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Soaring Free

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Challenge: Stopped Motion (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D1X
Location: Southeast Michigan
Date: Apr 13, 2002
Aperture: f8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/640 sec
Date Uploaded: Apr 13, 2002


Place: 4 out of 95
Avg (all users): 7.3961
Avg (commenters): 8.2600
Avg (participants): 7.4557
Avg (non-participants): 7.3594
Views since voting: 2802
Votes: 207
Comments: 52
Favorites: 7 (view)

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04/22/2002 08:00:00 PM
Thanks to everyone for your kind comments.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/21/2002 08:01:00 PM
full extension, you can even see the bone structure on wings!
04/21/2002 05:17:00 PM
04/21/2002 05:08:00 PM
04/20/2002 12:18:00 PM
great color and light
04/20/2002 10:45:00 AM
This is the way to stop action. No distractons here, good detail, and you captured the splendor of flight.
04/20/2002 08:44:00 AM
Great execution, great framing. Well done.
04/20/2002 04:35:00 AM
what can I say besides "I can see his bones!" Nice shot.
04/19/2002 08:23:00 PM
Nice shot!
04/19/2002 06:51:00 PM
Beautiful subject. Wonderful photo.
04/19/2002 04:40:00 PM
04/19/2002 03:15:00 PM
I especially like the sun shining through the wings!
04/18/2002 05:11:00 PM
Beautiful blue sky that really brings attention to the bird. Great job!
04/18/2002 12:31:00 PM
everything looks great against a clean blue sky! perfect framing.
04/18/2002 08:38:00 AM
Nice catch.
04/17/2002 11:21:00 PM
04/17/2002 08:43:00 PM
Another GREAT shot. 10
04/17/2002 06:29:00 PM
Beautiful lighting for a beautiful bird.
04/17/2002 05:33:00 PM
Superb lighting, spot-on composition.
04/17/2002 01:22:00 PM
I love this picture. The light is at just the right spot. Nice blue sky. Mat it, frame it, put it on my wall. :-)
04/17/2002 11:06:00 AM
I tried this, this is much harder than I thought to do. Good job
04/17/2002 10:46:00 AM
beautiful great egret. the only thing that could be better would be to have caught him from a different angle such that his lower body isnt in such a drastic shadow as the upper.
04/17/2002 04:03:00 AM
Excellent shot and color!
04/16/2002 05:48:00 PM
perfect blue sky.
04/16/2002 05:13:00 PM
I don't need to comment for you to know how good your picture is.
04/16/2002 02:54:00 PM
beautiful! why can't i get something like this!:)
04/16/2002 02:07:00 PM
beautiful shot, superbly captured
04/16/2002 10:26:00 AM
Congrats on catching this difficult subject so nicely.
04/16/2002 09:42:00 AM
I like it ...
04/16/2002 12:31:00 AM
Absolutly awesome
04/16/2002 12:03:00 AM
This is truly beautiful. makes us all want to break out and do something different. An unblemished sky, good use of shadows, and of course being able to follow the bird like that makes the shot A++. I love the way the light pierces through the bird's feathers and outlines the exoskeleton.
04/15/2002 10:56:00 PM
A beautiful "xray" effect on the wings!
04/15/2002 10:06:00 PM
Beautiful color and contrast!
04/15/2002 06:22:00 PM
Wow, I like it. I like how you centered the object. Good job.
04/15/2002 06:08:00 PM
Excellent picture. Good exposure and very sharp.
04/15/2002 06:01:00 PM
This ceratinly fits the bill. Good job stopping the action. Very sharp, crisp color. I want to see the bird at an angle or something to lift it a little more off the page visually.
04/15/2002 04:59:00 PM
hard picture to take with such clarity, nice job
04/15/2002 04:28:00 PM
This is just pretty. And I know how difficult it is to get that kind of shot. This kind of zoom shot certainly narrows you down to just a few people. I love trying guess who's it is.
04/15/2002 02:53:00 PM
Nice shot.
04/15/2002 02:52:00 PM
Great framing - I love how the sky looks.
04/15/2002 02:29:00 PM
Beautiful bird. Nice highlights. Looks every so slightly out of focus.
04/15/2002 02:25:00 PM
very symmetrical
04/15/2002 02:16:00 PM
good close up and good stop motion.
04/15/2002 01:25:00 PM
Very good exposure. The lighting Gods were with you.
04/15/2002 01:24:00 PM
04/15/2002 11:27:00 AM
Not only is this an excellent photo for the challenge, it is also something I would put on my wall. I love it!
04/15/2002 11:13:00 AM
This is a difficult photo for me to comment on. The bird id definitely moving and this is an excellent photograph of that bird. The composition and all the other techincal elements are right on target. If this were a birds challenge, you would be getting a 10. Is this bird gliding? If so, I wouldn't think that it's a great choice for a 'stopped motion' challenge. I'm not sure that moving the camera to follow a moving (but stationary) object is a good example of capturing stopped motion. It would be sorta like photographing a ferarri riding on a flatbed rail car. Do I make any sense here?
04/15/2002 10:07:00 AM
Definitely my favorite . . . and not just because I love the subject matter. Beautiful with the sun shining through the feathers - well done!
04/15/2002 09:37:00 AM
Great framing! you really emphasize the bird's wingspan, awesome pic
04/15/2002 09:35:00 AM
Good capture, well framed - very cleanly done.
04/15/2002 08:39:00 AM
I'm speechless. This is a AWESOME shot ! Just beautiful. So nice and clean ! One of my favs for sure:)
04/15/2002 03:52:00 AM
Wow! You couldn't have caught this one any better! Gorgeous shot!

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