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Challenge: Calendar III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Melling
Date: Jun 12, 2011
Aperture: F4
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Black and White, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jun 12, 2011

A miserable Wood Pigeon toughing out the persistent rain we have had all day on top of the garage.

PSE8 Denoise, Adjust levels, USM, High Pass, Save for web.

Place: 51 out of 127
Avg (all users): 5.8780
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.8654
Avg (non-participants): 5.8873
Views since voting: 732
Views during voting: 240
Votes: 123
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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08/02/2011 09:09:28 PM
Huge congrats on the Posthumous blue ribbon - those are hard to come by and quite coveted! And what a gorgeous pigeon. I'm quite fond of these guys. If this is the type of pigeon I think it is, I should point out to my American brethren that it is about the size of a US-style football. These guys can get pretty big!
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06/20/2011 04:39:53 PM
Funny that I titled my pigeon entry April as well!

Well done, congrats on your blue.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/19/2011 11:11:14 PM
stunning. my posthumous blue to you.

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06/19/2011 08:59:51 PM
I love the rain in this one. Black and white really works for this as well... How long did you have to wait for this pose he is giving you? First thought that came to my mind was "Watchyou-talkin-bout-Willis"
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06/17/2011 06:21:16 PM
Quite a beautiful image!! It would've been so much better with a tighter crop, I think. Too much dead space in the top 3rd. Gorgeous nonetheless, B&W was the perfect decision for this!
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06/14/2011 02:56:29 PM
Super pigeon shot. Love the raindrops.
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06/14/2011 12:54:00 PM
This is wonderful! I can't help but wonder if this wouldn't benefit from a landscape crop to bring the focus down to that lovely bird.
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06/14/2011 08:41:13 AM
I like the shot. Good black and white tones. I think there is just not enough detail. Perhaps too much noise reduction caused that?? There is a slight blur possibly from being handheld at low shutter speed.
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06/13/2011 09:36:05 PM
I love the birds fluffed up feathers, and the comp is wonderful. A pic to be proud of:)
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06/13/2011 01:19:21 PM
Love all the wonderful textures. The ruffled feathers are the icing.
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