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In the eye of the beholder
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Challenge: Everyday Objects (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Kodak DX6490
Location: South Africa
Date: Jul 21, 2004
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 22, 2004

I started playing with macros, and my inquisitive parrot was always near the lens. Only croped a small amount out of the left hand side, the rest is as it were with no other editing done. Actually expected a bit of blur with the long exposure.

Place: 305 out of 363
Avg (all users): 4.3077
Avg (commenters): 4.1818
Avg (participants): 4.0909
Avg (non-participants): 4.5313
Views since voting: 630
Views during voting: 328
Votes: 260
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/04/2004 07:09:12 AM
Yeah, this is my lowest score yet. I liked the photo. For me a parrot is an "everyday object" in our house. Tried to give it a "different perspective" by not just photographing the parrot, but to do it from a different view. Auw well. I do have a tendancy not to meet the challenge. Quess I will have to work on that. Thanks for all the comments.
08/04/2004 02:17:13 AM
Well, I am really sad because your picture got so low rate... I was one of your 10
What is wrong in the picture? Maybe a little too much light in the right but that also help to concentrate in the eye... I guess your picture was not understood by the 70 % of the voters (IQ in DPC is alarmly low).THE OBSERVER IS THE "EVERYDAY OBJECT" This is im my favourites photographs

I am really depress, many other good pictures got so few points: I am thinking to retire from DPC or be member and only participate in member challenges...

I guess that is the only filter we can apply... usually members have a better knowledge of photos and voting

What do You think ?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/03/2004 09:09:28 PM
Nice shot but I don't think it meets the challenge.
08/01/2004 05:40:23 AM
I'm impressed with the detail in the feathers near the eye.
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08/01/2004 01:26:44 AM
I want to like your idea but have a bit of trouble doing so. There's not much meaning for me - nothing much in focus, a lot overexposed, and not an everyday object in my world.
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07/30/2004 05:06:31 PM
The beak over-powers the focus on the eye, and the blown highlights of the upper left of the frame are too powerful to ignore IMO for this to score well.
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07/30/2004 08:16:19 AM
Wow, I hope he didn't bite you! You could do with a little less lighting on his head - it's a little hard to tell what it is at first.
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07/29/2004 08:52:22 PM
how cute o cute .. 10 NOT!
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07/29/2004 05:09:05 PM
Ya cropped the cockatoo/parrot too much, it'll bite ya if it sees the shot.
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07/29/2004 07:24:57 AM
Best idea... a8
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07/28/2004 09:05:09 PM
Everyday object? Not to me, but I guess I can see where you're coming from.
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07/28/2004 07:50:23 AM
that's a tough shot to take. talk about up close and personal. personally, i would prefer the focus on the beak with enough dof to keep the eye that sharp.
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07/28/2004 02:36:16 AM
Beautiful shot of the pinfeathers around the eye. Too bad the forehead got blown out. Although we have an African Gray Parrot in our house I don't think everyone would consider them an everyday object.
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07/28/2004 12:32:44 AM
nice focus on the eye zone! but I´d rather leave it for the macro challenge...
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