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Paul


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Symmetry In Nature (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Creatures
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Birmingham, England
Date: May 12, 2012
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: May 12, 2012

This Peacock may appear cooperative but had a bit of a go at me towards the end of the shoot. I was close and determined to get him as 'straight on' as I could; he got fed up in the end.

It's actually quite a light edit - with more contrast than saturation added

The title is as much an acknowledgement to the shameless cliche of the image as the Peacock.

I'm going to blame my choice on having to shoot for the BYOAKC!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 101
Avg (all users): 7.4059
Avg (commenters): 8.8750
Avg (participants): 7.3404
Avg (non-participants): 7.4630
Views since voting: 3491
Views during voting: 240
Votes: 101
Comments: 34
Favorites: 12 (view)


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05/26/2012 10:10:06 AM
Congrats.
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05/24/2012 07:43:11 AM
Stunning photograph Paul. Beautiful colour.
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05/22/2012 12:25:54 PM
stunning image, I gave this a 10, congrats on the well deserved ribbon
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05/21/2012 07:23:48 PM
Befitting color ribbon for this entry. congrats, Paul!
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05/21/2012 11:27:02 AM
(Stupid phone double posting...)

Message edited by author 2012-05-21 11:29:25.
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05/21/2012 11:26:59 AM
What is with the lack of 4s??
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05/21/2012 10:53:21 AM
Congrats Paul! The winner by far. Keep em coming!
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05/21/2012 09:00:06 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! You're on a roll!
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05/21/2012 08:58:30 AM
Congrats on your ribbon; beautifully photographed.
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05/21/2012 07:34:50 AM
You look smashing in blue, mate. Congrats!
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05/21/2012 05:32:21 AM
Great shot well done mate
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05/21/2012 04:29:35 AM
Nice one Paul. Interesting vote distribution below 5.
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05/21/2012 04:20:36 AM
Congrats Paul. Wow 3x 7 scores in a row very well done mate.
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05/21/2012 03:23:46 AM
Quite the streak, Paul! I didn't vote on this, but in hindsight, I'd give it a 4. ...just because nobody else did. :P Congrats!
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05/21/2012 02:44:54 AM
Congratulations, Paul. This one just had to win.
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05/21/2012 02:22:54 AM
well done Paul, congrats on the blue! hell of a roll!
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05/21/2012 12:54:07 AM
Great Paul, you are on a Awesome roll at the moment, keep it up.
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05/21/2012 12:26:38 AM
Love these guys and definitely perfect for the challenge. Congrats on the ribbon, and thanks for the excellent advice on mine, too. :-)
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05/21/2012 12:21:09 AM
Ha Paul never would of picked this as your's, still well done, thought it would have to ribbon.
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05/21/2012 12:10:57 AM
Congrats Paul, perfect image for the topic!
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05/21/2012 12:10:48 AM
Well done, hard to get a good one of these cranky dudes, so even more kudos. Congratulations.
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05/21/2012 12:07:39 AM
Love it! Congrats on the blue!
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05/21/2012 12:05:53 AM
Brilliant! Congratulations on the blue ribbon, Paul.
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05/21/2012 12:02:42 AM
Awesomeness cubed! WTG!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2012 11:50:18 PM
Brilliantly perfect.
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05/20/2012 09:42:56 PM
Beautiful! The head on capture really displays the symmetry of his plumage. 10
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05/19/2012 10:02:33 PM
The perfect perspective for showing off this proud fellow's symmetry - amazing that it even extends to the placement of the "eyes" on either side. Great neon colors, too.
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05/15/2012 11:57:22 AM
Top 3
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05/14/2012 11:01:21 PM
Hypnotic...
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05/14/2012 10:08:01 PM
Nice framing, like the post processing
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05/14/2012 06:41:49 PM
Very sharp
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05/14/2012 10:37:43 AM
Whoa! magnificent!

Even the title is perfect.

Ribbon.


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05/14/2012 12:19:15 AM
This is simply amazing, good colors and lighting! Calling blue now!
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05/14/2012 12:13:45 AM
Amazing !!!!
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