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McHappy Dance!
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Potatoes (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II/III USM
Location: Moorabbin Parklands
Date: Jul 20, 2010
Aperture: f8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400 sec.
Galleries: Food and Drink, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jul 20, 2010

[Jul. 27th, 2010 09:53:47 PM]
Had the idea to get something a little different for this challenge and wanted the shot I pretty much ended up with.
Normally you think a person with a big box of fries would be a magnet to the flock of gulls at the lake nearby my work. Not in this case!
I had to coax the little blighters up to the ledge this guy is "dancing" on and most of them were very reluctant no matter how many fries I put there or how far away I stood. Anyway...after a much longer session than my lunch break was, I finally managed to snap this shot.
My highest scorer so far and I agree I have over-reduced the noise but liked the end result.
Oh, and the other bonus to the shot is that I did't get docked for returning back late from my lunch break!
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Wow!....I have reason to be doing the McHappy Dance for myself now!
Thanks for all the great, and helpful comments.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 66
Avg (all users): 6.9352
Avg (commenters): 7.7619
Avg (participants): 6.4524
Avg (non-participants): 7.0341
Views since voting: 4695
Views during voting: 485
Votes: 247
Comments: 41
Favorites: 2 (view)


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08/12/2010 06:43:47 PM
I will have to admit to being caught doing this little "happy dance" more than once...sad isn't it...
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08/02/2010 02:21:21 PM
This is great. I normally don't like hyper-noise-reduction, but it works here! Congrats!
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08/01/2010 06:36:01 PM
Great shot... I also appreciate your bringing to attention the correct spelling of 'site' in the forums - both of these things brought a smile to my face :)
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07/31/2010 03:57:06 PM
excellent idea and execution!
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07/30/2010 01:31:31 PM
this is brilliant!!! What a shot!!!
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07/29/2010 10:26:18 AM
What a funny picture!
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07/29/2010 08:41:59 AM
sensational capture congrats on the blue & well done
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07/28/2010 02:24:33 PM
CoOl! Congrats on the ribbon!
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07/28/2010 01:19:19 PM
So happy this one is where it is! I loved it! Congratulations :)
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07/28/2010 12:39:58 PM
Ha ha ha ha ha What a great title. Congrats.
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07/28/2010 12:29:59 PM
Pleased to see this shot a winner,Congrats.
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07/28/2010 07:23:14 AM
Congrats, I really like this and think it works very well for the challenge.
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07/28/2010 01:23:01 AM
No surprise this is the blue winner,
Great photo, really well processed.
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07/28/2010 12:24:00 AM
Great capture. Congratulations.
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07/28/2010 12:21:28 AM
right on
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07/28/2010 12:20:48 AM
Potatoes!!! I love it!!! I didn't vote or even view til now but I'm happy to see this did well. Congratulations.
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07/28/2010 12:13:11 AM
Congrats and well deserved. Too bad you couldn't hit 7. I know you wanted it!
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07/28/2010 12:11:27 AM
Congratulations! Well deserved!
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07/28/2010 12:06:41 AM
Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/27/2010 11:38:12 PM
...and here is a winner! Perfect shot!
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07/26/2010 08:41:18 PM
very cool image.
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07/26/2010 05:53:39 PM
Excellent capture, but whoa, a bit heavy on the neat image!
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07/25/2010 10:00:57 PM
The title really completes the photo. Love it!
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07/25/2010 12:55:05 PM
Nice quality shot real clean and nice dof.
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07/25/2010 06:14:36 AM
i love this picture but i think you made it too much about the bird.
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07/24/2010 10:17:53 AM
little harsh neat image or such. too scrubbed. yet excellent catch 7
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07/23/2010 06:48:51 AM
focus and dof are great. 8
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07/23/2010 12:42:05 AM
wow what a good picture. I love it
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07/22/2010 11:06:22 PM
Hilarious!!! Just perfect focus (could have worked in the dof challenge!), clarity, and points for humor. What a look!
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07/22/2010 07:24:38 PM
Great shot, and one I can relate to, as one of those greedy little buggers stole a potato cake right out of my hand.
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07/22/2010 09:17:16 AM
Great timing on this shot. The texture of the bird seems a little too "smooth", but maybe that´s just because I usually don´t see them this close. 8
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07/22/2010 07:32:20 AM
That's where my fries went.
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07/21/2010 08:45:04 PM
What a great shot, how many chips did you have to sacrifice to get this shot?
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07/21/2010 04:52:10 PM
what a great shot. awesome bokeh with nice overall color. Great interpretation of "Potatoes in any form" 8
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07/21/2010 04:37:21 PM

Woohoo! - Lunch!
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07/21/2010 04:21:49 PM
LOL! Perfect title and a wonderful image! 10
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07/21/2010 03:31:16 PM
Oh...really LOVE this one! My fave of this challenge thus far! :) 9
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07/21/2010 06:03:52 AM
overall the image is softened/denoised a bit too much, nevertheless it's a lucky capture and should place high
07/21/2010 02:37:08 AM
great shot, too hard the effect of the dust removal, but i like it very much. 7
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07/21/2010 02:09:56 AM
lol...nice!
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07/21/2010 12:12:09 AM
awesome on so many levels!!! i'll be surprised if this doesn't ribbon...i wish i could give it higher than a 10
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