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Touching My Reflection
Touching My Reflection

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Challenge: Birds In Flight (Basic Editing)
Camera: Pentax K-R
Lens: Sigma 70-200 /2.8 APO EX DG Macro HSM II
Location: Lake Monger. Leederville, Western Australia.
Date: Mar 19, 2011
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Birds
Date Uploaded: Mar 20, 2011

Pied Stilt shot during my lunch break, using my son's new Pentax K-r. If there's a better value entry level DSLR on the market today I'd like to see it.

Simple editing. Brought out detail of the dark areas of the wings using the Light EQ feature of ACDSee Pro and adjusted saturation of the reds and blues. Resized, sharpened, added border, saved as JPEG.


Pied Stilts are more commonly found in quite large flocks:
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but for some reason this guy was alone, hanging out with a bunch of gulls and ducks.

Place: 7 out of 114
Avg (all users): 6.6121
Avg (commenters): 8.0909
Avg (participants): 6.3968
Avg (non-participants): 6.6923
Views since voting: 2096
Views during voting: 429
Votes: 232
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0

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05/11/2011 05:09:39 AM
I missed seeing how well you did in this challenge, congrats.
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04/01/2011 07:15:52 AM
Love how it looks like they're pointing their toes. Congrats on making the fp.
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03/30/2011 03:04:36 PM
great work Qiki, well done with the top 10. I gave it high marks and it was good to see it was yours.
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03/30/2011 12:09:48 AM
wonderful shot! Congrats on the top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/29/2011 09:22:51 PM
Perfect timing! I quite like the abstractness of the reflection too. For me this may have been slightly over-sharpened with some haloing around the beak and legs. But this doesn’t take much away from the image which was one of my equal highest votes for this challenge. Well done!
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03/28/2011 12:46:21 PM
My favourite!
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03/28/2011 09:43:05 AM
What a fun shot! I love the red legs and the smoothness of the water. Great capture! What type of bird is this? (not voting, just looking :)
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03/27/2011 07:38:21 AM
Very impressive.
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03/26/2011 03:33:12 PM
very interesting looking bird! what is it? so curious...
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03/24/2011 11:51:45 PM
Nice capture. In my top 3.
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03/24/2011 11:12:02 PM
wonderfully caught 9
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03/24/2011 10:35:11 PM
Unfortunately the neck stripe distractingly blends with the right wing. Also, there are a handful of distracting reflections on the water (such as right near the beak). Aside from those things, spectacular shot. Catching the wingtip touching the water was just fantastic.
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03/24/2011 11:28:01 AM
Beautiful timing...9
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03/23/2011 06:24:53 PM
nice focus and detail
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03/23/2011 11:28:21 AM
Great timing on the capture and very pretty bird.
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03/23/2011 01:06:44 AM
nice , the crop works well here
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03/23/2011 12:47:44 AM
Highlights a little blown out on top of head. Try shooting 1 stop down next time. Otherwise, really nice grab!
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