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Blue Jay Feather
Blue Jay Feather

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Challenge: Once in a Blue Moon (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: My houes
Date: Aug 1, 2004
Aperture: 32
ISO: 100
Shutter: 4
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Aug 1, 2004

55mm w/ 21mm tube. Levels, healing brush to tone down a few distracting highlights. Neat Image.

Place: 6 out of 282
Avg (all users): 6.5219
Avg (commenters): 8.2083
Avg (participants): 6.5200
Avg (non-participants): 6.5234
Views since voting: 1655
Views during voting: 333
Votes: 228
Comments: 26
Favorites: 5 (view)

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08/09/2004 08:23:17 AM
Thanks to everyone who voted this high and/or gave constructive comments. I had a really bad case of photographer's block and couldn't come up with anything non-clice (sky, water...) then my son found the feather and say "how about this for the challenge?" Figures an 11 year-old would be partly responsibile for my highest scoring entry. And yes, I have thanked him!

To answer some of the qustions posed during the challenge, the feather was naturally lit with difused light; the small aperture & long shutter account for the richness in tones. OK, OK, I should have known better than to post a photo w/ such a large frame - there's almost always an active thread bashing boarders. For thoes of you that didn't like the "shadows" on the right... this is a Blue Jay's freather and those are it's natural markings.
08/09/2004 01:13:42 AM
Congratulations on your 7th place finish. A very almost hypnotic study.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/08/2004 11:07:52 PM
08/08/2004 08:21:09 PM
Stunning in it's display of colors and light. Excellent macro. I'm giving you a 9, and my only nit is the frame, which i find too thick.
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08/08/2004 03:51:01 AM
Very nice. Great idea. 10
08/07/2004 02:10:53 PM
The feather is a real WOW all the way. Perfect composition, exposure and focus. Your lighting brings out the intense colors exceptionally well. Having said that, the heavy border is way too overbearing for me. If it needs a border at all (which I doubt) - I'd suggest a thin black one. But the image itself is so strong, I see you in the top ten at least.
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08/07/2004 02:03:32 PM
Beautiful shot. Excellent tone of blue.
08/06/2004 11:05:29 PM
Great idea, wish the DOF were deeper though
08/06/2004 08:18:10 AM
An absolutely winner of a picture. Congrats. This ought to be a top finisher!
08/05/2004 09:27:37 PM
amazing! no faults here from me! great use of line, diagonal and color to create a dynamic, strong abstraction
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08/05/2004 05:49:24 PM
well done, the color and tones lend to a very sophisticated feel. i think i'd like it better if it were either all crystal clear, or if the blurry areas were evey blurier
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08/05/2004 01:26:50 AM
Excellent photo. How was the feather lit?
08/04/2004 09:30:51 AM
fascinating texture.
08/04/2004 06:21:46 AM
The making of a fantastic photo... Pity about those dark spots on the right!
08/04/2004 02:45:10 AM
Awesome macro!!! This is really fabulous, I love the texture and color. Nice border too.
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08/03/2004 11:48:28 PM
cool idea! lighting is great, detail is there, and brilliant color. 8 overall.
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08/03/2004 06:09:55 PM
great shot one of my favs of the challenge
08/03/2004 05:54:55 PM
08/03/2004 12:13:55 PM
Nice lines! But unfortunatelly those shadows disturb me.
08/03/2004 01:01:15 AM
Stunning image!
Frame is much too big for this shot in my opinion. Though frames often don't work, this shot benefits from a black frame, but maybe 1/2 it's current width.
A well-deserved ((8))

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08/02/2004 08:50:12 PM
Terrific this is one of three 10's I've given in this challenge
08/02/2004 08:16:09 PM
Wow, how delicate. Good capture!
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08/02/2004 05:19:20 PM
This is beautiful. I am very new at photography and would like to know how you did this. I will look forward to seeing your comments after the challenge.
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08/02/2004 05:01:17 PM
Nice abstract aesthetic
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08/02/2004 08:36:00 AM
This is great. Very nice macro. Hang it on the wall!!! top 3 material...
08/02/2004 05:11:10 AM
I don't care what anyone else says I like the frame.
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