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Challenge: Free Study 2011-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Animals
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Location: Nature Preserve
Date: Feb 25, 2011
Aperture: 8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 27, 2011


I originally thought I could get a great shot of a peacock looking straight at me to use for the half challenge. Ya, right. These darn birds don't stay still and would never look me in the straight in eye. I am sure I looked like the papparazzi trying to get the peacock to look at me.

I went with the vertical 'widescreen' to show off the flow of the feathers (thus plume). Plus, it is a composition rarely seen to highlight the beauty of this bird

[Mar. 1st, 2011 10:29:18 AM]

For those who missed the point:

- Plume is defined as:
*a large, long, or conspicuous feather
* a vertically or longitudinally moving, rising, or expanding fluid body

Vertical border presentation is meant to take on the aspect of widescreen to accent the plume. Composition and crop was intentional to call attention to beauty, colors, and textures.

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03/08/2011 11:32:46 AM
Fantastic crop on this! Peacocks are hard work. LOL! I've spent many times at the zoo chasing them all over trying to get a decent shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2011 02:39:23 PM
so how is the peacock doing?
03/03/2011 04:28:54 PM
Great perspective. Border works to fill the frame, so I get it. Nice colors and depth. Good stuff.
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03/02/2011 09:41:22 AM
Oee great one. Lovely colours and sharpness. Love this
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03/01/2011 03:50:06 PM
Great detail and color!
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03/01/2011 12:35:46 PM
Beautiful peacock study.
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03/01/2011 04:26:53 AM
First thing i feel the boarder is too large i would have narrowed it down and i would have done a full frame boarder i feel its taken some of the image away i think its been too over processed i think if you had toned it down a bit in the colors it would have been alot better nice filling the frame with the peacock or peasant..Good attempt

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