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Lost in Thought
Lost in Thought

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Challenge: First Entry (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: San Pedro
Date: Jul 18, 2010
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Jul 18, 2010

This isn't a remake of my first entry - that would have required a trip to Texas or finding a windmill somewhere in Los Angeles. Instead, this is a remake of Bob Crants' (' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' bcrants first entry and I really hope he doesn't mind!

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His first entry was in a challenge near and dear to my heart - Pigeons. (A special thanks to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' LydiaToo who noticed this. I figured I was overdue for a pigeon entry....)

You will notice, though, that from this simple beginning, Mr. Crants has rapidly progressed in less than a year to ribbon winner with his entry in the Order challenge - pretty darn impressive! Anyway, thanks Bob. As I said, hope you don't mind!

I think I am the champion of damn-near-but-not-six. :-)

Place: 30 out of 76
Avg (all users): 5.9661
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 6.0278
Avg (non-participants): 5.9390
Views since voting: 933
Views during voting: 217
Votes: 118
Comments: 20
Favorites: 2 (view)

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06/06/2011 11:42:45 AM
Love the processing and the image in general, very underrated.
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07/27/2010 09:55:46 PM
I love the faint 'lines' in the background and the sharpness of this combined with the shallow DOF. To be 'perfect', I guess the neg space needs to be right of the bird, instead of left.
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07/26/2010 08:56:33 AM
oh so close...
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07/26/2010 07:23:26 AM
I just love the look - as if it is saying 'so do you have any food over there?'
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07/26/2010 01:29:25 AM
Check out the score distribution :) Quite interesting. So close to a 6.
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07/26/2010 12:42:44 AM
Just beautiful. (Even in America).
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07/26/2010 12:35:37 AM
if this had grass in it I would have given it an 8 :P
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07/26/2010 12:21:10 AM
lovely - look at that detail - you can see his little eyebrow!
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07/26/2010 12:19:32 AM
Darn - if I had given you the 7 maybe it would have helped push you closer to that 6 :( So close!
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07/26/2010 12:12:27 AM
Just where I would like to be.
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07/26/2010 12:03:18 AM
He's adorable. Well done, Deb!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/25/2010 08:55:40 PM
You know I love it so I am not gonna vote because I don't think I can do it without bias. But I'd give it a 7.
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07/25/2010 05:53:48 PM
Huge improvement. Great tones.
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07/25/2010 10:07:45 AM
Love the details and the tones. And he does appear to be contemplating something....
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07/24/2010 11:31:26 AM
I bet he's thinking about where to poop next
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07/24/2010 12:03:08 AM
:) I love it!! What detail. And personality.
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07/21/2010 05:26:38 PM
bcrants first entry, I like the tones and the background but am not so taken on the negative space behind the pigeon
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07/20/2010 11:01:23 AM
I'm not quite sure what to do with this one. It's a spectacular photo, yet it doesn't seem to have absolutely nothing in common with the original, except that it's the same subject. Which seems to stretch the definition of the challenge. Yet normally I'm pretty open minded about challenges. So I decided to write this long comment instead of voting, at the moment. Because I can't see voting this down, and I can't vote it high (although I'm waffling on that point). But I thought I'd share these thoughts in case you were getting low votes on this--because it is an absolutely wonderful shot.
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07/19/2010 12:39:03 PM
Nice processing. If there was enough extra space, I might have cropped a bit tighter on the right and less on the left, to add some negative area, and a more balanced rule of thirds composition.
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07/19/2010 12:01:19 PM
I like the detail on the bird and the bokeh background...well done
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