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Challenge: Free Study 2010-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus E-520
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko Digital Zoom
Location: Boston
Date: Nov 18, 2010
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2010

I was in Boston in mid-November and was walking thru the Commons near a fountain. Suddenly this flock of pigeons took off and started swirling around us. Some flew quite close - freaked me out. So I whipped out my camera and just started shooting and hoped for the best. And here it is.

Statistics
Place: 218 out of 264
Avg (all users): 5.0684
Avg (commenters): 6.8750
Avg (participants): 5.0946
Avg (non-participants): 5.0233
Views since voting: 565
Views during voting: 190
Votes: 117
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0


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12/09/2010 08:04:31 PM
Stunning photograph. Love it. I'm still picking feathers out of my mouth!
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12/08/2010 09:16:09 PM
Looks like we placed pretty close in FS. LOL! Wonderful sense of motion here!
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12/08/2010 08:49:02 PM
Very Nice job. I scored this a 7. I like your creativity.
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12/08/2010 08:38:16 PM
This is outrageous. And a good title too.
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12/08/2010 03:09:38 PM
Wow, this would've rocked in movement blur.
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12/08/2010 12:07:02 PM
Topaz worked well enough for a Posthumous ribbon. What better validation could you have? :)
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12/08/2010 02:06:29 AM
Congrats on your PH yellow ribbon! Fun image! :-)
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12/08/2010 12:12:38 AM
Yay! Yellow for the pigeons!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2010 10:49:49 PM
Made me smile to see this.
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12/07/2010 10:16:15 PM
This is a stunning effect, particularly the lower left corner, but every bird is absolutely fascinating.

Posthumous Yellow Ribbon

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12/07/2010 09:19:51 PM
so cool.... just makes me giggle.... what could the mission anyway but it does look like there is one.
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12/05/2010 09:12:26 AM
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: This is a highly dynamic image - I really enjoy the rightmost pigeon which acts as an anchor for the rest of the image.

Critical stuff: I think there are elements of your editing choices that might be seen as a little over-egged. I think I'd have preferred this as a grainy monochrome than a smoothed colour image.

Overall: I DO like it though.
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12/02/2010 09:34:59 PM
great movement in this shot. the blues in this are pretty interesting.
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12/01/2010 05:50:54 PM
That is an excellent capture. So much motion in such a small area.
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12/01/2010 08:40:45 AM
A nice capture that has been made even more interesting by the heavy PP effects.
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12/01/2010 12:15:28 AM
Seems like a sequel to the entry titled "bombers".
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