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Challenge: Motion (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D
Location: Houston
Date: Dec 3, 2002
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 1/50
Shutter: 200
Date Uploaded: Dec 8, 2002


Place: 3 out of 167
Avg (all users): 6.8782
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 7.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.7820
Views since voting: 3338
Votes: 238
Comments: 28
Favorites: 6 (view)

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12/18/2002 09:47:38 PM
Critique Club
Congrats on a well deserved 3rd place! I liked this photo for many reasons, and I think it was one of the best in the challenge.
Composition - the composition here is excellent! I love the bright red on this duck's head. I think it worked out very well and you got every part of him in the photo.
Color - Nice job... maybe slightly grey but extremely well done.
Background - the one thing that slightly bothers me is the color of the background as his wings kind of blend into it. Obviously since this was in the wild it couldn't be helped. Great DOF, love the plainness of the background. Very nice job.
Focus - the focus is maybe the teeniest bit soft, but almost unnoticably, I think this may be due to what looks like foggy, or thick weather.
Originality - this was one of the most original uses of motion for the challenge! I really liked it!
Fit for the challenge - PERFECT! This was an excellent show between still and motion, I really think it was wonderful. Excellent catch!

Overall fabulous job. This was definitely a winner! Congrats!
12/16/2002 11:14:11 AM
It's a type of duck. I recognize it because there's a bunch where I live in South Florida
12/16/2002 07:02:41 AM
Good job, well done.
12/16/2002 01:15:43 AM
This was one of my favorite shots in this challenge, congrats!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/15/2002 11:17:29 PM
most excellent shot... = 10 - setzler
12/15/2002 11:11:45 AM
Very nice contrast between motion and stillness.
12/14/2002 11:46:26 AM
What kind of bird is this? nice composition, and I like that the birds head is in clear focus, in contrast to wings & tail.
12/14/2002 12:32:42 AM
It looks like he's conducting a band. Good composition.
12/13/2002 06:47:45 PM
very nice work.. good dof!!
12/13/2002 11:22:47 AM
The background really helps the subject stand out. Very nice!
12/13/2002 05:47:01 AM
This is a wonderfully clear pic with the wings showing motion very well. Odd that the bird is just standing here doing this. Nice job capturing this moment - Inspzil
12/12/2002 11:29:26 PM
Well captured movement--those wings are superb
12/12/2002 12:22:22 PM
The tail is a little too close to edge of frame.
12/12/2002 08:42:30 AM
Well done. Focus and lighting look good. Really meets the challenge. 7 waltoml.
12/11/2002 11:36:20 PM
Very nice picture...
12/10/2002 11:23:38 PM
I like how the head is in perfect focus.
12/10/2002 07:19:53 PM
Really,really, nice shot, composed well with no distractions. Subject dominates picture and in focus (the parts that need to be I suppose). And really does convey a feeling of motion. Only one suggestion - have you tried adjusting the image using levels or a similar editing tool to employ a full range of tones in your image? I tried it on the image and it really seems to bring out the colors. Cropping off the wood the bird is sitting on puts the bird a little more off center and strengthens the composition, but that's a little more personal and I think yours worked just fine. After challenge is over I'd love to show you what I tried and hear your opinion :)
12/10/2002 02:55:18 PM
Good capture, color, focus, light.
12/10/2002 12:01:32 AM
VERY nice capture.
12/09/2002 11:57:52 PM
Ooo nice shot. I like how the wings are blurred by motion, but the head is in clear focus. the background is removed from distracting the viewer wonderfully. great shot, well done.
12/09/2002 10:11:42 PM
I like the bird. It would have been better if some scenery was captured with it...Cub
12/09/2002 09:28:22 PM
A nice little composition
12/09/2002 08:43:12 PM
12/09/2002 05:12:51 PM
Good! Ireally like the DOF of the picture...8
12/09/2002 04:26:26 PM
Great capture!!!
12/09/2002 01:37:08 PM
Very nice motion blur/ sharp standing bird! jgillard8
12/09/2002 09:58:05 AM
This is very nice. Great composition. The red adds the perfect amount of color to the shot. Wonderful wing action.
12/09/2002 08:52:11 AM
very nice shot

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