. 3rd, 2010 11:41:17 PM]

Hopefully this will get a brown since everyone else did photograph an actual bird. I did not enter this with the pure intention of winning the brown. I just wanted to enter the challenge and this was my way of escaping having to shoot out in the cold :)

Statistics
Place: 138 out of 138
Avg (all users): 3.9579
Avg (commenters): 5.1765
Avg (participants): 3.7500
Avg (non-participants): 4.0738
Views since voting: 889
Views during voting: 394
Votes: 190
Comments: 33
Favorites: 0


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01/06/2010 11:08:09 AM
Cool shot Michelle. The cold made me stay inside too. No way I'm going to freeze my butt looking for birds with freezing butts. lol
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01/05/2010 04:12:16 PM
ROFL - it's actually a pretty good shadow although I think it looks more like a flying dinosaur than a bird . . so actually maybe it's not that great in a bird challenge . .

But in a shadow puppet flying dinosaur challenge ?? Man you could romp home :- )
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01/04/2010 03:20:19 PM
A rebel with a cause. Congratulations due for sneaking this great photo past the voters.

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01/04/2010 02:53:05 PM
Well, I loved this one and gave it an 8 :-)
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01/04/2010 02:28:26 PM
Very nicely done, probably finished where it should have since it really did not meet the challenge but still a very nicely composed and lit photo and the hand shadow skills are awesome. Got to be a contender for one of the best ever Browns!
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01/04/2010 01:40:21 PM
Well done Michelle! Look at all those votes at 6 and over! 37 folks with a sense of humor! ;)
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01/04/2010 11:48:38 AM
A gorgeous brown indeed!! (I gave it a 7 - I loved the sentiment of it. On a cold winter night, or in a tent in the woods, hand shadows are wild in their own way, you know?) Congrats!
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01/04/2010 11:40:28 AM
Hehe, you rock, Michelle! Cool photo, however, this was clearly taken in a zoo, so I only gave it a five.
:-p
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01/04/2010 10:06:44 AM
I like it and I can understand! LOL
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01/04/2010 09:34:34 AM
You should be proud, Michelle. This is one of the most honorable Browns I've ever seen. Excellent image!
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01/04/2010 01:17:42 AM
Very creative, but perhaps not wild enough!
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01/04/2010 01:07:18 AM
Ah, well cooked this brown.
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01/04/2010 12:43:29 AM
I'm sad this placed last, I missed the vote but I think your entry was very creative!
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01/04/2010 12:11:36 AM
Now, that's how we do a brown ribbon. Congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/03/2010 11:30:35 PM
ha ha nice work .. totally wild ;) 6
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01/02/2010 11:22:16 PM
It'll probably get beat up by this group for not hitting the exact definition, but I greatly enjoyed the interpretation.
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01/02/2010 10:20:20 PM
I believe that this bird is on a leash and perched, not sure if that's allowed...
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01/02/2010 07:58:49 AM
I love the photograph, but gave it a 1 since it is not a bird in the wild. If it fit the challenge, I would have given it a 10- sorry!
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01/01/2010 07:52:59 PM
cleaver you may get a few DNMC
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12/30/2009 04:48:53 PM
Nicely done!
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12/30/2009 02:23:37 PM
Great idea..! 6
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12/29/2009 08:28:05 PM
Points for thinking outside the box (but not too many).
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12/29/2009 07:54:55 PM
Great idea!
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12/29/2009 05:02:22 PM
I'm not convinced the voters will let you get away with it, but I'm very impressed.
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12/29/2009 02:42:03 PM
Definitely out of the box ;-)
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12/29/2009 01:39:26 PM
Wonderful! Really quite nicely done.
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12/29/2009 12:37:40 PM
Clever answer to the challenge - extra points for personal style!
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12/28/2009 09:45:45 PM
LOL...hmmm...seems to be a domestic species as well as in some kind of enclosure!?! ;)
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12/28/2009 03:27:20 PM
Trying for the brown? Cute, but I would have preferred a shot of "THE bird".. (Really surprised no-one did that.)
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12/28/2009 01:00:54 PM
This is wild! (not voting)
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12/28/2009 08:40:49 AM
Wild Bird?
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12/28/2009 01:02:50 AM
Not "wild" enough. =p
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12/28/2009 12:31:18 AM
definitely out of the box, but I love the tones and the result...I am sure the voters will hammer you unfortunately 7
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