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Gilded in Gold Leaf
Garry


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Challenge: Free Study 2011-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Location: Athens, GA
Date: Mar 13, 2011
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/4000
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Mar 18, 2011


[Apr. 4th, 2011 09:55:19 AM]

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Was hoping for a 6+ score for this entry, but knowing there wasn't quite the detail in the feathers and the eye that I've seen before in raptor shots, I was nervous.

At 10 votes: 6.09x
At 84 votes: 6.4167

[Apr. 7th, 2011 02:06:50 PM]

At 130 votes: 6.3385

Sigh...just been tumbling down for last two days. Just hoping I can stay above 6.3 right now!

~~Post-challenge~~
WOW!! I'm absolutely THRILLED with my first Free Study entry!! Exceptionally happy with both my score 6.3357 and position 35/324. Cant say thank you enough to Robert, Wendy and Steve!

Statistics
Place: 35 out of 324
Avg (all users): 6.3357
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.2673
Avg (non-participants): 6.5000
Views since voting: 913
Views during voting: 242
Votes: 143
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0


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06/14/2011 07:33:57 PM
Since you didn't mention that it was captive, I must assume it is wild. Very nice get.
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04/08/2011 09:24:59 AM
Awesome finish!! (even though you beat me. :)

Congrats on an incredible first free study!!
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04/08/2011 01:06:23 AM
Fine finish! I'm surprised at so few comments :-(
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/06/2011 10:13:04 PM
Well done!
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04/04/2011 10:03:07 AM
What a great shot!
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04/02/2011 02:04:21 PM
Amazing detail, nice work.
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04/01/2011 04:07:30 PM
Excellent detail, lovely.
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