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albrecht & giselle
albrecht & giselle
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Challenge: Free Study 2010-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Date: Oct 31, 2010
Galleries: Emotive, Birds
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2010

I'm stunned by the response to this image. Thanks for all of the great comments! I'm glad to see a few folks got the title reference to the ballet. Thank you Don for the gallery space.

Giselle

These two birds were nuzzling before they took flight. I was using a 1/400 shutter speed to get some blur.

More blur can be seen in my wildlife entry.


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Statistics
Place: 12 out of 316
Avg (all users): 6.7192
Avg (commenters): 8.8125
Avg (participants): 6.7714
Avg (non-participants): 6.5854
Views since voting: 2356
Views during voting: 349
Votes: 146
Comments: 36
Favorites: 29 (view)


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07/13/2011 05:44:38 AM
a wonderful shot , stunning movment capture. congratulations.
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07/13/2011 01:59:59 AM
This is the most underrated image I have seen on this site, maybe anywhere for a matter of fact.
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03/15/2011 01:37:53 AM
stunning shot ben .. i saw this and meant to comment ages ago but somehow it didnt happen .. altho they're friends it looks like that bird on the right is flying for its life .. trying to get away .. even its eye seems scared .. amazing how an image can be totally different from the reality .. anyways .. this is awesome .. !!..:)
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11/08/2010 11:39:50 PM
Originally posted by bvy:

Show off!


Ha! As if I could get this again!
11/08/2010 09:13:16 PM
Show off!
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11/08/2010 04:50:58 AM
I really expected this magnificent shot to ribbon but very well done with your score and faves (mine included!)
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11/08/2010 01:26:51 AM
This is somehow audacious. We were not meant to pluck these birds from midflight, to know their dance moves.
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11/08/2010 12:47:41 AM
Killer nice shot, Ben. Glad to see it do so well!
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11/08/2010 12:39:17 AM
Yay! Pleased to see this so very well received!
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11/08/2010 12:37:13 AM
It is really a magnificent capture, Ben. Your style and yet appealing to the masses. Will wonders never cease?
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11/08/2010 12:27:22 AM
I can so see why this would get 12 FAVS!!!!!! omg YOU rock!!!!
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11/08/2010 12:21:17 AM
awesome, Ben, congratulations with the high score on this terrific image!
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11/08/2010 12:16:42 AM
Love the movement. Congrats Ben.
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11/08/2010 12:09:22 AM
fabulous finish for a fabulous image!
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11/08/2010 12:08:08 AM
A 6.7 and not in the top 10. That's some stiff competition. Congrats on a gorgeous capture. And look at all those faves. Awesome!
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11/08/2010 12:07:46 AM
Great score ~ Especially in a FS. COngrats, Ben.
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11/08/2010 12:06:16 AM
I rather thought this may be yours Ben. Well done on such a great score and all those favs.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2010 09:23:49 PM
absolutely stunning! -10-!
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11/07/2010 07:27:45 PM
ballet indeed. that you could pull this from the chaos of reality is remarkable.

Posthumous Art Gallery
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11/07/2010 07:12:31 PM
Won't let me fav it twice, darn it.
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11/07/2010 07:04:00 PM
I love their choreography. The slow shutter preserves some of the dance for the viewer. Beautiful.
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11/07/2010 05:01:29 PM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: Lovely stuff this - makes me want to watch a slow motion video of this with very loud classical music. The balance between clarity and blurry dynamism is excellent.The detail on the feathers of the left bird is astonishing.

Critical stuff: Nothing.

Overall: Very nice indeed.
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11/07/2010 09:24:02 AM
Fantastic mage. In my top picks of the challenge. 10.
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11/07/2010 01:07:46 AM
Itís a rare treat for me to be able to comment with enthusiasm on an image that is surely going to finish in the ribbons. Iím usually scrounging about down at the other end.

Itís perfect of course, and the titular reference is also perfect. Nothing more to say really, except thank you. Itís my second-to-top pick.
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11/06/2010 02:23:08 PM
what a truly wonderful shot!
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11/04/2010 09:57:09 PM
Simply gorgeous. I originally gave it a 9. bumping to a 10
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11/04/2010 03:14:45 PM
The clarity and expression on the lead pigeon is quite extraordinary with those poses and motion blur. Even without the title my imagination can weave all sorts of stories from this image. Well done.
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11/02/2010 10:38:29 PM
this is art. it's like watching a romantic movie with birds. lol. i gave u a 10, hope u win or at least somewhere on top.
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11/02/2010 10:07:00 PM
You are on a first name basis with the pigeons? That suggests this may be a 21_F.gif Melethia entry.
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11/02/2010 07:41:57 PM
Great catch.
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11/02/2010 01:01:30 PM
Fabulous. Great in b/w.
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11/02/2010 05:12:29 AM
What a cracking acction shot, everything about this is magnificent, lovely motion blur of the wingtips, great DOF, works really well in mono, a definite fave, good luck
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11/02/2010 02:49:33 AM
Wonderful tones. Well chosen shutter speed to capture motion of the wings but keep the tails and head in focus.
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11/02/2010 02:40:49 AM
I especially love the toning of this-beautiful-10
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11/01/2010 10:30:56 PM
Magnificent! 10
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11/01/2010 01:23:16 AM
Whoah, nice! The tail on the left bird seems a little dark, but awesome photo!
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