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Challenge: Accidental Letters III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2013 - Challenges
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Kissimmee, FL
Date: Feb 23, 2013
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/800 sec.
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Feb 25, 2013

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Thank you so much for your votes...I'm totally stunned...it's been soooooo long I had forgotten what a Ribbon looked like...lol

Oh, and I almost forgot to thank 21.gif HarveyG for his much needed advice and tutoring on how to get a decent picture with wildlife!!! It's not so easy!!!

Johanna - The Great Egret's eye/bill area turns green when they are in mating season. If it is mating season and it's not green then they are a juvenile - to young to mate. The fine feather plumage on the back is also just for mating season.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 82
Avg (all users): 6.8409
Avg (commenters): 8.6000
Avg (participants): 6.9286
Avg (non-participants): 6.8000
Views since voting: 2226
Views during voting: 260
Votes: 132
Comments: 43
Favorites: 5 (view)


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03/11/2013 06:51:06 AM
Excellente, well done J
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03/10/2013 06:25:57 AM
It's so beautiful!!
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03/09/2013 08:20:18 PM
Congratulations Janine. Lovely shot. I happy you got the ribbon.
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03/08/2013 08:57:55 PM
Congrats on the ribbon! Love the whites against the darks. That really is one stunning capture.
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03/07/2013 11:14:51 PM
Wow, I got 2 in a row form you in the CC queue!

Well, heck, what can I say about this? The comments, score and ribbon speak for themselves. It's a great image, really sharp, great capture of a very skittish animal.

IF I had to make any critique of this it would be on a purely personal taste basis. The subject is a little to centered for my tastes and the back of the birds head just starts to blend into the sky but this is really being nit-picky.

Congrats on a great image and ribbon!

J
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03/07/2013 09:23:15 PM
Yay, Janine!!!!
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03/07/2013 06:55:00 PM
Really amazing! Congrats Janine :)
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03/07/2013 08:38:37 AM
Super crisp congrats on the red.
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03/07/2013 04:19:44 AM
Congrats Janine, everything is wonderful.
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03/07/2013 02:56:34 AM
Love it - I also never saw one with green eyes .. Big congrats on the ribbon!
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03/06/2013 11:20:13 PM
A very fine job, Janine, and well done on the exposure and focus. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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03/06/2013 08:52:11 PM
Congrats Janine! Beautiful bird and you captured it well, which is not easy to do.
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03/06/2013 07:36:57 PM
Congrats Janine! Beautiful!
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03/06/2013 01:31:56 PM
Awesome!! I have never seen the green before -- that's so cool! Beautifully done. Huge congrats on the red. :)
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03/06/2013 12:48:43 PM
Congrats on the ribbon Janine! Wonderful color and clarity on this wildlife portrait. Love the S curve of it's neck.
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03/06/2013 11:25:32 AM
Hey Janine, congrats on your ribbon! Beautiful image, makes me want to come to Florida! ;-)
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03/06/2013 09:13:09 AM
Beautiful capture. Congrats on your Red. :)
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03/06/2013 09:00:19 AM
Congratulations! Beautiful image...
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03/06/2013 08:51:13 AM
Really lovely. Straight out of a prestigious wildlife publication. :)
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03/06/2013 07:56:31 AM
Congrats! It's beautiful!
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03/06/2013 06:57:48 AM
looks great on the FP, congrats
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03/06/2013 03:25:43 AM
Spectacular, Janine. What incredible detail, and so naturally pp'd. I never realized they had green eyes :-)
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03/06/2013 02:19:09 AM
Congrats on the red Janine, excellently done!
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03/06/2013 01:41:56 AM
Hearty congrats Janine. Makes those long drives and waits worthwhile!
Now it's your turn to tutor me on the PP :)
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03/06/2013 01:25:34 AM
Great work Janine! Congratulations, well deserved.
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03/06/2013 12:22:21 AM
Wonderful shot! Congrats on your new ribbon!
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03/06/2013 12:16:07 AM
Well done Janine! Now bring this form through the TPL and kick ass :)
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03/06/2013 12:14:54 AM
This is beautiful Janine! Congrats on the red!
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03/06/2013 12:12:10 AM
Awesome Job!.....Congrats!
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03/06/2013 12:08:46 AM
yes thought it would do well Janine, hey long time between ribbons, WTG!
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03/06/2013 12:03:09 AM
Wahoo! Congrats!
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03/06/2013 12:02:15 AM
Congratulations, Janine. Lovely image.
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03/06/2013 12:01:34 AM
Awesome, Janine. Way to go.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/05/2013 10:48:15 PM
Lovely. I would prefer more space before him but that's just me. Lovely S curve. Voted earlier.
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03/05/2013 09:17:00 PM
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02/28/2013 01:33:26 PM
Wonderful image!
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02/28/2013 01:15:37 PM
Very smooth
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02/28/2013 07:48:57 AM
Something quite magical about this :)
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02/27/2013 10:32:03 PM
You really did a great job exposing for the bright white of the bird. The upper spine of the bird is just barely visible in the brightest area! I'll bet this looks super wonderful at full size!
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02/27/2013 10:48:00 AM
Gasp.. last shot I looked at first 10 I give
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02/27/2013 09:15:57 AM
Beautiful in a stark Japanese painting sense, filled with terrific shades of green...
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02/27/2013 06:26:03 AM
Lovely bird. Seems almost too good to be true. Wish I had some of these around me.
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02/27/2013 02:13:47 AM
Stunning capture
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