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Challenge: In The Style Of: jmritz (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Date: May 17, 2012
Date Uploaded: May 18, 2012

:)

A big thanks to everyone for all the votes and great comments. I really didn't expect to do so well with this one.

A pair of mynah birds decided to make a home on my bedroom window's ledge underneath the A/C unit. For 3-4 days I'd peek through a small crack in the curtains and hope one of the birds was sitting on the ledge while someone was walking by. I had to be really stealthy because if the birds saw me at all, they'd fly away. Shooting through the window really made a difference because the window screen and jalousies created a lot of the interesting textures. I was really lucky to get this shot.

The birds had some babies and have now all flown away. One thing I didn't realize is these nests have a lot of bird mites and once the host is gone, the mites can enter through cracks looking for a new host. Ugh, I'm now trying to get rid of bird mites in my bedroom.

Sigh...the sacrifices one makes to get a ribbon. ;)

Thanks again everyone and thanks to Don, Ben, Timfy, and Anita for the additional bling, I'm truly honored.

Edit
How could I forget to thank the most important person of all...
Thanks 21_N.gif jmritz for continually intriguing the mind with your thought provoking images.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 129
Avg (all users): 7.0840
Avg (commenters): 9.3889
Avg (participants): 7.5156
Avg (non-participants): 6.5818
Views since voting: 2403
Views during voting: 258
Votes: 119
Comments: 46
Favorites: 10 (view)


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05/31/2012 09:13:54 AM
Great finish!!! I enjoyed voting on all of these.
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05/30/2012 07:48:22 PM
great shot!
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05/30/2012 05:02:46 PM
Congrats on the red ribbon! I liked this image a lot.
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05/30/2012 11:42:39 AM
Excellent shot and congrats on the ribbon. There is much to study and admire in this shot.

Good luck with the mites.
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05/30/2012 09:52:31 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! I've heard horror stories about getting rid of those bird mites. Good luck with it.
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05/30/2012 09:37:35 AM
Love the story. Anything for a Photo! What a great photo. I feel bad that I only gave you six. Is it too late to change vote? Ha ha. Mentally I'm now giving you an 8. Can you feel it!! If I only new the story when I looked at it.... Like the Chinese say... HOW BAN!!!!!!! (very good)
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05/30/2012 09:24:13 AM
Congrats on the blue!
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05/30/2012 08:28:55 AM
Fascinating jumble of textures, compelling. And congrats on the red, now better do something about those mites! :-)
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05/30/2012 08:17:12 AM
Quite a stunning photo. Truly mesmerizing.
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05/30/2012 08:07:59 AM
Wonderful shot. Congratulations!
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05/30/2012 06:44:22 AM
Congrats! Look at all that bling! Everything about this is perfect.
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05/30/2012 05:16:30 AM
Awesome Mark, everything about this just works, congrats.
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05/30/2012 03:51:56 AM
Congrats , stunningly good.
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05/30/2012 02:48:21 AM
Shot!
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05/30/2012 01:59:30 AM
Originally posted by Melethia:

Holy cow - check out your commenter average!


Yeah, that's pretty shocking. :)
05/30/2012 01:57:07 AM
WAS MY FAVORITE FOR THIS CHALLENGE AND PLEASED IT DID WELL AS NOT VERY OFTEN DO MY FAVORITES EVER RIBBON SO I AM ALSO IMPRESSED IT GOT THIS ONE RIGHT XOX
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05/30/2012 01:50:05 AM
Holy cow - check out your commenter average!
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05/30/2012 12:57:23 AM
Alright cuttooth!! One - Brilliant! Next time it will be so!
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05/30/2012 12:50:58 AM
Superb photo. Grats on the red!
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05/30/2012 12:43:11 AM
Congratulations Mark!!! Another ribbon, too!!!! Really well done.
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05/30/2012 12:28:04 AM
Congrats on all the bling. It's a privilege to be on the same home screen.
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05/30/2012 12:22:12 AM
Killer composition, congrats.
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05/30/2012 12:14:47 AM
Wow, 4 blings and a ribbon! It was one of two 10's from me. Awesome work! Stands on its own. No challenge needed.
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05/30/2012 12:10:29 AM
Congrats on the red! I thought that this would be a top 3.
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05/30/2012 12:06:41 AM
WOW!... I would never guested this was your :)
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05/30/2012 12:03:30 AM
Congrats on the red. It was my pick for blue.
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05/30/2012 12:02:40 AM
Oh wow Mark this was yours, no idea, how super cool, see you are an "artist".
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/29/2012 11:39:01 PM
Brilliant, one of my top picks, like something out of a "Alfred Hitchcock" movie, bump to a 10 and enter my 'Verineat" gallery Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1014169.jpg
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05/29/2012 11:36:05 PM
This might be the ritziest in the show.
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05/29/2012 08:38:57 PM
A charcoal dream. I love this.
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05/29/2012 08:31:05 PM
absolutely!
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05/29/2012 05:02:21 PM
An extremely sinister bird and a fantastic collection of shapes. Excellent. This is my pick for the Red. 10.
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05/29/2012 04:16:58 PM
I really like this image. A wonderful capture of the bird and walker as well as excellently processed.
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05/29/2012 12:11:31 AM
Stunning commentary on loneliness and isolation.

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05/28/2012 11:18:08 PM
Love the tones, the geometric feel, abstract whatever. it just works for me - Hope it does well for you. 8
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05/28/2012 09:06:16 PM
Is this 21_N.gif jagar? I ask that because the photo simultaneously meets the spirit of the challenge and screams out for a ribbon.


I'm giving this my Posthumous Blue Ribbon

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05/27/2012 11:10:13 PM
Edgar Allan Poe-ish. Kinda creepy haunting, worth exploring.
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05/27/2012 03:33:31 AM
so not only your figures are conveniently located in opposite corners, and you have that vantage point that tells a little story, but you also have those triangles framing your image so nicely. what more can you ask?
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05/26/2012 09:06:12 AM
The mystery of the title fits along with the abstractness, fits the challnege very well. (voted earlier)
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05/25/2012 10:10:40 PM
Wonderful perspective and emotive processing. Has a beautiful pencil sketch effect.
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05/25/2012 09:10:54 PM
10
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05/24/2012 11:43:11 AM
Took me a while to maze through this image and finally sort out the person and the pigeon (or dove?). So, I'm putting a zero next to your one (aka 10) for keeping me so enamored. Good Luck!
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05/24/2012 08:39:11 AM
This is the first image I've voted on, what can I say, absolutely awesome.
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05/23/2012 11:04:00 PM
"1" is an apt title, as it is my top pick for the challenge. It is as though 21_N.gif jmritz met up with 21.gif pointandshoot, and while they were chatting, 31_N.gif e301 stopped by.
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05/23/2012 11:19:10 AM
Best in challenge and I'm only through about 5%. I'm just that sure.
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05/23/2012 07:50:02 AM
Fascinating image. Hah - and I just got the title, well after I gave your vote. My guess is that this isnt jmritz but that isnt a bad thing. I find this image entirely pleasing with its variety of textures and elements. Would be pleased as punch if this were my image. This is my pick for red in the challenge. Bumping up to 9 and if I get off my lazy butt I may even find my too-too awards to add.

Back to add this - Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_649859.jpg
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