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The Great Blue Heron
The Great Blue Heron

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Challenge: Animals In Black And White (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 Challenge shots
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Date: Feb 18, 2012
Date Uploaded: Feb 19, 2012

[Feb. 26th, 2012 10:05:55 PM]

I'm so pleased that this made a connection with some people. I really thought that this was special, though it suffers being 800 pixels.

It's truly amazing what tangled messes GBHs can fly into. This one isn't bad, but it can still give you the feel of it.

And the fact that these 4+ foot tall birds sit in trees sometimes is just as bizarre.

Place: 53 out of 172
Avg (all users): 6.1133
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.2429
Views since voting: 800
Views during voting: 266
Votes: 150
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0

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02/27/2012 04:58:33 PM
Love how you framed this...
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02/27/2012 09:55:16 AM
You need to look at this image carefully to appreciate it. Only reason why this did not do as it should have. DPC not the grounds for this to be appreciated but then we post what we like and at least some people can see it for what it is. Great work and scored it 8.
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02/27/2012 01:11:19 AM
Congrats on the fish!
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02/27/2012 12:41:56 AM
great black drawing!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/26/2012 02:18:29 PM
Gritty image despite the apparent peacefulness. This is created by a strong composition and use of graphic elements; a wonderfully appealing and memorable wildlife image.

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02/26/2012 10:13:20 AM
i like the this.. 10
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02/24/2012 07:46:58 PM
Wendy, this turned out so beautifully
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02/24/2012 12:32:35 PM
Love the high contrast here! It works very well.
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02/23/2012 02:41:44 AM
nice editing, i really like the look of this, i would frame and hang this on my wall!
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02/22/2012 11:16:45 PM
not sure of the processing. looks blown out, but that makes it more interesting...
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02/21/2012 01:30:39 AM
Really nice natural framing and I like the high keyishness of this.
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02/21/2012 12:49:55 AM
Love this high contrast look, very unusually beautiful.
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02/20/2012 09:34:57 AM
I like how the tree frames the shot......cool image
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02/20/2012 08:00:49 AM
I love the high contrast. Almost like a pen and ink. My fav so far.
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02/20/2012 07:15:44 AM
My first thought was that this was overprocessed, but I normally sorta dwell on the photos I vote on, and I like this a lot more now that I've looked at it a bit longer. For me, this sorta reminds me of the Japanese scrolls of the crashing waves and turbulent sea scenes with the stylized and extreme contrast branches being similar to the exaggerated edges of the waves. Interesting... almost looks like a negative image. A thoroughly appreciated 7 from me.
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02/20/2012 05:28:17 AM
Nice framing although I think there is too much going on. I would have cropped off the bottom thick branch at least.
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02/20/2012 02:41:08 AM
Wonderful natural framing. The high-key works very well here.
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