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Hey! Watch where your walking.

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Challenge: Footwear III (Basic Editing)
Collection: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: London Tower, England
Date: Feb 19, 2012
Aperture: 14.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Feb 19, 2012

[Feb. 22nd, 2012 01:12:53 AM]

Less than one minute to roll over and I noticed a silly grammatical error in my title. As I was just about to fix roll over kicked in. I was concerned that the entry would not be accepted as I was in the edit screen. Well, the shot did not disappear but the title didnít change.

Post challenge:

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While walking around London for the day I was aware of the Footwear challenge and tried to catch some shots that might suit and grabbed this opportunity. I was still some distance from them when I saw what was happening and only had my 18-55mm kit lens mounted. I had to take the shot but was disappointed that I didnít have my 70-200mm L lens on that was in my bag. As a result I had to do a significant crop to emphasise the boots and bird.

Thanks everyone for the great comments.

Place: 25 out of 117
Avg (all users): 5.9419
Avg (commenters): 7.6250
Avg (participants): 5.7544
Avg (non-participants): 6.0510
Views since voting: 557
Views during voting: 270
Votes: 155
Comments: 11
Favorites: 2 (view)

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02/29/2012 11:46:58 PM
I love this. It was one of my top picks.
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02/29/2012 12:41:45 AM
love it! it begs for a short story...
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02/29/2012 12:13:58 AM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/28/2012 11:50:26 PM
cute! good catch.
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02/28/2012 11:37:54 PM
Well caught.
This is one that has demanded I come back and give it a little bump. 9
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02/28/2012 08:29:48 PM
wonderful capture
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02/28/2012 02:10:12 PM
like it 10
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02/27/2012 12:03:46 AM
I like it! That crow has "that" perfect expression. :) This is one of those images where the title "makes" the picture. If I had to give this picture a title it'd be. "Dude! Nice shoes!". Hahaha Love it.
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02/26/2012 09:05:13 PM
nice timing.
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02/24/2012 10:53:36 AM
Haha... too cute. The look on the birds face is perfect! Great job
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02/22/2012 01:19:05 PM
Nice candid shot, I like the way the bird seems to focused on the more on the persons upper torso than just the leg, it suggests the bird was begging for scraps of food, rather a bold bird. Nice lighting and focus, works as a B&W too.
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