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Challenge: Light on White V (Minimal Editing I*)
Collection: 2011 challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Date: May 14, 2011
Aperture: f20
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: May 19, 2011

[May. 26th, 2011 08:50:42 PM]

I have a new, white backdrop, and I had a lot of fun playing with it. This was the shot I was going to enter:

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It probably would have done better. But I was intrigued by something someone said in the light on white thread.

They were bemoaning the fact that you needed a studio for this. I was an interesting idea... I wondered whether I could do a seagull shot in minimal editing.

The sky was overcast with the high white clouds, so I was covered. However, even then, even if you over expose the bird, it's not enough. So I played with the on-board flash and later on a hot shoe flash. It was an interesting experiment. The biggest problem was that the vast majority of gulls were laughing gulls:

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While they're definitely white, I figured there was too much black to work for a "light on white" challenge.

6.2, so I expect it to miss top 10, but it was a fun experiment and it's extremely rare for me to get 3 favorites during voting. So that's a wonderful bonus.

Thanks, everyone!

Place: 12 out of 98
Avg (all users): 6.2824
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 6.2889
Avg (non-participants): 6.2791
Views since voting: 1186
Views during voting: 316
Votes: 131
Comments: 9
Favorites: 3 (view)

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05/27/2011 12:11:48 AM
Fabulous. Really.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/26/2011 07:38:22 PM
great subject!
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05/25/2011 01:13:01 AM
Beautiful and graceful. Very nice capture!
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05/24/2011 12:36:01 PM
Wendy, I'm willing to bet that nobody is taking issue with the clipped off feet :-)
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05/23/2011 04:51:58 PM
test comment
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05/21/2011 11:43:35 AM
Nice Nice focus and composition espically since no cropping allowed! argh You've got a Great eye!
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05/20/2011 06:41:14 PM
love the contrasting colors.
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05/20/2011 10:42:04 AM
I think I need some tips on bird photography! I can never get them in flgiht.
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05/20/2011 06:07:18 AM
it's weird being all cut-off at edges, but very effective! 10
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