DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
Nesting
2nd PlaceNesting
vawendy


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2013-06 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2013 Challenge shots
Date: Jun 28, 2013
Date Uploaded: Jun 28, 2013



[Jul. 7th, 2013 08:54:03 PM]

It always amazes me that ospreys still build even after there are babies in the nest!! I was actually watching another nest when this osprey flew by:

(this was actually the reaction:

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1073182.jpg

he/she really was shrieking territorially :)

)

This was one of those shoot fast save later shots. No time to adjust. White skies are real killers.

Thanks for all the incredible comments -- I'm floored by how well this one has been doing!


Statistics
Place: 2 out of 189
Avg (all users): 6.9647
Avg (commenters): 8.4545
Avg (participants): 6.8710
Avg (non-participants): 7.2174
Views since voting: 1889
Views during voting: 168
Votes: 85
Comments: 22
Favorites: 3 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
07/11/2013 09:58:05 AM
Congrats on a deserved ribbon. I'll catch up with you next month, I promise :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/09/2013 10:14:15 PM
Congratulations! I'm not sure why you're surprised it did well. I suspect you can get this into a magazine! And congratulations on three ribbons on four lines on the front page at the same time. Very impressive, but not at all surprising. :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2013 07:46:14 PM
Beautiful image and osprey.
Grats on the red.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2013 02:20:10 PM
3 on the front page - congrats, Wendy. Also back on top in the points & ribbons race! There's no point in saying 'keep it up' because you seem to be unstoppable! Congrats again.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2013 11:13:52 AM
Awesome shot Wendy. Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2013 11:08:02 AM
Amazing! Brilliant shot. Congrats (yet again, you little ribbon hogger, you ;-D
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2013 10:56:57 AM
this is gorgeous.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2013 01:51:57 AM
This is amazing, such clarity! Congrats on your ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2013 12:09:29 AM
Congrats Wendy! You're surprised that this did well?! Gosh, your standards are getting high! This shot is incredible - and so perfectly composed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2013 12:09:07 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and its nice to see you dominating the front page!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2013 10:05:24 PM
Top shot, Wendy. 10 (Well, equal top shot. Turns out I had to give another 10.)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/07/2013 08:12:35 PM
Excellent capture!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/07/2013 04:20:32 PM
Wonderful BiF. Despite the nesting material in claws, the engaging look makes this stand out. Two schools of thought re the white BG. I prefer (natural) blue but understand that is often not possible and then you also battle to get decent exposure on the bird. Trade off. 8.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/07/2013 11:22:59 AM
What a fantastic shot. Unusually well composed for a wildlife shot. bump
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2013 11:40:22 PM
wonderful capture!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2013 09:26:21 AM
This is so sharp, love that beady eye stare he's giving you.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/02/2013 01:52:51 AM
Beautiful! Awesome capture and processing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2013 10:49:07 PM
great catch. well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2013 08:47:08 PM
Tied for second place. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2013 06:55:08 PM
Great capture of the Osprey bringing the sticks to the nests, their nests get really huge. I have seen them be 30lbs in weight. Great detail in the upper wing area.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2013 08:52:57 AM
Absolutely perfect timing. I like how the stick appears to fade from view at the tip.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2013 12:07:26 AM
Very nice shot. He has that "don't mess with me" look.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2017 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 06/23/2017 07:11:30 PM EDT.