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Bird's Eye View

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Challenge: Macro Without Bugs or Flowers IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Domestic Birds
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon MF 105mm f/2.5 AIS
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Jul 16, 2011
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Macro, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jul 16, 2011

Shaka, my Congo African Grey Parrot. Her pupils are black holes!

Had the 36mm extension tube on. It's very, very hard to take a macro sort of shot of a bird in perpetual motion!!

PP - rotated, cropped, levels, white balance, increased contrast, sharpened, touched up a couple of spots on her pupils, dodged/burnt a little on her face, colored a too-orange spot to match the surrounding area, resized, sharpened with noise reduction, added border.

Place: 12 out of 143
Avg (all users): 6.2901
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 6.0606
Avg (non-participants): 6.5231
Views since voting: 1200
Views during voting: 224
Votes: 131
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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07/26/2011 12:16:47 PM
Just shot one of these this weekend! With a camera. Just to clarify :-) Gorgeous birds. Mine recited Shakespeare.
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07/25/2011 10:33:45 AM
This shoulda been top 5. I like your stuff and I don't even know it's yours!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2011 11:54:33 AM
Astonishing macro detail and creative pov. Excellently executed.
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07/19/2011 08:12:52 PM
wow, that's just amazing
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07/18/2011 10:43:22 AM
Very cool. I like that I have to study it. African gray? Perfect focus. I love the texture of the feathers.
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07/18/2011 08:41:56 AM
Nice angle. Has this been post processed much? Those colours look like they could be so much more vibrant.
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07/18/2011 12:55:19 AM
beautiful shot with nice patterns. I like the shift from the soft feathers on the left to the more textural ones on the right. Birds eyes always remind me of elderly people. This feels wrong vertical.
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